Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Storm Warning - Update

Weather Update from ArtMorris.com
WWUS43 KSGF 210723
WSWSGF

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
123 AM CST SAT DEC 21 2013

...WINTRY PRECIPITATION CONTINUES OVER THE REGION...

.PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY ALONG
AND NORTHWEST OF A BRANSON TO ROLLA LINE...WITH THE HEAVIEST
AMOUNTS UP TO ONE HALF INCH NORTH OF AN ANDERSON TO SPRINGFIELD
LINE TO VICHY.

TEMPERATURES SHOULD GRADUALLY WARM ABOVE FREEZING FROM SOUTH TO
NORTH DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON SATURDAY...CAUSING
FREEZING RAIN TO CHANGE OVER TO JUST RAIN FOR MOST LOCATIONS LATER
SATURDAY. THE ONLY EXCEPTION MAY BE NORTH OF U.S. 54 IN CENTRAL
MISSOURI...WHERE TEMPERATURES WILL STRUGGLE TO GET ABOVE FREEZING.

THE NEXT ROUND OF PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR SATURDAY EVENING INTO
SUNDAY MORNING AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW TRACKS ACROSS THE REGION
WITH RAIN CHANGING OVER TO SNOW. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WITH THIS
SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO JUST CLIP AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF A
PITTSBURG KANSAS TO OSAGE BEACH MISSOURI LINE.


KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>069-077>080-088>090-093-094-101-102-
211530-
/O.CON.KSGF.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-131222T1200Z/
BOURBON-CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-BENTON-MORGAN-MILLER-MARIES-VERNON-
ST. CLAIR-HICKORY-CAMDEN-BARTON-CEDAR-POLK-DALLAS-JASPER-DADE-
GREENE-NEWTON-LAWRENCE-MCDONALD-BARRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FORT SCOTT...PITTSBURG...
BAXTER SPRINGS...COLUMBUS...WARSAW...COLE CAMP...VERSAILLES...
ELDON...LAKE OZARK...VIENNA...NEVADA...APPLETON CITY...OSCEOLA...
HERMITAGE...OSAGE BEACH...CAMDENTON...LAMAR...EL DORADO SPRINGS...
STOCKTON...BOLIVAR...BUFFALO...JOPLIN...CARTHAGE...GREENFIELD...
SPRINGFIELD...NEOSHO...AURORA...MOUNT VERNON...ANDERSON...
PINEVILLE...MONETT...CASSVILLE
123 AM CST SAT DEC 21 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SUNDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST SUNDAY.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS. BY MID TO LATE MORNING...TEMPERATURES WILL
GRADUALLY WARM ABOVE FREEZING...CHANGING PRECIPITATION TO RAIN
IN MOST AREAS FROM SOUTH TO NORTH. THE ONLY EXCEPTION MAY BE
AREAS NORTH OF U.S. 54...WHERE TEMPERATURES COULD REMAIN AT OR
BELOW FREEZING ALL DAY.

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN TONIGHT AND
SATURDAY. PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...A DUSTING TO ONE INCH OF SNOW CAN
BE EXPECTED ALONG THE I-44 CORRIDOR. ONE TO TWO INCHES CAN BE
EXPECTED FURTHER NORTH ACROSS CENTRAL MISSOURI AND SOUTHEASTERN
KANSAS.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...A QUARTER TO FOUR TENTHS OF AN INCH OF
FREEZING RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE WARNING AREA. LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO A HALF INCH CAN BE EXPECTED NORTH OF I-44.

* IMPACTS...ICE WILL LIKELY CAUSE SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL PROBLEMS LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING AND SNOW ON TOP OF ICE WILL LIKELY
WORSEN TRAVEL CONDITIONS SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY
MORNING. ICE COULD ALSO BUILD UP ON TREES AND POWER LINES WHICH
COULD LEAD TO SOME POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW AND ICE ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL
MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. CONSIDER TAKING A WINTER
STORM KIT ALONG WITH YOU. THIS KIT SHOULD INCLUDE SUCH ITEMS AS
TIRE CHAINS...BOOSTER CABLES...A FLASHLIGHT...SHOVEL...BLANKETS...EXTRA
CLOTHING AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT WOULD HELP YOU SURVIVE IN CASE YOU
BECOME STRANDED.

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