Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Storm Warning - Update

Weather Update from ArtMorris.com
WWUS43 KSGF 211211
WSWSGF

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

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

.PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE TODAY. TEMPERATURES SHOULD
GRADUALLY WARM ABOVE FREEZING FROM SOUTH TO NORTH DURING THE LATE
MORNING AND AFTERNOON...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 THIS 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>071-077>081-088>091-093-094-101-102-
212100-
/O.CON.KSGF.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-131222T1200Z/
BOURBON-CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-BENTON-MORGAN-MILLER-MARIES-VERNON-
ST. CLAIR-HICKORY-CAMDEN-PULASKI-PHELPS-BARTON-CEDAR-POLK-DALLAS-
LACLEDE-JASPER-DADE-GREENE-WEBSTER-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...FORT LEONARD WOOD...
WAYNESVILLE...ROLLA...LAMAR...EL DORADO SPRINGS...STOCKTON...
BOLIVAR...BUFFALO...LEBANON...JOPLIN...CARTHAGE...GREENFIELD...
SPRINGFIELD...MARSHFIELD...ROGERSVILLE...NEOSHO...AURORA...
MOUNT VERNON...ANDERSON...PINEVILLE...MONETT...CASSVILLE
611 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 INTO THE DAYTIME
HOURS TODAY. 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 THREE 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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