Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Storm Warning - Update

Weather Update from ArtMorris.com
WWUS43 KSGF 212129
WSWSGF

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
329 PM CST SAT DEC 21 2013

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

.PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON. THE
FREEZING LINE HAS SLOWLY INCHED NORTHWARD TODAY TO AROUND A
JOPLIN TO OSAGE BEACH LINE...BUT WILL LIKELY BEGIN TO MOVE SLOWLY
BACK TO THE SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING. THE REMAINING
PRECIPITATION THIS EVENING COULD ACCUMULATE MORE ICE IN AREAS
WHERE THE TEMPERATURES REMAINS OR FALLS BELOW FREEZING...WITH THE
MORE SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED OVER SOUTHEAST KANSAS
INTO WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI.

THE NEXT ROUND OF PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR LATER THIS EVENING
INTO SUNDAY MORNING AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW TRACKS ACROSS THE
REGION WITH RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN CHANGING OVER TO A MIX OF
SLEET...FREEZING DRIZZLE AND SNOW. WHILE THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL BE
NORTH OF OUR AREA...MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO AN INCH OR TWO
WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHEAST KANSAS INTO WEST CENTRAL AND
CENTRAL MISSOURI.

KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>057-066>069-077>080-088-089-220530-
/O.CON.KSGF.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-131222T1200Z/
BOURBON-CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-BENTON-MORGAN-MILLER-VERNON-ST. CLAIR-
HICKORY-CAMDEN-BARTON-CEDAR-POLK-DALLAS-JASPER-DADE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FORT SCOTT...PITTSBURG...
BAXTER SPRINGS...COLUMBUS...WARSAW...COLE CAMP...VERSAILLES...
ELDON...LAKE OZARK...NEVADA...APPLETON CITY...OSCEOLA...
HERMITAGE...OSAGE BEACH...CAMDENTON...LAMAR...EL DORADO SPRINGS...
STOCKTON...BOLIVAR...BUFFALO...JOPLIN...CARTHAGE...GREENFIELD
329 PM CST SAT DEC 21 2013

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

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...THE FREEZING LINE CONTINUES TO EXTEND FROM
NEAR JOPLIN TO OSAGE BEACH THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL BEGIN TO
SLOWLY DROP BACK TO THE SOUTHEAST EARLY THIS EVENING. ANOTHER BAND OF
FREEZING RAIN WILL BE PUSHING INTO WESTERN MISSOURI AND EXTREME
SOUTHEAST KANSAS FROM EASTERN OKLAHOMA THIS AFTERNOON WITH
ADDITIONAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A TENTH TO 0.15 OF AN INCH
POSSIBLE.

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...OCCASIONAL LIGHT FREEZING RAIN THIS
AFTERNOON...CHANGING TO FREEZING DRIZZLE...SLEET AND LIGHT SNOW
LATER TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...A DUSTING OR LESS THAN 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...ADDITIONAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A TENTH TO
FIFTEEN HUNDREDTHS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING BRINGING STORM TOTALS FROM A QUARTER TO HALF INCH IN
MANY LOCATIONS.

* IMPACTS...ICE WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE TRAVEL PROBLEMS THROUGH
THIS EVENING...MAINLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES AND UNTREATED
ROADWAYS. LIGHT SNOW AND SLEET ON TOP OF ICE WILL LIKELY WORSEN
TRAVEL CONDITIONS TONIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. ICE BUILD
UP ON TREES AND POWER LINES WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO LEAD TO
SPORADIC POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE AND SNOW 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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LINDENBERG



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