Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Storm Warning - Update

Weather Update from ArtMorris.com
WWUS43 KSGF 211742
WSWSGF

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
1142 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 AFTERNOON...CAUSING FREEZING RAIN TO CHANGE OVER TO JUST RAIN
FOR AREAS SOUTH AND EAST OF A JOPLIN TO OSAGE BEACH LINE. OVER
SOUTHEAST KANSAS INTO WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI...TEMPERATURES WILL
LIKELY REMAIN BELOW FREEZING WITH THE FREEZING RAIN CONTINUING.

THE NEXT ROUND OF PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR THIS EVENING INTO
SUNDAY MORNING AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW TRACKS ACROSS THE REGION
WITH RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN CHANGING OVER TO 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>080-088-089-220145-
/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
1142 AM CST SAT DEC 21 2013

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

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...THE FREEZING LINE EXTENDS FROM VICHY TO
NEOSHO AT MIDDAY. THE FREEZING LINE WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY
CREEP NORTHWARD THIS AFTERNOON WITH MOST AREAS FROM EXTREME
SOUTHEAST KANSAS INTO WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI LIKELY TO REMAIN AT
FREEZING OR BELOW.

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...OCCASIONAL LIGHT FREEZING RAIN
TODAY...CHANGING TO LIGHT SNOW LATER TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...A DUSTING OF 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...STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE QUARTER TO
THREE TENTHS OF AN INCH OF FREEZING RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS
THE WARNING AREA. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS THIS AFTERNOON OF
ANOTHER TENTH OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...ICE WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE TRAVEL PROBLEMS TODAY...
ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. LIGHT SNOW 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. 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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