Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Weather Update from ArtMorris.com
FLUS43 KSGF 271924
HWOSGF

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
124 PM CST THU FEB 27 2014

KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-281930-
BOURBON-CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-BENTON-MORGAN-MILLER-MARIES-VERNON-
ST. CLAIR-HICKORY-CAMDEN-PULASKI-PHELPS-BARTON-CEDAR-POLK-DALLAS-
LACLEDE-TEXAS-DENT-JASPER-DADE-GREENE-WEBSTER-WRIGHT-NEWTON-
LAWRENCE-CHRISTIAN-DOUGLAS-HOWELL-SHANNON-MCDONALD-BARRY-STONE-
TANEY-OZARK-OREGON-
124 PM CST THU FEB 27 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE MISSOURI
OZARKS AND EXTREME SOUTHEAST KANSAS.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

WEATHER HAZARDS EXPECTED...

LIMITED EXCESSIVE COLD RISK.
LIMITED NON THUNDERSTORM WIND RISK.

DISCUSSION...

WIND CHILLS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN OZARKS.

SOUTHEASTERLY WIND GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH WILL DEVELOP LATE
TONIGHT AROUND THE SPRINGFIELD METROPOLITAN AREA.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

A QUICK MOVING STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING A WINTRY MIX OF
PRECIPITATION TO THE OUTLOOK AREA ON FRIDAY. UP TO AN INCH OF
SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. THERE IS THE
POTENTIAL FOR A BRIEF HEAVIER BAND OF SNOW TO DEVELOP ACROSS
A PORTION OF THE OUTLOOK AREA. IF THIS BAND OF HEAVIER SNOW
MATERIALIZES...A LOCALIZED SWATH OF 1 TO 2 INCH SNOW AMOUNTS
WILL BE POSSIBLE. IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW...SOME BREIF PERIODS
OF SLEET AND LIGHT FREEZING RAIN WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE ON
FRIDAY. ANY ICE ACCUMULATION WILL BE MINOR.

SOUTHEASTERLY WIND GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH ARE AGAIN EXPECTED
FRIDAY MORNING FROM THE STOCKTON LAKE REGION...SOUTH TOWARDS
CASSVILLE AND SPRINGFIELD.

PATCHY FOG AND DRIZZLE WILL THEN BE POSSIBLE FRIDAY NIGHT
WITH DRIZZLE THEN POSSIBLE AGAIN ON SATURDAY. WITH
TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW FREEZING...THERE IS A
LIMITED POTENTIAL FOR VERY MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE ON
EXPOSED SURFACES FRIDAY NIGHT.

CONFIDENCE IS THEN INCREASING THAT A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM
MAY IMPACT THE OUTLOOK AREA FROM SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY
NIGHT. FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET APPEAR LIKELY ACROSS MUCH OF
THE AREA...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR GREATER THAN A QUARTER
INCH OF ICE OVER PORTIONS OF THE MISSOURI OZARKS. SNOW IS
ALSO EXPECTED ACROSS CENTRAL MISSOURI FROM SATURDAY NIGHT
INTO SUNDAY MORNING...WITH A CHANGEOVER TO SNOW THEN
OCCURRING ACROSS MUCH OF THE OUTLOOK AREA FROM LATER SUNDAY
INTO SUNDAY EVENING. GREATER THAN FOUR INCHES OF SNOW WILL
BE POSSIBLE ACROSS CENTRAL MISSOURI...GENERALLY ALONG AND
NORTH OF THE HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE FROM SATURDAY NIGHT INTO
SUNDAY...PRIMARILY ACROSS SOUTHERN MISSOURI. ANY
THUNDERSTORMS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE
ACCUMULATIONS OF SLEET AND SMALL HAIL.

FINALLY...BRISK NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL ALSO ACCOMPANY
THIS STORM SYSTEM. WIND GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE
FROM SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY.

GIVEN THAT THIS STORM SYSTEM REMAINS WELL OFF THE WEST
COAST...PRECIPITATION TYPES AND AMOUNTS REMAIN IN QUESTION.
AREA INTERESTS ARE URGED TO KEEP UP WITH THE FORECAST INTO
THIS WEEKEND AS THIS STORM SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BRING
SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS TO A LARGE PORTION OF THE CENTRAL UNITED
STATES.

A BITTER COLD AIR MASS WILL THEN FILTER INTO THE REGION BEHIND
THIS STORM SYSTEM FROM SUNDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. LOW
TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS OVER MANY AREAS
WITH WIND CHILLS RANGING FROM 5 TO 15 BELOW ZERO AT TIMES.

A WEAK STORM SYSTEM MAY THEN BRING SOME LIGHT SNOW TO THE
REGION AROUND THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

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THIS PRODUCT IS NOW AVAILABLE IN GRAPHICAL FORMAT...ALONG WITH
OTHER WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL AND CLIMATE INFORMATION...AT
HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/SGF(ALL LOWERCASE)

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WFO SGF



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