Friday, February 28, 2014

Winter Storm Watch - Update

Weather Update from ArtMorris.com
WWUS43 KSGF 282149
WSWSGF

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
349 PM CST FRI FEB 28 2014

...A POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION
THIS WEEKEND...

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING WINTRY WEATHER TO THE REGION
FROM SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. THE ACCUMULATION OF
SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN MAY BE SIGNIFICANT WITH ADDITIONAL SNOW
ACCUMULATION EXPECTED ON TOP OF THE SLEET AND ICE AS WELL. THE ENTIRE
AREA IS EXPECTED TO SEE A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW
AT SOME POINT. THE HIGHEST ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS FAR
SOUTHERN MISSOURI...GENERALLY SOUTH OF U.S. 60...WITH THE HIGHEST
SNOW ACCUMULATION ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 54. THE HIGHEST
SLEET ACCUMULATION WILL OCCUR GENERALLY ALONG AND JUST NORTH OF
THE INTERSTATE 44 CORRIDOR.

PRECIPITATION TYPE AND AMOUNTS WILL BE HIGHLY SENSITIVE TO A SHIFT
IN THE POSITION OF THE STORM SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED FRONT GIVEN THE
EXPECTED STRONG TEMPERATURE CONTRAST FROM NORTH TO SOUTH. CHANGES
IN THE FORECAST SHOULD BE EXPECTED AS NEW DATA BECOMES AVAILABLE.

BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL IMPACT THE REGION EARLY NEXT
WEEK. TEMPERATURES WILL BE 20 TO 30 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL WITH
HIGHS IN THE TEENS AND 20S...AND LOWS POSSIBLY CLOSE TO ZERO. WIND
CHILLS AROUND 10 TO 15 BELOW ZERO WILL BE POSSIBLE BOTH SUNDAY
AND MONDAY NIGHTS.

PERSONS ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS AND THE MISSOURI OZARKS ARE
ENCOURAGED TO REMAIN WEATHER AWARE THROUGH THE WEEKEND...AND CHECK
BACK OFTEN FOR THE LATEST FORECAST INFORMATION.

KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-010600-
/O.CON.KSGF.WS.A.0003.140302T0000Z-140303T1200Z/
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-
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...HOUSTON...CABOOL...SALEM...JOPLIN...
CARTHAGE...GREENFIELD...SPRINGFIELD...MARSHFIELD...ROGERSVILLE...
MOUNTAIN GROVE...MANSFIELD...NEOSHO...AURORA...MOUNT VERNON...
NIXA...OZARK...AVA...WEST PLAINS...WINONA...EMINENCE...ANDERSON...
PINEVILLE...MONETT...CASSVILLE...KIMBERLING CITY...GALENA...
BRANSON...FORSYTH...GAINESVILLE...THEODOSIA...THAYER...ALTON
349 PM CST FRI FEB 28 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS AND THE
MISSOURI OZARKS SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION...A SNOW ACCUMULATION OF MORE THAN
SIX INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG AND NORTH OF U.S. 54...WITH
SNOW FALLING SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW AMOUNTS
WILL THEN DECREASE FURTHER SOUTH TOWARD I-44...WHERE A FEW
INCHES OF ACCUMULATING SNOW ARE EXPECTED...MAINLY SUNDAY NIGHT.

SLEET ACCUMULATION...SLEET ACCUMULATION WILL BE HEAVIEST ALONG
AND JUST NORTH OF THE I-44 CORRIDOR...WHERE PRELIMINARY
INDICATIONS ARE FOR ONE TO TWO INCHES OF SLEET TO FALL SATURDAY
NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

* ICE ACCUMULATION...FREEZING RAIN WITH SOME ICE ACCUMULATION IS
EXPECTED ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA STARTING SATURDAY NIGHT.
POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS FAR
SOUTHERN MISSOURI GENERALLY SOUTH OF U.S. 60.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS COULD GUST BETWEEN 20 AND
30 MPH AT TIMES. SOME BLOWING SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS
CENTRAL MISSOURI SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...AND ACROSS THE
ENTIRE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROADS WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS
TRAVEL CONDITIONS. FREEZING RAIN WILL ACCUMULATE ON TREES AND
POWER LINES WITH SOME POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLE MAINLY ACROSS FAR
SOUTHERN MISSOURI.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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DSA



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