Saturday, March 1, 2014

Winter Storm Warning - Update

Weather Update from ArtMorris.com
WWUS43 KSGF 020030
WSWSGF

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
630 PM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

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

.A WINTER STORM WILL BRING ACCUMULATING SLEET...FREEZING RAIN AND
SNOW TO THE REGION TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. THE HIGHEST ICE
ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR OVER SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI...WITH A MIX
OF SLEET...SNOW...AND FREEZING RAIN ACROSS THE I-44 AND MUCH OF
THE U.S. 60 CORRIDORS. PRIMARILY SNOW...THOUGH BEGINNING AS SOME
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET...IS EXPECTED ACROSS CENTRAL MISSOURI...
ALONG AND NORTH OF U.S. 54.

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. UPDATES TO THE FORECAST SHOULD BE EXPECTED AS NEW DATA
BECOMES AVAILABLE.

BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL IMPACT THE REGION THROUGH
TUESDAY. 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 20 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.


KSZ097-101-MOZ070-071-077-079>083-088>096-101>103-021200-
/O.CON.KSGF.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-140303T1200Z/
CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-PULASKI-PHELPS-BARTON-POLK-DALLAS-LACLEDE-TEXAS-
DENT-JASPER-DADE-GREENE-WEBSTER-WRIGHT-NEWTON-LAWRENCE-CHRISTIAN-
DOUGLAS-MCDONALD-BARRY-STONE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PITTSBURG...BAXTER SPRINGS...COLUMBUS...
FORT LEONARD WOOD...WAYNESVILLE...ROLLA...LAMAR...BOLIVAR...
BUFFALO...LEBANON...HOUSTON...CABOOL...SALEM...JOPLIN...
CARTHAGE...GREENFIELD...SPRINGFIELD...MARSHFIELD...ROGERSVILLE...
MOUNTAIN GROVE...MANSFIELD...NEOSHO...AURORA...MOUNT VERNON...
NIXA...OZARK...AVA...ANDERSON...PINEVILLE...MONETT...CASSVILLE...
KIMBERLING CITY...GALENA
630 PM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

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

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

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...AREAS NORTH OF A LINE FROM BRANSON
TO EMINENCE MISSOURI INCLUDING THE INTERSTATE 44 AND MUCH OF THE
U.S. 60 CORRIDORS THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...FREEZING RAIN WILL MIX WITH AND
THEN CHANGE TO SLEET FROM NORTH TO SOUTH LATE TONIGHT INTO
SUNDAY. ONE TO LOCALLY THREE INCHES OF SLEET IS EXPECTED WITH
ACCUMULATIONS DEPENDENT ON THE TIMING OF PRECIPITATION CHANGE
OVER. A TRANSITION TO SNOW WILL OCCUR LATER SUNDAY. SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED ON TOP OF THE ICE
AND SLEET.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TENTH TO A FIFTEEN HUNDREDTHS OF
FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED MAINLY TONIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY.
FREEZING RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO SLEET THEN SNOW FROM NORTH TO
SOUTH.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS BETWEEN 10 AND 20 MPH...WITH
GUSS BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MPH WILL OCCUR THROUGH EARLY MONDAY
MORNING RESULTING CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW
LATER SUNDAY. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN A HALF
MILE IN AREAS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL ACROSS THE REGION WILL BE DIFFICULT OR
IMPOSSIBLE. BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE WHICH
WILL LIMIT VISIBILITIES TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES. VERY COLD
TEMPERATURES WILL RESULT IN A RISK FOR FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA
FOR ANYONE WITHOUT PROPER SHELTER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...SLEET...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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FOSTER



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