Saturday, March 1, 2014

Winter Storm Warning - Update

Weather Update from ArtMorris.com
WWUS43 KSGF 020524
WSWSGF

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
1124 PM CST SAT MAR 1 2014


KSZ097-101-MOZ070-071-077-079>083-088>096-101>103-021400-
/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
1124 PM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

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

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP
INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS WITH AN INCREASING COVERAGE OF FREEZING
RAIN BY 3 AM. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO AND THROUGH THE 20S.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION INDICATES GENERALLY NORTH AND WEST
OF SPRINGFIELD WERE BECOMING HAZARDOUS.

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

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...FREEZING RAIN WILL MIX WITH THEN
CHANGE TO SLEET FROM NORTH TO SOUTH LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY.
ONE HALF TO LOCALLY 2 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. SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS COULD OCCUR SUNDAY
NIGHT.

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

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS OF 10 AND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS
BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MPH WILL OCCUR THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING
RESULTING IN 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...

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL TAKE A WINTER STORM KIT ALONG WITH YOU THAT
WOULD HELP YOU SURVIVE IN CASE YOU BECOME STRANDED.

$$

FOSTER



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