Saturday, March 1, 2014

Winter Storm Warning

Weather Update from ArtMorris.com
WWUS43 KSGF 010942
WSWSGF

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
342 AM 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 ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN 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 OCCASIONALLY MIXED
WITH 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>103-012200-
/O.UPG.KSGF.WS.A.0003.140302T0000Z-140303T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KSGF.WS.W.0003.140302T0000Z-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
342 AM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM
CST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPRINGFIELD HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...AREAS SOUTH OF U.S. 54 AND NORTH OF
A LINE FROM BRANSON TO EMINENCE MISSOURI...INCLUDING THE GREATER
I-44 AND MUCH OF THE U.S. 60 CORRIDORS FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
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 WILL BE
POSSIBLE...DEPENDING ON THE EXACT TIMING OF PRECIPITATION CHANGE
OVER. A TRANSITION TO SNOW IS THEN EXPECTED LATER SUNDAY.
SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED ON TOP OF THE ICE AND
SLEET.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TENTH TO A QUARTER INCH OF FREEZING RAIN
IS EXPECTED ACROSS THIS REGION...MAINLY TONIGHT INTO EARLY
SUNDAY. FREEZING RAIN WILL EVENTUALLY TRANSITION TO SLEET AND
THEN SNOW FROM NORTH TO SOUTH.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY...NORTH WINDS BETWEEN 10 AND 20 MPH...WITH
GUSTS BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MPH...ARE EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY MONDAY
MORNING. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BE VERY LIGHT AND FLUFFY IN
NATURE...AND CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW CAN BE
EXPECTED. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE
IN AREAS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL.

* IMPACTS...WIDESPREAD WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL MAKE TRAVEL
ACROSS THE REGION DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE. BLOWING AND DRIFTING
OF SNOW WILL MAKE IT VERY DIFFICULT FOR HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS TO
KEEP ROADWAYS CLEAR...ESPECIALLY EAST TO WEST ROADWAYS...WHERE
BLOWING AND DRIFTING WILL BE GREATEST. 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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