Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Ice Storm Warning

Weather Update from
WWUS43 KSGF 062016

National Weather Service Springfield MO
216 PM CST Wed Feb 6 2019

...Significant Ice and Sleet Accumulations Expected...

.A stalled frontal boundary will remain draped from southwest to
northeast across the Missouri Ozarks into this evening. Low
pressure will then track along this front and through the Ozarks
late tonight and Thursday morning. This front will then quickly
move southeast behind the low ushering in a much colder airmass.
Periods of freezing drizzle and light freezing rain will
continue north of the front into early this evening from
southeastern Kansas into west-central Missouri. Precipitation will
then increase in intensity tonight with period of freezing rain
and sleet, along with a few thunderstorms. Significant
accumulations of freezing rain and sleet are expected generally
north of a Joplin to Stockton to Versailles line. Lighter amounts
of freezing rain and sleet are expected from late tonight into
Thursday morning as far southeast as a Galena to Hartville to
Rolla line.

Including the cities of Joplin and Carthage
216 PM CST Wed Feb 6 2019


* WHAT...Significant icing with accumulations of two tenths to
four tenths of an inch. Sleet accumulations of a tenth to a
quarter inch are expected, with locally higher amounts greater
than a half inch likely. Minor snow accumulations will also be
possible as precipitation is ending.

* WHERE...Portions of southeast Kansas and central, southwest and
west central Missouri generally north of a Joplin to Stockton to
Versailles line.

* WHEN...Until noon CST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Isolated power outages and scattered areas
of tree damage are likely due to the ice. Travel could be very
hazardous. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening
and morning commutes.


An Ice Storm Warning means significant amounts of ice
accumulation will make travel dangerous or impossible. Travel is
strongly discouraged. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. Snapped power lines and falling tree branches are also

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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