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WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
417 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...EARLY MARCH WINTER STORM CONTINUES TO ROAR ACROSS THE REGION...

TEMPERATURES BEGAN TO SLIDE BELOW THE FREEZING MARK OVER PARTS OF
SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI SHORTLY AFTER 7 AM CST.
A BRIEF PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WAS NOTED SHORTLY
THEREAFTER. THE FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET THEN WORKED SOUTHEAST
ACROSS THE REST OF THE QUAD STATE REGION DURING THE AFTERNOON
HOURS. THIS PRODUCED ANYWHERE FROM A GLAZE TO A QUARTER INCH OF
SLEET ON EXPOSED SURFACES OUTDOORS.

SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES FELL ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHWEST
INDIANA...SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. BETWEEN FOUR AND FIVE INCHES OF NEW SNOW WERE REPORTED
SHORTLY BEFORE 4 PM IN JACKSON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS.

WIND GUSTS WITH ONSET OF THE FREEZING TEMPERATURES RANGED BETWEEN
20 AND 30 MPH AT TIMES. A PEAK GUST OF 37 MPH WAS REPORTED SHORTLY
BEFORE 3 PM CST APPROXIMATELY SIX MILES NORTH OF HICKMAN KENTUCKY.

RAINFALL PRIOR TO THE WINTRY WEATHER RANGED FROM ONE TO THREE
INCHES ACROSS THE QUAD STATE REGION. ONE OF THE HIGHEST RAINFALL
TOTALS...3.05 INCHES OF RAIN...WAS NOTED JUST WEST OF EVANSVILLE
INDIANA.

LOOKING INTO THE NEAR TERM...THE TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW ACROSS
THE REGION WAS IN THE OFFING. REPORTS OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET
SHOULD CONTINUE THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE AFTERNOON ACROSS
PARTS OF WEST KENTUCKY...BEFORE CHANGING TO SNOW TONIGHT.

ACCUMULATION OF UP TO FIVE INCHES OF SNOW HAVE ALREADY OCCURRED
OVER PARTS OF SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW WILL INCREASE DRAMATICALLY FOR
THE REST OF THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS OVER THE QUAD STATE
REGION WITH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS RANGING FROM TWO TO SIX INCHES NEAR
THE INTERSTATE 64 CORRIDOR IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND SOUTHWEST
INDIANA TO SIX TO EIGHT INCHES OVER WEST KENTUCKY AND ADJACENT
PARTS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND EXTREME SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS NEAR TEN INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN EASTERN
SECTIONS OF THE PENNYRILE OF WEST KENTUCKY.

THE SNOW WILL RAPIDLY COME TO AN END BY DAYBREAK ON
THURSDAY...WITH SCATTERED FLURRIES EXPECTED OFF AND ON THROUGH OUT
THE DAY.

TEMPERATURES WITH THE NEW SNOW COVER WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO
FALL INTO THE TEENS TONIGHT...20S ON THURSDAY AND READINGS IN THE
SINGLE DIGITS FRIDAY MORNING.

UNLIKE THE PREVIOUS SNOW EVENT...TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE ABOVE
THE FREEZING MARK BY SATURDAY...WITH TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO
REACH NEAR NORMAL LEVELS EARLY NEXT WEEK. NORMAL HIGHS IN EARLY
MARCH ARE IN THE UPPER 50S. DRY WEATHER SHOULD BE THE RULE AFTER
THIS WINTER STORM LEAVES THE QUAD STATE REGION.


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FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).

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SMITH



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