Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
251 PM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...MINOR FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS AND SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND
SLEET ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.SUB FREEZING AIR IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT COMBINED WITH
ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL LIKELY PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND SLEET
AS WELL AS LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF FREEZING RAIN ACROSS THE REGION.

ILZ075>078-080>094-INZ081-082-085>088-KYZ001>022-MOZ076-086-087-
100-107>112-114-040400-
/O.UPG.KPAH.WS.A.0003.150304T1200Z-150305T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KPAH.WS.W.0003.150304T1200Z-150305T1200Z/
JEFFERSON-WAYNE IL-EDWARDS-WABASH-PERRY IL-FRANKLIN-HAMILTON-
WHITE-JACKSON-WILLIAMSON-SALINE-GALLATIN-UNION IL-JOHNSON-POPE-
HARDIN-ALEXANDER-PULASKI-MASSAC-GIBSON-PIKE-POSEY-VANDERBURGH-
WARRICK-SPENCER-FULTON-HICKMAN-CARLISLE-BALLARD-MCCRACKEN-GRAVES-
LIVINGSTON-MARSHALL-CALLOWAY-CRITTENDEN-LYON-TRIGG-CALDWELL-
UNION KY-WEBSTER-HOPKINS-CHRISTIAN-HENDERSON-DAVIESS-MCLEAN-
MUHLENBERG-TODD-PERRY MO-BOLLINGER-CAPE GIRARDEAU-WAYNE MO-CARTER-
RIPLEY-BUTLER-STODDARD-SCOTT-MISSISSIPPI-NEW MADRID-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOUNT VERNON...FAIRFIELD...ALBION...
MOUNT CARMEL...PINCKNEYVILLE...WEST FRANKFORT...MCLEANSBORO...
CARMI...CARBONDALE...HERRIN...HARRISBURG...SHAWNEETOWN...
JONESBORO...VIENNA...GOLCONDA...ELIZABETHTOWN...CAIRO...
MOUND CITY...METROPOLIS...FORT BRANCH...PETERSBURG...POSEYVILLE...
EVANSVILLE...BOONVILLE...ROCKPORT...HICKMAN...CLINTON...
BARDWELL...WICKLIFFE...PADUCAH...MAYFIELD...SMITHLAND...BENTON...
MURRAY...MARION...EDDYVILLE...CADIZ...PRINCETON...MORGANFIELD...
DIXON...MADISONVILLE...HOPKINSVILLE...HENDERSON...OWENSBORO...
CALHOUN...GREENVILLE...ELKTON...PERRYVILLE...MARBLE HILL...
CAPE GIRARDEAU...PIEDMONT...VAN BUREN...DONIPHAN...POPLAR BLUFF...
BLOOMFIELD...SIKESTON...CHARLESTON...NEW MADRID
251 PM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM CST
THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM CST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH
IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING: RAIN SHOULD BEGIN CHANGING OVER TO FREEZING RAIN...
  SLEET AND SNOW FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST STARTING EARLY
  WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE CHANGEOVER TO SNOW WILL PROGRESS
  SOUTHEASTWARD THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THE CHANGEOVER TO SLEET AND
  SNOW IS NOT EXPECTED TO OCCUR UNTIL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
  GENERALLY SOUTH AND EAST OF THE OHIO RIVER. THE SNOW WILL THEN
  TAPER OFF FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* MAIN IMPACT: BY EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...SNOWFALL TOTALS ARE
  EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM FOUR TO SIX INCHES GENERALLY NORTH AND
  WEST OF A LINE FROM MOUNT CARMEL ILLINOIS TO PERRYVILLE TO VAN
  BUREN TO DONIPHAN MISSOURI. SOUTH AND EAST OF THAT LINE SIX TO
  EIGHT INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. AN EIGHT TO TEN INCH SWATH OF
  SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE GENERALLY TWENTY-FIVE MILES EITHER SIDE OF
  A LINE FROM NEW MADRID MISSOURI TO CALHOUN KENTUCKY. AS MUCH AS
  ONE INCH OF SLEET MAY FALL PRIOR TO THE SNOW... PARTICULARLY
  ACROSS WESTERN KENTUCKY AND FAR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI.

* OTHER IMPACTS: THIS MUCH SNOW AND SLEET WILL PRODUCE TREACHEROUS
  CONDITIONS AND CAUSE SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL ISSUES ACROSS THE
  REGION. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE. CONFIDENCE
  IS HIGH IN THE OUTCOME OF THIS STORM SYSTEM SO MAKE PREPARATIONS
  NOW. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES AND POSSIBLE ADJUSTMENTS TO SNOWFALL
  TOTALS.

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.

&&

$$

JP



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