Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
336 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...MORE ACCUMULATING WINTRY PRECIPITATION ON THE WAY...

.A COLD FRONT HAS PUSHED SOUTH OF THE AREA...BUT THE FREEZING LINE
WAS LAGGING WELL BEHIND THE FRONT. TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO
DROP THROUGHOUT THE DAY WHILE PRECIPITATION EXPANDS ACROSS THE
AREA. A MIXED BAG OF PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED THROUGH ABOUT
MIDDAY WITH THE TRANSITION OCCURRING FROM RAIN...TO FREEZING
RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST DURING THE
MORNING. BY THE AFTERNOON...ALMOST ALL LOCATIONS SHOULD HAVE
CHANGED OVER OR IN THE PROCESS OF CHANGING OVER TO ALL SNOW.

PRECIPITATION EARLY THIS MORNING WILL BE LIGHT AND MORE SCATTERED
IN NATURE BUT SHOULD BEGIN TO INCREASE IN INTENSITY AND COVERAGE
BY MID TO LATE MORNING. DRIER AIR WILL BEGIN WORKING SOUTHEAST
INTO THE AREA WITH THE COLD ARCTIC AIR MASS AND WILL CREATE A
SHARP CUTOFF TO THE PRECIPITATION BY MIDDAY AND SPREAD SOUTHEAST
THROUGH THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

THEREFORE...THE BEST CHANCE OF ACCUMULATING WINTER PRECIPITATION
WILL BE OVER SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI...ROUGHLY SOUTH OF A BRANSON
TO SALEM LINE...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS THE FURTHER NORTH AND WEST
ACROSS THE REGION.

MOZ082-083-091-092-095>098-103>106-041745-
/O.CON.KSGF.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150305T1200Z/
TEXAS-DENT-WEBSTER-WRIGHT-CHRISTIAN-DOUGLAS-HOWELL-SHANNON-STONE-
TANEY-OZARK-OREGON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HOUSTON...CABOOL...SALEM...MARSHFIELD...
ROGERSVILLE...MOUNTAIN GROVE...MANSFIELD...NIXA...OZARK...AVA...
WEST PLAINS...WINONA...EMINENCE...KIMBERLING CITY...GALENA...
BRANSON...FORSYTH...GAINESVILLE...THEODOSIA...THAYER...ALTON
336 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

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

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...TEMPERATURES REMAIN ABOVE FREEZING ACROSS
  THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING...BUT SHOULD CONTINUE TO DROP AND
  WILL GO BELOW FREEZING BY MID TO LATE MORNING. RAIN WILL
  GRADUALLY CHANGE OVER TO FREEZING RAIN SLEET AND SNOW BY MID
  MORNING AND THEN ALL SNOW DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...AREAS ALONG AND SOUTHEAST OF A LINE
  FROM KIMBERLING CITY...TO MARSHFIELD TO SALEM FROM VERY LATE
  TONIGHT UNTIL EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...A HALF INCH OR MORE OF SLEET...
  ALONG WITH 4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE. THE HEAVIER
  SLEET ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR IN THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE
  WARNING AREA.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...A FEW HUNDREDTHS TO AROUND 12 HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF
  FREEZING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY...GUSTY NORTH WINDS...COMBINED WITH
  MODERATE TO AT TIMES HEAVY SNOW...WILL LIKELY RESULT IN
  VISIBILITY BELOW ONE MILE FOR MUCH OF THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...A COMBINATION OF SLEET...SNOW...AND FREEZING RAIN
  WILL LIKELY RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE TRAVEL IMPACTS ACROSS THE
  AREA STARTING LATE TONIGHT...AND CONTINUING THROUGH THE DAY ON
  WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF FREEZING
RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW 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.

&&

$$

KSZ097-101-MOZ057-058-068>071-077>081-088>090-093-094-101-102-
041745-
/O.CON.KSGF.WW.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-150305T1200Z/
CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-MILLER-MARIES-HICKORY-CAMDEN-PULASKI-PHELPS-
BARTON-CEDAR-POLK-DALLAS-LACLEDE-JASPER-DADE-GREENE-NEWTON-
LAWRENCE-MCDONALD-BARRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PITTSBURG...BAXTER SPRINGS...COLUMBUS...
ELDON...LAKE OZARK...VIENNA...HERMITAGE...OSAGE BEACH...
CAMDENTON...FORT LEONARD WOOD...WAYNESVILLE...ROLLA...LAMAR...
EL DORADO SPRINGS...STOCKTON...BOLIVAR...BUFFALO...LEBANON...
JOPLIN...CARTHAGE...GREENFIELD...SPRINGFIELD...NEOSHO...AURORA...
MOUNT VERNON...ANDERSON...PINEVILLE...MONETT...CASSVILLE
336 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
THURSDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW
REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST THURSDAY.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...TEMPERATURES REMAIN AROUND FREEZING TO ABOVE
  FREEZING ACROSS THE AREA...BUT SHOULD CONTINUE TO DROP TODAY AND
  WILL BE BELOW FREEZING BY MID MORNING. RAIN WILL CHANGE TO
  FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW BY MID TO LATE MORNING WITH ALL
  SNOW BY LATE MORNING AND THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS AND
  SOUTHWESTERN AND CENTRAL MISSOURI...INCLUDING THE GREATER
  INTERSTATE 44 CORRIDOR...FROM TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...A TRACE UP TO HALF INCH OF
  SLEET...ALONG WITH TWO TO FIVE INCHES OF SNOW. THE LOWEST SNOW
  AND SLEET AMOUNTS WILL BE ACROSS THE NORTHERN EDGE OF THE
  ADVISORY AREA.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...A TRACE TO FIVE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF
  FREEZING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY...MODERATE SNOW WILL LIKELY RESULT IN
  VISIBILITY AT OR BELOW ONE MILE AT TIMES ON WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...A COMBINATION OF SLEET...SNOW...AND FREEZING RAIN
  WILL LIKELY RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE TRAVEL IMPACTS ACROSS THE
  AREA STARTING LATE TONIGHT...AND CONTINUING THROUGH THE DAY ON
  WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING
RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITY...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

LINDENBERG





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