Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
109 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

...ACCUMULATING SNOW CONTINUES THIS AFTERNOON...

.THE PRECIPITATION TYPE HAS NOW CHANGED TO ALL SNOW ACROSS THE
AREA AS THE COLDER AIR CONTINUES TO SPREAD SOUTH. THE HEAVIEST
SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL
MISSOURI THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING WHERE SNOWFALL
RATES OF AN INCH AN HOUR ARE EXPECTED IN THE HEAVIER BANDS OF
SNOW.

THE HIGHER MARCH SUN ANGLE IS SO FAR LIMITING SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
IN MANY AREAS. HOWEVER...THE HEAVIER BANDS OF SNOW WILL HAVE
BETTER POTENTIAL TO OVERCOME THE HIGHER SUN ANGLE. THE MODERATE TO
HEAVIER SNOW WILL PERSIST ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI INTO THIS
EVENING...AND ONCE THE SUN STARTS TO SET...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL
INCREASE ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI.

STORM TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES EXPECTED NORTH OF
INTERSTATE 44 WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW ALONG THE INTERSTATE. 4
TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN AND SOUTH
CENTRAL MISSOURI.

MOZ082-083-091-092-095>098-103>106-050315-
/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
109 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

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

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
6 AM CST THURSDAY.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...THE PRECIPITATION TYPE HAS NOW CHANGED OVER
  TO ALL SNOW ACROSS THE AREA. POCKETS OF HEAVY SNOW ARE OCCURRING
  EARLY THIS EVENING ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL
  MISSOURI WHERE SNOWFALL RATES OF ONE INCH A HOUR ARE EXPECTED. SNOW
  WILL CONTINUE TO ACCUMULATE INTO THIS EVENING AND ACCUMULATIONS
  MAY INCREASE SOME ONCE THE SUN BEGINS TO SET FOR THE EVENING
  COMMUTE. SNOW WILL END FROM NORTH TO SOUTH THIS EVENING INTO THE
  OVERNIGHT HOURS.

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

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 4 TO 6
  INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL
  MISSOURI THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* 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.

* IMPACTS...SNOW ON TOP OF THE SLEET THAT FELL EARLY TODAY WILL
  LIKELY RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE TRAVEL IMPACTS ACROSS THE AREA
  THROUGH THE DAY TODAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...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-
050315-
/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
109 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

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

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT SNOW WITH POCKETS OF MODERATE SNOW
  WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON WITH THE SNOW ENDING FROM NORTH TO
  SOUTH LATER THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING. AN ADDITIONAL
  DUSTING TO AROUND ONE TO TWO INCHES OF SNOW ON TOP OF WHAT FELL
  THIS MORNING IS EXPECTED...BRINGING STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS
  OF 1 TO 4 INCHES WITH THE HEAVIEST ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE
  INTERSTATE 44 CORRIDOR.

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TO FOUR INCHES WITH THE LIGHTEST NORTH
  OF INTERSTATE 44 AND THE HEAVIEST ALONG AND SOUTH.

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

* IMPACTS...SNOW ON TOP OF THE SLEET THAT FELL EARLY THIS MORNING
  WILL 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 FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

WFO SGF







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