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

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

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

.A COLD FRONT HAS PUSHED SOUTH OF THE AREA WITH THE FREEZING
LINE 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 LATE
MORNING WITH THE TRANSITION OCCURRING FROM RAIN...TO FREEZING
RAIN...TO SLEET AND SNOW FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST DURING THE
MORNING. BY THE AFTERNOON...ALMOST ALL LOCATIONS SHOULD HAVE
CHANGED OVER TO ALL SNOW.

PRECIPITATION IS BEGINNING TO INCREASE IN BOTH INTENSITY AND
COVERAGE. 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>106-042145-
/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
742 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

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

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...TEMPERATURES HAVE FALLEN BELOW FREEZING
  ACROSS ALL BUT SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI THIS MORNING...AND SHOULD
  BE BELOW FREEZING THERE BY 9 AM. RAIN WILL GRADUALLY CHANGE OVER
  TO FREEZING RAIN...THEN SLEET AND SNOW BY MID MORNING WITH ALL
  SNOW DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...AREAS ALONG AND SOUTHEAST OF A LINE
  FROM KIMBERLING CITY...TO MARSHFIELD TO SALEM FROM THIS MORNING 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 TWELVE 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 SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE 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.

&&

$$

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042145-
/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
742 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

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

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

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...TEMPERATURES HAVE FALLEN BELOW FREEZING
  ACROSS ALL BUT SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI THIS MORNING...AND SHOULD
  BE BELOW FREEZING THERE BY 9 AM. RAIN WILL GRADUALLY CHANGE OVER
  TO FREEZING RAIN...THEN SLEET AND SNOW BY MID MORNING WITH ALL
  SNOW DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS AND
 SOUTHWESTERN AND CENTRAL MISSOURI...INCLUDING THE GREATER
INTERSTATE 44 CORRIDOR...FROM THIS MORNING 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 SNOW...SLEET...
OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

GAEDE





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