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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
322 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.SUB FREEZING AIR IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT COMBINED WITH
ABUNDANT ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE WILL LIKELY PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT
SNOWFALL ACROSS THE REGION.

ILZ075>078-080>094-INZ081-082-085>088-KYZ001>022-MOZ076-086-087-
100-107>112-114-030530-
/O.NEW.KPAH.WS.A.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
322 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING: RAIN SHOULD BEGIN CHANGING OVER TO SLEET AND SNOW FROM
  NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST STARTING EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
  ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL SHOULD CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING WITH THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* 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 ROCKPORT INDIANA TO DEXTER MISSOURI WITH SIX
  TO TEN INCHES POSSIBLE SOUTH AND EAST OF THAT LINE.

* OTHER IMPACTS: THIS MUCH SNOWFALL WILL CAUSE NUMEROUS TRAVEL
  ISSUES ACROSS THE REGION. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD MAKE
  PREPARATIONS NOW FOR THIS UPCOMING WINTER STORM AND STAY TUNED
  FOR UPDATES AND THE POSSIBLE UPGRADE TO A WINTER STORM WARNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT WOULD GREATLY IMPACT
TRAVEL. STAY TUNED FOR LATER STATEMENTS. THIS WATCH WILL BE
UPGRADED TO A WARNING IF WINTER STORM CONDITIONS BECOME MORE
CERTAIN.

&&

$$

JP

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