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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
208 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM EXPECTED ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF THE
MIDSOUTH WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL SURGE ACROSS THE REGION TOMORROW...
WITH FALLING TEMPERATURES THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THIS WILL ALLOW
RAIN TO CHANGEOVER TO FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW IN MANY
AREAS BEFORE ENDING EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. SIGNIFICANT
ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW...SLEET...AND ICE ARE LIKELY. IN ADDITION
STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS WILL CREATE WINDCHILLS INTO THE SINGLE
DIGITS AND LOW TEENS ABOVE ZERO...AND MAY AID IN SPORADIC POWER
OUTAGES WHERE HEAVIER AMOUNTS OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET FALL.

MSZ006-009-013>017-020>024-032300-
/O.CON.KMEG.WS.A.0004.150305T0000Z-150305T1200Z/
TISHOMINGO-PRENTISS-LAFAYETTE-UNION-PONTOTOC-LEE MS-ITAWAMBA-
TALLAHATCHIE-YALOBUSHA-CALHOUN-CHICKASAW-MONROE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...IUKA...BELMONT...BURNSVILLE...
BOONEVILLE...OXFORD...NEW ALBANY...PONTOTOC...TUPELO...FULTON...
MANTACHIE...CHARLESTON...TUTWILER...WEBB...WATER VALLEY...
COFFEEVILLE...BRUCE...CALHOUN CITY...VARDAMAN...DERMA...HOUSTON...
OKOLONA...AMORY...ABERDEEN...NETTLETON
208 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

* SNOW/SLEET/ICE ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF
  SLEET AND SOME ICE ARE LIKELY.

* TIMING...6 PM CST WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM CST THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BECOME HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

JAB

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
452 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY
THROUGH NOON THURSDAY FOR ALL OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING A WINTRY MIX
INTO MIDDLE TENNESSEE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S FOR MOST OF THE REGION TODAY WILL
FALL TO HIGHS IN THE 20S BY THURSDAY FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF A
STRONG COLD FRONT. AS THE FRONT PASSES TOMORROW...PRECIPITATION
WILL SWITCH FROM RAIN...TO A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND
SNOW. THE WINTRY MIX WILL TURN MAINLY TO SNOW DURING WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON OVER THE NORTHWEST... THEN SWITCH OVER TO MAINLY SNOW IN
OTHER PARTS OF THE MID STATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

RIGHT NOW...IT LOOKS LIKE SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS WILL AVERAGE
AROUND 3 OR 4 INCHES...WITH SOME HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE NORTH AND
LOWER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE SOUTH. ICE ACCUMULATION FROM FREEZING RAIN
IS EXPECTED TO AVERAGE MOSTLY AROUND A TENTH OF A INCH. YOU SHOULD
REALIZE...HOWEVER...THAT THESE FORECAST AMOUNTS ARE SUBJECT TO
CHANGE AND MAY BE UPDATED LATER TODAY.

MAJOR TRAVEL IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...AS THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION SPREADS OVER THE
AREA. IN FACT...MAJOR TRAVEL IMPACTS WILL LIKELY LAST ALL THE WAY
INTO FRIDAY AFTERNOON SINCE TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN
BELOW THE FREEZING MARK THURSDAY AND MUCH OF FRIDAY. LOW
TEMPERATURES IN MANY AREAS FRIDAY MORNING ARE EXPECTED TO REACH
THE SINGLE DIGITS.

TNZ005>011-023>034-056>066-075-077>080-093>095-032200-
/O.CON.KOHX.WS.A.0003.150304T1800Z-150305T1800Z/
STEWART-MONTGOMERY-ROBERTSON-SUMNER-MACON-CLAY-PICKETT-HOUSTON-
HUMPHREYS-DICKSON-CHEATHAM-DAVIDSON-WILSON-TROUSDALE-SMITH-
JACKSON-PUTNAM-OVERTON-FENTRESS-PERRY-HICKMAN-LEWIS-WILLIAMSON-
MAURY-MARSHALL-RUTHERFORD-CANNON-DE KALB-WHITE-CUMBERLAND-BEDFORD-
COFFEE-WARREN-GRUNDY-VAN BUREN-WAYNE-LAWRENCE-GILES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DOVER...CLARKSVILLE...SPRINGFIELD...
GALLATIN...LAFAYETTE...CELINA...BYRDSTOWN...ERIN...WAVERLY...
DICKSON...ASHLAND CITY...NASHVILLE...LEBANON...MOUNT JULIET...
HARTSVILLE...CARTHAGE...GAINESBORO...COOKEVILLE...LIVINGSTON...
JAMESTOWN...LOBELVILLE...CENTERVILLE...HOHENWALD...FRANKLIN...
BRENTWOOD...COLUMBIA...LEWISBURG...MURFREESBORO...WOODBURY...
SMITHVILLE...SPARTA...CROSSVILLE...SHELBYVILLE...TULLAHOMA...
MANCHESTER...MCMINNVILLE...ALTAMONT...SPENCER...WAYNESBORO...
LAWRENCEBURG...PULASKI
452 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

* TIMING...FROM NOON CST WEDNESDAY THROUGH NOON CST THURSDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...ARE EXPECTED TO AVERAGE AROUND 3 OR 4 INCHES...
  WITH SOME GREATER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE NORTH AND SOME LESSER AMOUNTS
  POSSIBLE SOUTH. FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
  MOSTLY AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH.

* MAIN IMPACT...A MIX OF SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN WILL
  CREATE MAJOR TRAVEL IMPACTS FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
  FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TEMPERATURES ARE LIKELY TO STAY BELOW FREEZING
  FROM WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MID DAY FRIDAY. THIS WILL LIKELY
  KEEP MANY ROADWAYS SLICK AND HAZARDOUS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF
  TIME.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
440 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

ARZ074-075-MSZ018-019-025>030-034-031845-
/O.CON.KJAN.WS.A.0003.150305T0000Z-150305T1200Z/
ASHLEY-CHICOT-BOLIVAR-SUNFLOWER-LEFLORE-GRENADA-CARROLL-
MONTGOMERY-WEBSTER-CLAY-WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CROSSETT...NORTH CROSSETT...HAMBURG...
WEST CROSSETT...DERMOTT...LAKE VILLAGE...EUDORA...CLEVELAND...
INDIANOLA...RULEVILLE...GREENWOOD...GRENADA...VAIDEN...
NORTH CARROLLTON...CARROLLTON...WINONA...EUPORA...MABEN...
MATHISTON...WEST POINT...GREENVILLE
440 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING: A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
  WEDNESDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT. SOME SNOW
  COULD MIX IN WITH THE PRECIPITATION BEFORE DAYBREAK.

* ACCUMULATION: SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE AND SLEET ARE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS: HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY WITH POWER
  OUTAGES POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

EC

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
413 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND SLEET WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

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

ILZ075>078-080>094-INZ081-082-085>088-KYZ001>022-MOZ076-086-087-
100-107>112-114-032100-
/O.CON.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
413 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

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

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

* TIMING: RAIN SHOULD BEGIN CHANGING OVER TO FREEZING RAIN...
  SLEET AND SNOW FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST LATE TUESDAY NIGHT
  AND WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE CHANGEOVER TO SLEET AND SNOW MAY NOT
  OCCUR UNTIL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON OVER THE SOUTHERN PENNYRILE
  REGION OF WESTERN KENTUCKY. 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 2 TO 5 INCHES ALONG THE NORTHERN
  PERIPHERY OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UP TO 6 TO 8 INCHES SOUTHEAST OF
  A LINE FROM PETERSBURG INDIANA TO CARBONDALE ILLINOIS TO POPLAR
  BLUFF MISSOURI. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE LIKELY WHERE SNOW
  BANDING OCCURS. 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 CAUSE SIGNIFICANT
  TRAVEL ISSUES ACROSS THE REGION. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES WILL
  ALSO BE POSSIBLE. MAKE PREPARATIONS NOW FOR THIS UPCOMING WINTER
  STORM. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES AND THE PROBABLE UPGRADE TO A
  WINTER STORM WARNING LATER TODAY.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
337 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

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

.A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT. COLD
ARCTIC AIR WILL MOVE IN BEHIND THE FRONT TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.
PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN TO REDEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AND IS EXPECTED
TO TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND THEN SNOWFALL
FROM TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. ONLY A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF ICE
ACCRETION IS EXPECTED BEFORE TRANSITIONING OVER TO SLEET AND SNOW.

SNOW MAY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES DURING THE LATE MORNING AND
AFTERNOON HOURS OVER SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI WITH STORM TOTAL SNOW
OF FOUR TO SIX INCHES EXPECTED. THERE MAY BE ISOLATED HIGHER
AMOUNTS WITHIN THE HEAVIER SNOW BANDS THAT DEVELOP. THE
COMBINATION OF ICE AND SNOW IS THE REASON FOR THE WINTER STORM WATCH.

MOZ082-083-092-096>098-104>106-031745-
/O.NEW.KSGF.WS.A.0001.150304T1200Z-150305T1200Z/
TEXAS-DENT-WRIGHT-DOUGLAS-HOWELL-SHANNON-TANEY-OZARK-OREGON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HOUSTON...CABOOL...SALEM...
MOUNTAIN GROVE...MANSFIELD...AVA...WEST PLAINS...WINONA...
EMINENCE...BRANSON...FORSYTH...GAINESVILLE...THEODOSIA...THAYER...
ALTON
337 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

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

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

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...SOUTHEAST OF A BRANSON TO SALEM LINE
  BEGINNING EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUING THROUGH
  WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...GENERAL FOUR TO SIX INCH AMOUNTS
  ARE EXPECTED WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL INITIALLY
  BEGIN AS SOME FREEZING RAIN WITH ICE ACCRETIONS OF UP TO 0.05 OF
  AN INCH POSSIBLE.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY...NORTHERLY WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH ALONG
  WITH THE HEAVIER SNOW WILL CAUSE VISIBILITY OF A HALF MILE OR
  LESS AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS FOR TRAVEL AS THE ICE
  AND SNOW ACCUMULATES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

LINDENBERG

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