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County,
Winter Storm Warning issued March 03 at 3:34PM CST until March 05 at 6:00AM CST by NWS
Effective: 3:34 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Expires: 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 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 DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AND IS EXPECTED
TO TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN...TO SLEET AND THEN SNOW
FROM NORTH TO SOUTH TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. ONLY A FEW
HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCRETION IS EXPECTED BEFORE FREEZING
RAIN TRANSITIONS OVER TO SLEET AND SNOW.
SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES ON WEDNESDAY...ESPECIALLY ACROSS
SOUTHERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI. A HALF INCH OR MORE OF SLEET
WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE WARNING AREA...ALONG WITH 4 TO 6
INCHES OF SNOW. FURTHER NORTH AND WEST IN THE ADVISORY AREA...LESSER
AMOUNTS OF SLEET AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED...WITH TWO TO FOUR INCHES
OF SNOW OVER THE INTERSTATE 44 CORRIDOR.
THE EXACT TIMING OF PRECIPITATION TRANSITIONS REMAINS A
CHALLENGE...AND WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON EVENTUAL
FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW TOTALS. AS A RESULT...ADDITIONAL
UPDATES ARE LIKELY THROUGH THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS.
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM CST
THURSDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPRINGFIELD HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 3 AM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM CST THURSDAY.
* 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 GLAZE TO SEVEN 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.

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