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Winter Storm Warning issued March 04 at 3:28PM CST until March 05 at 6:00AM CST by NWS
Effective: 3:28 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Expires: 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015

...ACCUMULATING SNOW CONTINUES THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING...
.SNOW CONTINUES TO SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AS A
STRONG STORM SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. A DRIER AIR MASS IS ALSO
SPREADING SOUTH INTO THE AREA...ESPECIALLY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 44.
THE LIFT FROM THE SYSTEM WILL STILL PRODUCE SNOW IN THESE AREAS LATE
THIS AFTERNOON...BUT THE DRIER AIR WILL LIMIT THIS SNOW TO
FLURRIES OR LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS. AN ADDITIONAL DUSTING TO LESS THAN ONE
INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG THE INTERSTATE 44 CORRIDOR LATE THIS
AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING.
FURTHER SOUTH ACROSS SOUTHERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI...MORE
MOISTURE IS IN PLACE AND WAVES OF MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO
SPREAD NORTH OUT OF ARKANSAS ACROSS THESE AREAS INTO THIS EVENING
BEFORE TAPERING OFF TO LIGHT SNOW LATE THIS EVENING INTO THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS. STORM TOTALS ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI WILL
BE 3 TO 6 INCHES GENERALLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF A BRANSON TO SALEM
MISSOURI LINE WITH THE HEAVIEST ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI.
ONCE THE SUN STARTS TO SET THIS EVENING SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS MAY
BE MORE EFFICIENT.
TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO DROP INTO THE TEENS TONIGHT AND ANY
SLUSHY ROADS FROM THE SNOW AND SLEET THAT FELL TODAY WILL LIKELY
FREEZING THIS EVENING AND CAUSE SLICK ROADWAYS INTO THURSDAY
MORNING.
...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...A BAND OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW HAS PUSHED
EAST OUT OF THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON...BUT THE NEXT BAND OF
MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW HAS DEVELOPED ACROSS NORTHERN
ARKANSAS AND WILL SPREAD ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL
MISSOURI LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING. THIS BAND OF
SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING...AND THEN WILL TAPER OFF
TO LIGHT SNOW LATE THIS EVENING INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS BEFORE
ENDING OVERNIGHT.
* 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
INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

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