Weather

County,
Winter Weather Advisory issued March 04 at 7:42AM CST until March 05 at 6:00AM CST by NWS
Effective: 7:42 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Expires: 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 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.
...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.

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