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County,
Winter Storm Watch issued February 28 at 10:54PM CST until March 03 at 6:00AM CST by NWS
Effective: 10:54 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
Expires: 6 a.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014

...A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION THIS WEEKEND...
.A WINTER STORM WILL BRING ACCUMULATING SLEET...FREEZING RAIN AND
SNOW TO THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. THE
HIGHEST ICE ACCUMULATION WILL OCCUR ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN MISSOURI
GENERALLY SOUTH OF U.S. 60. THE HIGHEST SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL
GENERALLY OCCUR ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 54. THE HIGHEST SLEET
ACCUMULATION WILL OCCUR GENERALLY ALONG AND JUST NORTH OF THE
INTERSTATE 44 CORRIDOR.
PRECIPITATION TYPE AND AMOUNTS WILL BE HIGHLY SENSITIVE TO A
SHIFT IN THE POSITION OF THE STORM SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED FRONT
GIVEN THE EXPECTED STRONG TEMPERATURE CONTRAST FROM NORTH TO
SOUTH. CHANGES IN THE FORECAST SHOULD BE EXPECTED AS NEW DATA
BECOMES AVAILABLE.
BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL IMPACT THE REGION EARLY NEXT
WEEK. TEMPERATURES WILL BE 20 TO 30 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL WITH
HIGHS IN THE TEENS AND 20S...AND LOWS POSSIBLY CLOSE TO ZERO.
WIND CHILLS AROUND 10 TO 15 BELOW ZERO WILL BE POSSIBLE BOTH
SUNDAY AND MONDAY NIGHTS.
PERSONS ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS AND THE MISSOURI OZARKS ARE
ENCOURAGED TO REMAIN WEATHER AWARE THROUGH THE WEEKEND...AND
CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR THE LATEST FORECAST INFORMATION.
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...
* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS AND THE
MISSOURI OZARKS SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.
* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION...A SNOW ACCUMULATION OF MORE THAN
SIX INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG AND NORTH OF U.S. 54...WITH
SNOW FALLING SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW AMOUNTS
WILL DECREASE FURTHER SOUTH TOWARD I-44 WHERE A FEW INCHES OF
ACCUMULATING SNOW ARE EXPECTED.
SLEET ACCUMULATION WILL BE HEAVIEST ALONG AND JUST NORTH OF THE
I-44 CORRIDOR WHERE ONE TO TWO INCHES OF SLEET MAY FALL.
* ICE ACCUMULATION...FREEZING RAIN WITH SOME ICE ACCUMULATION IS
EXPECTED ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA STARTING SATURDAY EVENING.
POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS FAR
SOUTHERN MISSOURI GENERALLY SOUTH OF U.S. 60.
* WINDS AND VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS COULD GUST BETWEEN 20 AND
30 MPH AT TIMES COULD RESULTING IN BLOWING SNOW.
* IMPACTS...SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROADS WILL RESULT IN
DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. FREEZING RAIN WILL ACCUMULATE ON
TREES AND POWER LINES WITH LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLE
MAINLY ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN MISSOURI.

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