Winter Storm Warning From Six Tonight To Six Thursday Night

Larry Wright

Winter Storm Warning From Six Tonight To Six Thursday Night

By Larry Wright. CREATED Feb 20, 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM
 CST THURSDAY...
 
 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPRINGFIELD HAS ISSUED A WINTER
 STORM WARNING FOR A MIX OF SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH
 IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY. THE
 WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
 
 * TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...SNOW AND SLEET WILL OVERSPREAD
   SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS AND FAR SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI THIS EVENING
   AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. A MIX OF WINTER PRECIPITATION WILL
   CONTINUE MUCH OF THURSDAY BEFORE ENDING FROM THE WEST.
 
 * SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...A DUSTING UP TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW
   AND SLEET CAN BE EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS AROUND 3
   INCHES NORTH ACROSS CENTRAL MISSOURI. SIGNIFICANT SLEET
   ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED.
 
 * ICE ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND A TENTH TO AROUND ONE QUARTER OF AN
   INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED. THE HIGHER ACCUMULATIONS
   WILL OCCUR ALONG AND SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 60 WHERE LOCALLY HIGHER
   ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE.
 
 * WINDS AND VISIBILITY...EASTERLY TO SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO
   20 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH WILL OCCUR LATE TONIGHT AND
   THURSDAY.
 
 * IMPACTS...THE WINTRY MIX WILL IMPACT TRAVEL AS EARLY AS THIS
   EVENING WITH DETERIORATING TRAVEL CONDITIONS LATE TONIGHT AND
   THURSDAY MORNING. TRAVEL COULD BECOME TREACHEROUS DURING THE
   MORNING COMMUTE.
 
   FREEZING RAIN WILL ACCUMULATE ON ELEVATED OBJECTS INCLUDING
   TREES AND POWER LINES. DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER LINES COULD
   OCCUR IF HIGHER ICE ACCUMULATIONS MATERIALIZE.
 
 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 
 A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...SLEET...AND
 ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.
 THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. CONSIDER
 TAKING A WINTER STORM KIT ALONG WITH YOU. THIS KIT SHOULD INCLUDE
 SUCH ITEMS AS TIRE CHAINS...BOOSTER CABLES...A FLASHLIGHT...SHOVEL...BLANKETS...EXTRA
 CLOTHING AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT WOULD HELP YOU SURVIVE IN CASE YOU
 BECOME STRANDED.