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Winter Storm Watch Continues For Ozarks

Winter Storm Watch Continues For Ozarks

By Larry Wright. CREATED Mar 20, 2013

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
 THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.
 
 * TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...AREAS OF THE MISSOURI OZARKS
   ROUGHLY ALONG A NEVADA TO SPRINGFIELD TO WEST PLAINS LINE FROM
   THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.
 
 * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW WILL DEVELOP AND QUICKLY BECOME
   MODERATE TO HEAVY IN NATURE FROM THURSDAY MORNING INTO EARLY
   THURSDAY AFTERNOON. SOME LOCATIONS MAY EXPERIENCE SNOWFALL RATES
   OF AROUND AN INCH PER HOUR FROM LATE THURSDAY MORNING INTO
   THURSDAY AFTERNOON. TOTAL STORM ACCUMULATIONS FROM 4 TO 7 INCHES
   WILL BE POSSIBLE BY SUNRISE ON FRIDAY. LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS
   WILL BE POSSIBLE. THERE WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR A SHARP
   GRADIENT IN SNOW AMOUNTS ACROSS SHORT DISTANCES.
 
 * VISIBILITY...VISIBILITIES MAY FALL TO LESS THAN ONE HALF OF A 
   MILE AT TIMES DUE TO HEAVY SNOW RATES.
 
 * IMPACTS...SLICK ROADS DUE TO SNOW ACCUMULATION...ALONG WITH
   REDUCED VISIBILITIES COULD CREATE DANGEROUS TRAVEL. THIS SNOW IS
   ALSO EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE THURSDAY MORNING COMMUTE ACROSS
   WESTERN MISSOURI...AND MOST OF THE MISSOURI OZARKS DURING THE
   AFTERNOON COMMUTE.
 
   ADDITIONALLY...THIS SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BE VERY HEAVY AND WET
   IN NATURE. THIS MAY MAKE SNOW REMOVAL DIFFICULT...AND MAY IMPACT
   TREES AND OTHER VEGETATION WHICH HAVE RECENTLY BUDDED.
 ...
 
 A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
 SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
 CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.