Weather

County,
Winter Weather Advisory issued March 16 at 1:55PM CDT until March 16 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 1:55 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014
Expires: 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014

...STRONG WINDS AND SNOW DIMINISHING LATER THIS AFTERNOON...
.LOW PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK TOWARDS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY
THIS AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST OF THE LOW PRESSURE CENTER...STRONG
NORTH WINDS WILL SLOWLY BEGIN TO DIMINISH. MIXED WINTRY
PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW ACROSS FAR SOUTH CENTRAL
MISSOURI BY MID AFTERNOON. MEANWHILE...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL
CONTINUE ALONG AND EAST OF THE HIGHWAY 65 CORRIDOR. THE SNOW WILL
THEN DIMINISH FROM WEST TO EAST LATER THIS AFTERNOON. TOTAL
SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED...WITH
THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS OCCURRING ALONG THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE
OZARK PLATEAU ACROSS THE EASTERN OZARKS. LOCALIZED AMOUNTS BETWEEN
3 AND 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED FROM THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF TANEY
COUNTY...NORTHEAST TOWARDS HARTVILLE AND EAST TOWARDS SALEM. MOST
OF THE ACCUMULATION WILL OCCUR ON GRASSY SURFACES...HOWEVER
ROADWAYS WILL LIKELY BE IMPACTED WHERE HEAVIER SNOW FALLS.
ADDITIONALLY...THE STRONG WINDS AND FALLING SNOW WILL REDUCED
VISIBILITIES TO A HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.
* SHORT TERM TRENDS...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
MID AFTERNOON ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE 44 CORRIDOR AND
ALONG AND EAST OF THE HIGHWAY 65 CORRIDOR. SNOWFALL RATES OF AN
INCH PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY FROM NORTHERN TANEY
COUNTY...NORTHEAST TOWARDS AVA AND HARTVILLE. THE SNOW WILL THEN
END FROM WEST TO EAST FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS
EVENING.
* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN
EFFECT FOR AREAS GENERALLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF A BOLIVAR TO
VICHY LINE AND ALONG AND EAST OF A CASSVILLE TO GREENFIELD
MISSOURI LINE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.
* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET
ARE EXPECTED...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS OCCURRING ALONG THE
HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE OZARK PLATEAU ACROSS THE EASTERN OZARKS.
LOCALIZED AMOUNTS BETWEEN 3 AND 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED FROM THE
HIGHER TERRAIN OF TANEY COUNTY...NORTHEAST TOWARDS HARTVILLE AND
EAST TOWARDS SALEM.
* WINDS AND VISIBILITY...SUSTAINED NORTH WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH
WITH GUSTS OF 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED. THIS WIND ALONG WITH THE
FALLING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES DOWN TO A HALF MILE OR
LESS AT TIMES.
* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW ALONG WITH
EARLIER SLEET ACCUMULATION WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT DUE TO
REDUCED VISIBILITIES ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SNOW AND ICE
COVERED ROADWAYS. THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS INDICATING
THAT ROADWAYS ARE SNOW AND ICE COVERED ACROSS MANY AREAS. THIS
HAS RESULTED IN SEVERAL ACCIDENTS AND SLIDE OFFS.
AS TEMPERATURES FALL INTO THE TWENTIES AND THEN TEENS TONIGHT...
WET AND SLUSHY ROADWAYS MAY REFREEZE AND RESULT IN CONTINUED
SLICK SPOTS.

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