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County,
Winter Storm Watch issued February 28 at 9:57PM CST until March 03 at 6:00AM CST by NWS
Effective: 9:57 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
Expires: 6 a.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014

...WINTER STORM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...
.A LONG DURATION WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION SATURDAY
EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...BRINGING SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND
SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...AS WELL AS RECORD BREAKING ARCTIC AIR.
PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD SOUTHEAST INTO THE AREA LATE SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...INCREASING IN INTENSITY SATURDAY NIGHT. PERIODS OF
MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY PRECIPITATION WILL REDEVELOP SUNDAY
INTO SUNDAY EVENING BEFORE ENDING AROUND MIDNIGHT. A COMBINATION
OF BITTERLY COLD ARCTIC AIR AT THE SURFACE AND SIGNIFICANTLY
WARMER AIR ALOFT WILL RESULT IN AN UNUSUALLY COMPLEX SETUP OVER
THE REGION...WITH BOTH SLEET AND SNOW LIKELY. THE BEST CHANCE FOR
AN ALL SNOW EVENT WILL BE ALONG AND NORTH OF A ST. JOSEPH TO
KIRKSVILLE LINE...WITH SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SLEET POSSIBLE
SOUTH OF I-70. TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS WILL LIKELY VARY SIGNIFICANTLY
ACROSS THE REGION...DUE TO BOTH NARROW BANDS OF HEAVIER
PRECIPITATION...AS WELL AS THE UNCERTAINTY OF HOW MUCH SLEET WILL
REDUCE OVERALL SNOWFALL TOTALS.
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...
A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.
* LOCATION...ALL OF CENTRAL AND WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI...
INCLUDING THE KANSAS CITY METRO AREA AND ADJACENT EASTERN
KANSAS.
* TIMING...SNOW AND SLEET ARE EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE REGION
SATURDAY EVENING...BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES OVERNIGHT AND INTO
THE DAY SUNDAY. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY END
FROM WEST TO EAST SUNDAY EVENING.
* ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND SLEET
ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE WATCH AREA...AND PRECIPITATION TYPES
MAY BE MIXED OR ALTERNATE BETWEEN SNOW AND SLEET. SLEET
ACCUMULATIONS IN EXCESS OF ONE INCH ARE POSSIBLE...IN ADDITION
TO MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS. IT IS
IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS MAY VARY
SIGNIFICANTLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH SLEET
FALLS VERSUS SNOW. REGARDLESS...MAJOR IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS THE REGION.
* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY SLEET
AND SNOW WILL CAUSE ROADWAYS TO BECOME SNOW AND ICE PACKED.
WINDS BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MPH WILL CAUSE VISIBILITY PROBLEMS
THROUGH THE DAY ON SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT.
* TEMPERATURES...BITTERLY COLD AIR WILL ACCOMPANY AND FOLLOW
THIS WINTER STORM. HIGH TEMPERATURES SUNDAY WILL ONLY REACH
NEAR 10 DEGREES. EXPECT LOWS ON MONDAY MORNING TO BE IN THE 0
TO 5 DEGREE RANGE. NORTH WINDS BETWEEN 10 AND 15 MPH WILL
CAUSE WIND CHILL VALUES TO DROP TO BETWEEN 10 AND 20 DEGREES
BELOW ZERO EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

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