Weather

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Winter Weather Advisory issued March 04 at 3:36AM CST until March 05 at 6:00AM CST by NWS
Effective: 3:36 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Expires: 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015

...MORE ACCUMULATING WINTRY PRECIPITATION ON THE WAY...
.A COLD FRONT HAS PUSHED SOUTH OF THE AREA...BUT THE FREEZING LINE
WAS LAGGING WELL BEHIND THE FRONT. TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO
DROP THROUGHOUT THE DAY WHILE PRECIPITATION EXPANDS ACROSS THE
AREA. A MIXED BAG OF PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED THROUGH ABOUT
MIDDAY WITH THE TRANSITION OCCURRING FROM RAIN...TO FREEZING
RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST DURING THE
MORNING. BY THE AFTERNOON...ALMOST ALL LOCATIONS SHOULD HAVE
CHANGED OVER OR IN THE PROCESS OF CHANGING OVER TO ALL SNOW.
PRECIPITATION EARLY THIS MORNING WILL BE LIGHT AND MORE SCATTERED
IN NATURE BUT SHOULD BEGIN TO INCREASE IN INTENSITY AND COVERAGE
BY MID TO LATE MORNING. DRIER AIR WILL BEGIN WORKING SOUTHEAST
INTO THE AREA WITH THE COLD ARCTIC AIR MASS AND WILL CREATE A
SHARP CUTOFF TO THE PRECIPITATION BY MIDDAY AND SPREAD SOUTHEAST
THROUGH THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
THEREFORE...THE BEST CHANCE OF ACCUMULATING WINTER PRECIPITATION
WILL BE OVER SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI...ROUGHLY SOUTH OF A BRANSON
TO SALEM LINE...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS THE FURTHER NORTH AND WEST
ACROSS THE REGION.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
THURSDAY...
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW
REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST THURSDAY.
* SHORT TERM TRENDS...TEMPERATURES REMAIN AROUND FREEZING TO ABOVE
FREEZING ACROSS THE AREA...BUT SHOULD CONTINUE TO DROP TODAY AND
WILL BE BELOW FREEZING BY MID MORNING. RAIN WILL CHANGE TO
FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW BY MID TO LATE MORNING WITH ALL
SNOW BY LATE MORNING AND THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.
* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS AND
SOUTHWESTERN AND CENTRAL MISSOURI...INCLUDING THE GREATER
INTERSTATE 44 CORRIDOR...FROM TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.
* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...A TRACE UP TO HALF INCH OF
SLEET...ALONG WITH TWO TO FIVE INCHES OF SNOW. THE LOWEST SNOW
AND SLEET AMOUNTS WILL BE ACROSS THE NORTHERN EDGE OF THE
ADVISORY AREA.
* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...A TRACE TO FIVE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF
FREEZING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE.
* WINDS AND VISIBILITY...MODERATE SNOW WILL LIKELY RESULT IN
VISIBILITY AT OR BELOW ONE MILE AT TIMES ON WEDNESDAY.
* IMPACTS...A COMBINATION OF SLEET...SNOW...AND FREEZING RAIN
WILL LIKELY RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE TRAVEL IMPACTS ACROSS THE
AREA STARTING LATE TONIGHT...AND CONTINUING THROUGH THE DAY ON
WEDNESDAY.

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