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Winter Weather Advisory issued January 15 at 9:06AM CST until January 15 at 12:00PM CST by NWS
Effective: 9:06 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
Expires: noon on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

...ACCUMULATING SNOW FOLLOWED BY DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST
TODAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO NOON CST TUESDAY...
* WHAT...Light snow is ongoing but should be moving out of the
area in the next couple of hours. Additional snow accumulations
of a dusting to a quarter inch are possible. Very cold wind
chills expected tonight and Tuesday morning. Expect wind chills
to range from 5 above zero to 15 below zero.
* WHERE...Portions of east central and southeast Missouri and
south central and southwest Illinois.
* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, until noon CST today.
For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to noon
CST Tuesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The cold wind chills will cause frostbite
in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means that strong and
gusty winds will combine with snow already on the ground to
produce blowing and drifting that will frequently reduce
visibilities to one-quarter mile or less at times. Snow on grassy
areas will likely blow over roadways, partially covering or
further blanketing the pavement. Snow drifts will likely form
near structures such as homes, cars, or trees and could become
significantly deeper than in areas exposed to the wind and away
from structures. As a result, travel will become hazardous and
motorists should plan for a slower than normal trip, and be on
the lookout for sudden drops in visibility as well as drifting
snow that may impede travel. The latest road conditions for the
state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds
will combine to generate low wind chill values. This will result
in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not
taken. If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and
gloves, making sure all exposed skin is covered.

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