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Winter Storm Warning issued March 03 at 2:51PM CST until March 05 at 6:00AM CST by NWS
Effective: 2:51 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Expires: 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015

...MINOR FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS AND SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND
SLEET ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
.SUB FREEZING AIR IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT COMBINED WITH
ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL LIKELY PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND SLEET
AS WELL AS LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF FREEZING RAIN ACROSS THE REGION.
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM CST
THURSDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM CST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH
IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* TIMING: RAIN SHOULD BEGIN CHANGING OVER TO FREEZING RAIN...
SLEET AND SNOW FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST STARTING EARLY
WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE CHANGEOVER TO SNOW WILL PROGRESS
SOUTHEASTWARD THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THE CHANGEOVER TO SLEET AND
SNOW IS NOT EXPECTED TO OCCUR UNTIL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
GENERALLY SOUTH AND EAST OF THE OHIO RIVER. THE SNOW WILL THEN
TAPER OFF FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
* MAIN IMPACT: BY EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...SNOWFALL TOTALS ARE
EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM FOUR TO SIX INCHES GENERALLY NORTH AND
WEST OF A LINE FROM MOUNT CARMEL ILLINOIS TO PERRYVILLE TO VAN
BUREN TO DONIPHAN MISSOURI. SOUTH AND EAST OF THAT LINE SIX TO
EIGHT INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. AN EIGHT TO TEN INCH SWATH OF
SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE GENERALLY TWENTY-FIVE MILES EITHER SIDE OF
A LINE FROM NEW MADRID MISSOURI TO CALHOUN KENTUCKY. AS MUCH AS
ONE INCH OF SLEET MAY FALL PRIOR TO THE SNOW... PARTICULARLY
ACROSS WESTERN KENTUCKY AND FAR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI.
* OTHER IMPACTS: THIS MUCH SNOW AND SLEET WILL PRODUCE TREACHEROUS
CONDITIONS AND CAUSE SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL ISSUES ACROSS THE
REGION. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE. CONFIDENCE
IS HIGH IN THE OUTCOME OF THIS STORM SYSTEM SO MAKE PREPARATIONS
NOW. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES AND POSSIBLE ADJUSTMENTS TO SNOWFALL
TOTALS.

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