Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 10:32 am CST on February 28, 2015, expires at: 12:00 PM CST on March 01, 2015
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until noon CST Sunday... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and freezing rain remains in effect until noon CST Sunday.
  • Short term trends...moderate snow with embedded pockets of heavy snow will overspread most of the Missouri Ozarks by early this afternoon and will then persist for the remainder of the afternoon. Snowfall rates of over an inch per hour can be expected within bands of heavy snow. Total accumulations by dark will range from 1 to 3 inches over most areas...with the heaviest amounts along and north of the Interstate 44 corridor. Local amounts around 4 inches will be possible in some areas by dark. The snow will diminish to light snow and flurries from west to east across the region from later this evening into overnight tonight. Light snow and flurries will then remain likely into Sunday morning. A period of light freezing rain will also be possible across mainly southern Missouri late tonight and Sunday morning. Most of the precipitation will then change to rain by Sunday afternoon across southern Missouri but a light wintry mix will be possible north of Interstate 44.
  • Timing and areas affected...the Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for extreme southeastern Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks through Sunday morning.
  • Snow accumulations...storm total accumulations from 1 to 3 inches can be expected south of the Interstate 44 corridor with the lightest totals across south central Missouri. 3 to 6 inches of snow can be expected along and north of the Interstate 44 corridor. Localized amounts up to 7 inches will be possible.
  • Ice accumulations...a thin glaze of ice with amounts generally less than five hundredths of an inch can be expected...mainly along and south of the Interstate 44 corridor.
  • Visibility...visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than a mile and will reduced down to a quarter mile within bands of heavy snow.
  • Impacts...the combination of falling and accumulating snow as well as a thin glaze of ice will make travel conditions difficult. The Kansas and Missouri departments of transportation are reporting snow covered roadways along with numerous slide offs and accidents. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow and freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.
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