Winter Weather Advisory:
Issued at: 3:20 am CST on December 18, 2014, expires at: 9:00 AM CST on December 18, 2014
- ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 9 am CST this morning... A Winter Weather Advisory for light snow and patchy freezing drizzle remains in effect until 9 am CST this morning.
- Short term trends...snow was falling from eastern Kansas into central Missouri or generally north of a line from Fort Scott Kansas to Rolla Missouri early this morning. This snowfall will persist through 7 am. Areas of drizzle and patchy freezing drizzle was observed across the remainder of the Missouri Ozarks and far southeastern Kansas. Temperatures were hovering near or just above the freezing mark. Highway departments indicated that primary routes ranged from mostly clear to partly covered. Snow accumulations since Wednesday evening have generally ranged from a trace to near one inch. Additional light accumulations up to an inch may occur across central Missouri or generally along and north of Highway 54.
- Timing and areas affected...all of the Missouri Ozarks and southeastern Kansas through mid morning Thursday.
- Snow and sleet accumulations...storm total accumulations will range from a dusting to half inch across far southern Missouri with up to around an inch across central Missouri.
- Ice accumulations...patchy freezing drizzle may result in a thin glaze of ice in localize areas.
- Impacts...the wintry mix will result some travel impacts especially on bridges...overpasses and secondary or untreated roads. Travel conditions could vary considerably over short distances going from wet roadways to ice and snow covered roadways. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of winter precipitation will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.