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NWS Issues Winter Weather ADVISORY

NWS Issues Winter Weather ADVISORY

Bill Stephens

February 13th, 2016

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM SUNDAY TO 3 AM CST
MONDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM SUNDAY TO 3 AM
CST MONDAY.

* TIMING: AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN
MOVING SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE REGION. TOWARD SUNRISE A MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IS POSSIBLE MAINLY OVER THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE
THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS OVER THE NORTHEAST TWO THIRDS OF THE QUAD STATE WHILE THE MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL MIGRATE FARTHER EAST INTO FAR WESTERN KENTUCKY. SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN TO SLOWLY TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST IN THE AFTERNOON BUT
THE FREEZING RAIN/SLEET MIXTURE WILL PUSH FARTHER EAST. SUNDAY
NIGHT A RAIN/FREEZING RAIN MIXTURE OVER THE ENTIRE AREA SHOULD
TRANSITION TO ALL RAIN EXCEPT OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST INDIANA.

* MAIN IMPACT: SNOWFALL TOTALS SHOULD TOP OUT IN THE 2 TO 3 INCH RANGE OVER SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA…THEN TAPER OFF TO A HALF INCH OR LESS OVER FAR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. ICE ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD BE LIGHT AND GENERALLY LIMITED TO THE SOUTHWEST HALF OF THE QUAD STATE REGION. AFTER ANOTHER COLD NIGHT TONIGHT…ALL PRECIPITATION SHOULD IMMEDIATELY BEGIN TO STICK…ESPECIALLY ON ELEVATED SURFACES SUCH AS BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. THIS WILL LIKELY MAKE TRAVEL ON SUNDAY HAZARDOUS.

* OTHER IMPACTS: THIS WILL LIKELY MAKE TRAVEL ON SUNDAY HAZARDOUS…THEREFORE MOTORISTS SHOULD SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW
EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. PUT EXTRA DRIVING SPACE BETWEEN YOUR VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE AHEAD OF YOU.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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