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Winter Storm WARNING in Effect for the WMSK Listening Area

Winter Storm WARNING in Effect for the WMSK Listening Area

Bill Stephens

February 15th, 2021

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...MAJOR WINTER STORM WITH SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS CONTINUES TODAY...

.A major winter storm will affect the area through tonight.
Significant accumulations of snow, along with blowing and drifting
snow, and bitter cold will make for extremely dangerous travel
conditions. This is not the only storm we will be dealing with
this week. A second significant winter storm may affect the area
sometime later Wednesday into Thursday.

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Including the cities of Mount Vernon, Fairfield, Albion,
Mount Carmel, Pinckneyville, West Frankfort, McLeansboro, Carmi,
Carbondale, Murphysboro, Herrin, Harrisburg, Shawneetown,
Jonesboro, Vienna, Golconda, Elizabethtown, Cairo, Mound City,
Metropolis, Fort Branch, Petersburg, Poseyville, Evansville,
Boonville, Rockport, Hickman, Clinton, Bardwell, Wickliffe,
Paducah, Mayfield, Smithland, Benton, Murray, Marion, Eddyville,
Cadiz, Princeton, Morganfield, Dixon, Madisonville, Hopkinsville,
Henderson, Owensboro, Calhoun, Greenville, Elkton, Perryville,
Marble Hill, Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Piedmont, Van Buren,
Doniphan, Poplar Bluff, Bloomfield, Sikeston, Charleston,
and New Madrid
357 AM CST Mon Feb 15 2021

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Total snow accumulation 6 to 12 inches. Snow
  may be mixed with sleet this morning in the Hopkinsville area.
  Wind chills will range from 0 to 15 below, with the lowest
  values expected across southeast Missouri and southwest
  Illinois.

* WHERE...All of southwest Indiana, southeast Missouri, southern
  Illinois, and western Kentucky.

* WHEN...Today through this evening. Heaviest snow will occur from
  late this morning into this afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Travel conditions will become extremely dangerous and
  life threatening today. Commutes this morning and evening, and
  Tuesday morning will be disrupted.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts of 20
  to 25 mph will likely cause blowing and drifting of snow. It
  will remain bitterly cold. Another storm is taking aim on the
  area later Wednesday through Thursday. As a result, impacts may
  last through the end of the work week.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Travel is strongly discouraged. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. It will be dangerous to be stranded for any length of
time due to the bitterly cold conditions.

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