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WMSK Listening Area now Under an Ice Storm Warning

Bill Stephens

February 2nd, 2022

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...ICE STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST
FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Significant icing expected. Total snow accumulations of
  up to two inches and ice accumulations of three tenths to
  three quarters of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

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

* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM CST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Expect power outages and tree damage due to the ice.
  Travel could be impossible. The hazardous conditions could
  impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Some of the affected counties have moved
  from a winter storm warning to an ice storm warning as the
  predominant concern will be freezing rain. The time of greatest
  ice accumulation across the warning area is expected to be
  between midnight and noon on Thursday. The majority of the area
  is likely to see at least one half inch of ice accumulation.

 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. Prepare for possible power outages.

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