Dangerous Cold - Wind Chill Warning Through Noon Monday

By National Weather Service

Published 01/05 2014 10:54AM

Updated 01/05 2014 01:57PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Wind Chill Warning remains in effect from 6 pm Sunday evening to noon Monday.

Counties affected by this Wind Chill Warning in Missouri are:

Benton-Morgan-Vernon-St. Clair-Barton-Cedar-Jasper-Dade-Newton-Lawrence-Mcdonald-Barry-Stone-Miller-Maries-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Phelps-Polk-Dallas-Laclede-Texas-Dent-Greene-Webster-Wright-Christian-Douglas-Howell-Shannon-Taney-Ozark-Oregon

In Arkansas:  Baxter-Boone-Fulton-Izard-Marion-Newton-Searcy-Sharp-Stone

Total storm accumulations of 7 to 10 inches  with localized amounts up to 11 inches are expected east of the Highway 65 corridor and north of Highway 60. Amounts of 4 to 7 inches are expected along the Highway 65 corridor and south of Highway 60 in south central Missouri.

Winds and visibility...Sustained north winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts over 30 mph are expected today. This will create near blizzard conditions at times. Visibilities will often be reduced to around a quarter mile.

Wind chills will fall into the single digits below zero this morning and then fall into the minus 20 to minus 30 below zero range from late tonight into early Monday morning. Air temperatures will fall into the 0 to minus 12 degree range by Monday morning...With the coldest readings across central Missouri.

The combination of heavy snow...blowing and drifting snow...and bitterly cold wind chills will result in dangerous travel conditions across the region today. This includes state highways 54...60...63...And 13... Along with interstate 44.
Dangerously cold conditions will then persist through early next week.

A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and strong winds will create dangerously low wind chill values. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.

Pets are also suspect to the extreme cold.  Keep pets indoors as much as possible.  If this is not possible...Make sure outdoor pets have warm dry shelter.  Provide sufficient food and fresh unfrozen water.

(information provided by National Weather Service)

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