The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow...Which is in effect from 9 pm Saturday evening to 3 pm cst Sunday. A wind chill warning has also been issued. This wind chill warning is in effect from 6 pm Sunday to noon Monday. The winter weather advisory is no longer in effect.
Counties impacted by these warnings in Missouri are:
In Arkansas: Baxter-Boone-Fulton-Izard-Marion-Newton-Searcy-Sharp-Stone
Prepare for winter storm and dangerously cold temperatures.
A strong winter storm will move out of the Plains and across the Missouri Ozarks and southeastern Kansas from Saturday night through Sunday. A strong cold front will move through the region from Saturday evening into the overnight period as precipitation begins to spread north from Arkansas. The precipitation will initially begin as light rain or drizzle and transition quickly to snow late afternoon into Saturday evening.
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Periods of moderate to heavy snow are then expected to develop from late Saturday night into Sunday morning, especially along and east of the Highway 65 corridor. 7 to 9 inches of snow with localized amounts up to 10 inches are expected east of Highway 65 and north of Highway 60. A swath of 4 to 7 inches is expected along the highway 65 corridor and south of Highway 60 in south central Missouri. Amounts of 2 to 5 inches are expected across the remainder of western Missouri and extreme southeastern Kansas. Snow will taper off to flurries and end from west to east Sunday afternoon.
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Meanwhile, strong north winds will accompany this storm system resulting in near blizzard conditions at times across the central and eastern Missouri Ozarks Sunday morning. Visibilities down to around a quarter mile or less along with blowing and drifting snow can be expected. Wind chill values will also fall below zero throughout the day on Sunday.
Dangerously cold wind chills are then expected Sunday night as temperatures fall into the 0 to -10 range. Wind chills by early Monday morning will range from -20 to -30.
(information provided by National Weather Service, Springfield)
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