Advisories Issued for Next Round of Winter Storms

By National Weather Service

Published 02/03 2014 04:59AM

Updated 02/03 2014 05:03AM

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for souther Missouri, starting early Tuesday morning.

Two advisories cover the KOLR10 viewing area in southern Missouri.

The first is from 3am Tuesday to 6am Wednesday for these counties:  Morgan-Miller-Maries-Hickory-Camden-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas-Jasper-Dade-Benton-Vernon-St. Clair

Timing and areas affected...Light to moderate snow will begin to develop early Tuesday morning and move across the area during the day on Tuesday. The snow will slowly taper off Tuesday night.

Snow accumulations...Areas north of I-44 will see between 2 to 5  inches of snow with the heaviest snow totals from a line near Fort Scott, Kansas to Osage Beach to Versailles.

Winds and visibility...Winds will become gusty up to 25 mph tuesday night which will cause some blowing snow and reduced visibilities. Visibilities may briefly drop at times in snow bands to less than a mile.

The second advisory is in effect from 6am Tuesday to midnight Tuesday night for these counties:  Pulaski-Phelps-Laclede-Texas-Dent-Greene-Webster-Wright-Newton-Lawrence-Christian-Douglas-Howell-Shannon-Mcdonald-Barry-Stone-Taney-Ozark-Oregon.

Timing and areas affected: Light freezing rain...sleet...and light snow will develop and spread across the area Tuesday morning through the afternoon. Areas along the I-44 corridor will see a snow and sleet mix. Areas across far southern Missouri and south central Missouri will see a wintry mix of freezing rain...sleet..and light snow.

Snow and sleet accumulations:  Areas along and near the I-44 corridor will see a storm total between 2 to 4 inches of snow with some minor sleet accumulations mixed in. Areas across far southern and south central missouri will see a storm total between one to two inches of light snow with some sleet mixed in.

Minor ice accumulations of a few hundredths of an inch will be possible along a line from anderson to  Rogersville to Salem and southward. Areas from near Branson to West Plains may see up to a tenth of an inch.

Winds will become gusty up to 20 mph Tuesday night. Visibilities may briefly drop at times in snow bands to less than a mile.

Travel will be impacted Tuesday. Some roads and bridges will  become slick and hazardous. Be alert for sudden changes in road conditions.

(National Weather Service, Springfield)

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