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  • Winter Weather Advisory for Atchison County, Kansas
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Monday, March 14, 2011 at 2:13 a.m.
  • Expires: Monday, March 14, 2011 at 10 a.m.
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO213 AM CDT MON MAR 14 2011...WINTER WEATHER TO RETURNS TO THE REGION THIS MORNING....A RAPIDLY STRENGTHENING STORM SYSTEM CENTERED OVER CENTRALKANSAS WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK SOUTHEAST THROUGH KANSAS TOWARD THEMISSOURI-ARKANSAS BORDER EARLY THIS MORNING. RAIN SHOWERS AND EMBEDDEDTHUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF MISSOURI THISMORNING...WHILE AREAS ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF HAVE ALREADY SEEN ACHANGE OVER TO SNOW. THE SNOW IS PREDOMINANTLY OF A LIGHT TO MODERATEINTENSITY...THOUGH SOME POCKETS OF HEAVY SNOW HAVE BEEN NOTED ACROSSTHE REGION EARLY THIS MORNING. WIDESPREAD 2 TO 4 INCHES OF A HEAVYWET SNOW IS LIKELY ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA BY THE MONDAY MORNINGCOMMUTE. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 5 TO AROUND 6 INCHES ARE NOT OUTOF THE QUESTION...WHERE THE AXIS OF SNOW FALL PIVOTS ALONG THE TRACKOF THE DEPARTING STORM SYSTEM. THE GREATEST IMPACT APPEARS TO BE FORAREAS 50 MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM KANSAS CITY TO SEDALIA...WITH FAR NORTHERN MISSOURI EXPECTED TO RECEIVE LITTLE IF ANYPRECIPITATION FROM THIS STORM.KSZ025-102>105-MOZ020>022-028>031-037-141500-/O.CON.KEAX.WW.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-110314T1500Z/ATCHISON KS-DONIPHAN-LEAVENWORTH-WYANDOTTE-JOHNSON KS-BUCHANAN-CLINTON-CALDWELL-PLATTE-CLAY-RAY-CARROLL-JACKSON-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ATCHISON...TROY...LEAVENWORTH...OVERLAND PARK...OLATHE...ST. JOSEPH...PLATTSBURG...HAMILTON...POLO...PARKVILLE...PLATTE CITY...WESTON...LIBERTY...EXCELSIOR SPRINGS...RICHMOND...CARROLLTON...KANSAS CITY...INDEPENDENCE213 AM CDT MON MAR 14 2011...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THISMORNING...A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THISMORNING.* LOCATION...NORTHEAST KANSAS THROUGH WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI...INCLUDING THE GREATER KANSAS CITY AREA...PLATTSBURG AND ST.JOSEPH...EASTWARD TO RICHMOND AND CARROLLTON.* TIMING...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE REST OFTHE MORNING HOURS. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES OVER...MAINLY OVERPORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL KANSAS AND WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI BETWEEN 2AND 6 AM. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST FROM DURING THEMID MORNING TO EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS TODAY.* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...WIDESPREAD 2 TO 4 INCHES EXPECTED WITHLOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE.* IMPACTS...SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES OVERNIGHT...RESTRICTINGVISIBILITIES TO A HALF MILE OR LESS. WINDS SHOULD GENERALLY BELIGHT AT LESS THAN 10 MPH...SO LITTLE DRIFTING IS EXPECTED.PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE SEVERAL INCHES OF ASLUSHY WET SNOW WHICH WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.* OTHER IMPACTS...THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE IN AND AROUND THEKANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN AREA COULD BECOME TREACHEROUS DUE TOTHE HEAVY WET SNOW. ALLOW EXTRA TIME...AS ACCIDENTS WILLLIKELY CAUSE SIGNIFICANT SLOW DOWNS IN TRAFFIC FLOW.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW ANDMIXED PRECIPITATION WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BEPREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...ANDUSE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.&&$$

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