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  • Winter Storm Warning for Bourbon County, Kansas
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 10:36 a.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO1036 AM CDT SUN MAR 21 2010...WINTER STORM CONTINUING TO IMPACT SOUTHEAST KANSAS ANDPORTIONS OF THE MISSOURI OZARKS....FREEZING RAIN WILL GRADUALLY TRANSITION TO RAIN AND TAPER OFFTODAY ACROSS ACROSS SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWEST MISSOURI AS STRONGLOW PRESSURE TRACKS ACROSS ARKANSAS.KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055-056-066>069-077>080-088>090-093>095-101>103-212100-/O.CON.KSGF.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-100322T0000Z/BOURBON-CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-BENTON-MORGAN-VERNON-ST. CLAIR-HICKORY-CAMDEN-BARTON-CEDAR-POLK-DALLAS-JASPER-DADE-GREENE-NEWTON-LAWRENCE-CHRISTIAN-MCDONALD-BARRY-STONE-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FORT SCOTT...PITTSBURG...BAXTER SPRINGS...COLUMBUS...WARSAW...COLE CAMP...VERSAILLES...NEVADA...APPLETON CITY...OSCEOLA...HERMITAGE...OSAGE BEACH...CAMDENTON...LAMAR...EL DORADO SPRINGS...STOCKTON...BOLIVAR...BUFFALO...JOPLIN...CARTHAGE...GREENFIELD...SPRINGFIELD...NEOSHO...AURORA...MOUNT VERNON...NIXA...OZARK...ANDERSON...PINEVILLE...MONETT...CASSVILLE...KIMBERLING CITY...GALENA1036 AM CDT SUN MAR 21 2010...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THISEVENING...A WINTER STORM WARNING FREEZING RAIN AND REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7PM CDT THIS EVENING.* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT TO MODERATE FREEZING RAIN WILLCONTINUE THIS MORNING GENERALLY SOUTH OF A COLUMBUS KANSAS...TOJOPLIN TO SPRINGFIELD LINE. ADDITIONAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS UP TO ATENTH OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS MORNING...MAINLY ONELEVATED SURFACES. ONLY MINOR SLEET ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED.LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR DRIZZLE WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THEREMAINDER OF SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND FAR SOUTHWEST MISSOURI THISMORNING.* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...LIGHT TO MODERATE FREEZING RAIN WILLCONTINUE THIS MORNING MAINLY SOUTH OF A JOPLIN TO SPRINGFIELDLINE BEFORE TAPERING OFF THIS AFTERNOON.PRECIPITATION WILL TRANSITION TO RAIN AND DIMINISH THISAFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING AS TEMPERATURES CLIMB JUST ABOVEFREEZING.* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...ONLY MINOR IF SLEET ACCUMULATIONIS EXPECTED.TOTAL STORM SNOW ACCUMULATIONS HAVE RANGED FROM OF 5 TO 12INCHES MAINLY WEST OF A CASSVILLE TO BOLIVAR TO VERSAILLES LINE.TOTAL STORM ACCUMULATIONS HAVE VARIED GREATLY ALONG AND JUSTWEST OF HIGHWAY 65 WITH AMOUNTS RANGING FROM A TRACE EAST OFHIGHWAY 65...TO GREATER THAN 4 INCHES ABOUT 10 MILES WEST OFHIGHWAY 65.* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS FROM A LIGHTGLAZE TO A QUARTER INCH CAN BE EXPECTED TODAY. STORM TOTAL ICEACCUMULATIONS OF A TENTH TO THREE TENTHS OF AN INCH AREEXPECTED...WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS AS HIGH AS A HALF INCH BETWEENACROSS FAR SOUTHWEST MISSOURI BETWEEN SPRINGFIELD AND NEOSHO. MOSTOF THE ACCUMULATION WILL BE ON ELEVATED SURFACES...SUCH AS TREESAND POWER LINES.* IMPACTS...LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES HAVE REPORTED NUMEROUS ACCIDENTSACROSS THE AREA. THE MISSOURI AND KANSAS DEPARTMENTS OFTRANSPORTATION CONTINUE TO INDICATE THAT ROADWAYS ARE PARTIALLYTO FULLY SNOW AND SLUSH COVERED. PARTIAL MELTING OF THE FALLINGSNOW HAS MADE ROADWAYS ESPECIALLY TREACHEROUS DUE TO THE SLUSHYCONDITIONS. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION IFTRAVELING TODAY.BRISK AND GUSTY NORTH WINDS COMBINED WITH THE ICE ACCUMULATIONMAY RESULT IN ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF WINTERPRECIPITATION ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSOPOSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.CONSIDER TAKING A WINTER STORM KIT ALONG WITH YOU. THIS KIT SHOULDINCLUDE SUCH ITEMS AS TIRE CHAINS...BOOSTER CABLES...AFLASHLIGHT...SHOVEL...BLANKETS...EXTRA CLOTHING AND ANYTHING ELSETHAT WOULD HELP YOU SURVIVE IN CASE YOU BECOME STRANDED.$$FOSTER

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