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  • Winter Storm Warning for Cherokee County, Kansas
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 3:26 p.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO326 PM CDT SUN MAR 21 2010KSZ101-MOZ079-080-088>090-093>095-101>103-220000-/O.CON.KSGF.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-100322T0000Z/CHEROKEE-POLK-DALLAS-JASPER-DADE-GREENE-NEWTON-LAWRENCE-CHRISTIAN-MCDONALD-BARRY-STONE-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BAXTER SPRINGS...COLUMBUS...BOLIVAR...BUFFALO...JOPLIN...CARTHAGE...GREENFIELD...SPRINGFIELD...NEOSHO...AURORA...MOUNT VERNON...NIXA...OZARK...ANDERSON...PINEVILLE...MONETT...CASSVILLE...KIMBERLING CITY...GALENA326 PM CDT SUN MAR 21 2010...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THISEVENING...A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR FREEZING RAIN REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.* SHORT TERM TRENDS...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE INTO LATETHIS AFTERNOON ACROSS FAR SOUTHWEST MISSOURI WHERE POCKETS OFFREEZING TEMPERATURES PERSIST. ADDITIONAL LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OFLESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE MAINLY FROM JUST WESTOF SPRINGFIELD...TO MONETT AND CASSVILLE...TO ANDERSON.* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...AREAS OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN WILLCONTINUE LATE THIS AFTERNOON MAINLY OF A JOPLIN TO SPRINGFIELDLINE. PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE TO GRADUALLY TAPER OFF ANDCHANGE TO RAIN IN SOME AREAS.TOTAL STORM SNOW ACCUMULATIONS HAVE RANGED FROM OF 4 TO 12INCHES MAINLY WEST OF A CASSVILLE TO BOLIVAR TO VERSAILLES LINE.TOTAL STORM ACCUMULATIONS VARIED GREATLY ALONG AND JUST WEST OFHIGHWAY 65 WITH AMOUNTS RANGING FROM A TRACE EAST OF HIGHWAY65...TO GREATER THAN 4 INCHES ABOUT 10 MILES WEST OF HIGHWAY 65.* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF LESS THAN ATENTH OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE. STORM TOTAL ICE ACCUMULATIONSOF A TENTH TO THREE TENTHS OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED ACROSS FARSOUTHWEST MISSOURI. ACCUMULATION WILL BE CONFINED TO ELEVATEDSURFACES...SUCH AS TREES AND POWER LINES.* IMPACTS...ROAD CONDITIONS COULD BE HIGHLY VARIABLE ESPECIALLY ONSECONDARY ROADS AND BRIDGES. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE EXTREMECAUTION IF TRAVELING. SLICK SPOTS COULD REDEVELOP TONIGHT ASTEMPERATURES FALL BACK BELOW FREEZING.GUSTY NORTH WINDS UP TO 30 MPH COMBINED WITH THE ICEACCUMULATION MAY RESULT IN LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF WINTERPRECIPITATION ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSOPOSSIBLE. CONSIDER TAKING A WINTER STORM KIT ALONG WITH YOU. THISKIT SHOULD INCLUDE 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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