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  • Winter Storm Watch for Crawford County, Kansas
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Friday, March 19, 2010 at 11:32 a.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO1132 AM CDT FRI MAR 19 2010...A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM TO IMPACT SOUTHEAST KANSAS ANDPORTIONS OF THE MISSOURI OZARKS SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY....A STRONG AREA OF SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER EASTERNOKLAHOMA ON SATURDAY AND MOVE ACROSS NORTHERN ARKANSAS OVER THEWEEKEND. THIS AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL INGEST LARGE AMOUNTS OFMOISTURE THAT WILL PRODUCE PRECIPITATION OVER THE OZARKS ANDSOUTHEAST KANSAS IN THE MIXED FORM OF RAIN...SNOW...AND SLEET.SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION ARE POSSIBLEACROSS WESTERN MISSOURI AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS. THIS STORM SYSTEMIS EXPECTED TO EXIT THE AREA LATE ON SUNDAY.KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055-066-067-077-078-088-200300-/O.EXT.KSGF.WS.A.0003.100320T0900Z-100322T0000Z/BOURBON-CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-BENTON-VERNON-ST. CLAIR-BARTON-CEDAR-JASPER-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FORT SCOTT...PITTSBURG...BAXTER SPRINGS...COLUMBUS...WARSAW...COLE CAMP...NEVADA...APPLETON CITY...OSCEOLA...LAMAR...EL DORADO SPRINGS...STOCKTON...JOPLIN...CARTHAGE1132 AM CDT FRI MAR 19 2010...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGHSUNDAY EVENING...THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGHSUNDAY EVENING.* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...RAIN WILL CHANGE TO A MIX OFRAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY MORNINGACROSS SOUTHEAST KANSAS INTO FAR SOUTHWEST AND WEST CENTRALMISSOURI. PRECIPITATION WILL TRANSITION TO ALL SLEET AND SNOWDURING THE DAY SATURDAY. A PERIOD OF FREEZING WILL ALSO BEPOSSIBLE SATURDAY MORNING. THE WINTER PRECIPITATION WILLCONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY.* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION...SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS IN EXCESS 6INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTHEAST KANSAS INTO SOUTHWESTMISSOURI BY THE TIME THE STORM ENDS LATE SUNDAY. SLEET ALONG WITHMINOR ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WHICH COULD REDUCESNOWFALL TOTALS. CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY REMAINS IN THE EXACTPRECIPITATION TYPE AND AMOUNTS.* IMPACTS...ROAD CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY DETERIORATE SATURDAYESPECIALLY ALONG AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 71 AS TEMPERATURES FALL TOFREEZING.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANTSNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TOMONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.$$

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