Winter Weather Advisory:
Issued at: 12:53 PM CST on February 28, 2015, expires at: 12:00 PM CST on March 01, 2015
- ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until noon CST Sunday... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and freezing rain remains in effect until noon CST Sunday.
- Short term trends...moderate snow with embedded pockets of heavy snow will continue across the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas through mid afternoon. Snowfall rates of around an inch per hour can be expected within bands of heavy snow. The snow is then expected to taper to light snow from west to east across the area late this afternoon. Total accumulations by dark will range from 1 to 3 inches over most areas...with the heaviest amounts along and north of the Interstate 44 corridor. Local amounts around 4 inches will be possible in some areas by dark. A second band of heavier snow will then develop around or just before sunset and then spread northeast along the Interstate 44 corridor into this evening. Light snow will persist this evening outside of this heavier band across the remainder of the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeastern Kansas. Mainly light snow and flurries are then expected overnight and Sunday morning across all of the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeastern Kansas. A period of light freezing rain will also be possible across mainly southern Missouri late tonight and Sunday morning. Most of the precipitation will then change to rain by Sunday afternoon across southern Missouri but a light wintry mix will be possible north of Interstate 44.
- Timing and areas affected...the Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for extreme southeastern Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks through Sunday morning.
- Snow accumulations...storm total accumulations from 1 to 3 inches can be expected south of the Interstate 44 corridor with the lightest totals across south central Missouri. 3 to 6 inches of snow can be expected along and north of the Interstate 44 corridor. Localized amounts up to 7 inches will be possible.
- Ice accumulations...a thin glaze of ice with amounts generally less than five hundredths of an inch can be expected...mainly along and south of the Interstate 44 corridor.
- Visibility...visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than a mile and will reduced down to a quarter mile within bands of heavy snow.
- Impacts...the combination of falling and accumulating snow as well as a thin glaze of ice will make travel conditions hazardous. The Kansas and Missouri departments of transportation continue to report snow covered roadways along with numerous slide offs and accidents. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow and freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.