The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a Winter
Weather advisory for snow and blowing snow...which is in effect
From 7 am to 7 pm CDT Sunday.
* Timing and areas affected - areas generally along and south of
the interstate 44 corridor and along and east of the highway 65
corridor on sunday.
The following counties are included:
Maries, Pulaski, Phelps, Polk, Dallas, Laclede, Texas, Dent, Greene, Webster, Wright, Christian Douglas, Howell, Shannon, Taney and Ozark.
* Snow accumulations - 1 to 4 inches of snow is expected...with
the highest amounts occurring along the higher terrain of the
ozark plateau across the eastern ozarks. Localized amounts
between 4 and 5 inches will be possible in dent and northern
shannon counties. Most of the accumulation will occur on grassy
surfaces...however roadways will likely be impacted where
heavier snow falls.
* Winds and Visibility - sustained north winds of 20 to 35 mph
with gusts of 40 to 50 mph are expected. This wind along with
the falling snow will reduce visibilities down to a half mile or
less at times.
* Impacts - the combination of falling and blowing snow will make
travel difficult on sunday due to reduced visibilities along
with the potential for snow covered roadways.