Monday, March 2, 2015

Mid-Week Winter Storm (#3)

WEDNESDAY IS A WEATHER AUTHORITY ALERT DAY!

TUESDAY NIGHT UPDATE:

A Winter Storm WARNING will go into effect starting 6AM for the entire WPSD Local 6 area
for accumulating snow and sleet making for area-wide travel impacts.

Freezing line position during the day on Wednesday
Initially we will see the onset of rain and sleet during the day on Tuesday. By Tuesday night, the switch over will bring sleet and snow south across the area. Accumulating snow and sleet are becoming more and more likely with each model run. Steady rain, heavy at times will continue Tuesday night before the transition begins across Southern Illinois and Missouri pressing southward during the course of the morning and afternoon. Everyone should switch over to snow by later Wednesday afternoon and early evening.
The heaviest snow should be wrapping up by midnight area-wide.

Snow, sleet, and freezing rain accumulations will be heaviest across KY and TN back into the Bootheel of MO just like we recorded during the Presidents Day Storm. Sleet and freezing rain accumulations will lay the groundwork for hazardous road conditions Wednesday afternoon before switching to accumulating snow. Here is a look at projected sleet/ice accumulations above right then snow totals through Wednesday evening on the bottom right. There is a chance additional snow accumulation will add to these totals on Wednesday night.

As usual, these totals will likely change somewhat as we get closer to the event but gives you an idea of what you need to prepare for. The best course of action is to have your preparedness tasks completed by Wednesday morning.




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