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Weather Alert Detail

  • Winter Storm Watch for Miami County, Kansas
  • Winter Storm Watch issued February 28 at 9:57PM CST until March 03 at 6:00AM CST by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:57 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5 a.m.
  • ...WINTER STORM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...
    .A LONG DURATION WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION SATURDAY
    EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...BRINGING SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND
    SLEET ACCUMULATIONS...AS WELL AS RECORD BREAKING ARCTIC AIR.
    PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD SOUTHEAST INTO THE AREA LATE SATURDAY
    AFTERNOON...INCREASING IN INTENSITY SATURDAY NIGHT. PERIODS OF
    MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY PRECIPITATION WILL REDEVELOP SUNDAY
    INTO SUNDAY EVENING BEFORE ENDING AROUND MIDNIGHT. A COMBINATION
    OF BITTERLY COLD ARCTIC AIR AT THE SURFACE AND SIGNIFICANTLY
    WARMER AIR ALOFT WILL RESULT IN AN UNUSUALLY COMPLEX SETUP OVER
    THE REGION...WITH BOTH SLEET AND SNOW LIKELY. THE BEST CHANCE FOR
    AN ALL SNOW EVENT WILL BE ALONG AND NORTH OF A ST. JOSEPH TO
    KIRKSVILLE LINE...WITH SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SLEET POSSIBLE
    SOUTH OF I-70. TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS WILL LIKELY VARY SIGNIFICANTLY
    ACROSS THE REGION...DUE TO BOTH NARROW BANDS OF HEAVIER
    PRECIPITATION...AS WELL AS THE UNCERTAINTY OF HOW MUCH SLEET WILL
    REDUCE OVERALL SNOWFALL TOTALS.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
    THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...
    A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
    THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.
    * LOCATION...ALL OF CENTRAL AND WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI...
    INCLUDING THE KANSAS CITY METRO AREA AND ADJACENT EASTERN
    KANSAS.
    * TIMING...SNOW AND SLEET ARE EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE REGION
    SATURDAY EVENING...BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES OVERNIGHT AND INTO
    THE DAY SUNDAY. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY END
    FROM WEST TO EAST SUNDAY EVENING.
    * ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND SLEET
    ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE WATCH AREA...AND PRECIPITATION TYPES
    MAY BE MIXED OR ALTERNATE BETWEEN SNOW AND SLEET. SLEET
    ACCUMULATIONS IN EXCESS OF ONE INCH ARE POSSIBLE...IN ADDITION
    TO MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS. IT IS
    IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS MAY VARY
    SIGNIFICANTLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH SLEET
    FALLS VERSUS SNOW. REGARDLESS...MAJOR IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED
    ACROSS THE REGION.
    * IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY SLEET
    AND SNOW WILL CAUSE ROADWAYS TO BECOME SNOW AND ICE PACKED.
    WINDS BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MPH WILL CAUSE VISIBILITY PROBLEMS
    THROUGH THE DAY ON SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT.
    * TEMPERATURES...BITTERLY COLD AIR WILL ACCOMPANY AND FOLLOW
    THIS WINTER STORM. HIGH TEMPERATURES SUNDAY WILL ONLY REACH
    NEAR 10 DEGREES. EXPECT LOWS ON MONDAY MORNING TO BE IN THE 0
    TO 5 DEGREE RANGE. NORTH WINDS BETWEEN 10 AND 15 MPH WILL
    CAUSE WIND CHILL VALUES TO DROP TO BETWEEN 10 AND 20 DEGREES
    BELOW ZERO EARLY MONDAY MORNING.