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    Winter Storm Watch Issued for Stoddard County
    February 01st 2014 by Dee Loflin
    Winter Storm Watch Issued for Stoddard County

    Submitted by
    Dee Loflin, SMT Manager/Editor

    Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service out of Paducah, Kentucky has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Stoddard County.

    ... WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST SUNDAY THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

    * WINTER PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN OVER SOUTHERN ILLINOIS EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. THE PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY BEGIN AS A PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN... THEN TRANSITION TO SLEET AND FINALLY OVER TO SNOW. RAIN OVER WESTERN KENTUCKY AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA SHOULD MAKE THE TRANSITION TO A FREEZING RAIN... SLEET AND SNOW DURING THE DAY SUNDAY. RAIN MAY NOT CHANGE OVER TO THE WINTRY MIX UNTIL LATE IN THE DAY OVER THE SOUTHERN PENNYRILE OF KENTUCKY. MOSTLY SNOW IS EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT... GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST.

    * A LAYER OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET MAY BE PUT DOWN BEFORE THE TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW. 2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW MAY FALL BEFORE THE SNOW TAPERS OFF SUNDAY NIGHT. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE WHERE BANDS OF HEAVY SNOW FORM.

    * THE COMBINATION OF ICE... SNOW AND FALLING DAYTIME TEMPERATURES MAY CREATE VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW... SLEET... OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT WOULD GREATLY IMPACT TRAVEL. STAY TUNED FOR LATER STATEMENTS. THIS WATCH WILL BE UPGRADED TO A WARNING IF WINTER STORM CONDITIONS BECOME MORE CERTAIN.


    Last Updated on February 01st 2014 by Dee Loflin




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    Snow Likely in Southeast MO on Super Bowl Sunday
    February 01st 2014 by Jeff Huffman
    Snow Likely in Southeast MO on Super Bowl Sunday

    A fast-moving but ill-timed winter storm will blitz Southeast Missouri with a mixture of sleet and snow on Super Bowl Sunday.  The colder air required for the sloppy mess will arrive late Saturday night and early Sunday, with temperatures falling below freezing when showers end briefly as sleet or snow with little or no accumulation.  Following this front will be another weak disturbance flying in from the southwest, pulling moisture northward into the cold air.  A mixture of freezing rain, sleet, and snow will develop across much of central and northern Arkansas Sunday morning, quickly spreading northeast across Southeast Missouri by Sunday afternoon.  Although amounts will be relatively light, the fast-hitting nature of this system combined with the timing when many people will be on the move to and from their Super Bowl parties, makes it especially hazardous.  

    The air will likely be cold enough north and west of a Corning, AR to Sikeston, MO line for mostly sleet and snow from this event.  This includes Dexter, and in these locations accumulations will range 1 to 2 inches where sleet mixes in initially, to as many as 4 inches near a Poplar Bluff to Cape Girardeau line where it will be nearly all snow.  Temperatures during the event will be falling into the middle and upper 20's by Sunday evening, likely resulting in snow-covered roads through Monday morning.  

    TIMING AND AMOUNTS:

    Margin for error is +/- 2 hours on the timing and +/- 1" on amounts

    • Dexter: starts Sun 2p, ends Mon 4a - 4"
    • Sikeston: starts Sun 3p, ends Mon 5a - 3" (sleet/snow mix)
    • Poplar Bluff: starts Sun 1p, ends Mon 3a - 5"
    • Cape Girardeau: starts Sun 6p, ends Mon 4a - 3"
    • Kennett: starts Sun 2p, ends Mon 5a - 2" (sleet/snow mix)

    Last Updated on February 01st 2014 by Jeff Huffman




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    Fire Weather Warning
    January 30th 2014 by Dee Loflin
    Fire Weather Warning

    Submitted by
    Dee Loflin, SMT Manager/Editor

    Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service out of Paducah, Kentucky has issued a Fire Weather Warning for Stoddard County.

    ... RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 5 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY... DRY FUELS... AND GUSTY SOUTH WINDS. THE WATCH INCLUDES THE MARK TWAIN AND SHAWNEE NATIONAL FORESTS... OZARK SCENIC RIVERWAYS... FORT CAMPBELL... LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES RECREATIONAL AREA... AND STATE LANDS AS WELL... .

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 5 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

    * AFFECTED AREA... SOUTHEAST MISSOURI... SOUTHERN ILLINOIS... WEST KENTUCKY... SOUTHWEST INDIANA.

    * WINDS... SUSTAINED SOUTH WINDS AT 20 MPH... GUSTS 25 TO 35 MPH.

    * TIMING... NOON TO 5 PM.

    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY... 20-25% WITH SOME LOCATIONS IN THE UPPER TEENS.

    * TEMPERATURES... HIGHS 39-43 DEGREES.

    * IMPACTS... RAPID FIRE SPREAD FOR ANY FIRES THAT IGNITE.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW... OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS... LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY... AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.


    Last Updated on January 30th 2014 by Dee Loflin




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    Wind Advisory for Stoddard County, Missouri
    January 26th 2014 by Dee Loflin
    Wind Advisory for Stoddard County, Missouri
    Submitted by
    Dee Loflin, SMT Manager/Editor

    Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service out of Paducah, Kentucky has issued a Special Weather Statement.

    .. WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST MONDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST MONDAY... FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI... SOUTHERN ILLINOIS... SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND WESTERN KENTUCKY.

    * TIMING... A STRONG ARCTIC FRONT WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA LATE THIS EVENING... AND MOVE RAPIDLY SOUTH ACROSS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI... THE SOUTHERN TIP OF ILLINOIS AND WEST KENTUCKY OVERNIGHT.

    * WINDS... NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 50 MPH WILL BE LIKELY.

    * IMPACTS... WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. UNSECURED OUTDOOR OBJECTS CAN BE THROWN AROUND. SOME TREE LIMBS CAN COME DOWN AS WELL.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH 30 MPH OR GREATER FOR LONGER THAN ONE HOUR... OR WIND GUSTS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH 45 MPH FOR ANY DURATION.



    Last Updated on January 26th 2014 by Dee Loflin




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    Special Weather Statement - Bitter Cold
    January 26th 2014 by Dee Loflin
    Special Weather Statement - Bitter Cold
    Submitted by
    Dee Loflin, SMT Manager/Editor

    Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service out of Paducah, Kentucky has issued a Special Weather Statement.

    ... ANOTHER PERIOD OF BITTER COLD IS ON THE WAY...

    THE BRIEF WARM UP THIS WEEKEND WILL BE REPLACED BY ANOTHER BLAST OF ARCTIC AIR... THAT WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA EARLY MONDAY MORNING IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT.

    HIGHS MONDAY WILL RANGE FROM AROUND 13 DEGREES ALONG THE INTERSTATE 64 CORRIDOR TO THE MID 20S TOWARD THE ARKANSAS AND TENNESSEE STATE LINES... WITH HIGHS TUESDAY ONLY IN THE TEENS AREA WIDE. DURING THE DAYTIME MONDAY AND TUESDAY... WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES SHOULD REACH NO HIGHER THAN THE MID TEENS ANYWHERE. LOWS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL BE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS TO JUST BELOW ZERO. WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES AS LOW AS 5 BELOW TO 15 BELOW ZERO ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

    EXTREME COLD IS DANGEROUS FOR ANY EXPOSED SKIN... AS FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR QUICKLY. HYPOTHERMIA CAN DEVELOP AS WELL IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. LEAVING PETS UNATTENDED TO IN THE COLD PUTS THEM IN DANGER AS WELL. THESE COLD CONDITIONS ONCE AGAIN WILL INCREASE THE CONCERN FOR FREEZING AND BURSTING OF WATER PIPES. UNLIKE CONDITIONS ON CALM... VERY COLD NIGHTS... THIS BITTER COLD WILL BE WIND DRIVEN. THIS CAN CAUSE THE VERY COLD AIR TO INFILTRATE POORLY INSULATED AREAS MORE EFFICIENTLY.



    Last Updated on January 26th 2014 by Dee Loflin




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    Wind Chill Advisory for Stoddard County
    January 22nd 2014 by Dee Loflin
    Wind Chill Advisory for Stoddard County
    Submitted by
    Dee Loflin, SMT Manager/Editor

    Stoddard County, Missouri - 
    The National Weather Service out of Paducah, Kentucky has issued a Wind Chill Advisory.

    ... WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST THURSDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST THURSDAY.

    * WIND CHILL VALUES WILL FALL INTO THE -5 TO -15 RANGE LATER TONIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING AS ANOTHER CHUNK OF ARCTIC AIR MAKES ITS WAY SOUTHEAST INTO THE REGION.

    * WIND CHILLS OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN RESULT IN FROST BITE ON EXPOSED SKIN IN AS LITTLE AS 30 MINUTES. THOSE OUTDOORS WITHOUT SUFFICIENT PROTECTION WILL RUN A HIGH RISK FOR FROST BITE OR HYPOTHERMIA.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE WIND CHILLS OF 10 BELOW ZERO TO 25 BELOW ZERO. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROSTBITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS... MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.



    Last Updated on January 22nd 2014 by Dee Loflin




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    Special Weather Statement - Wintry Systems
    January 16th 2014 by Dee Loflin
    Special Weather Statement - Wintry Systems
    Submitted by
    Dee Loflin, SMT Manager/Editor

    Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service out of Paducah, Kentucky has issued a special weather statement.

    A SERIES OF LIGHT... BUT FAST MOVING WINTRY SYSTEMS EXPECTED TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY...

    THREE SMALL... BUT FAST MOVING WEATHER SYSTEMS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE QUAD STATE REGION BEGINNING THIS MORNING... THEN OCCUR PERIODICALLY THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. AS EACH OF THESE SYSTEMS MOVE THROUGH THE AREA... GUSTY WINDS AND COLD AIR WILL BE USHERED INTO THE REGION.

    THE FIRST WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE QUAD STATE REGION THIS MORNING. MAINLY LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO PUSH INTO SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS AND PARTS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI BEFORE DAYBREAK THIS MORNING. LOCALLY HIGHER SNOWFALL AMOUNTS NEAR AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE INTERSTATE 64 CORRIDOR OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA.

    HOWEVER... THIS SNOW IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN INTENSITY AS IT MOVES ACROSS SOUTHERN ILLINOIS... MAINLY NORTH OF ROUTE 13... SHORTLY AFTER SUNRISE. THIS SNOW WILL THEN WORK EAST ALONG THE INTERSTATE 64 CORRIDOR THROUGH SOUTHWEST INDIANA... SOUTHWARD TOWARD THE OHIO RIVER BEFORE NOON.

    GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH... ALONG WITH VISIBILITIES DUE TO THE SNOW LESS THAN A MILE AT TIMES... MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR DRIVERS DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FREEZING THIS AFTERNOON... MELTING ANY SNOW THAT FALLS OR IS ON THE GROUND.

    THE NEXT TWO WEATHER SYSTEMS... EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA FRIDAY AND FRIDAY EVENING... THEN AGAIN SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE LITTLE IN THE WAY OF ANY MEASURABLE SNOWFALL.

    THE WEATHER SYSTEM ON FRIDAY WILL USHER IN THE COLDEST AIR... WHICH WILL LEAD TO WIND CHILLS IN THE 5 TO 15 DEGREE RANGE BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

    NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 15 AND 25 MPH WILL BE LIKELY DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON ON FRIDAY. SOUTHWEST WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 25 AND 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THESE WIND GUSTS MAY CAUSE DIFFICULTY FOR DRIVERS OF HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

    ONCE THESE WEATHER SYSTEMS MOVE OUT... DRY... BUT COLD WEATHER SHOULD BE THE RULE THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

     



    Last Updated on January 16th 2014 by Dee Loflin




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