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Freezing Fog Advisory
March 05th 2014 by Dee Loflin
Freezing Fog Advisory

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Dee Loflin, SMT Manager/Editor

Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky has issued a Freezing Fog Advisory.

... FREEZING FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CST THIS MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A FREEZING FOG ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CST THIS MORNING.

* TIMING... FREEZING FOG WILL PERSIST UNTIL MID MORNING.

* VISIBILITY... VISIBILITY WILL BE ONE HALF MILE OR LESS IN MOST LOCATIONS.

* IMPACTS... FREEZING FOG WILL LEAVE A THIN GLAZE OF ICE ON MANY SURFACES. HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF POOR VISIBILITY AND ICE ON ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZING FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING... SLOW DOWN... USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS... AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU. ALSO... BE ALERT FOR FROST ON BRIDGE DECKS CAUSING SLIPPERY ROADS.

AREAS OF DENSE FREEZING FOG EARLY THIS MORNING WERE BEING CAUSED BY A SOUTHEAST WIND FLOW OF MILDER AIR OVER SNOW COVERED GROUND.


Last Updated on March 05th 2014 by Dee Loflin




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Winter Storm Warning Extended to 11:00 a.m. on Monday
March 02nd 2014 by Dee Loflin
Winter Storm Warning Extended to 11:00 a.m. on Monday

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Dee Loflin, SMT Manager/Editor

Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky has extended the Winter Storm Warning until 11:00 a.m. on Monday.

... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST MONDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST MONDAY.

* SLEET WILL TRANSITION OVER TO SNOW THIS EVENING OVER SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA... AND THEN LATER TONIGHT OVER WESTERN KENTUCKY AND FAR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. SNOW WILL EVENTUALLY TAPER OFF AROUND SUNRISE MONDAY.

* HEAVY ACCUMULATIONS OF SLEET AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF FOUR TO EIGHT INCHES ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY. A FULL INCH OF SLEET MAY OCCUR IN SOME LOCATIONS ALONG THE OHIO RIVER BEFORE THE TRANSITION TO SNOW. LOCALIZED BANDING AND THUNDER WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE... WHICH COULD LEAD TO SOME ISOLATED HIGHER ACCUMULATIONS.

* IMPACTS... TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL BECOME PROGRESSIVELY MORE TREACHEROUS THROUGH THE NIGHT TIME HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW... SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.


Last Updated on March 02nd 2014 by Dee Loflin




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UPDATE: Significant Sleet and Snow Expected Sunday Night
March 01st 2014 by Jeff Huffman
UPDATE: Significant Sleet and Snow Expected Sunday Night
A major winter storm will affect much of the central U.S. Sunday and Monday, dumping several inches of snow after laying down a coating of freezing rain and sleet in many areas.  The precipitation will come in waves and not all at once.  The first wave of winter weather will mainly affect northern and central Missouri, where 4 to 8 inches of snow will fall Sunday.  The second wave will have the greatest impact on Southeast Missouri and Stoddard County, likely arriving Sunday evening and overnight, ending midday Monday.  Travel is not advised anywhere in the region beginning Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon.  

Latest data suggests the atmosphere will be colder aloft, likely preventing a significant build up of ice on trees and power lines from freezing rain in Stoddard County.  Rather, minor amounts of freezing rain will occur first Sunday afternoon and evening, followed by a changeover to several hours of heavy sleet Sunday night, then ending as a few inches of snow Monday morning.  The combination of all three of these precipitation types, along with bitter temperatures in the teens and single digits following the storm, will make travel EXTREMELY hazardous for many hours after the precipitation has ended.  

My forecast amounts are below (margin of error +/- 1"):

DEXTER:  0.25" freezing rain, 1" sleet, 4" snow
POPLAR BLUFF:  0.25" freezing rain, 0.75" sleet, 5" snow
SIKESTON:  0.5" freezing rain, 1" sleet, 3" snow
CAPE GIRARDEAU:  0.25" freezing rain, 0.5" sleet, 6" snow

Last Updated on March 01st 2014 by Jeff Huffman




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Winter Storm Warning Issued Sunday and Monday
March 01st 2014 by Dee Loflin
Winter Storm Warning Issued Sunday and Monday

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Dee Loflin, SMT Manager/Editor

Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Stoddard County.

... WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST SUNDAY TO 6 AM CST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR ICE... SNOW... AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 6 AM CST MONDAY. THE WARNING AREA IS GENERALLY NORTH AND WEST OF A LINE FROM ROCKPORT INDIANA TO NEW MADRID MISSOURI. THE WINTER STORM WATCH FOR THIS AREA IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING... EARLY SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* AMOUNTS... MODERATE ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE... SLEET... AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED. SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF FOUR TO SIX INCHES ARE EXPECTED MAINLY ALONG THE INTERSTATE 64 CORRIDOR... TAPERING OFF TO AROUND TWO INCHES AS YOU HEAD SOUTH AND EAST TO THE PURCHASE AREA OF WESTERN KENTUCKY. MOST OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI IS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE LESS THAN TWO INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET. ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM A QUARTER INCH OVER SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS TO A HALF INCH OVER THE SOUTHERN PURCHASE AREA OF WESTERN KENTUCKY.

* IMPACTS... AS THE PRECIPITATION CHANGES TO FREEZING OR FROZEN... TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL BECOME TREACHEROUS... ESPECIALLY SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES WILL BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW... SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.


Last Updated on March 01st 2014 by Jeff Huffman




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Winter Storm Watch Issued for Weekend
February 28th 2014 by Dee Loflin
Winter Storm Watch Issued for Weekend

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Dee Loflin, SMT Manager/Editor

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

... WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* TIMING: STARTING AFTER MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MIDDAY MONDAY GENERALLY NORTH AND WEST OF A LINE FROM ROCKPORT INDIANA TO NEW MADRID MISSOURI.

* MAIN IMPACT: SIGNIFICANT ICE... SNOW... AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED.

* OTHER IMPACTS: SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROADWAYS WILL RESULT IN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. ICE ACCUMULATION ON TREES AND POWER LINES WILL LIKELY CAUSE TREE DAMAGE AS WELL AS SOME POWER OUTAGES.

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.

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... POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND...

.THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT AND A SYSTEM LIFTING OUT OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS WILL BRING WINTRY WEATHER TO THE QUAD STATE REGION FROM SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH AT LEAST MIDDAY MONDAY. SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE ARE POSSIBLE WITH SNOW AND SLEET FALLING ON THE ICE BEFORE ENDING.


Last Updated on February 28th 2014 by Dee Loflin




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Wind Advisory for Stoddard County
February 20th 2014 by Dee Loflin
Wind Advisory for Stoddard County

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Dee Loflin, SMT Manager/Editor

Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky has issued a Wind Advisory for Stoddard County, Missouri.

... WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 8 PM CST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 8 PM CST THURSDAY.

* TIMING... THURSDAY AND EARLY THURSDAY EVENING.

* WINDS... DURING THE DAY... SOUTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH A FEW GUSTS 45 MPH. IN THE EVENING... WEST WINDS 20 TO 40 MPH WITH A FEW GUSTS 45 TO 50 MPH. THESE WILL BE GRADIENT... NON THUNDERSTORM WINDS.

* IMPACTS... LOOSE UNSECURED OUTDOOR OBJECTS WILL BE TOSSED AROUND. SOME TREE LIMBS COULD COME DOWN. DRIVING WILL BE IMPACTED... ESPECIALLY HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

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 February 20th 2014 by Dee Loflin




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A developing line of thunderstorms capable of producing damaging wind will race across eastern Missouri Thursday afternoon ahead of a cold front.  The severe risk, including isolated tornadoes, is much higher as this line reaches Tennessee, Kentucky, Southern Illinois and Indiana.  However, wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph will be common with the squall line as it passes through Southeast Missouri between 4 and 7pm Thursday.  Estimated arrival times are 4 to 5pm in Poplar Bluff, close to 5pm in Dexter, and between 5 and 6pm in Sikeston.  When the skies threaten, residents and motorists in Stoddard County are encouraged to seek shelter indoors, preferably away from windows, trees and power lines.

Last Updated on February 19th 2014 by Staff Writer




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