Stoddard County, MO - The National Weather Service in Paducah,KY has moved the Winter Storm Warning to Noon today from 6 p.m. It will be in effect until 6 p.m. on Thursday.
All of southeast Missouri, the Purchase Area of western Kentucky and southern Illinois generally west of Interstate 57 and 24
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY...
WHAT...Moderate to heavy mixed precipitation, mainly freezing rain and some sleet. Ice accumulations one quarter of an inch or more, with some minor accumulations of sleet. The highest freezing rain accumulations are expected to be from the Ozark Foothills to far Western Kentucky.
WHERE...All of southeast Missouri, the Purchase Area of western Kentucky and southern Illinois generally west of Interstate 57 and 24.
WHEN...From 12 PM today to 6 PM Thursday.
IMPACTS...Scattered power outages and some tree damage are likely due to the ice. Travel could be hazardous. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Two rounds of wintry precipitation can be expected. The first will enter Southeast Missouri this afternoon and spread across all of the warning area for the evening and overnight hours. The second will be from midday Thursday on through the afternoon across the Ozark Foothills of Missouri into southwest Illinois. The rest of the warning area should see temperatures rise above freezing Thursday, and switch the precipitation to just rain.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Stoddard County, MO - The National Weather Service in Paducah, KY has issued a Flood Watch beginning Monday through Tuesday.
Most of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois south of route 13, and all of western Kentucky
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...
WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.
WHERE...Most of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois south of route 13, and all of western Kentucky.
WHEN...From late tonight through Tuesday evening.
IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - Heavy rain is forecast to fall on recently saturated ground. Widespread amounts of 2 to 3 inches are forecast, and locally higher totals are possible.
Be sure to monitor updated forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
Stoddard County, MO - The National Weather Service in Paducah, KY has issued a Flood Warning for Stoddard County from 10:13 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Portions of western Kentucky and southeast Missouri, including the following areas, in western Kentucky, Fulton. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger, Butler, Carter, New Madrid, Ripley, Stoddard and Wayne
...FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING...
WHAT...Urban area and Small stream flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.
WHERE...Portions of western Kentucky and southeast Missouri, including the following areas, in western Kentucky, Fulton. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger, Butler, Carter, New Madrid, Ripley, Stoddard and Wayne.
WHEN...Until 700 PM CST Thursday.
IMPACTS...Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring. Streams continue to rise due to excess runoff from earlier rainfall. Low-water crossings are inundated with water and may not be passable. It will take several hours for all the water from these storms to work through local drainage systems in urban areas.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 1004 AM CST, Cooperative observers and public reports indicated heavy rain in the warned area due to heavy rain showers and scattered thunderstorms. Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. Between 1 and 3 inches of rain have fallen. - Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area. - Some locations that will experience flooding include... Poplar Bluff, Sikeston, Dexter, Portageville, New Madrid, Doniphan, Bernie, Marble Hill, Lilbourn, Lake Wappapello State Park, Greenville, Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, Malden, Gideon, Morehouse, Puxico, Parma, Naylor, Matthews and Marston. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route.
Flooding is occurring or is imminent. It is important to know where you are relative to streams, rivers, or creeks which can become killers in heavy rains. Campers and hikers should avoid streams or creeks.
Please report observed flooding to local emergency services or law enforcement and request they pass this information to the National Weather Service when you can do so safely.
Periods of heavy rain overnight and this morning have produced widespread one to two inches of rain over the southeast Missouri foothills and further east toward the southeast Missouri Delta region. Periods of heavy rain is expected to persist into the early to middle afternoon hours and work southeast toward the bootheel region.
Stoddard County, MO - The National Weather Service in Paducah, KY has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING!
Portions of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. This area is generally along and west of a line from Poplar Bluff and Cape Girardeau Missouri to Marion and Albion Illinois
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM CST FRIDAY...
WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation is possible. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 2 to 5 inches, and ice accumulations of one tenth of an inch with locally higher amounts possible.
WHERE...Portions of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. This area is generally along and west of a line from Poplar Bluff and Cape Girardeau Missouri to Marion and Albion Illinois.
WHEN...From Wednesday afternoon through late Thursday night.
IMPACTS...Power outages and tree damage are possible due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible and should be avoided unless absolutely necessary. The hazardous conditions could impact those travelers during the morning or evening commutes, especially on Thursday.
Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.
Stoddard County, MO - The National Weather Service in Paducah, KY has issued a WINTER STORM WATCH from Wednesday evening through late Thursday night.
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...
WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation is possible with total snow accumulations of up to two inches, and ice accumulations of two tenths to four tenths of an inch possible.
WHERE...For portions of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. This area is along and west of a line from Doniphan, Poplar Bluff, Cape Girardeau Missouri onward to Carbondale, McLeansboro, and Wayne City Illinois.
WHEN...From Wednesday evening through late Thursday night.
IMPACTS...Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible and should be avoided unless absolutely necessary. The hazardous conditions could impact those travelers during the morning or evening commutes.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Prolonged power outages may occur where significant ice accumulations develop.
Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.
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Stoddard County, MO - The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky has issued a Special Weather Statement. Wind chills near zero tonight (Tuesday) and early Wednesday.
...Wind Chills Near Zero Late Tonight and Early Wednesday...
Arctic high pressure will bring another shot of bitterly cold air into our region over the next 24 hours. Temperatures tonight will bottom out from 5 to 15 degrees, but north winds around 10 mph will make it feel even colder.
Around daybreak Wednesday, wind chills will be from zero to 5 below along and northwest of a line from Evansville Indiana to Cape Girardeau Missouri. Wind chills to the southeast of that line will bottom out from zero to 5 above.
Regardless of the exact value, these wind chills will impact morning commuters and school children. Dress in layers, wear a hat or hood, and protect outdoor pets. The lowest wind chills will occur from about 3 AM to 10 AM, then rise into the 20s Wednesday afternoon.
Stoddard County, MO - The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky has issued a Special Weather Statement for Wednesday afternoon and evening. Bitter cold and slick road!
...Bitterly cold temperatures expected starting Wednesday Afternoon... ...Slick Roads possible late Wednesday Afternoon and Night...
An Arctic blast of cold air will move into the Quad State region Wednesday afternoon, pushing the entire region below the freezing mark by 7 pm Wednesday. Once the cold air moves in, temperatures are not expected to rise above freezing until early Saturday afternoon.
Gusty north winds will produce very low wind chills Thursday into Friday morning. Wind chills below zero will be likely over southern Illinois and southeast Missouri, with barely above zero wind chills over west Kentucky and southwest Indiana. Wind Chills will remain in the single digits for parts of the area all day on Thursday and into early Friday morning.
Anyone traveling or working outdoors should bundle up in layers to protect yourself from developing hypothermia and frostbite.
Consideration should also be given to protect pets and livestock left outdoors.
For those with water systems vulnerable to an extended period of sub-freezing temperatures, be sure to keep a trickle of water running through those systems.
A Winter Weather Advisory is currently posted for part of southwest Indiana and the Pennyrile region of west Kentucky late Wednesday afternoon and night, where the best accumulation of wintry precipitation is expected.
However, with temperatures expected to plummet and remain below freezing, any wintry precipitation still left on roadways and sidewalks across the Quad State late Wednesday afternoon and night will freeze.
Travelers should use caution while traveling and be watchful for any slick spots on roadways, especially elevated bridges and overpasses.
Please stay tuned to the National Weather Service in Paducah for the latest forecasts and statements associated with this winter event.