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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

CSW WEATHER: Winter Weather Advisory Tonight For Metro Kansas City

I've included the entire NWS advisory text here for you- but in a nutshell- 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible over Metro K.C. tonight- ending early Thursday.




The snow will melt on the warm surfaces and freeze later tonight- creating dangerous icy conditions on untreated driving or walking surfaces.




CSW will be on it tonite- monitoring for bad road conditions and the resultant crashes...





URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
1131 AM CST WED JAN 11 2012

...LIGHT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION TONIGHT...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT AND WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL PASS THROUGH THE
REGION LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. TEMPERATURES
WILL PLUMMET WITH THE PASSAGE OF THIS FRONT...AS NORTHWEST WINDS
BECOME STRONG AND GUSTY. LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN TO FALL ACROSS THE
AREA THIS EVENING...WITH VISIBILITIES SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED DUE TO
BLOWING SNOW. INITIALLY...SNOW WILL MELT ON ROADS GIVEN THE RECENT
WARM TEMPERATURES...HOWEVER STRONG WINDS AND COLD AIR WILL CAUSE THIS
MELTED SNOW TO REFREEZE CREATING POTENTIALLY VERY DANGEROUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL TOTALS WILL RANGE FROM
1 TO 3 INCHES ACROSS MOST OF THE ADVISORY AREA.

KSZ025-057-060-103>105-MOZ003>006-013>015-020>023-028>030-037-043-
053-120145-
/O.NEW.KEAX.WW.Y.0001.120112T0000Z-120112T1500Z/
ATCHISON KS-MIAMI-LINN KS-LEAVENWORTH-WYANDOTTE-JOHNSON KS-WORTH-
GENTRY-HARRISON-MERCER-DE KALB-DAVIESS-GRUNDY-BUCHANAN-CLINTON-
CALDWELL-LIVINGSTON-PLATTE-CLAY-RAY-JACKSON-CASS-BATES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ATCHISON...PAOLA...MOUND CITY...
LEAVENWORTH...OVERLAND PARK...OLATHE...GRANT CITY...ALBANY...
STANBERRY...BETHANY...PRINCETON...CAMERON...GALLATIN...
JAMESPORT...TRENTON...ST. JOSEPH...PLATTSBURG...HAMILTON...POLO...
CHILLICOTHE...PARKVILLE...PLATTE CITY...WESTON...LIBERTY...
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS...RICHMOND...KANSAS CITY...INDEPENDENCE...
RAYMORE...HARRISONVILLE...PLEASANT HILL...BUTLER...RICH HILL
1131 AM CST WED JAN 11 2012

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 AM CST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL HAS
ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW... WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CST THURSDAY.


* LOCATION - OVER EASTERN KANSAS...WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHERN
  MISSOURI...INCLUDING THE ENTIRE KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN AREA.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS - AT 11 AM...A COLD FRONT HAS MOVED TO THE
  INTERSTATE 35 CORRIDOR...WITH MUCH COLDER AIR JUST BEGINNING TO
  FILTER INTO THE REGION.


* TIMING - SNOW WILL BEGIN JUST AFTER SUNSET EARLY THIS EVENING...AND
  CONTINUE INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. ALTHOUGH SNOW WILL HAVE LARGELY
  ENDED BY THURSDAY MORNING...ROAD CONDITIONS MAY STILL BE TREACHEROUS
  DUE TO SNOW AND ICE COVER.

* SNOW/ICE ACCUMULATIONS - 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS - STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CREATE REDUCED VISIBILITIES
  AND EXTENSIVE BLOWING SNOW...MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT. IN
  ADDITION...SNOW WILL INITIALLY MELT ON CONTACT THIS EVENING...BUT
  WILL REFREEZE OVERNIGHT AS TEMPERATURES FALL...CREATING POTENTIALLY
  DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR  SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.


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