Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 3:20 PM CST on December 04, 2013
... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Thursday afternoon through
The National Weather Service in St Louis has issued a Winter
Storm Watch... which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through
* Timing... a wintry mix of snow... sleet... and freezing rain will
develop across southeast Missouri and southern Illinois Thursday
afternoon. This mix will transition to all snow Thursday
night... with several additional periods of moderate and heavy
snow continuing into Friday.
* Accumulations... snow accumulation of 4 to 7 inches... along
with up to one tenth of an inch of ice.
* Winds... north 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
* Impacts... Road conditions will be deteriorating rapidly Thursday
afternoon and evening as the wintry precipitation develops and
increases in intensity. The additional snowfall on Friday will
continue the hazardous travel conditions.
A Winter Storm Watch is advanced notice that severe winter
weather is possible in the watch area... it does not mean it is a
certainty. Those in the watch area should begin preparing in case
the storm does materialize. If you have travel planned... you may
want to adjust your travel time to avoid the storm. Also... you
should use this advanced notice to make certain your vehicle is
winterized. Make preparations at home by stocking emergency
supplies... such as food... medicine... and extra heating fuel...
just in case the storm makes travel impossible. This is
especially important for those living in rural areas.
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