Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 2:46 PM CST on December 12, 2013
... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Friday afternoon through
The National Weather Service in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill has
issued a Winter Storm Watch... which is in effect from Friday
afternoon through Saturday morning.
* Location... along a line from the Kansas City Metro area to
Kirksville. Areas 30 to 50 miles north and south of that line will
be at risk for seeing a period of moderate to heavy snow.
* Timing... expect light freezing rain to occur early Friday
morning... transitioning to rain by noon Friday. A change over to
snow will likely take place between 3 PM and 6 PM. The heaviest
snow will likely end by midnight Friday night. Light snow will
continue through Friday night and end Saturday morning.
* Snow/ice accumulations... ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch
will be possible. Snow amounts ranging from 3 to 6 inches will be
possible... with some areas within the heavier snow bands
potentially receiving amounts higher than 6 inches.
* Impacts... icy surfaces including roadways will become very slick.
Once the snow begins expect visibility to be very low during the
periods of heaviest snow. Roads could also become packed with snow
very quickly as snow fall rates could be rather high.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
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