Atchison Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 9:23 AM CST on February 01, 2015

...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM CST this evening...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow remains in effect until 9 PM CST this evening.

* Timing...light snow will continue through this evening.

* Total snow accumulations...2 to 6 inches with the highest amounts near a Saint Joseph...Chillicothe...Moberly line.

* Winds...north winds will increase to 15 to 25 mph late this morning and this afternoon with gusts to 40 mph. This will result in periods of blowing and drifting snow. A few power outages are also possible.

* Temperatures...will rapidly fall into the lower and middle 20s this afternoon...which may cause quick freezing of slush and water on roadways. Any untreated roadways could become very slick.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow...sleet...or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.

Special Statement
Statement as of 9:37 AM CST on February 01, 2015

...Worsening travel conditions this afternoon...

Winds will quickly increase from the north late this morning and this afternoon with occasional gusts to 40 mph. This will lead to substantial blowing and drifting of snow...with visibilities dropping to below a mile at times especially across far northern Missouri where 6 to 10 inches of snow has already fallen. Blowing snow will also make it very difficult to maintain clear roadways.

In addition...rapidly falling temperatures into the lower and middle 20s this afternoon will cause any slush and water to freeze especially on any untreated roadways as well as bridges and overpasses. This may result in very hazardous and icy conditions in spots.

Motorists should use extreme caution if traveling this afternoon and be prepared for quickly deteriorating travel conditions.

Record Report
Statement as of 12:47 am CST on February 01, 2015

...Record daily maximum rainfall set at St. Joseph MO...

A record rainfall of 1.1 inches was set at St. Joseph MO yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.39 set in 1915.

Local Storm Report

02/01/2015 0700 am

Rockport, Atchison County.

Snow m6.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.

Snowfall 5.5 snow depth 6.0

02/01/2015 0510 am

Rockport, Atchison County.

Snow m4.0 inch, reported by law enforcement.

01/31/2015 0846 PM

1 miles N of Rockport, Atchison County.

Snow e1.5 inch, reported by 911 call center.

Estimated 1 to 2 inches.

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