Putnam Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 9:23 AM CST on February 01, 2015

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 9 PM CST this evening...

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

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

* Total snow accumulations...7 to 11 inches.

* 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 substantial blowing and drifting snow...with visibilities possibly dropping below a mile at times. Strong winds may also lead to scattered power outages.

* 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 Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow... sleet...or ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

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 0710 am

Unionville, Putnam County.

Snow e7.5 inch, reported by public.

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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 12:01 PM CST on February 1, 2015

The NOAA Weather Radio station kec77 in Saint Joseph, MO, operating on a frequency of 162.400 mhz, is temporarily off the air due to a communications outage. We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause.

Some listeners may be able to receive coverage from nearby transmitters, including:

Kid77 in Kansas City...162.550 mhz kzz85 in Cameron...162.475 mhz kzz37 in Maryville...162.425 mhz

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