Statement as of 5:56 PM CST on December 21, 2013
Winter Storm Warning
... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 am CST Sunday...
A Winter Storm Warning for freezing rain and a mix of sleet and
snow remains in effect until 6 am CST Sunday.
* Short term trends... the freezing line extended from Monett to
Rolla this evening and will begin to slowly drop back to the
southeast tonight. Another band of precipitation will move into
western Missouri and extreme southeast Kansas from eastern
Oklahoma this evening with additional ice accumulations of up to
a tenth an inch possible.
* Timing and areas affected... occasional light freezing rain this
evening... changing to freezing drizzle... sleet and light snow
later tonight and Sunday morning.
* Snow and sleet accumulations... a dusting or less than one inch
of snow can be expected along the I-44 corridor. One to two inches
can be expected further north across central Missouri and
* Ice accumulations... additional ice accumulations of up to a
tenth of an inch will be possible this evening bringing storm
totals from a quarter to half inch in many locations.
* Impacts... ice will continue to cause travel problems through
this evening... mainly on bridges and overpasses and untreated
roadways. Light snow and sleet on top of ice will likely worsen
travel conditions tonight into early Sunday morning. Ice build
up on trees and power lines will also continue to lead to
sporadic power outages.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow...
sleet... and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
Consider taking a winter storm kit along with you. This kit should
include such items as tire chains... booster cables... a
flashlight... shovel... blankets... extra clothing and anything else
that would help you survive in case you become stranded.