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Freezing Rain Advisory issued December 20 at 6:43AM CST until December 20 at 12:00PM CST by NWS
Effective: 6:43 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013
Expires: noon on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

...FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL PRODUCE A THIN GLAZE OF ICE THIS
MORNING... ...A WINTER STORM WILL BRING ADDITIONAL ICING AND
SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TO THE REGION SATURDAY AND
SATURDAY NIGHT WITH TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES LIKELY...
...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST
TODAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...
A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY.
A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.
* TIMING...POCKETS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE AND SHOWERS OF LIGHT FREEZING
RAIN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS MORNING...ENDING FROM WEST TO EAST
AROUND NOON.
* ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED
WHERE FREEZING DRIZZLE OCCURS. WITH GUSTY NORTH WINDS...EVEN A
SMALL AMOUNT OF DRIZZLE WILL PRODUCE A THIN GLAZE OF ICE ON
UNTREATED ROADS AND WIND SHIELDS.
A LARGER AND STRONGER WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL BEGIN TO AFFECT
NORTHWEST MISSOURI SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SPREAD QUICKLY ACROSS
NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST MISSOURI SATURDAY EVENING.
* IMPACTS...FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD NORTH INTO
CENTRAL AND WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI SATURDAY MORNING. THE LONGER
TEMPERATURES REMAIN BELOW FREEZING...THE MORE ICING THAT WILL
OCCUR. THERE HAS BEEN A SOUTHWARD SHIFT IN THE EXPECTED TRACK
OF THE SYSTEM THAT MAY LIMIT HOW FAR NORTH FREEZING RAIN
REACHES ON SATURDAY. CURRENTLY...IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT MINOR
ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TENTH TO ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH MAY
REACH A KANSAS CITY TO MOBERLY LINE ON SATURDAY...RESULTING IN
SLICK AND HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS AND POSSIBLE DOWN SMALL
LIMBS.
ANY FREEZING RAIN SATURDAY AFTERNOON WILL QUICKLY TRANSITION TO
SLEET AND THEN ALL SNOW SATURDAY EVENING. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT
TIMES. ALTHOUGH CHANGES IN STORM TRACK MAY ALTER SPECIFIC SNOW
AMOUNTS...CONDITIONS APPEAR FAVORABLE FOR WIDESPREAD SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF THE WATCH
AREA SATURDAY NIGHT. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO FLURRIES BY DAYBREAK
SUNDAY.

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