Winter Storm Warning issued for Adair, Adams, Madison, Union, Taylor & Ringgold Counties

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February 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DALLAS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION- TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES…
1006 AM CST TUE FEB 26 2013
    
 …WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...BANDS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WARNING AREA TODAY. RAPID SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AN INCH AN HOUR  ARE EXPECTED WITH THE HEAVIER SNOW BANDS. LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. GUSTY NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIVING SNOW.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 9 INCHES
WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE THROUGH NOON WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED TO CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW AND REDUCE VISIBILITY UNDER ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.
    
* IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL REMAIN EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT DUE TO HEAVY SNOW AND DRIVEN BY THE WIND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD …AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.