The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

March 24, 2013

NWS Springfield: Snow to continue throughout area on Sunday

Globe staff
NWS Springfield

JOPLIN, Mo. —

TODAY AND TONIGHT...

WEATHER HAZARDS EXPECTED.

  LIMITED NON-THUNDERSTORM WIND RISK.
  SIGNIFICANT SNOW RISK.

DISCUSSION...

  SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE OUTLOOK AREA THIS MORNING. MODERATE TO
  OCCASIONALLY HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY. THE
  HIGHEST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR NORTH OF INTERSTATE 44
  WHERE A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT. LIGHTER ACCUMULATIONS
  WILL OCCUR SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 44 WHERE THERE IS A WINTER
  WEATHER ADVISORY.

  INCREASING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH MAY
  RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW...ESPECIALLY ACROSS
  CENTRAL MISSOURI.

  THE VISIBILITY WILL DROP TO LOW AS ONE HALF MILE IN THE HEAVIER
  SNOW.

  ANOTHER WEAK DISTURBANCE WILL BRING ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW TO
  CENTRAL MISSOURI LATER TONIGHT AND MONDAY. AREAS AROUND LAKE OF
  THE OZARKS TO ROLLA MAY SEE UP TO AN INCH OF ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL.

  THE COMBINATION OF RECENT RAINFALL AND MELTING SNOW WILL LIKELY
  LEAD TO RISING CREEKS AND RIVERS INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. THIS MAY
  RESULT IN FLOODING OF SOME LOW WATER CROSSINGS.