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February 24, 2013

New winter storm forecast

Areas north of Joplin may get several inches

JOPLIN, Mo. — A new winter storm is expected to bring at least 2 more inches of snow to the area tonight.

Andy Boxell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Springfield, said Sunday that forecasters were tracking a developing weather system coming from northern Texas. He said the precipitation in the area will start today as rain and will turn into snow later in the day.

“We will see a large area of rain in the daytime in the area starting in the morning,”  Boxell said. “That rain will transition to snow during the evening, and we are predicting about 2 inches total, though 6 inches is possible.”

Boxell said the heaviest snow will be along a line from Columbus, Kan., to Eldon, Mo., with a projected snowfall of 6 inches, but more could be possible, depending on how the storm develops. A National Weather Service map shows that Crawford County, Kan., is expected to receive 3 to 6 inches in Pittsburg and the southeastern portion of the county, and 6 to 10 inches in the northwestern section.

“This is dependent on how far south the main band goes from Kansas City,” Boxell said. “But as it stands, this storm looks to be a sharp gradient in local areas, which can make it harder to predict. You may see only an inch or two in part of a county, with the other part getting the heaviest snow.”

Unlike last week’s storm, this system is not expected to produce ice or sleet.

“This looks like this will be a setup from a quick transition from rain to snow,” Boxell said. “There does not seem to be a high risk of ice associated with this storm at this time.”

The winter storm was brewing Sunday in western Oklahoma and Kansas, where it was expected to produce blizzards and up to a foot of snow — in the same areas that received more than a foot of snow last week — before moving into the Tri-State region tonight.

Storm advisories

Much of the area to the north of Joplin is under a winter storm watch or warning, but Jasper County residents were outside that area as of Sunday evening.

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