The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


December 5, 2013

Heavy snow forecast for Joplin area

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A winter storm warning for snow is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday, according to a statement released this morning by the National Weather Service forecast office at Springfield.

Snow and sleet accumulations of 4 to 8 inches will be possible today through Friday afternoon along the Interstate 44 corridor. The heaviest precipitation will occur south and east of the corridor. Little or no accumulation of ice is forecast.

Southeast Kansas can expect 1 to 3 inches of snow. Some places might see only a dusting.

The snow will taper off later today, but a second round will develop later tonight and affect much of the outlook area. The heaviest snow accumulations will again be south and east of the interstate.

Wind-chill values today and tonight will be in the single digits.

Another chance of wintry precipitation will impact the region late Saturday night through Sunday. Additional snow accumulations are expected.

Bitterly-cold air will continue into the middle of next week. Temperatures will drop into the single digits and lower teens through Tuesday. Wind chills will fall below zero.


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