Let It Snow, Let It Snow

| December 30, 2012 | 2:30 pm
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A winter weather event is on the way to the KMZU listening area.

Click to hear KMZU’s Chris Clift talk with National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Hawblitzel:

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The weather service office in Pleasant Hill says the snow will start Monday morning and continue through the evening.

Accordingt to Hawblitzel 2 – 4 inches of accumulation are expected.

The heaviest snow is likely from 7 – 11 a.m. with a second round possible starting just prior to sundown.

The risk of ice accumulation will become an increased concern after dark on New Year’s Eve, and drivers are advised to use caution.

A winter weather advisory has been issued for a number of counties in the KMZU listening area:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO 1201 PM CST SUN DEC 30 2012

…ACCUMULATING SNOW FOR NEW YEARS EVE…

PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN MONDAY MORNING AND LAST INTO EARLY TUESDAY. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 2 AND 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. FALLING TEMPERATURES MONDAY EVENING MAY LEAD TO ICY ROADS AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

ATCHISON KS-MIAMI-LINN KS-DONIPHAN-LEAVENWORTH-WYANDOTTE- JOHNSON KS-ANDREW-DE KALB-DAVIESS-BUCHANAN-CLINTON-CALDWELL- LIVINGSTON-LINN MO-MACON-PLATTE-CLAY-RAY-CARROLL-CHARITON- RANDOLPH-JACKSON-LAFAYETTE-SALINE-HOWARD-CASS-JOHNSON MO-PETTIS- COOPER-BATES-HENRY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ATCHISON…PAOLA…MOUND CITY…TROY… LEAVENWORTH…OVERLAND PARK…OLATHE…SAVANNAH…CAMERON… GALLATIN…JAMESPORT…ST. JOSEPH…PLATTSBURG…HAMILTON… POLO…CHILLICOTHE…BROOKFIELD…MACON…LA PLATA…PARKVILLE… PLATTE CITY…WESTON…LIBERTY…EXCELSIOR SPRINGS…RICHMOND… CARROLLTON…SALISBURY…KEYTESVILLE…MOBERLY…KANSAS CITY… INDEPENDENCE…LEXINGTON…CONCORDIA…MARSHALL…FAYETTE… NEW FRANKLIN…RAYMORE…HARRISONVILLE…PLEASANT HILL… WARRENSBURG…SEDALIA…BOONVILLE…BUTLER…RICH HILL…CLINTON

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM MONDAY TO 6 AM CST TUESDAY…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM MONDAY TO 6 AM CST TUESDAY.
* LOCATIONS…AREAS GENERALLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF U.S. 36 HIGHWAY.
* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN EARLY MONDAY MORNING AND LAST INTO EARLY   MONDAY AFTERNOON. THERE MAY BE A LULL IN THE ACCUMULATING SNOW LATE   MONDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE ADDITIONAL SNOW DEVELOPS MONDAY EVENING AND   EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.
* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES…WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS   UP TO 5 INCHES.
* IMPACTS…LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL   CONDITIONS MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.
* OTHER IMPACTS…SOME SNOW MAY MELT ON ROADWAYS AND OTHER SURFACES   DURING THE DAY MONDAY…BEFORE RAPIDLY FALLING TEMPERATURES CAUSES   THIS MOISTURE TO FREEZE AFTER DARK. ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW ON TOP   OF ICY ROADS MAY CREATE VERY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS MONDAY   EVENING AND EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

 

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