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County,
Winter Storm Watch issued March 03 at 4:13AM CST until March 05 at 6:00AM CST by NWS
Effective: 4:13 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Expires: 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015

...SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND SLEET WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
.SUB FREEZING AIR IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT COMBINED WITH
ABUNDANT ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE WILL LIKELY PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT
SNOW AND SLEET ACROSS THE REGION.
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
* TIMING: RAIN SHOULD BEGIN CHANGING OVER TO FREEZING RAIN...
SLEET AND SNOW FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST LATE TUESDAY NIGHT
AND WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE CHANGEOVER TO SLEET AND SNOW MAY NOT
OCCUR UNTIL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON OVER THE SOUTHERN PENNYRILE
REGION OF WESTERN KENTUCKY. THE SNOW WILL THEN TAPER OFF FROM
NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
* MAIN IMPACT: BY EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...SNOWFALL TOTALS ARE
EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES ALONG THE NORTHERN
PERIPHERY OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UP TO 6 TO 8 INCHES SOUTHEAST OF
A LINE FROM PETERSBURG INDIANA TO CARBONDALE ILLINOIS TO POPLAR
BLUFF MISSOURI. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE LIKELY WHERE SNOW
BANDING OCCURS. AS MUCH AS ONE INCH OF SLEET MAY FALL PRIOR TO
THE SNOW...PARTICULARLY ACROSS WESTERN KENTUCKY AND FAR
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI.
* OTHER IMPACTS: THIS MUCH SNOW AND SLEET WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT
TRAVEL ISSUES ACROSS THE REGION. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES WILL
ALSO BE POSSIBLE. MAKE PREPARATIONS NOW FOR THIS UPCOMING WINTER
STORM. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES AND THE PROBABLE UPGRADE TO A
WINTER STORM WARNING LATER TODAY.

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