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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Winter Storm Warning issued until 11 p.m.

  • ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CST THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORMWARNING FOR PERIODS OF HEAVY SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS INEFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CST THIS EVENING. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORYIS NO LONGER IN EFFECT....
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  • ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CST THIS EVENING...
     
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
    WARNING FOR PERIODS OF HEAVY SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN
    EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CST THIS EVENING. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
    IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
     
    * LIGHT SLEET HAS BEGAN TO FALL OVER MUCH OF THE WARNED AREA THIS
    MORNING. THE WARNING AREA IS GENERALLY NORTHWEST OF A LINE
    EXTENDING FROM MOUNT CARMEL ILLINOIS...TO VIENNA ILLINOIS TO
    DEXTER MISSOURI. THE SLEET IS EXPECTED TO PICK UP IN INTENSITY
    THIS AFTERNOON...AND MAY ALSO TRANSITION OVER TO FREEZING
    RAIN...ESPECIALLY OVER SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. SOME RUMBLES OF
    THUNDER MAY ALSO BE HEARD. TEMPERATURES SHOULD REMAIN AT OR
    JUST BELOW THE FREEZING MARK THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT AS THE
    PRECIPITATION BEGINS TO TAPER OFF. TEMPERATURES SHOULD THEN
    CLIMB ABOVE FREEZING LATE IN THE EVENING....RESULTING IN A
    CHANGE TO PLAIN RAIN.
     
    * ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE QUARTER TO A HALF OF AN INCH CAN BE
    EXPECTED ALONG WITH HEAVY SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF AN INCH OR TWO.
     
    * THIS WINTRY MIX WILL LIKELY LEAD TO VERY DANGEROUS TRAVEL
    CONDITIONS ON ROADWAYS...AND ESPECIALLY ON ELEVATED SURFACES.
    SOME POWER OUTAGES CANNOT BE RULED OUT...ESPECIALLY OVER
    PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...WHERE THE GREATEST ICING IS
    EXPECTED TO OCCUR.
     
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
     
    A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SLEET AND ICE
    ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS
    WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.
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