December 18, 2014
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RAIN:  7AM to 7AM:  .57"    Month:  2.30”    Year:  43.53"   |  TEMPS:  High: 37  Low: 32
 
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Twin Lakes Area under winter storm warning, ice and snow predicted



     The old adage will hold true for today - March will roar in like a lion. The entire Twin Lakes Area, including North central Arkansas and South central Missouri, is under a winter storm warning for today until 6 Monday morning. Wintry precipitation can be expected to start as freezing drizzle this morning and will transition to periods of heavy sleet this afternoon.
     A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected. This system could bring strong winds which could make travel very hazardous.
     Charles Dalton, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in North Little Rock, says the system is already moving across the western part of the state. Dalton says the area could receive one-tenth to one-fourth of an inch of ice today, with higher amounts possible.
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     Dalton says the precipitation will taper off slightly this afternoon; heavier snowfall will move into the area this evening and fall throughout the night. Dalton says two to five inches of sleet and snow are expected by daybreak tomorrow.
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     Looking ahead to this evening, the National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a wind chill advisory for South central Missouri from 6 tonight until noon on Monday. A wind chill advisory indicates there will be very cold air and strong winds. These conditions combined will make travel very hazardous, or in some cases impossible. Also, residents are urged to stay indoors, but if being outside is necessary they should wear hats and gloves because the frigid cold can result in frost bite and hypothermia if precautions are not taken.

 

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