Snow accumulates as winter storm crosses Missouri

Winter Weather Advisory in effect overnight in Mid-Missouri

Updated for overnight

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NWS Multmedia Weather Briefing 01-01-2014

A fast-moving winter storm is bringing significant snow and much colder air to the region through Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service forecasts snow spreading from northern Missouri into central Missouri. The snow may be heavy at times overnight, with several inches of accumulation expected by daybreak on Thursday.

Strong northwest winds on Thursday may create blowing snow in rural, open areas. Holiday travelers are urged to use caution.

Use the links below for updated radar, forecasts and highway conditions.

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The NWS issued the following weather statement effective for central Missouri including Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Osage, Maries, Moniteau, Morgan, Maries and Miller counties. This includes the towns of California, Columbia, Fulton, Jefferson City, Linn and Vienna, and the Lake of the Ozarks area.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW... IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST THURSDAY.

  • TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.
  • ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW.
  • WINDS... NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
  • IMPACTS... TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS DUE TO SLICK ROADWAYS DURING THE EVENING. INCREASING GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS THIS EVENING WILL RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING FURTHER LIMITING VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR A VARIETY OF WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS... SUCH AS SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...SLEET... OR FREEZING DRIZZLE AND RAIN. IT ONLY TAKES A SMALL AMOUNT OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION TO MAKE ROADS... BRIDGES... SIDEWALKS... AND PARKING LOTS ICY AND DANGEROUS. IT IS OFTEN DIFFICULT TO TELL WHEN ICE BEGINS TO FORM... SO DO NOT BE CAUGHT OFF GUARD.

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Additional information:

Latest forecast, advisories, radar

Multimedia weather briefing video

Missouri snowfall prediction map (version for mobile devices)

MoDOT traveler information map

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