Monday, January 09, 2006


Southwest Missouri now finds itself under a snow advisory. Sunday night's forecast called for a smattering of snow, if that. But the Monday afternoon National Weather Service info is much more ominous:
Tonight: Rain and snow likely after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. North northeast wind between 7 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday: Occasional snow, mainly before noon. The snow could be heavy at times. High around 38. North northeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Or it could be more. Just north in Polk County, the forecast calls for up to fives inches of snow. And Brandon Beck of KYTV notes:
As is always the case, a slight shift in the track of the storm, or a slightly colder air mass aloft could mean the difference between 2” of snow and 6” or more. This afternoon there is a hint of a more southward track, which would put Springfield in the heavier snow.
The latest local warnings, watches, etc., from the weather service can be found here.

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