Winter Storm Warning In Effect Until Saturday Night

Tractor plowing snow off roads.

Tractor plowing snow off roads.

Southcentral and southwest Missouri are expected to get mixed participation, rain, snow, and ice, until late Saturday evening.

A Wintery Mix

Alton Missouri is expected to experience a wintery mix of weather today through tomorrow. According to NOAA weather, total accumulation of 3-6 inches is expected. Localized amounts may approach 6 inches in the higher terrain in Douglas County. Sleet accumulations up to a quarter inch are also expected along with up to a tenth of an inch of ice.

Missouri radar (Photo by accuweather.com)
Missouri Radar (Photo by accuweather.com)

Today Alton, Missouri will get snow showers and sleet before 3pm, then snow showers between 3pm and 5pm, then snow showers, possibly mixed with sleet after 5pm. High near 32. Wind chill values as low as 24. East wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch possible. [1]

Who gets Snow

A wintery weather mix is happening all day Friday, January 11th, and continuing through Saturday evening. Weather services report that south-central Missouri will be experiencing the most snow and ice although southwest Missouri will likely get a significant amount of rain. The following towns are predicted to experience the wintery mix: [2]

  • Vanzant
  • Ava
  • Goodhope
  • Rome
  • Squires
  • Dogwood
  • Pomona
  • Pottersville
  • Siloam Springs
  • South Fork
  • West Plains
  • White Church
  • Thayer
  • Alton
  • Couch
  • Greer
  • Thomasville
  • Wilderness

Be Careful When Driving

Because ice and sleet are included in the wintery mix, there could be hazardous road conditions. Along with significant amounts of ice, snow, and sleet, there will also be strong winds which could make traveling hazardous. You can click here to check on Missouri’s current road conditions to help you stay safe while traveling.


Notes:

  1. ^Service, National Weather. “National Weather Service.” 11 Jan. 2019, forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=36.69487040000007&lon=-91.39757509999998#.XDjtl-o5YuV. (go back↩)
  2. ^Nws Southern Region Hq Fort Worth, Texas. “National Weather Service Watch Warning Advisory Summary.” 11 Jan. 2019, forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=MOZ106&warncounty=MOC149&firewxzone=MOZ106&local_place1=Alton%20MO&product1=Winter+Storm+Warning&lat=36.6949&lon=-91.3976#.XDjq8Oo5YuV. (go back↩)

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