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Special Statement

Statement as of 4:43 AM CST on January 30, 2015

Expires 5:00 PM EST on January 30, 2015


... Winter weather expected across the region this weekend...

A storm system will bring accumulating snow to most of our region
Saturday night and Sunday. Rain is expected to develop on
Saturday... and then become mixed with and change to snow along
and north of Interstate 70 on Saturday night. By Sunday... snow is
expected along and north of the Interstate 70 corridor... with the
rain gradually becoming mixed with and changing over to snow over
southeast Missouri.

Although it is too early to pin down exact snow totals... it
appears that 4 to 6 inches of snow will be possible over northeast
Missouri and west central Illinois. The snowfall will decrease as
you head south... with 1-3 inches along the Interstate 70 corridor... and
accumulations of under an inch over southeast Missouri.

Specific snowfall amounts will be extremely dependent upon the
temperature profile in the low levels of the atmosphere... and a
slight warming or cooling of the airmass could make a large
difference in the snowfall that an area receives. Snowfall
forecasts may be adjusted later today and tonight as the
temperature profile of the atmosphere becomes a bit more clear.

Those planning travel across the region Saturday night and Sunday
may encounter hazardous driving condtiions... so plan your trip
accordingly. Please be certain to monitor the latest forecast
information for possible watches... warnings or advisories.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 2:25 PM CST on January 30, 2015


... Safety rules for winter storms...

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued by the National Weather
Service. The following safety tips are being provided in
the hope that the broadcast media will frequently air these
messages while the watch affects their area.

For a report of Highway conditions across Missouri, call the
Missouri Highway patrol at 1-800-222-6400. For Illinois
conditions call 1-800-452-4368.

A Winter Storm Watch means that conditions are favorable for
the development of severe winter weather in the designated
area. During the watch there is no cause for immediate
concern. You should, however, plan ahead in case the storm
does develop. Keep informed about the developments of the
storm by listening to NOAA Weather Radio, the voice of the
National Weather Service, or to commercial radio or
television.

A Winter Storm Warning means a winter storm is expected very
soon or is actually occurring. People in the affected area
should take the necessary precautions.

Winter weather advisories, as well as freezing rain
advisories, are issued for lesser events that are not
considered life threatening but will cause an inconvenience.
Unnecessary travel or activity should still be avoided.

If you must travel during the winter, make sure your car is
winterized before winter weather strikes. Be certain your
tires, battery, lights, exhaust, heater, defroster, and
windshield wipers are in good working order. Also make sure
that you begin any trip with a full tank of gas.

A severe winter storm can close roads and knock out
electrical power. If you live in a rural area, you should be
certain your food and medical supplies are adequate before
the storm begins. Check your supply of heating fuel, since
fuel carriers may not be able to reach your house due to ice
or snow covered roads.

Be very careful when using alternative heating sources, such
as fireplaces, stoves, or space heaters. Proper
ventilation is essential to avoid a deadly build-up of Carbon
monoxide. Fire is also a major risk when using such heating
sources, and keep in mind that the Fire Department may not
be able to reach your location during a winter storm.

If you must venture outdoors, dress for the conditions.
Wear several layers of light-weight warm clothing. Outer
garments should be Waterproof and hooded. For the hands,
mittens snug at the wrist offer better protection than
fingered gloves.

The cold will feel intense when the wind is blowing. Strong
winds cause a pronounced increase in the chilling effect of
low temperatures. In a 20 mile per hour wind, a temperature
of 20 degrees becomes the equivalent of 4 degrees above zero.
Increase that wind to 35 miles per hour, and the effect drops
to zero.


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Alabama - Public Information Statement
Alaska - Winter Weather Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Special Statement
Arizona - Areal Flood Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
American Samoa - Flash Flood Watch
California - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Watch, Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
District of Columbia - Wind Advisory
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , Record Report
Illinois - Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Winter Storm Watch
Iowa - Winter Storm Watch
Kansas - Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maine - Winter Storm Warning , Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch, Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Winter Storm Watch , Record Report
Missouri - Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Montana - Winter Weather Advisory
Nevada - Record Report
New Hampshire - Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
New York - Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning , Lake Effect Snow Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Special Statement
Ohio - Winter Storm Watch , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Winter Weather Advisory
Oregon - Air Stagnation Advisory
Pennsylvania - Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Watch, Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Public Information Statement
Rhode Island - Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Public Information Statement
Tennessee - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Utah - Winter Weather Advisory
Vermont - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Washington - Record Report
West Virginia - Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Winter Storm Watch
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