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Winter Weather Advisory

Statement as of 4:08 AM CST on December 18, 2014

Expires 10:00 AM EST on December 18, 2014

... Winter Weather Advisory now in effect until 9 am CST this

* timing... light to moderate snow will persist until daybreak in
parts of southeast Kansas. Light freezing drizzle... flurries and
sleet are possible over the remainder of the area through mid

* Snow accumulations... up to an additional inch is possible
across southeast Kansas north of Highway 400.

* Ice accumulations... very light accumulations.

* Main impact... periods of freezing drizzle this morning combined
with snow/ice from last night... will make untreated roads...
bridges and overpasses slick.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of winter weather
will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads
and limited visibilities. Use caution while driving.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM CST on December 18, 2014

... On this date in weather history...

In 1957... an outbreak of 23 tornadoes... of which 14 were
F3 or stronger... tore through eastern Missouri and much
of Illinois. In south central Illinois... an F5 tornado
struck the town of Sunfield with such ferocity... that the
town literally vanished. It is the latest occurrence of
an F5 tornado in any given year on record. Remarkably
only one person was killed and only 6 were injured. Ten
minutes later... a vicious F4 tornado developed. It
closely paralleled the track of the infamous tri state
tornado of March 18... 1925. Sprinting east northeast
around 60 mph... the twister roared across 3 counties. It
possessed a track 30 miles long and around 300 yards
wide... killed 11... and injured around 200. The most
serious damage occurred in Murphysboro... where 10 of the
fatalities occurred and power was lost for 3 days.


In 1944... the SHIPS of United States Navy task force
38... consisting of 7 fleet and 6 light aircraft
carriers... 8 battleships... 15 cruisers... and around 150
destroyers were operating around 300 miles east of Luzon
in the Philippine Sea when a small... but
violent... typhoon overtook the task force with little
warning. Many of the SHIPS were caught near the center
of the typhoon and buffeted by extreme seas and winds
that briefly reached 145 mph. Three destroyers capsized
and sank with nearly all crew... while a cruiser... 5
aircraft carriers... and 3 destroyers were seriously
damaged. Approximately 790 men were killed. Fires
occurred on 3 carriers when planes broke loose in their
hangars and 146 planes on various SHIPS were lost or
damaged beyond repair... some of which were swept

Weather Severe Map
Alaska - High Wind Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Arkansas - Tornado Watch
California - High Surf Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Florida - Public Information Statement
Georgia - Public Information Statement
Illinois - Special Statement
Indiana - Special Statement
Kansas - Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Special Statement
Louisiana - Tornado Watch
Maine - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Record Report
Missouri - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Montana - Freezing Fog Advisory
Nebraska - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
New Hampshire - Winter Weather Advisory
New Mexico - Winter Weather Advisory
New York - Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Tornado Watch
Oregon - Special Statement
Rhode Island - Special Statement
Tennessee - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Tornado Watch
Utah - Special Statement
Vermont - Public Information Statement
Virginia - Special Statement
Washington - Air Stagnation Advisory , Special Statement
Wisconsin - Areal Flood Warning
Wyoming - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement

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