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Winter Storm To Cause Snow, Ice, and Rain From Southern Plains, Ozarks, to the Southeast USA Through Sunday

Saturday, February 1, 2014 13:04
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( – A storm system will bring snow, ice, and rain to the Southern Plains, Ozarks, and the Southeastern USA through Sunday as the next in the line of storms moves in.


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Snowfall is expected to start overnight across the Texas Panhandle as the moisture runs into the cold air there.  Moderate snowfall is possible for Amarillo, thus as the map shows it .. .this is when this will hit you through the overnight hours tonight into the early morning hours tomorrow (Sunday).  As the overnight moves along, a large area of freezing rain will develop across Western Texas, which will start the freezing rain zone there.  Advisories may be needed for this type of event down there.  I’ll issue them as I see it fit and likely soon.   The snowfall zone will start moving through Western Oklahoma, on a lighter scale.

After sunrise on Sunday morning, expect the freezing rain line to move through Northern Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, and into the Western Arkansas regions.  At the same time, moderate snowfall will develop across Southern/Central Oklahoma in the blue shade on the forecast map provided in this article.  Snowfall will also be moderate across Northwest and Northern Arkansas during this period.  A band of rainfall would have developed from Central Arkansas southward through Northern Louisiana with the frontal zone.

After the noon hour on Sunday, do expect heavy freezing rain and ice accumulations starting to show up across Northern Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, and through West/Central/Northeast Arkansas, eastward into the Western TN area and North to Central Kentucky.  Heavier rainfall would be falling across Mississippi at this time … and this could bring thunderstorms to the region within the warmer sector.

Toward Sunday evening at sunset, the freezing rain line will be over Memphis, TN and across much of Western TN, Southern, Central and even Eastern KY.  Heavy rain and even some thunderstorms likely will be crossing over Birmingham, AL at this point.  As stated on the map, over one inch of rain or higher is expected for the areas in the darker green shade.  The ice at this time would have moved out of Northern Texas, with light freezing rain remaining back across the Little Rock, AR areas.

Overnight on Sunday, Heavy rainfall will hit Eastern TN, and ice accumulation zones will be across Central TN and Southeastern KY.  Most of the rainfall will let up for Mississippi at this time, and TX,OK, and AR would be cleared.

Planned advisories and/or warnings … Since I do not issue winter products for heavy snow unless a blizzard … the moderate zone of snow for 2-5″ of snowfall will not be issued a product.  This is what all dark blue zones mean, moderate, 2-5″ amounts.  As for ICE … Ice Storm Warnings may be needed in areas shaded in red.  Freezing Rain Advisory/Warnings may be needed for areas in pink.  Flood warnings may be needed for areas in dark green.  If you are in either pink, red, or dark green … you will be monitored for issuance of a TWS weather alert … If on the email list … you will receive it.  If not … it’s free, go sign-up! –

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