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Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 7:33 AM CST on March 03, 2015

Expires 1:00 AM EST on March 05, 2015


... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Wednesday morning
through Wednesday evening...

* timing... a wintry mix of freezing rain... sleet... and snow is
expected to develop Wednesday morning and transition to all
snow by Wednesday afternoon and continue into the evening.
Snow may be heavy at times Wednesday afternoon and evening.

* Accumulations... snow accumulation of 3 to 6 inches... along
with a light glazing of ice.

* Winds... north 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

* Impacts... the wintry precipitation will likely result in
hazardous travel conditions... especially on bridges...
overpasses... and untreated roads. Parking lots and sidewalks
will become slippery as well.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch is advanced notice that severe winter
weather is possible in the watch area... it does not mean it is a
certainty. Those in the watch area should begin preparing in case
the storm does materialize. If you have travel planned... you may
want to adjust your travel time to avoid the storm. Also... you
should use this advanced notice to make certain your vehicle is
winterized. Make preparations at home by stocking emergency
supplies... such as food... medicine... and extra heating fuel...
just in case the storm makes travel impossible. This is
especially important for those living in rural areas.



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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:43 AM CST on March 03, 2015


... Illinois and Missouri severe weather awareness week 2015...
... Missouri severe weather drill at 1:30 PM...

The annual Illinois statewide severe weather drill was held at 10:00
am. The annual Missouri severe weather drill will take place this
afternoon at 1:30 PM. All National Weather Service offices covering
Missouri will release a test Tornado Warning. The warning will look
and will be coded like the real thing... but it will be clearly
marked as a test. The warning will be sent out over NOAA Weather
Radio using the emergency alert code T o r.

The drill is mainly a communication drill to ensure communication
systems that receive severe weather warning are working properly.
Many communities will activate outdoor Siren systems as part of the
plan... however some may not. Check with your local jurisdiction to
see what their plans are.

Everyone is encouraged to take part in the drill. Now is the time to
test your method of receiving severe weather warnings and to
practice or review your severe weather procedures. Knowing what to
do now may save your life later.


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Alabama - Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement
Alaska - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Record Report
Arizona - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
California - Freeze Watch , Frost Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Avalanche Warning , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory
District of Columbia - Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory
Florida - Flood Warning
Georgia - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Hawaii - Record Report
Illinois - Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Statement , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Watch
Maine - Winter Weather Advisory
Maryland - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory
Massachusetts - Winter Weather Advisory
Michigan - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning
Missouri - Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Montana - Wind Chill Advisory , Public Information Statement
Nebraska - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Record Report
New Hampshire - Winter Weather Advisory
New Jersey - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
New York - Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
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Ohio - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Statement , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement
Pennsylvania - Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Rhode Island - Winter Weather Advisory
South Carolina - Flood Warning
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Tennessee - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Hydrologic Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , High Wind Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement
Utah - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Avalanche Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Winter Weather Advisory
Virginia - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory
West Virginia - Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory
Wisconsin - Winter Weather Statement , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement