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January 24, 2013: Wintry mix possible Thursday night/Friday morning
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A wintry mix is likely to develop tonight and Friday morning over the area.  Right now it appears that actual amounts of precipitation should be on the light side.  HOWEVER, I caution that even light amounts of freezing rain and sleet can cause major travel headaches.  It is not uncommon to have fatality accidents in our region from light freezing precipitation events.  

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This forecast analysis covers far southern Illinois, southeast Missouri, southwest Indiana, western  Kentucky, and northwest Tennessee


HEADLINES:   The main story today will be the chance for a wintry mix later tonight and into the early morning hours of Friday.

There continues to be some disagreement among the model data as to just how much precipitation falls.  It may be that parts of the area only receive a trace of precipitaton - other areas may pick up 0.10"-0.30" of precipitation.  If this falls in the form of freezing rain, sleet, and snow then it could cause slick roadways and sidewalks.  Use care and caution on Friday morning in the event a wintry mix does develop. 



Another precipitation event should arrive on Sunday.  Right now it appears that a mixture of precipitation changing to rain would be the best bet.  I will keep an eye on that system.  Looks active into next week, as well with a chance for showers and thunderstorms.

        

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A wintry mix is possible later tonight (Thursday night) and into Friday morning.


 

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Monitor road conditions Thursday night into Friday morning - some slick roads are likely if a wintry mix develops.








Amounts of precipitation on Thursday night and Friday morning.




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The forecast for severe or extreme weather
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The McCracken County Office of Emergency Management reminds you that owning a NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio is the best way to receive notifications of severe weather watches and warnings.
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Remember that the National Weather Service defines a severe thunderstorm as one that produces 58 mph winds or higher, hail 1" in size or larger, and/or a tornado.
 

Thursday
Severe weather is not anticipated. 
Wintry mix possible on Thursday night.

Is there a chance for thunderstorms BELOW severe limits?  No


Friday:  Severe weather is not anticipated. Wintry mix possible on Friday morning.

Is there a chance for thunderstorms BELOW severe limits?  No


Saturday:  Severe weather is not anticipated. 
No snow or ice.
Is there a chance for thunderstorms BELOW severe limits?  No



For the most up to date severe weather outlooks - click here.
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Visit the Storm Prediction Center's web-site - click here  



To view storm reports from today and yesterday - click here





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Will the Storm Prediction Center issue a tornado or severe thunderstorm watch for southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, or western Kentucky?



Thursday - No

Friday - No    

Saturday - No

Sunday - No

Monday - No 

Tuesday - Monitor



To view the official Storm Prediction Center's web-site - click here  Alternative link - click here 



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To view all watches and warnings in IL -  Click Here 

To view all watches and warnings in KY - Click Here 

To view all watches and warnings in MO - Click Here

To view all watches and warnings in TN - Click Here

All other states- Click Here

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The links above are interactive and you can move around the United States by simply clicking on the national        map - or from the pull down menu where it says regions and US States.

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To view the interactive warning  map - click here.













A winter weather event is possible on Thursday night and Friday.  A mixture of freezing rain, sleet, and snow will be possible. 



Precipitation amounts should be on the light side.  The main concern will be freezing rain and sleet causing slick roadways and sidewalks.  This is not forecast to be a huge precipitation maker.  However, with that said - slick roads will be possible. 



Monitor updated forecasts as we move through the week.
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You can listen to local emergency services, SKYWARN storm spotters, and more by visiting our scanner feed page - click here



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The Weather Observatory is a strong partner with the National Weather Service - click here to visit your local NWS web-site.  For the most up to date warnings/advisories hit refresh on their page.





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We have a number of new radars available on our Weather Observatory web-site !

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We now offer St Louis, Mt Vernon, Evansville, Poplar Bluff, Cape Girardeau, Marion, Paducah, Hopkinsville, Memphis, Nashville, and Dyersburg Interactive City Radars.  I have added all of eastern Kentucky, as well.



We also have the two regional radars and now offer you three GR Earth radars.



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We also have a new interactive radar - you can view that radar by clicking here.
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Want to learn more about how to use our radars?  Here is a video with more information
Click here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfLa0hI3adU

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Let's check out the how much rain is forecast to fall in our region.  This map gives you a general broad brushed idea of what can be expected.  Remember the scale is at the top of the map.



Click the link below - then choose your the time period you are interested in! 



 CLICK HERE FOR THE RAINFALL GRAPHIC - then choose the time frame above the image






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You can also now view the probability of X amount of rain (you pick the value on the web-site) in a six hour period of time.  Those maps can be viewed here.  



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Current conditions - including temperatures, apparent temperatures, heat index, wind chill, wind, pressure, humidity, dew points, and more - click here 

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You can view the upcoming days high temperature and low temperature forecasts by clicking here - choose the day - click on your state to zoom in 

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To view recent records that have been broken - click here 

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1.  Thunderstorms will be possible Tuesday. 



Latest drought information:

DROUGHT INFORMATION - CLICK HERE 



Seasonal outlooks can be viewed on the web-site - click here



If you are a weather enthusiast then I recommend listening to WeatherBrains each week!  For a more in-depth look at what is happening in meteorology.











Now is a GREAT time to buy a NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio.  Better to have one before storms strike than to be without one during an event.  I recommend the Midland Model 300 NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio - that is what I use here at my house!
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Meteorologist Beau Dodson

McCracken County Office of Emergency Management

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To view all watches and warnings in Illinois - Click Here 

To view all watches and warnings in Kentucky - Click Here 

To view all watches and warnings in Missouri - Click Here

To view all watches and warnings in Tennessee - Click Here

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All other states- Click Here

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For the latest watches and warnings please visit your local National Weather Service Office web-site

http://www.weather.gov/organization.php

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