Franklin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 2:51 PM CST on March 03, 2015

... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6 am Wednesday to 6 am CST

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for snow... sleet... and freezing rain which is in effect
from 6 am Wednesday to 6 am CST Thursday. The Winter Storm Watch
is no longer in effect.

* Timing: rain should begin changing over to freezing rain...
sleet and snow from northwest to southeast starting early
Wednesday morning. The changeover to snow will progress
southeastward throughout the day. The changeover to sleet and
snow is not expected to occur until Wednesday afternoon
generally south and east of the Ohio River. The snow will then
taper off from northwest to southeast Wednesday night.

* Main impact: by early Thursday morning... snowfall totals are
expected to range from four to six inches generally north and
west of a line from Mount Carmel Illinois to Perryville to Van
Buren to Doniphan Missouri. South and east of that line six to
eight inches are possible. An eight to ten inch swath of
snowfall is possible generally twenty-five miles either side of
a line from New Madrid Missouri to Calhoun Kentucky. As much as
one inch of sleet may fall prior to the snow... particularly
across western Kentucky and far southeast Missouri.

* Other impacts: this much snow and sleet will produce treacherous
conditions and cause significant travel issues across the
region. Isolated power outages will also be possible. Confidence
is high in the outcome of this storm system so make preparations
now. Stay tuned for updates and possible adjustments to snowfall

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow...
sleet... and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.


Special Statement
Statement as of 2:16 PM CST on March 03, 2015

... Locally dense fog will continue through sunset...

Those of you traveling through the quad state region will continue
to experience rapid changes in visibility due to fog for the rest
of this afternoon.

Warm and breezy southerly winds are bringing above normal
temperatures to the region this afternoon. This warm air is moving
over cold air just above the ground. This is causing the air near
the surface to become quite saturated... leading to the development
of fog.

This fog will be locally dense at times and may vary rapidly from
one location to another.

Be prepared for rapid changes in visibility while you are driving
on roadways. Make sure that you keep your headlights on... signal
your intentions well ahead of time... and leave enough room between
yourself and other drivers on the Road.

This area of fog will gradually move northward during the
afternoon... spreading from a Bloomfield Missouri... Paducah and
Henderson Kentucky line as of 2 PM CST... northward near a
Perryville Missouri... Harrisburg Illinois Evansville Indiana line
before dusk.

As rain continues to overspread the region... visibilities due to
the fog will improve. Drivers will then need to be watchful for
ponding of water on roadways and low lying areas.

Should the fog become more widespread and dense through the
afternoon and evening... a dense fog advisory may be required.