Hickman 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is no longer in effect.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.


Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:13 PM CST on March 03, 2015

... Flood Watch remains in effect through noon Wednesday...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of western Kentucky and southeast Missouri...
including the following areas... in western Kentucky...
Ballard... Caldwell... Calloway... Carlisle... Christian...
Crittenden... Daviess... Fulton... Graves... Hickman... Hopkins...
Livingston... Lyon... Marshall... McCracken... McLean...
Muhlenberg... Todd... Trigg and Webster. In southeast Missouri...
   Mississippi and New Madrid.

* Through noon Wednesday

* recent snow melt has resulted in saturated ground across the
Flood Watch area. Heavy rain forecast tonight and Wednesday
morning will result in excessive runoff and may lead to

* Motorists should expect water on roads... and be prepared to
find alternate routes. Those in low lying areas will be most
prone to flooding.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.


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