Thursday, February 11, 2010

snow, shmo

Issued by The National Weather Service
Shreveport, LA
5:32 am CST, Thu., Feb. 11, 2010

... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 PM CST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE ACCUMULATION OF SNOW AND SLEET... WHICH WILL BE EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 PM CST FRIDAY.

THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

LIGHT SNOW AND SLEET IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN THIS MORNING OVER THE AREA AND BY THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AND HEAVIER AT TIMES. TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL REMAIN MAINLY IN THE 30S AND THEN DROP TO NEAR OR BELOW FREEZING OVERNIGHT. GROUND WARMTH WILL HELP MELT THE INITIAL SNOW AND SLEET... BUT AS MORE SNOW FALLS... AND READINGS DROP... ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD START TO ADD UP.

THE PRECIPITATION WILL END WEST TO EAST FRIDAY. TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES WILL BE COMMON. THERE MAY BE HIGHER AMOUNTS ACROSS PARTS OF NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA.

THE MAIN ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN WET OR SLUSHY THROUGH THE EVENT... HOWEVER BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES AND RURAL AND SECONDARY ROADS THAT HAVE LESS TRAFFIC MAY BECOME SNOW COVERED LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF MAINLY SNOW... POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SLEET... WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES... AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING... ESPECIALLY ON THE BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.

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.AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE TOWARD THE FOUR STATE REGION TODAY AND THEN ACROSS AND EAST OF THE AREA TONIGHT AND FRIDAY... HELPING PRODUCE WIDESPREAD SNOW AND SLEET.