Statement as of 10:22 AM CST on December 12, 2013
... A wintry mix of precipitation is expected Friday and Friday
A wintry mix of light freezing rain... sleet and snow will impact
the region Friday and Friday night.
A mix of wintry precipitation will spread into far southwestern
Missouri and southeastern Kansas by 7 am Friday morning... then
spread quickly northeast across much the area by 9 am to 11 am.
Precipitation will transition to mainly rain during the afternoon
especially west of Highway 65. Wintry precipitation may linger across
the Eastern Ozarks into the afternoon. A wintry mix will again
develop area wide Friday night as colder air filters into the
area. Freezing drizzle may linger into Saturday morning.
Ice accumulations will generally be near a tenth of an inch or less
with the best chance for ice along and east of Highway 65 into
the Eastern Ozarks. The best chance for light accumulating snow
with up to an inch will be in central Missouri.
Precipitation type will be greatly dependent on timing along with
temperatures at the surface and aloft. A small change in predicted
temperatures can and will lead to changes in the forecast.
There are enough indications that some Road surfaces... especially
elevated surfaces... will be impacted by light icing on Friday and
Stay informed by keeping up with the latest forecasts from the
National Weather Service and local media sources.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 10:26 am CST on December 12, 2013
... WSR-88D radar at Springfield Missouri down for maintenance...
National Weather Service technicians will perform maintenance on
the WSR-88D Doppler radar (ksgf) at Springfield Missouri until
1130 am. The radar will be restored to normal operation as soon as
Other Doppler radars close to Springfield include
kinx in Tulsa... kict in Wichita... ktwx in Topeka...
keax in Pleasant Hill/Kansas City... klsx in St. Louis...
kpah in Paducah Kentucky... knqa in Memphis...
klzk in Little Rock and ksrx in Fort Smith Arkansas.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.