Winter Advisory has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning due to a increase in ice amounts as well as winds for Bates & Cass Counties in Missouri and Linn and Miami Counties in Kansas.
WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow and sleet accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of one quarter to four tenths of an inch.
WHERE…In Kansas, Miami and Linn KS Counties. In Missouri, Cass and Bates Counties.
WHEN…Until 6 PM CST Friday.
IMPACTS…Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds could gust in the 20 to 30 mph range, enhancing the risk for falling tree limbs and downed power lines with the expected ice accumulations.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.