Photo taken by Kyle Quick at 9:10 a.m. in New Haven, Mo.
UPDATE 9:15 a.m., Kyle Quick
New Haven, Mo. - Large snowflakes began falling in New Haven shortly before 9 a.m. and since have turned into pellets of ice pounding the ground.
This winter storm gives you the perfect excuse to stay home, which is what we advise you to do. Conditions are expected to worsen throughout the day.
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UPDATE: 8:55 a.m., Kaylin Bade
Beaufort, MO - Sleet is beginning to mix with large snowflakes, and pea-sized hail which is starting to cover grassy surfaces.
UPDATE: 8:05 a.m., Kaylin Bade
Beaufort, MO – The winter weather is beginning to arrive; sleet began falling in the Beaufort/Leslie area just minutes ago with the wind picking up.
According to the National Weather Service in St. Louis, sleet, snow, and freezing rain is likely through midnight tonight. Today's high is forcasted to be near 28 degrees, staying steady with a low of 26 degrees and wind gusts during the day up to 26 mph.
Please prepare safe areas for pets and check on neighbors and relatives frequently through this storm as power outages are possible.
UPDATE: 10:30 p.m., Kyle Quick
Franklin County, MO - Precipitation will overspread the area shortly after sunrise on Thursday morning.
It will become heavy at times during the day and then taper off by evening.
The precipitation will tend to be more snow early in the event but is expected to become mixed with sleet and freezing rain during the day on Thursday before tapering off as freezing drizzle.
Thursday evening: Precipitation will tend to be more freezing rain south of Interstate 70 and more snow north of Interstate 70.
Accumulations - snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 7 inches - along with up to one tenth of an inch of ice.
Winds... east 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph
Impacts... heavy snow... sleet and ice accumulations will have significant impacts on travel. Ice may cause damage to trees and power lines.
4:00 p.m., Kyle Quick
New Haven, MO - The area is bracing for the first winter storm of 2013. MoDot has been treating main highways and interstates as snow and ice is expected to move across the area throughout the Thursday. High temps tomorrow are borderline and near freezing for much of the day tomorrow.
The latest snow and ice accumulation for the New Haven area, which lies on the boarder ranging from 4-7” of mainly snow to 1-4” snow/sleet as shown below.
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