From the National Weather Service:
If you will be traveling south from Kansas City in the next few hours, exercise caution as a powerful thunderstorm will cross I-49 near Nevada between 545 PM and 630 PM. It’s had a history of large hail. For the rest of tonight, once these storms pass to the south, we may see redevelopment off to the west. These new storms would then move from west to east across our forecast area beginning late this evening to around midnight along the MO/KS border and overnight further east. There is a chance these storms may be severe overnight, but not that great of a chance. The map shows the area that has the best, though relatively low chance of seeing severe weather.
Rescue 5 responded to the 1000 block of NE 470RD to an alarm of an elderly female patient whom is incoherent. The patient was later transported by Unit 18 to GVMH ER for further treatment and evaluation.
Rescue 5 responded to the 300 block of S. Maple street to an alarm of an unresponsive female patient. Upon arrival on scene First Responders assessed the patient and found the patient to be unresponsive to verbal commands. The patient was later transported by GVMH Unit 17 to GVMH ER for further treatment and evaluation.
Brush Truck 4 responded to the 300 block of NE 1250 RD to a report of a structure fire. Due to inclement weather Brush Truck 4 was utilized to investigate the alarm. Brush Truck 4 had an extended response due to incorrect dispatch information given. Upon arrival on scene fire fighters discovered that a small outbuilding had burned to the ground. No further action was taken.
MoDOT released a “No Travel Advisory” in effect for Monday and Tuesday because of expected hazardous road conditions. “For your safety and the safety of our crews, we ask everyone to avoid travel once this storm begins, unless it is a dire emergency,” said Elizabeth Wright, MoDOT state maintenance engineer. “This will be different from last week’s storm. Strong winds will blow the snow around, creating a whiteout effect that makes travel extremely hazardous.”
MoDOT suggests that when traveling, you bring a cell phone and winter survival supplies. If you become stranded, call 9-1-1 and stay with your vehicle.
Missouri conditions are available at modot.org or through their app.
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
448 AM CST MON FEB 25 2013
…SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY…
.A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE AREA BEGINNING THIS EVENING AND CONTINUING THROUGH TUESDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF AT LEAST 6 TO 10 INCHES…WITH POSSIBLY 12 INCHES OR MORE JUST TO THE SOUTH AND EAST OF THE KANSAS
CITY METROPOLITAN AREA AND POINTS WEST SOUTHWESTWARD. ELSEWHERE WITHIN THE BROAD SWATH OF 6 TO 10 INCHES…LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS APPROACHING A FOOT ARE POSSIBLE AS WELL.
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 3 PM CST TUESDAY…
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 PM CST TUESDAY.
* TIMING…SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR THIS EVENING AND PERSIST THROUGH THE DAY TUESDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY DIMINISH BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF AT LEAST 6 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE WARNING AREA… ALTHOUGH SOME LOCAL AREAS OF AROUND 12 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.
* IMPACTS…STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS UP TO 30 MPH…COMBINED WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL…WILL RESULT IN NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS BY TUESDAY MORNING. THESE CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN SNOWPACKED ROADS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS.
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
Brush Truck 4 responded to the 900 block of NE 801 RD to an alarm of a male patient experiencing nausea and dizziness. Upon arrival on scene First Responders assessed the patient and discovered that the patient was hypoxic. Due to inclement weather, First Responders transported the patient from the patient’s house to 52 HWY and handed the patient off to Windsor Medic 1. The patient was then transported by Windsor Medic 1 to GVMH ER for further treatment and evaluation.
Rescue 5 responded to the 300 block of S. Maple to an alarm of a female patient experiencing shakiness. Upon arrival on scene First Responders assisted GVMH Unit 18 with their assessment. The patient was later transported to GVMH ER for further evaluation.
Rescue 5 responded to the 200 block of N. Elm street to an alarm of a male patient whom had fell and lacerated his forehead. Upon arrival on scene First Responders assessed the patient and GVMH Unit 18 later transported the patient to GVMH ER for further treatment.