GIBSON-PIKE-POSEY-VANDERBURGH-WARRICK-SPENCER-UNION KY-WEBSTER-

HOPKINS-CHRISTIAN-HENDERSON-DAVIESS-MCLEAN-MUHLENBERG-TODD-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF.FORT BRANCH.PETERSBURG.POSEYVILLE.

EVANSVILLE.BOONVILLE.ROCKPORT.MORGANFIELD.DIXON.

MADISONVILLE.HOPKINSVILLE.HENDERSON.OWENSBORO.CALHOUN.

GREENVILLE.ELKTON

1217 PM CST MON FEB 8 2010

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST TUESDAY.

THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SW IN & WESTERN KY.WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST TUESDAY. THIS IS AN UPGRADE FROM THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.

* A POWERFUL WINTER STORM SYSTEM CONTINUES TO TAKE SHAPE IN THE PLAINS STATES.& WILL BE MOVING IN WITH ITS ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL TONIGHT.

* DRY AIR WEDGED ACROSS THE LWR OH.TN.& WABASH RIVER VALLEYS WILL BE STUBBORN TO YIELD TO MOISTURE THAT WILL BE STARTING TO OVERRUN THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON. BY THIS EVENING HOWEVER.THE CONTINUED MOISTENING OF THE ATMOSPHERIC COLUMN SHOULD RESULT IN WHAT WILL BE THE BEGINNING OF SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL.

* STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF AROUND 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF SW IN & WESTERN KY TONIGHT.

LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS TO 5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE S. PENNYRILE REGION OF WESTERN KY.SOUTH TOWARD THE TN BORDER. SLIGHTLY LWR AMOUNTS IN THE 3 TO 4 INCH RANGE MIGHT OCCUR NO. OF THE OH RIVER ACROSS PORTIONS OF SW IN. BUT ON AVERAGE AROUND 4 INCHES IS THE MAIN ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL THREAT FOR THIS WARNING. THE ACCUMULATING SNOW SHOULD BE TAPERING OFF TUES MORNING WITH THE WARNING ENDING BY MIDDAY TUESDAY.

* SNOWS TO 4 INCHES OR MORE WILL CAUSE DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION STRONG WINDS WILL COME IN LATER TUESDAY LASTING THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

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