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Issuing Weather Alert Days for winter weather

Winter can bring just about every type of weather to Mid-Missouri's 23 counties, highlighting the need to be informed about what's heading our way.

The ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team issue Weather Alert Days for inconvenient and dangerous weather all year round to keep viewers ahead of the storm.

In winter, a Weather Alert Day is issued for early season 1-3" snow events that could create problems on untreated roads. Larger snowfalls that cause road problems and low visibility also fall under the Weather Alert Day umbrella. Freezing rain and ice can trigger a Weather Alert Day when slick road conditions are expected. Wind chills falling below zero along with air temperatures colder than ten degrees below zero are also included in the criteria.

If any of these weather events are expected to impact Mid-Missouri, our team of meteorologists issue a Stormtrack Insider Blog with the expected timing and impacts to our website, social media platforms, and the ABC 17 News and weather apps to spread the word.

Insider Blog / Stormtrack Weather Special
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Jessica Hafner

Jessica Hafner returned to ABC 17 News as chief meteorologist in 2019 after working here under Sharon Ray from 2014 to 2016.

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