Archive for Monday, November 16, 2009

Winter weather advisory issued for Douglas, other nearby counties until Tuesday morning

Two to six inches of snow possible through the overnight hours

November 16, 2009, 10:12 a.m.

Updated: November 16, 2009, 6:56 p.m.

6:33 p.m. We are still dealing with winter weather through the evening and first part of tomorrow, although the heaviest snow remains well to the north of Lawrence and should through tomorrow.

We are looking at periods of cold rain that could mix with snow through the evening and first part of Tuesday. We will be lucky to see 1 inch of total snow out of this storm in Lawrence.

Pavement temperatures remain near 40° which means that it will be hard to have area streets pick up any accumulation, but you should watch bridges and overpasses during the overnight and first part of tomorrow.

— Meteorologist Matt Elwell

2:45 p.m. According to the latest information from the National Weather Service, this break in the snow should last through the afternoon, before a second band of rain and snow moves across the area this evening.

About 1 to 4 inches of snow could fall across the area from the second wave of snow.

11:48 a.m. A major winter storm continues to affect much of Northeast Kansas. Most of the precipitation across the area has changed over to snow.

For the remainder of Monday, we will continue to expect periods of rain and snow across most of Douglas County. A winter weather advisory is in effect for Douglas and Leavenworth counties until 6 AM Tuesday. We will look for the possibility of 1-3" snow accumulations on grassy surfaces. Luckily, no snow is expected to accumulate on our roadways. However, travelers need to take extra caution if you plan on driving across Northeast Kansas Monday and Tuesday. We have already had several reports of cars sliding off roadways to our northwest.

This storm will continue into the overnight hours for Monday bringing us continued chances for rain and snow.

— Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth

11:15 a.m. As of 11 this morning, the rain that had been falling in Baldwin City had switched to large snowflakes downtown and in other parts of Baldwin City. The snow wasn't initially sticking to the ground, but the National Weather Service predicted that there would be a change during the day.

About 1-3 inches of snow are predicted during the daytime hours with another 1-2 inches of accumulation during the overnight hours.

Stay with baldwincity.com for the latest information on the storm and for any closings that may result. You can also send us any photos of snowfall at your house and we'll share them.

10:01 a.m.The National Weather Service in Topeka has extended its Winter Weather Advisory eastward into Douglas, Jefferson, Leavenworth and Franklin counties, in addition to numerous counties west of the Lawrence area.

The advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday and says 2 inches to 6 inches of snow are possible through the overnight hours. Snow is expected to accumulate on grassy areas first, before spreading to roads and making travel hazardous.

Some of the areas west of Lawrence have already reported as much as 8 inches of snow from this storm.

Stay up-to-date on all the latest weather conditions at baldwincity.com.

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