Archive for Wednesday, February 3, 2010

National Weather Service issued winter weather advisory for Thursday afternoon, Friday morning

Douglas, Shawnee, Jefferson and Franklin counties included

February 3, 2010, 4:23 p.m.

Updated: February 4, 2010, 3:16 p.m.

3:05 p.m. The snow began falling in Baldwin City shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday. It was still falling -- lightly -- at 3 p.m.

Temperatures, though, were still above freezing and the snow wasn't accumulating on the ground.

The latest projections are for a wintry mix and rain throughout the late afternoon hours, changing over to all snow tonight.

10:09 a.m. The latest information in the hands of 6News Chief Meteorologist Matt Elwell suggests 2 inches to 3 inches of total snow accumulation is most likely across the Baldwin City area, with areas of 4 inches to 5 inches possible.

Elwell said the storm would be spinning over the area for some time, leading to isolated pockets of greater accumulation.

The snow should begin before midnight, Elwell said, though with accumulation not starting until after midnight most likely.

7:59 a.m. The National Weather Service has extended the winter weather advisory until noon on Friday, instead of 6 a.m.

For now, the National Weather Service is still predicting 2-4 inches of snow in our area, with the majority of that snowfall occurring after midnight.

The precipitation will still start this afternoon, but will remain as rain through the evening hours.

Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of northeast Kansas beginning at noon Thursday and continuing through 6 a.m. Friday.

The weather service is predicting 3 to 4 inches of snow in northeast Kansas, with the snow beginning during the afternoon Thursday and continuing through Friday morning.

Drivers are urged to use caution while traveling and be prepared for limited visibility and slippery conditions.

The Signal will update this story as additional information is available.

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