Archive for Sunday, December 30, 2012

Baldwin City in winter storm advisory

December 30, 2012

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory that includes the likelihood of snow on Monday. City workers will be out preparing for snow on Lawrence streets early Monday morning.

According to the weather service's hazardous weather alert, a storm system in the desert southwest will move into the central plains, bringing snow with it. The heaviest snowfall is expected from noon through 9 p.m. Monday. Snow is expected to taper off after midnight. Accumulations are expected in the 2- to 5-inch range.

Kansas counties that will be affected include Douglas, Jefferson, Franklin, Shawnee, Lyon, Osage, Republic, Washington, Marshall, Nemaha, Brown, Cloud, Clay, Riley, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Ottawa, Dickinson, Geary, Morris, Wabaunsee, Coffey and Anderson. And these cities will be affected: Lawrence, Topeka, Ottawa, Emporia, Marysville, Hiawatha, Concordia, Clay Center, Manhattan, Abilene and Junction City.

The weather advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The weather service said light snow will develop late Sunday night south of Interstate 70 and move north across the rest of the affected area through midday Monday. Higher amounts of snow are expected along the I-70 corridor west of Topeka.

Winds during the storm will blow out of the north/northeast at 10 to 15 mph.

The weather service said roads likely will become slick, which will make driving hazardous.

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