Archive for Monday, February 3, 2014

Winter storm warning issued in anticipation of tonight’s snowfall

February 3, 2014, 9:01 a.m.

Updated: February 3, 2014, 8:41 p.m.

Baldwin USD 348 Superintendent Paul Dorathy has canceled all district and activities for Tuesday in anticipation of a major winter storm.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Douglas and surrounding counties, beginning at midnight lasting until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Baker University's Baldwin City campus to be closed Tuesday.

Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe said the municipal court session scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday has been cancelled because of the anticipated storm. The court will next meet March 11. City crews would pre-treat city streets with sand and salt tonight and start cleaning streets when the snow ends or starts to let up, he said.

Light snow will fall in northern central Kansas tonight but the heaviest snowfall is expected Tuesday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The NWS predicts about 6 to 10 inches of snow.

Winds will gradually increase from 10 mph tonight, reaching 35 mph Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. Wind chill factors are expected to range from minus 13 to minus 18 degrees on Wednesday morning.

Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 32 degrees today with a low of 21.

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