Weather

County,
Winter Storm Watch issued December 26 at 3:46AM CST until December 28 at 6:00PM CST by NWS
Effective: 3:46 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015
Expires: 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER IS POSSIBLE FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTH
CENTRAL KANSAS...
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...
* TIMING...HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER FROM ACCUMULATING SNOW AND ICE
WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS FOR
LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...AS A STRONG STORM SYSTEM IMPACTS
THE REGION.
* MAIN IMPACTS...SLICK ROADS AND VERY SLOW TRAVEL ARE LIKELY FOR
SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY...THIS IS WHEN THE MOST
HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR. DOWNED TREE
BRANCHES AND POWER LINES MAY BE AN ISSUE DUE TO THE ICE AND SNOW
ACCUMULATION. A COMBINATION OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND HEAVY
SNOW WILL ALL BE POSSIBLE WITH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8
INCHES...AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS FROM FREEZING RAIN AROUND A
QUARTER OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE. THERE IS STILL SOME
UNCERTAINTY ON THE LOCATION OF THE TRANSITION BETWEEN FREEZING
RAIN...SLEET AND PLACEMENT OF THE HEAVIEST SNOW. BUT CURRENT
INDICATIONS SUGGEST THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL BE ALONG A LINE FROM
ANTHONY TO HUTCHINSON TO SALINA.
* OTHER IMPACTS...STRONG NORTH WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH WIND
GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH THE HEAVY SNOW...AND CREATE
BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. THE BLOWING SNOW COULD REDUCE
VISIBILITIES TO AROUND A QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS AT TIMES
CREATING NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. THE STRONG NORTH WINDS WILL
ALSO HAVE AN IMPACT FOR LOCATIONS THAT WITNESS ACCUMULATING
ICE...WITH DAMAGE TO TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES BECOMING MORE
LIKELY.

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