Widespread snow and frigid cold roll back into KansasPosted: Updated:
The KAKE First Alert Forecasters have issued a Winter Weather Alert for a storm that's expected to bring accumulating snow and dangerous wind chills to the state.
A Winter Weather Alert Day begins Saturday Night, lasting until Sunday afternoon for accumulating snow and dangerous wind chills.
Snow will start late Saturday afternoon across Western Kansas, spreading eastward overnight. North and South Central Kansas will wake up to snow falling Sunday morning. The snow tapers across Western Kansas very early Sunday morning with snow likely lingering for the I-135 corridor though the late morning to early afternoon hours.
Refer to the accompanying map for forecast snowfall totals. This will be a “dry powder snow”, easily blowing and drifting, greatly reducing visibilities during peak snowfall rates.
Gusty winds will push wind chills below zero Saturday evening through Monday. Monday morning’s wind chills will be as low as -18° for Greater Wichita and South Central Kansas, -20° for Salina and North Central Kansas, -16° for Garden City/Dodge City and Southwest Kansas, and -18° for Goodland/Colby and Northwest Kansas.
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