December 25, 2012
It will be a White Christmas is parts of Kansas, and a real holiday mess south of the state line.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for Southwest Kansas on Christmas Day. Snow has been falling near the Kansas-Oklahoma border. KDOT said I-35 is snowpacked near the border. Some areas could see two to four inches of snow. The Wichita area won't see that much snow. You can expect a trace to two inches. Gusty winds will reduce visibility.
Meanwhile, A winter storm warning is in effect in Oklahoma. Cities in the warning area include Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Muskogee. Four to eight inches of snow is likely with locally higher amounts possible.
Travelers are advised to try and make it to their destination by late tonight.
Many of the motorists fueling up Monday at the Belle Plaine Service Area on the Kansas Turnpike say they changed their plans when they heard the forecast. That group included Joe Meyer of Oklahoma City who was on his way home from Kansas City.
"We had to leave early this morning to make it there before the snow hits," Meyer said.
The KAKEland Weather Team is monitoring the conditions and will have updates throughout the day.
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