Posted 2 years ago
By Post Staff
UPDATE TUESDAY: According to the National Weather Service, 4.1″ of snow fell in the Salina area.
UPDATE 11:16 AM: Area roads remain snow packed, if you must be on the roads, drive carefully.
UPDATE 7:44 AM : I-70 and I-135 in the Salina area are both snow packed, making driving difficult. Avoid driving if possible. If you have to be on the roads, drive with caution.
ORIGINAL: A quick moving winter storm is expected to spread a mix of wintry precipitation across the area for today through the overnight hours.
Central Kansas will see the highest snow totals where between 2 and 5 inches can be expected with lighter amounts over southern Kansas.
Freezing drizzle will also be possible this evening through the overnight hours for locations generally south of Highway 50.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST TUESDAY.
* TIMING… SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS SOUTHERN AND ESPECIALLY CENTRAL KANSAS THIS MORNING… AND SHOULD INCREASE IN INTENSITY FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. ADDITIONALLY… FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL BE POSSIBLE GENERALLY SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 50 THIS EVENING THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS… OF 2 TO 4 INCHES… WITH ISOLATED 5 INCH AMOUNTS… ARE EXPECTED TO AFFECT AREAS MAINLY NORTH OF HIGHWAY 50 IN CENTRAL AND EAST-CENTRAL KANSAS… WITH LESSER AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES GENERALLY SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 50. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER FAR SOUTHERN AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS WILL LIKELY REMAIN UNDER 1 INCH.
* ICE ACCUMULATIONS… WILL BE LIGHT THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT… BUT SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO MAKE AREA ROADS AND WALKWAYS SLICK.
* IMPACTS… SNOW WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS TODAY INTO THE EVENING HOURS OVER CENTRAL KANSAS. MEANWHILE FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL MIX WITH LIGHT SNOW MAINLY THIS EVENING OVER SOUTHERN KANSAS AND WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT.