Jan 18, 2023

Jewell County under winter storm warning

Posted Jan 18, 2023 2:32 PM


The National Weather Service in Hastings, Neb., has placed Jewell County under a winter storm warning until 12 a.m. Thursday.

Go to kandrive.org for updates on highway conditions

Heavy mixed precipitation is forecast. The greatest winter weather concern in these counties near the Nebraska/Kansas border will be freezing rain this morning into early this afternoon. Ice accumulations around to possibly over one-quarter inch will be possible. Freezing rain will change to snow Wednesday afternoon or evening before ending. Snow accumulations of 1 to 5 inches are expected. Winds will average 15 to 25 mph with the highest gusts of 30 to 35 mph, initially out of the northeast but then turning northwesterly tonight.

Slight changes in the storm track could greatly impact snowfall and ice accumulations today across these areas, which are right along the southern edge of this storm system.

The freezing rain may result in downed trees and power lines along with the possibility of power outages. Travel could also be very difficult in the warned area due to the combination of freezing rain and snow. The hazardous conditions will worsen through the day on Wednesday with lingering impacts into at least Thursday morning.

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.