Spring storms moving across Kansas this weekend brought a variety of weather issues.
The Kansas Division of Emergency Management activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka on Sunday afternoon to a partial level in response to the severe winter storm system affecting the western region of the state and flooding in southeast Kansas.
The Kansas Department of Transportation reopened Interstate 70 at 5 a.m. today after having closed it from Hays to the Colorado border over the weekend. Other roads in many areas of western Kansas remained closed.
The National Weather Service reported 17 inches of snow in Thomas County including the city of Colby; Stanton County 16 inches; Scott City and portions of Greeley County 15 inches; Rawlins, Morton and Grant Counties reported 14 inches of snow.
Locally we are into our fourth consecutive day of day of rain as places in our listening area have received as much as 3” of rain or more. Here at KD Country 94 and Z-96.3 The Lake we received just over two and a half inches since Friday. Showers are expected to diminish through the morning hours today, giving way to partly sunny skies and an afternoon high in the low 60’s. Progressing to sunny and 80 by the weekend.