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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Notice From Norton County Emergency Management


Norton County will be in a BLIZZARD WARNING starting at 1:00 PM Friday, ending at 7:00 PM Saturday. “Hurricane force wind gusts and Blizzard Conditions will make travel extremely dangerous or impossible, especially along and north of I-70.”

Rain will change to snow throughout the day Friday, with the bulk of the snow hitting Friday night. Snowfall tapers off Saturday morning, with blowing snow continuing into Saturday night. The highest amounts will be north of I-70 (3-5″); along the KS/NE border (up to 7″ possible). Once the snow ramps up, expect whiteout conditions.

Norton County is also under a High Wind Warning. Sustained wind speeds of 35-55 mph are expected, with gusts up to 75-80 mph. This will start in western Kansas early Friday, then cross over the NW region in late afternoon. The winds may decrease slightly Friday night, but will pick up again on Saturday when blowing snow with low visibility will cause dangerous travel conditions.

This will be similar to last April’s blizzard, but snowfall amounts will be less. However, the winds will be stronger than last year’s storm.

*IF YOU LIVE IN TOWN… move all vehicles off city streets so Public Works can quickly get your street plowed. The clearer the streets are, the easier it is for our first responders and critical personnel to get where they need to be.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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