Winter Storm Warning Issued; Snow & Freezing Drizzle Expected

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Accumulating snow arrives this afternoon; continuing into Wednesday morning. Difficult travel conditions are expected with snow-packed and icy roads. Please travel with caution and be winter weather ready.

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 AM WEDNESDAY

  • WHAT: Heavy snow with light freezing rain expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 7 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. Locally higher snowfall amounts are possible.
  • WHERE: Republic, Washington, Marshall, Nemaha and Brown Counties.
  • WHEN: From 3 PM this afternoon to 9 AM Wednesday.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for Kansas can be obtained by calling 511 or visiting kandrive.org.

Here’s an updated depiction of the expected start and end timeframes for wintry precipitation today into Wednesday.

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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.