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Winter Storm Watch Issued For Friday Night Into Saturday Evening

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Confidence continues to increase for a Winter Storm Friday night into Saturday evening. The highest chances for snowfall accumulation look be northwest of Interstate 35 and especially north of Interstate 70. Hazardous travel conditions are probable to ring in the New Year, plan accordingly!

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING

  • WHAT: Widespread wintry precipitation is expected across the region. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 8 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch possible. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
  • WHERE: Portions of central, east central, north central and northeast Kansas. The highest snowfall totals will likely be along and north of the Kansas Turnpike. Greatest ice
    accumulations likely south of Interstate 35.
  • WHEN: From late Friday night through Saturday evening.
  • IMPACTS: Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero could cause frostbite on
    exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Very cold wind chills Saturday and Saturday night could be dangerous for vulnerable populations and those that may become stranded in their vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

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Derek Nester
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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