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Winter Storm Watch Issued For North Central Kansas

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A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for southern Nebraska and north central Kansas and is valid from late Friday night into Saturday evening.

National Weather Service

WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT
FROM MIDNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT TO NOON CST SATURDAY

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

  • WHAT: For the Winter Storm Watch, heavy snow and gusty winds possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, with isolated higher amounts, are possible. The highest amounts are currently forecast along and south of a line from Hebron Nebraska to Phillipsburg Kansas. Strong northerly winds with gusts near 30 MPH may result in blowing and drifting snow along with reduced visibilities. For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills are expected. Wind chills between 15 below zero and 25 below zero are forecast.
  • WHERE: Portions of north central Kansas and south central Nebraska.
  • WHEN: For the Wind Chill Advisory, from midnight Friday night through noon CST Saturday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from 3 AM CST Saturday morning through 9 PM CST Saturday evening.
  • IMPACTS: Plan on slippery road conditions and blowing snow. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS: There continues to be some uncertainty in the track of this storm and the location of the heaviest band of snow. Be sure to stay up to date with the latest forecasts, as even a minor shift in the storm track could result in notable changes to the forecast snowfall amounts.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves.

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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