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Seward County Emergency Management Issues Travel Advisory
12/07/2009

PRESS RELEASE

Seward County Emergency Management

Snow will begin around 10 pm tonight (Monday) and continue till noon tomorrow. Accumulation of less than 1.5 inches is expected in Seward County, this may however cause roadways to become slick/icy and limit visibility due to wind speeds in excess of 30 mph on Tuesday.

High winds Tuesday and low temperatures will combine to produce dangerous conditions for those outdoors.

Travel is discouraged as road conditions may deteriorate rapidly.

Persons who must travel should prepare to spend time in a disabled vehicle.

Tuesday will be a most miserable day with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -15. Very windy, with a north northwest wind 29 to 32 mph decreasing to between 20 and 23 mph. Winds could gust as high as 46 mph.

TAKE ACTION NOW TO PROTECT ANIMALS AND PROPERTY FROM THE COLD.

While snowfall may be light extreme cold and high wind will allow any snow to blow and drift producing limited visibility and slick roads.

ONLY LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ARE

EXPECTED... BUT FREEZING DRIZZLE OR LIGHT FREEZING RAIN LATE

TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING MAY PRODUCE SLICK ROADWAYS.

SLICK ROADWAYS WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. STRONG WINDS TUESDAY

AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY NIGHT WILL RESULT IN REDUCED

VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR

FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR

SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE

DRIVING.

Roadways to the north and west of Seward County will likely be extremely hazardous as they are expected to receive more snow to our NE, to the south warmer temperatures and less moisture should have little effect on travel.

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