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Blizzard Warnings - Winter Storms
03/25/2009

Winter Storm Watch

A Blizzard Warning is in effect until 7am Saturday

KS Counties affected: Trego-Scott-Lane-Ness-Rush-Hamilton-Kearny-Finney-Hodgeman-Pawnee- Stafford-Stanton-Grant-Haskell-Gray-Ford-Edwards-Kiowa-Pratt- Morton-Stevens-Seward-Meade-Clark-Comanche & Barber

Snowfall Amounts Between 8 To 16 Inches... With Locally Higher Amounts Near The Oklahoma Border... Are Expected Through Friday Night. Heavy Snowfall... Combined With Strong Winds Of 30 To 40 Mph With Gusts To 50 Mph... Will Create Widespread Blizzard Conditions. Snow Is Expected To Taper Off Friday Night But Gusty Winds Will Continue To Blow And Drift The Snow Making For Difficult Travel Conditions.

A Blizzard Warning Means Severe Winter Weather Conditions Are Expected Or Occurring. Falling And Blowing Snow With Strong Winds... Poor Visibilities... And Wind Chills Near Zero Are Likely. This Will Lead To Whiteout Conditions... Making It Dangerous To Be Out Side. Travel Will Be Difficult Or Impossible And Is Strongly Discouraged. If You Must Travel... Carry A Winter Survival Kit With You. If You Get Stranded... Stay With Your Vehicle.

Also under a Blizzard Warning issued by the National Weather Service in Amarillo, TX

OK Counties affected: Cimarron & Texas

TX Counties affected: Dallam-Sherman-Hansford-Hartley-Moore-Hutchinson- Oldham-Potter-Carson-Deaf Smith-Randall & Armstrong

A Blizzard Warning Remains In Effect Until 7 AM CDT Saturday For Heavy Snow And Blowing Snow Across The Western And Central Texas And Oklahoma Panhandles.

An Extremely Dangerous Winter Storm Will Impact The Panhandles Region Through Early Saturday. Heavy Snow Will Spread From Northwest To Southeast Across The Panhandles Early This Morning. By Sunrise... Heavy Snow And Very Strong Winds Will Be Affecting A Large Portion Of The Area. Northerly Winds Of 35 To 40 Mph With Gusts Over 50 Mph Will Cause Widespread Blowing Snow With Near Zero Visibility In Whiteout Conditions Through Friday Night. Heavy Snowfall Of 6 To 12 Inches Is Expected Across The Warning Area With Amounts In Excess Of 12 Inches Common. Snow Drifts Of 10 To 20 Feet Will Be Possible Before The Snow Finally Ends Saturday Morning.

2 To 6 Inches Of Snow Has Already Fallen Across The Western Oklahoma Panhandle And The Northwest Texas Panhandle.

This Is An Extremely Dangerous Storm. Anyone Caught Outside During Whiteout Conditions Could Become Disoriented And May Not Be Able To Find Shelter. Travel Will Be Dangerous If Not Impossible On Friday... With Power Outages Possibly Lasting Into The Weekend.

Under a Winter Storm Warning until 7am Saturday

OK County: Beaver

TX Counties: Ochiltree-Lipscomb-Roberts-Hemphill-Gray-Wheeler-Donley- Collingsworth

Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 1 PM CDT Saturday For Heavy Snow And Blowing Snow Across The Eastern Oklahoma And Texas Panhandles.

An Extremely Dangerous Winter Storm Will Impact The Eastern Panhandles Through Noon Saturday. Heavy Snow Will Spread From Northwest To Southeast Across The Panhandles Early This Morning. By Sunrise... Heavy Snow And Very Strong Winds Will Be Affecting A Large Portion Of The Area. Northerly Winds Of 25 To 30 Mph With Gusts Over 45 Mph Will Cause Widespread Blowing Snow And Reduce Visibilities To Below One Quarter Of A Mile At Times From Through Saturday Morning. Heavy Snowfall Of 6 To 12 Inches Is Expected Across The Entire Panhandles With Amounts In Excess Of 12 Inches Common. Snow Drifts Of 10 To 20 Feet Will Be Possible Before The Snow And Winds Finally End Near Midday On Saturday.

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