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Winter Storm Watch in Effect Late Friday Through Late Saturday

KSCB News - December 20, 2013 6:04 am

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
502 AM CST FRI DEC 20 2013

…WINTRY MIX EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND…

.AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE THAT WAS LOCATED OVER BAJA CALIFORNIA
EARLIER THIS MORNING WILL MOVE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
SATURDAY. THIS FEATURE ALONG WITH LOW LEVEL COLD AIR WILL BE THE
IMPETUS FOR WINTER WEATHER ACROSS SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL
KANSAS.

KSZ064>066-076>081-085>090-202200-
/O.CON.KDDC.WS.A.0004.131221T0600Z-131222T1200Z/
HODGEMAN-PAWNEE-STAFFORD-HASKELL-GRAY-FORD-EDWARDS-KIOWA-PRATT-
STEVENS-SEWARD-MEADE-CLARK-COMANCHE-BARBER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…JETMORE…HANSTON…LARNED…BURDETT…
ST. JOHN…STAFFORD…HUDSON…SUBLETTE…SATANTA…CIMARRON…
MONTEZUMA…DODGE CITY…BUCKLIN…KINSLEY…LEWIS…GREENSBURG…
HAVILAND…PRATT…HUGOTON…MOSCOW…LIBERAL…KISMET…MEADE…
FOWLER…ASHLAND…MINNEOLA…COLDWATER…PROTECTION…
MEDICINE LODGE…KIOWA…SUN CITY
502 AM CST FRI DEC 20 2013

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT…

* TIMING…PRECIPITATION TYPE WILL INITIALLY START AS SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT. AS COLD AIR MOVES
IN…PRECIPITATION TYPE WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW BY LATE
MORNING SATURDAY. MOST OF THE SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SNOW SHOWERS WILL THEN
DIMINISH LATE SATURDAY EVENING FROM THE SOUTHWEST TO THE
NORTHEAST.

* MAIN IMPACT…SNOW AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES WITH ISOLATED 8
INCH AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE. SLIGHTLY LOWER SNOW AMOUNTS ARE
POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS WHERE FREEZING RAIN WILL
CONTINUE LONGER.

* OTHER IMPACTS…ICE ACCUMULATION NEAR A TENTH OF AN INCH WILL
BE POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

Panhandle

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
417 AM CST FRI DEC 20 2013

OKZ002-003-TXZ003>005-008>010-202200-
/O.NEW.KAMA.WW.Y.0013.131221T0300Z-131222T0300Z/
TEXAS-BEAVER-HANSFORD-OCHILTREE-LIPSCOMB-HUTCHINSON-ROBERTS-
HEMPHILL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…GUYMON…BEAVER…FORGAN…SPEARMAN…
GRUVER…PERRYTON…BOOKER…HIGGINS…FOLLETT…BORGER…MIAMI…
CANADIAN
417 AM CST FRI DEC 20 2013

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 PM CST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AMARILLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW ALONG WITH A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND FREEZING
RAIN…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 PM CST
SATURDAY.

* EVENT…SNOW TOTALS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE
NORTHEAST TEXAS PANHANDLE AND CENTRAL AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA
PANHANDLE. IN ADDITION…LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF LESS THAN ONE
TENTH OF AN INCH WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

* TIMING…A WINTRY MIX OF MOSTLY FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL BEGIN
TONIGHT AND TRANSITION TO MOSTLY SNOW BY SATURDAY MORNING AND
CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE DAY SATURDAY. ALL PRECIPITATION WILL END
SATURDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS…THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION COULD CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY WITH ANY FREEZING RAIN THAT FALLS OR SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

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