Winter Storm Watch

Snowfall measurePhoto submitted by reader Rachel Fulks during one of the February 2013 snow storms

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The National Weather Service has modified the Winter Storm Watch posted for this weekend.  The Storm Watch is now in effect from Noon Saturday to Noon Sunday.

Snow is expected to start sometime Saturday afternoon or evening with the heaviest snowfall occurring Saturday night.  Forecasters expect the snow to taper off by Noon Sunday.  Accumulations have also be revised to the 3 – 7 inch range, though locally heavier amounts are still possible.  High winds also will accompany this storm with gusts to near 30 m.p.h. through the day on Sunday.

Once the storm does hit, travel conditions are likely to become very difficult with snow packed and slick roads.  The strong winds will cause reduced visibility and drifting snow.

We will continue to follow this winter (isn’t it Spring???) storm as it moves through east central Kansas.

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Street Light in Snow

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the area beginning at 7:00 AM Saturday until 7:00 PM Sunday.

According to the Weather Service, the snow will move into North Central Kansas Saturday morning and become more widespread during the afternoon and evening hours.  4 to 7 inches of snow is expected with some locally higher amounts possible.

Local Kansas City forecasters are predicting anywhere from 5 to 12 inches and say snowfall totals will depend on the temperatures and how long they remain above the freezing mark once the precipitation begins.  This snow is expected to be similar in nature to the last storm that passed through Eudora where it is a very heavy wet snow.

We will continue to update you through the storm as it passes through our area during the weekend. Make sure to check back often.

Hope you didn’t pack away your snow shovels and ice scrappers. Looks like we may need to use them yet again this winter…err…spring.

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Snow PlowA plow trying to clear the streets during Winter Storm Q last week (photo courtesy Jolene Born)

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Don’t hate the messenger…..

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect from Sunday evening through late Monday night.

“Winter Storm Rocky” looks like it might be packing a punch. (Start humming the Rocky music here).  A mixture of rain, freezing rain and snow could develop Sunday night, turning to all snow Monday and lasting into Monday night. The snow is expected to diminish by Tuesday morning.

The snowfall potential is six inches with up to a tenth of an inch of ice from the freezing rain.

At post time, the watch covers much of Eastern and Central Kansas.

As of right now, this is just a watch. We will keep you posted as we go through the weekend and the forecast becomes a little clearer. We will also keep you posted on any possible cancellations that might occur if Rocky fights his way into Eudora. Round 2 begins now.

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Okay, I thought we were past this already for the year…..

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for most of state of Kansas with the exception of three counties in the extreme southwest corner of the state.

While the posted watch does not give an exact accumulation measurement, the Weather Service  says the potential exists for moderate to heavy snows starting Wednesday evening and lasting until late Thursday afternoon.  Some light ice accumulations are also possible with this storm.

Travel is expected to be difficult.  Ice and snow accumulations on power lines may possibly cause some power outages.

The Weather Channel, who has apparently bought naming rights to storms now, is predicting “Winter Storm Q” will bring somewhere in the area of 6 inches of snow to our area.  We will keep you posted on road conditions and any possible closures that may occur with this storm as the storm develops.

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The National Weather service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for areas of Northeast Kansas including Douglas County, effective Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night.

Snow should begin to fall Late Wednesday morning or early Wednesday afternoon with peak snowfall occurring between 3PM and 10PM. 5 to 7 inches of snow is expected and during the evening Wednesday snowfall rates may be near one inch per hour.

Other counties included in the watch are: Washington, Marshall, Nemaha, Brown, Pottawatmoie, Jackson, Jefferson, and Shawnee.

We will keep you up to date as possible with road conditions and possible closures and cancellations due to the snow storm if they occur. Check back here and you can monitor Eudora Reporter via our Facebook page.

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