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Last week when Winter Storm Q rolled through Eudora it was a very defined storm and easily predicted. This weeks version, Winter Storm Rocky is a lot harder to figure out according to the weather experts.
The National Weather Service is saying that snow should start heavily during the overnight hours for Douglas County and last into the morning commute time. Snow should eventually taper off in the afternoon. The NWS predicts 7 – 10 inches of snow for the local area with some locations nearing a foot of snow.
Winter Storm Rocky dumped 17 inches of snow in Amarillo, TX earlier today which is the 2nd largest snowfall in the cities history. Winds were recorded around 75 m.p.h at the Amarillo airport.
While Rocky will not be as intense as what hit Amarillo, winds from 15 – 25 m.p.h. and gusts up to 35 m.p.h. are expected here.
Eudora Police Chief Bill Edwards and Public Works Director Mike Hutto both advised citizens that if the storm hits with any ferocity, the best thing for citizens to do is stay home.
Travel is not advised and could be extremely hazardous in the early morning hours. They caution people to slow down, be careful and plan on plenty of extra time.
KDOT again is reminding motorists that if you get stranded, stay IN your vehicle, keep your seat belt on and call *47 on a state highway/interstate route (any highway that begins with I-, K-, and US-), *KTA on the Kansas Turnpike, or #911 at any time.
We will continue to keep you posted on any developments or changes in the weather as we learn of it. Also make sure to check out our story on any cancellations for Tuesday that have been reported to us. To see that list you can click on the following link: http://www.eudorareporter.com/cancellations-for-monday-and-tuesday/