Snow TreePhoto submitted by Kim Neis during Winter Storm Rocky in February 2013

 

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for a large portion of northern and central Kansas.  The warning begins at Noon Saturday and lasts until 1:00 PM Sunday.

Precipitation is expected to begin this afternoon as a rain or rain/snow mix and transition to all snow later on tonight. Moderate to heavy snow is likely through early Sunday morning.  The snow is expected to taper off early Sunday afternoon.

The Weather Service is predicting 4 to 7 inches of snow with locally heavier amounts possible.  Kansas City forecasters are predicting 6 to 12 inches for the immediate area.  Winds are also predicted to be strong with gusts around 30 m.p.h. through the day on Sunday.

Winter Storm “Virgil” as the Weather Channel has taken to naming snow storms is coming from the west out of the Rockies.  It is expected to follow I-70 across the state before it heads east over the remainder of the weekend and into Monday.  Reports state that Goodland, KS already has 8 inches of snow on the ground.

With heavy snowfall and blowing winds, travel is expected to be hazardous with snow packed roads and drifting snow.  Travel is discouraged by KDOT officials as the storm hits.

We will continue to keep you updated as the Virgil makes it’s way through the area.

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