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  • Winter Storm Watch for Comanche County, Kansas
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 10:35 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, January 10, 2011 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS935 PM CST SAT JAN 8 2011...HIGH IMPACT WINTER WEATHER POSSIBLE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY....A STRONG UPPER JET NOW MOVING ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILLADVANCE SOUTHEAST INTO THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES SUNDAY NIGHT ANDINTO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS EARLY MONDAY. VERY COLD AIR FROM THENORTHERN PLAINS WILL ALSO BE PUSHING SOUTH ACROSS WESTERN KANSASSUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. A SUFFICIENTLY MOIST AIRMASS WILL ALSOBE IN PLACE...AND THE COMBINATION OF THESE FACTORS WILL CREATECONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR WIDESPREAD SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.KSZ030-031-043>046-061>066-074>081-084>090-090945-/O.CON.KDDC.WS.A.0001.110110T0000Z-110111T0000Z/TREGO-ELLIS-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-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAKEENEY...CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR...HAYS...ELLIS...SCOTT CITY...DIGHTON...NESS CITY...LA CROSSE...RUSH CENTER...SYRACUSE...LAKIN...DEERFIELD...GARDEN CITY...KALVESTA...JETMORE...HANSTON...LARNED...BURDETT...ST. JOHN...STAFFORD...HUDSON...JOHNSON CITY...ULYSSES...SUBLETTE...SATANTA...CIMARRON...MONTEZUMA...DODGE CITY...BUCKLIN...KINSLEY...LEWIS...GREENSBURG...HAVILAND...PRATT...ELKHART...RICHFIELD...HUGOTON...MOSCOW...LIBERAL...KISMET...MEADE...FOWLER...ASHLAND...MINNEOLA...COLDWATER...PROTECTION...MEDICINE LODGE...KIOWA...SUN CITY935 PM CST SAT JAN 8 2011 /835 PM MST SAT JAN 8 2011/...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENINGTHROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENINGTHROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.* TIMING: SOME LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE OR LIGHT SNOW WILL BEPOSSIBLE DURING THE DAY SUNDAY BEFORE CHANGING TO MODERATE TOHEAVY SNOWFALL BY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOW ISEXPECTED OVERNIGHT SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. THE SNOWWILL TAPER OFF WEST TO EAST BY MONDAY EVENING.* SNOW AMOUNTS: SNOWFALL AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 4 INCHES AREEXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHWEST KANSAS WITH 6 TO 9 INCHESPOSSIBLE GENERALLY NORTH OF HIGHWAY 50. THERE IS STILL QUITE ABIT OF UNCERTAINTY IN THE FINAL TRACK AND STRENGTH OF THESTORM...AND AS A RESULT...MORE SPECIFIC FORECAST SNOW AMOUNTSARE STILL VERY DIFFICULT TO PIN DOWN.* WINDS: AS AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH SOUTHWEST KANSASDURING THE DAY MONDAY...THE WIND WILL SHIFT FROM THE SOUTHEASTTO THE NORTH AND INCREASE TO SPEEDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHERGUSTS POSSIBLE. THESE WIND SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO CREATEPOTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW CONDITIONS.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER THAT COULDIMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FORUPDATED INFORMATION.&&$$32

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