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  • Winter Storm Watch for Leavenworth County, Kansas
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 9:51 p.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7 a.m.
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO851 PM CST TUE JAN 18 2011...ACCUMULATING SNOW EXPECTED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND WEDNESDAYNIGHT....A STORM SYSTEM WILL BEGIN TO IMPACT THE AREA AS EARLY AS MID- DAYON WEDNESDAY AS LIGHT SNOW DEVELOPS OVER KANSAS AND SOUTHERNNEBRASKA. THIS SNOW WILL PROGRESSIVELY SPREAD EASTWARD INTO WESTERNMISSOURI AND EASTERN KANSAS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND OVERSPREAD THEENTIRE WATCH AREA WEDNESDAY EVENING AND NIGHT. SNOW IS EXPECTED TOTAPER OFF BY THURSDAY MORNING FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST. SNOWFALLACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 5 AND 7 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THEWATCH AREA WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. AT THIS TIME...THE MOSTLIKELY AREA FOR THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR ALONG THE INTERSTATE70 CORRIDOR. OUTSIDE THE WATCH AREA...SNOWFALL TOTALS ARE EXPECTED TOBE 2 TO 5 INCHES.KSZ025-102>105-MOZ001>005-011>014-020>022-028>030-037-191100-/O.CON.KEAX.WS.A.0002.110119T1800Z-110120T1200Z/ATCHISON KS-DONIPHAN-LEAVENWORTH-WYANDOTTE-JOHNSON KS-ATCHISON MO-NODAWAY-WORTH-GENTRY-HARRISON-HOLT-ANDREW-DE KALB-DAVIESS-BUCHANAN-CLINTON-CALDWELL-PLATTE-CLAY-RAY-JACKSON-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ATCHISON...TROY...LEAVENWORTH...OVERLAND PARK...OLATHE...TARKIO...MARYVILLE...GRANT CITY...ALBANY...STANBERRY...BETHANY...MOUND CITY...OREGON...SAVANNAH...CAMERON...GALLATIN...JAMESPORT...ST. JOSEPH...PLATTSBURG...HAMILTON...POLO...PARKVILLE...PLATTE CITY...WESTON...LIBERTY...EXCELSIOR SPRINGS...RICHMOND...KANSAS CITY...INDEPENDENCE851 PM CST TUE JAN 18 2011...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONTHROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONTHROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.* LOCATIONS...EASTERN KANSAS...NORTHWESTERN AND WESTERNMISSOURI. SOME CITIES THAT MAY BE IMPACTED BY HEAVY SNOWINCLUDE ST. JOSEPH...KANSAS CITY...OLATHE...ATCHISON...ANDLEAVENWORTH* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN BY MID-DAY OR EARLY AFTERNOON ONWEDNESDAY. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY INCREASE IN INTENSITY BY THEEVENING COMMUTE ON WEDNESDAY WITH HEAVY SNOW LINGERING INTO THEOVERNIGHT HOURS. SNOW WILL TAPER FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST BYTHURSDAY MORNING.* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS....ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 5 AND 7 INCHES WILL BEPOSSIBLE...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCALLY HIGHER ACCUMULATIONS.* IMPACTS...DUE TO THE START TIME OF THE SNOW...THE EVENINGCOMMUTE ON WEDNESDAY WILL BE IMPACTED. TRAVELERS CAN EXPECTLONG DELAYS WITH DETERIORATING CONDITIONS ON PRIMARY ANDSECONDARY ROADS. TRAVELERS SHOULD BEGIN TO PREPARE ALTERNATIVETRAVEL PLANS OR ADJUST THEIR CURRENT TRAVEL PLANS TOACCOMMODATE THE EXPECTED CONDITIONS.* OTHER IMPACTS...VISIBILITIES IN HEAVY SNOW MAY FALL BELOW ONEQUARTER MILE WEDNESDAY EVENING. A NORTHWEST WIND BETWEEN 10AND 15 MPH WILL ALSO LEAD TO MINOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING OFSNOW WEDNESDAY NIGHT.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANTSNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACTTRAVEL.MOTORISTS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHERCONDITIONS...AND TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IF TRAVEL ISNECESSARY. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.&&$$

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