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  • Winter Storm Watch for Linn County, Kansas
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 11:05 a.m.
  • Expires: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 7 a.m.
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO1005 AM CST SUN JAN 9 2011...PROLONGED PERIOD OF SNOWFALL EXPECTED EARLY THIS WEEK....A WINTER STORM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE CENTRAL PLAINS MONDAYTHROUGH TUESDAY BRINGING SNOW TO ALL OF EASTERN KANSAS ANDNORTHERN AND CENTRAL MISSOURI. LIGHT SNOW WILL INITIALLY DEVELOPIN EASTERN KANSAS AND FAR WESTERN MISSOURI LATE TONIGHT...BUT ASTHE MAIN SYSTEM BEGINS TO IMPACT THE REGION...A STEADY ANDWIDESPREAD AREA OF SNOW...OCCASIONALLY OF MODERATE INTENSITY...WILL SPREAD EASTWARD ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION DURING THE DAYMONDAY. THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT AND GRADUALLYDECREASE IN INTENSITY BY TUESDAY MORNING. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TOEND FROM WEST TO EAST ON TUESDAY.KSZ025-057-060-102>105-MOZ001>006-011>014-020-021-028-029-037-092300-/O.CON.KEAX.WS.A.0001.110110T0600Z-110111T1200Z/ATCHISON KS-MIAMI-LINN KS-DONIPHAN-LEAVENWORTH-WYANDOTTE-JOHNSON KS-ATCHISON MO-NODAWAY-WORTH-GENTRY-HARRISON-MERCER-HOLT-ANDREW-DE KALB-DAVIESS-BUCHANAN-CLINTON-PLATTE-CLAY-JACKSON-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ATCHISON...PAOLA...MOUND CITY...TROY...LEAVENWORTH...OVERLAND PARK...OLATHE...TARKIO...MARYVILLE...GRANT CITY...ALBANY...STANBERRY...BETHANY...PRINCETON...OREGON...SAVANNAH...CAMERON...GALLATIN...JAMESPORT...ST. JOSEPH...PLATTSBURG...PARKVILLE...PLATTE CITY...WESTON...LIBERTY...EXCELSIOR SPRINGS...KANSAS CITY...INDEPENDENCE1005 AM CST SUN JAN 9 2011...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGHLATE MONDAY NIGHT...A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGHLATE MONDAY NIGHT.* LOCATION...ALL OF EASTERN KANSAS AND PORTIONS OF NORTHERNTHROUGH WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI INCLUDING THE ENTIRE KANSAS CITYMETROPOLITAN AREA AS WELL AS MARYVILLE...ST JOSEPH...ANDPAOLA.* TIMING...SNOW WILL INITIALLY DEVELOP IN EASTERN KANSAS AND FARWESTERN MISSOURI LATE TONIGHT...AND THEN SPREAD EAST MONDAYMORNING AND AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAYNIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF FROM WEST TO EAST ON TUESDAYMORNING.* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 8 INCHESARE POSSIBLE ACROSS EASTERN KANSAS...NORTHWEST AND WESTCENTRAL MISSOURI.* IMPACTS...SNOW TOTALS OF THIS MAGNITUDE...DESPITE FALLING OVER24 TO 36 HOURS...WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT AND POTENTIALLYTREACHEROUS.* OTHER IMPACTS...AS WINDS INCREASE BEHIND THE STORM SYSTEMTUESDAY MORNING BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW WILL BECOME APROBLEM.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANTSNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.&&$$

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