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  • Winter Storm Watch for Rooks County, Kansas
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Monday, March 7, 2011 at 5:14 a.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 7 a.m.
  • URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE414 AM CST MON MAR 7 2011...A PAIR OF WINTER STORMS WILL BEGIN TO IMPACT PORTIONS OF SOUTHCENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS TODAY....THE FIRST OF TWO WINTER SYSTEMS WILL SPREAD ACCUMULATINGSNOWFALL ACROSS SECTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRALKANSAS ON MONDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WITH THIS FIRST SYSTEM ISEXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA WHERE A WINTERWEATHER ADVISORY...FOR SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES...IS INEFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.A SECOND AND MUCH STRONGER WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED TO INTENSIFYACROSS PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS ON TUESDAY...SPREADING SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACROSS THE ENTIRE FORECAST AREA.AN ADDITIONAL 4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOWFALL CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THISSYSTEM...ALONG WITH SOMEWHAT STRONGER WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH.KSZ005>007-017>019-071830-/O.EXT.KGID.WS.A.0001.110308T0900Z-110309T1200Z/PHILLIPS-SMITH-JEWELL-ROOKS-OSBORNE-MITCHELL-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PHILLIPSBURG...SMITH CENTER...MANKATO...PLAINVILLE...STOCKTON...OSBORNE...BELOIT414 AM CST MON MAR 7 2011...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGHLATE TUESDAY NIGHT...THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGHLATE TUESDAY NIGHT.* A MAJOR WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY AND SPREADPOTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHCENTRAL KANSAS BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT AND LASTING INTOTUESDAY NIGHT.* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITH THISWINTER STORM. HOWEVER...THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY WITHTHESE AMOUNTS...AS WARMER AIR WORKING IN FROM THE SOUTHEASTCOULD LIMIT ACCUMULATIONS SOMEWHAT AND RESULT IN MORE OF A RAINAND SNOW MIX FOR SOME AREAS.* NORTHEAST AND NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND30 MPH WILL RESULT IN AT LEAST MINOR BLOWING AND DRIFTINGTUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT...ALTHOUGH THE WET NATURE OF THE SNOWWILL LIKELY LIMIT THIS SOMEWHAT.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.&&$$PFANNKUCH

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