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  • Special Weather Statement for Rush County, Kansas
  • Special Weather Statement
  • Effective: Friday, January 7, 2011 at 6:58 a.m.
  • Expires: Friday, January 7, 2011 at 7 p.m.
  • SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS558 AM CST FRI JAN 7 2011KSZ030-031-043>046-061>066-074>081-084>090-080000-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 CITY558 AM CST FRI JAN 7 2011 /458 AM MST FRI JAN 7 2011/...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM EXPECTED TO HIT SOUTHWEST KANSAS SUNDAY AND MONDAY...AN INTENSE PACIFIC JET STREAM WILL ENTER THE ROCKIES LEADING TOWINTER STORM DEVELOPMENT ACROSS COLORADO SUNDAY. THIS STORM ISFORECAST TO MATURE ACROSS WESTERN KANSAS AND IS EXPECTED TO LEAVEIN ITS WAKE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL.THE WINTER STORM EVENT WILL BEGIN EARLY SUNDAY AS LIGHT FREEZINGDRIZZLE AND VERY LIGHT SNOW. EVENTUALLY, THE SNOW WILL INCREASE ININTENSITY LATE IN THE DAY SUNDAY. MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVYSNOW WILL THEN BE SEEN SUNDAY NIGHT ACROSS WEST CENTRAL KANSAS.THE MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE REMAINDER OFSOUTHWEST KANSAS DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS SUNDAY NIGHT ANDESPECIALLY THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY. DANGEROUS WINTER WEATHERCONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP MONDAY AS AN ARCTIC COLD FRONTPUSHES SOUTH.TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE TEENS BY AFTERNOONACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHWEST KANSAS ON MONDAY WITH MODERATE TO HEAVYSNOW AND STRONG NORTH WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH. THESE WINDS WILLPROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTINGSNOW. NEAR WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP MONDAY AS WELL. THEREIS THE POTENTIAL FOR SNOW ACCUMULATION IN EXCESS OF 6 INCHES ACROSSMUCH OF SOUTHWEST KANSAS. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO CHECK BACKREGULARLY FOR THE LATEST FORECAST THINKING REGARDING THISPOTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WINTER STORM, AS WINTER WEATHER WATCHES MAYLIKELY BE ISSUED LATER ON TODAY OR TONIGHT AS THE TRACK ANDSTRENGTH OF THE STORM BECOMES MORE CERTAIN.$$UMSCHEID

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