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Weather Alert Detail

  • Winter Storm Watch for Franklin County, Kansas
  • Winter Storm Watch issued December 26 at 10:07PM CST until December 28 at 6:00PM CST by NWS
  • Effective: Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 9:07 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, December 28, 2015 at 5 p.m.
  • ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
    THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...
    A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
    THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.
    * TIMING...THE STRONGEST PART OF THE STORM IS EXPECTED LATE SUNDAY
    NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.
    * SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE
    WEST OF A LINE FROM COUNCIL GROVE TO HOLTON. 1 TO 5 INCHES OF
    SNOW AND SLEET IS POSSIBLE EAST OF THE LINE FROM COUNCIL GROVE
    TO HOLTON. AN AXIS OF ICE ACCUMULATIONS AROUND A QUARTER OF AN
    INCH IS POSSIBLE FROM EMPORIA TO TOPEKA.
    * WINDS / VISIBILITIES...NORTH WINDS WILL CONTINUE GUSTING BETWEEN
    30 AND 40 MPH. THESE WINDS COULD SEVERELY LIMIT VISIBILITIES.
    * IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE. THERE
    MAY ALSO BE POWER OUTAGES AND TREE DAMAGE DUE TO THE
    ACCUMULATION OF ICE.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST TO ACCUMULATE IN THE AFFECTED
    AREAS CAUSING HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. THOSE WITH TRAVEL
    PLANS ARE ADVISED TO CHOOSE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE...OR SHOULD USE
    EXTREME CAUTION IF TRAVEL IS UNAVOIDABLE.