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  • Winter Storm Watch for Kingman County, Kansas
  • Winter Storm Watch issued December 26 at 3:46AM CST until December 28 at 6:00PM CST by NWS
  • Effective: Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 2:46 a.m.
  • Expires: Monday, December 28, 2015 at 5 p.m.
  • ...SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER IS POSSIBLE FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTH
    CENTRAL KANSAS...
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
    MONDAY AFTERNOON...
    * TIMING...HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER FROM ACCUMULATING SNOW AND ICE
    WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS FOR
    LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...AS A STRONG STORM SYSTEM IMPACTS
    THE REGION.
    * MAIN IMPACTS...SLICK ROADS AND VERY SLOW TRAVEL ARE LIKELY FOR
    SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY...THIS IS WHEN THE MOST
    HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR. DOWNED TREE
    BRANCHES AND POWER LINES MAY BE AN ISSUE DUE TO THE ICE AND SNOW
    ACCUMULATION. A COMBINATION OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND HEAVY
    SNOW WILL ALL BE POSSIBLE WITH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8
    INCHES...AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS FROM FREEZING RAIN AROUND A
    QUARTER OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE. THERE IS STILL SOME
    UNCERTAINTY ON THE LOCATION OF THE TRANSITION BETWEEN FREEZING
    RAIN...SLEET AND PLACEMENT OF THE HEAVIEST SNOW. BUT CURRENT
    INDICATIONS SUGGEST THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL BE ALONG A LINE FROM
    ANTHONY TO HUTCHINSON TO SALINA.
    * OTHER IMPACTS...STRONG NORTH WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH WIND
    GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH THE HEAVY SNOW...AND CREATE
    BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. THE BLOWING SNOW COULD REDUCE
    VISIBILITIES TO AROUND A QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS AT TIMES
    CREATING NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. THE STRONG NORTH WINDS WILL
    ALSO HAVE AN IMPACT FOR LOCATIONS THAT WITNESS ACCUMULATING
    ICE...WITH DAMAGE TO TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES BECOMING MORE
    LIKELY.