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  • Winter Storm Watch for Phillips County, Kansas
  • Winter Storm Watch issued March 22 at 4:04AM CDT until March 24 at 7:00AM CDT by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, March 22, 2013 at 3:04 a.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6 a.m.
  • ...A WEEKEND WINTER STORM IS ON THE WAY...
    .A LATE SEASON WINTER STORM WILL TARGET THE CENTRAL PLAINS THIS
    WEEKEND. ALTHOUGH ALL OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH CENTRAL
    KANSAS WILL SEE ACCUMULATING SNOW...THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL FOCUS
    FROM INTERSTATE 80 SOUTHWARD...AND ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL
    KANSAS. ALTHOUGH SNOW MAY BEGIN LATE TONIGHT IN WESTERN PARTS OF
    THE AREA...THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE ENTIRE AREA
    DURING THE DAY SATURDAY AND INTO SATURDAY EVENING...BEFORE
    GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF FROM WEST TO EAST LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO
    SUNDAY MORNING. ALTHOUGH OFFICIAL BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE NOT
    ANTICIPATED...SUSTAINED WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
    30 MPH WILL CREATE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...AND
    RESULTANT VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS...ESPECIALLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON
    AND EVENING.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
    THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...
    * HAZARD...SNOW...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...AND REDUCED
    VISIBILITY.
    * TIMING...ALTHOUGH LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATION MAY START LATE TONIGHT
    IN SOME AREAS...THE MAJORITY OF SNOW WILL FALL DURING THE DAY
    SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY EVENING...BEFORE GRADUALLY ENDING FROM
    WEST TO EAST LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING.
    * SNOWFALL...TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.
    * WINDS...SUSTAINED WINDS WILL AVERAGE 15 TO 25 MPH...WITH GUSTS
    TO AROUND 30 MPH. WINDS WILL START OUT FROM THE NORTHEAST
    SATURDAY...AND TURN MORE NORTHERLY SATURDAY NIGHT.
    * IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO A COMBINATION OF
    SNOW...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...LOW VISIBILITY...AND SNOW
    COVERED ROADS. VISIBILITIES OF LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE WILL BE
    POSSIBLE AT TIMES.