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Weather Alert Detail

  • Winter Storm Watch for Phillips County, Kansas
  • Winter Storm Watch issued January 31 at 3:49AM CST until February 03 at 12:00AM CST by NWS
  • Effective: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:49 a.m.
  • Expires: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 11 p.m.
  • ...MAJOR WINTER STORM LOOKING INCREASINGLY LIKELY MONDAY
    AFTERNOON/EVENING AND LASTING INTO TUESDAY NIGHT...
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
    TUESDAY EVENING...
    * IMPACT...HEAVY SNOW...AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...WILL
    RESULT IN POOR VISIBILITIES AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING
    CONDITIONS...WITH NEAR-BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LIKELY AT TIMES
    ESPECIALLY MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY.
    * TIMING...LIGHT SNOW COULD BREAK OUT AS EARLY AS MONDAY
    MORNING...BUT STEADIER ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL START MONDAY
    AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY EVENING...PEAK IN INTENSITY MONDAY NIGHT
    INTO TUESDAY...AND FINALLY END TUESDAY NIGHT.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATION...GENERALLY BETWEEN 7 AND 12 INCHES...BUT
    WITH SLIGHTLY LOWER AND HIGHER EXCEPTIONS POSSIBLE.
    * WINDS...STARTING OUT MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM THE EAST-
    NORTHEAST AT GENERALLY 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30
    MPH...THEN INCREASING AND BECOMING NORTHERLY MONDAY NIGHT INTO
    TUESDAY...WITH SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 25 TO 30 MPH AND
    GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH. SPEEDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE TUESDAY
    NIGHT.
    * UNCERTAINTY...THE EXACT TRACK OF THIS WINTER STORM STILL CARRIES
    A MODEST DEGREE OF UNCERTAINTY...AS IT IS JUST NOW ARRIVING
    ALONG THE WEST COAST. EVEN A SLIGHT SHIFT IN THE STORM TRACK
    COULD STILL BRING A NOTICEABLE CHANGE IN EXPECTED SNOW TOTALS.