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Weather Alert Detail

  • Winter Storm Watch for Riley County, Kansas
  • Winter Storm Watch issued January 31 at 9:41PM CST until February 03 at 12:00AM CST by NWS
  • Effective: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 8:41 p.m.
  • Expires: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 11 p.m.
  • ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING
    THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...
    * TIMING...PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY...BECOME MORE
    WIDESPREAD AND HEAVY LATE MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...AND
    CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY ON TUESDAY BEFORE ENDING TUESDAY
    EVENING. SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN AT TIMES MONDAY INTO TUESDAY
    MORNING OVER THE WATCH AREA...WITH A BETTER CHANCE FOR RAIN IN
    SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE WATCH.
    * ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
    WATCH AREA. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF THE
    HEAVY SNOW WILL HAVE A VERY SHARP CUTOFF TO ONLY MINOR
    ACCUMULATION...AND THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE WATCH AREA MAY
    HAVE MUCH LESS SNOW THAN AREAS ONLY SLIGHTLY FARTHER NORTH AND
    WEST.
    * WIND...WINDS WILL FREQUENTLY GUST 25 TO 40 MPH MONDAY NIGHT
    THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING. WINDS WILL BE FROM THE NORTHEAST ON
    MONDAY EVENING...TURNING FROM THE NORTHWEST BY LATE TUESDAY.
    * VISIBILITY...AREAS THAT RECEIVE HEAVY SNOW CAN EXPECT SHARPLY
    REDUCED VISIBILITY.
    * MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT IF
    NOT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE WHERE THE HEAVIEST SNOW FALLS. BLOWING
    AND DRIFTING OF SNOW COULD CLOSE AREA ROADS.