Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Goodland KS
254 PM MDT Sat Apr 29 2017

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254 PM MDT Sat Apr 29 2017 /354 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017/

This hazardous weather outlook is for east central Colorado...
extreme southwest Nebraska and northwest Kansas.


Light to moderate snow with some blowing snow is expected through
this afternoon. Accumulations of 1 to 6 inches are expected this
afternoon, mainly on grassy or elevated surfaces. The highest amounts
should remain south of Highway 40 and west of highway 83 through
this afternoon.

The first round of moderate snowfall will begin late this afternoon
and this evening, with a second more intense round expected after
midnight. Visibility will decrease late this afternoon and this
evening ahead of the second round of snowfall. Winds will also
increase through the night, with a few wind gusts of 60 MPH possible
after midnight.

Overnight near whiteout conditions will occur due to moderate to
heavy snow and strong winds. The heavy snow and winds may cause tree
limbs and power lines to come down. Roads may close due to poor
visibility in the blowing snow. Snowfall amounts tonight will range
from one to six inches.


Moderate to heavy snow will continue Sunday, mainly east of the
Colorado border. Along with the snow, high winds will occur primarily
along the highway 25 and 27 corridors in Northwest Kansas where wind
gusts of 60-65 MPH are expected. Elsewhere in the blizzard warning a
few wind gusts of 60 MPH cannot be ruled out.

The worst conditions will continue into Sunday morning then
gradually improve in the afternoon from southwest to northeast.
Travel during the day is strongly discouraged due to high winds,
heavy snow, and whiteout conditions. Road closures are likely due to
the poor driving conditions. The heavy snow and high winds may lead
to power outages from falling tree limbs and power lines.

Total snowfall accumulations of 6-14 inches are expected in the
blizzard warning area, with locally higher amounts possible between
the Colorador border and Highway 83.


Spotter activation is not anticipated, but any visibility or snowfall
reports are very helpful.



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