Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS
AWUS83 KGLD 161144
Regional Weather Summary for the High Plains
National Weather Service Goodland KS
444 AM MST Mon Jan 16 2017 /544 AM CST Mon Jan 16 2017/
Freezing rain continued across much of the area through the night.
However some light snow and sleet did occur across the far western
portion late in the night. At this time...the freezing rain has
caused ice accumulations of a tenth to around a quarter of an
inch at most locations. East winds shifted to the north at 5 to 15
mph. Temperatures had not changed much through the night...and
only ranged from 28 to 32 degrees.
OUTLOOK... A strong storm system will continue to bring a wintry
mix of precipitation to the region into this evening. Freezing
rain and sleet should become all snow across the entire area by
late this morning. For locations in eastern Colorado...ice
accumulations up to a tenth of an inch along with 1 to 3 inches of
snow are expected.
For most of northwest Kansas and extreme southwest Nebraska...
around a quarter of an inch of ice accumulation along with snow
amounts of 2 to 5 inches are expected. Locally higher amounts of
ice and snow accumulation will be possible. In addition up to an
inch of sleet could occur.
As a result...a variety of advisories and warnings have been
issued for the region through the day. Power outages could occur
and travel could become very difficult and extremely hazardous.
High temperatures today will be below normal in the low to middle
30s. Temperatures on Tuesday will warm into the 40 to 45 degree