Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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REGIONAL WEATHER SUMMARY FOR EASTERN KANSAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
340 AM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

WIDESPREAD RAIN WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS MOVED ACROSS MUCH OF
EASTERN KANSAS OVERNIGHT. THE RAIN CHANGED TO WET SNOW ACROSS
CENTRAL KANSAS...ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF A GREAT BEND TO LINCOLN LINE
WITH UP TO AN INCH OR TWO OF ACCUMULATION. EARLY MORNING
TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE 30S IN THE NORTH...TO THE LOWER 50S IN
SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS. GUSTY EASTERLY WINDS PREVAILED FOR MUCH OF THE
NIGHT.

A STORM SYSTEM CENTERED OVER SOUTHWEST KANSAS EARLY THIS
MORNING...WILL LIFT SLOWLY NORTHEASTWARD TO IOWA BY TONIGHT. VERY
HEAVY SNOWFALL ALONG WITH EXTENSIVE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW DRIVEN
BY STRONG NORTHEASTERLY WINDS...WILL OCCUR ON THE NORTHWESTERN
FRINGES OF THIS STORM TRACK...FROM NORTHWESTERN KANSAS INTO
SOUTHEASTERN NEBRASKA AND NORTHWEST IOWA. SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 6 TO 12
INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THOSE AREAS...WHERE WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD
WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT. VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO TO ONE-QUARTER MILE
WILL BE COMMON IN THE STORM WARNING AREA. FURTHER SOUTHEAST...PARTLY
SUNNY SKIES ARE EXPECTED FROM OKLAHOMA INTO SOUTH CENTRAL AND
SOUTHEAST KANSAS...AND CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MISSOURI. WINDY TO VERY
WINDY CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED REGION-WIDE TODAY. HIGHS TODAY WILL
BE IN THE 20S AND 30S FROM NORTHWESTERN KANSAS INTO NEBRASKA AND
NORTHWEST IOWA...WHERE HIGHS IN THE 40S AND 50S ARE SLATED FROM
SOUTHEAST KANSAS INTO MISSOURI AND OKLAHOMA.

SNOW AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT FROM
EASTERN NEBRASKA INTO IOWA. A CHANCE FOR LINGERING RAIN OR SNOW WILL
CONTINUE FROM NORTHEAST KANSAS INTO NORTHERN MISSOURI. THE REMAINDER
OF THE REGION IS EXPECTED TO BE DRY. VERY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS OF
20 TO 35 MPH WILL PERSIST AREA-WIDE. LOWS WILL BE MAINLY IN THE
TEENS AND 20S...WITH WIND CHILLS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS.

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