Regional Weather Summary
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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Wichita KS
453 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

During the night, a STRONG cold front curving from Central Iowa,
thru Southwest Kansas, to the Oklahoma Panhandle has caused a
razor-sharp temperature gradient across the state. While areas
along and southeast of a line from Manhattan to Salina were still
in the lower 60s, due to south to southwest winds from 15 to 30
mph, Central and North-Central Kansas, where winds had shifted to
the north northwest at 15 to 25 mph, temperatures had free fallen
to around 30. At 4 AM CST, Salina was 60 while Russell was 30.

The southeast moving cold front should reach Southeast Kansas this
afternoon where it will stall early this evening. The front should
curve sharply from Northern Missouri, thru Northern Oklahoma and
the Oklahoma Panhandle, to Southeast Colorado this evening. Rain
and embedded thunderstorms are likely along and southeast of the
stalled boundary. The rain and embedded thunderstorms will spread
slowly west into Central parts of Kansas and Oklahoma later
tonight. Locally heavy rains are likely along and southeast of the
turnpike. Northwest of the front, a Heinz 57 variety mix of
freezing rain, freezing drizzle and light snow will no doubt cause
travel problems in many areas.

There`ll no doubt be a wide range of temperatures. While much of
Missouri, areas southeast of the turnpike, and Oklahoma will reach
65 to 70, most of Nebraska will struggle to reach 25. Lows in the
lower 60s are forecast for Southern Missouri and Eastern Oklahoma
while Western Nebraska and Northwest Kansas will chill out with
lows around 10 above.

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