Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
354 AM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

KSZ008>012-020>024-026-034>040-054>056-058-059-011000-
REPUBLIC-WASHINGTON-MARSHALL-NEMAHA-BROWN-CLOUD-CLAY-RILEY-
POTTAWATOMIE-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-OTTAWA-DICKINSON-GEARY-MORRIS-
WABAUNSEE-SHAWNEE-DOUGLAS-LYON-OSAGE-FRANKLIN-COFFEY-ANDERSON-
354 AM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL...NORTH
CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST KANSAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

A VERY STRONG STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE PLAINS
MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. THE STORM IS LIKELY TO
BRING SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOWFALL TO AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF A
LINE FROM MINNEAPOLIS TO HIAWATHA. A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN
ISSUED FOR THIS AREA WHERE 6 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW ARE LIKELY.
LOCALLY UP TO A FOOT OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE...WITH THE BEST
CHANCE IN THE CONCORDIA...BELLEVILLE...AND WASHINGTON AREAS.

A VERY SHARP GRADIENT IN SNOW TOTALS IS EXPECTED FARTHER TO THE
SOUTHEAST WHERE SNOW MAY CHANGE TO RAIN OR SLEET AND RESULT IN
MUCH LESS SNOW ACCUMULATION. THIS GRADIENT MAY IMPACT AREAS FROM
ABILENE AND COUNCIL GROVE THROUGH MANHATTAN...WESTMORELAND AND
HOLTON. SMALL VARIATIONS IN THE EXACT STORM TRACK WILL PLAY A
SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THE WEATHER FOR THIS REGION...AND VARIATIONS
TO THE FORECAST ARE QUITE POSSIBLE.

LOCATIONS SOUTH OF AN EMPORIA TO LAWRENCE LINE WILL HAVE THE BEST
CHANCE FOR MOST OF THE PRECIPITATION TO FALL AS RAIN WITH PERIODS
OF THUNDERSTORMS. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE AS THE
STORM ENDS LATE TUESDAY.

ANY LOCATIONS THAT EXPERIENCE HEAVY SNOW CAN ALSO EXPECT BLOWING
AND DRIFTING OF SNOW WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO WINDS
EXPECTED TO GUST 30 TO 40 MPH...AND OCCASIONALLY STRONGER.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

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MORE DETAILED INFORMATION CAN BE ACCESSED AT...
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/TOP/SITREP

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