Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
351 PM CST FRI JAN 13 2017

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POTTAWATOMIE-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-OTTAWA-DICKINSON-GEARY-MORRIS-
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351 PM CST FRI JAN 13 2017

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL SPREAD NORTH THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT...POSSIBLY AS FAR NORTH AS AN EMPORIA TO
TOPEKA TO LAWRENCE LINE BY SATURDAY MORNING. AREAS THAT RECEIVE
FREEZING RAIN CAN EXPECT ROADS TO QUICKLY BECOME SLICK AND
HAZARDOUS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
NIGHT. WHILE RAIN WILL NOT BE CONSTANT...THE AREAS THAT RECEIVE
FREEZING RAIN WILL EXPECT ROADS TO BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS.
OVER THIS TIME FRAME...MUCH OF THE AREA WILL EVENTUALLY
ACCUMULATE ENOUGH ICE TO CAUSE AT LEAST SPORADIC POWER OUTAGES.
THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES TO DEVELOP
WITHIN HEAVIER POCKETS OF FREEZING RAIN.

TEMPERATURES WILL WARM SLIGHTLY FROM SOUTH TO NORTH ON SUNDAY...
AND ARE LIKELY TO WARM ABOVE FREEZING FOR MUCH OF THE AREA...BUT
LOCATIONS GENERALLY NORTH OF A SALINA TO MANHATTAN TO HIAWATHA
LINE MAY REMAIN COLDER THAN FREEZING WITH ADDITIONAL ICE
ACCUMULATION THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. VERY MINOR CHANGES IN
TEMPERATURE COULD MAKE A VERY LARGE DIFFERENCE IN FORECAST ICE
AMOUNTS AT THIS POINT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ICE AND RAINFALL MEASUREMENTS TO
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THIS WEEKEND.

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

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