Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
344 PM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

KSZ008>012-020>024-026-034>040-054>056-058-059-012145-
REPUBLIC-WASHINGTON-MARSHALL-NEMAHA-BROWN-CLOUD-CLAY-RILEY-
POTTAWATOMIE-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-OTTAWA-DICKINSON-GEARY-MORRIS-
WABAUNSEE-SHAWNEE-DOUGLAS-LYON-OSAGE-FRANKLIN-COFFEY-ANDERSON-
344 PM CST SUN JAN 31 2016

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

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

A POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS KANSAS MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. ACCUMULATING SNOW IS LIKELY ACROSS PARTS OF
THE FORECAST AREA...WITH THE BEST CHANCE FOR HEAVY ACCUMULATION
NEAR AND NORTH OF A CONCORDIA TO MARYSVILLE LINE. WINTER STORM
WARNINGS AND WATCHES HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THE AREA WITH THE
GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR AREAS OF HEAVY SNOW. LOCALLY UP TO A FOOT
OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE...WITH THE BEST CHANCE IN REPUBLIC
COUNTY.

A VERY SHARP GRADIENT IN SNOW TOTALS IS EXPECTED FARTHER TO THE
SOUTHEAST WHERE SNOW MAY CHANGE TO RAIN AND RESULT IN MUCH LESS
SNOW ACCUMULATION. THIS GRADIENT MAY IMPACT AREAS FROM MINNEAPOLIS
THROUGH CLAY CENTER...SENECA...AND HIAWATHA. IN THESE AREAS...THE
CURRENT SNOW FORECAST MAY VARY AS MUCH AS 6 INCHES OVER ONLY 30
MILES...AND ANY MINOR SHIFT IN STORM TRACK COULD GREATLY
INFLUENCE SNOW AMOUNTS AT YOUR LOCATION.

LOCATIONS SOUTH OF AN ABILENE TO HOLTON LINE WILL HAVE THE BEST
CHANCE FOR MOST OF THE PRECIPITATION TO FALL AS RAIN WITH PERIODS
OF THUNDERSTORMS. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE AND MAY
CAUSE SLICK ROADS 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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