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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Goodland KS
519 AM MDT Sat Apr 29 2017

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519 AM MDT Sat Apr 29 2017 /619 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017/

This hazardous weather outlook is for east central Colorado...
extreme southwest Nebraska and northwest Kansas.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

Light to moderate snow with some blowing snow is expected through
this afternoon. Accumulations of 1 to 5 inches are possible through
the afternoon, mainly on grassy or elevated surfaces. The highest
amounts should remain south of Interstate 70 and west of highway 83
through this afternoon.

A band of heavy wet snow will develop this evening and overspread
the entire region tonight. Winds will increase after midnight and
combine with this heavy snow to reduce visibilities below one half
mile at times due to blowing snow. Snowfall amounts this evening and
tonight will range from 3 to 6 inches. Heaviest amounts will be in
northwest Kansas and southwest Nebraska tonight. Road closures and
power outages will be possible after midnight tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...

Heavy snow will continue to impact locations mainly in northwest
Kansas and southwest Nebraska through midday Sunday before decreasing
in coverage or changing to rain Sunday afternoon and evening. Strong
winds gusting to 55 mph may combine with this snow to reduce
visibilities in blowing snow. Total snow accumulations from Saturday
through Sunday in areas under a Winter Storm Warning will range from
6 to 12 inches. Locally higher amounts will be possible in northwest
Kansas.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed. Reports of snow accumulations
and reduced visibilities would be appreciated.

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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Goodland KS
318 AM MDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT TRI-STATE REGION...

.A developing winter storm will impact the region today and Sunday.
Ground temperatures will have a large impact on snow
accumulations, particularly through the day today. Snow will also
tend to mix with or change to rain which may also lower possible
amounts through this afternoon. We are still anticipating light to
moderate snow accumulations for locations generally along and
west of highway 83 through the afternoon. Don`t let your guard
down, because this is a very strong system and by tonight a heavy
band of wet snow will develop. This will bring the most severe
impacts including road closures and power outages to the region
late tonight through Sunday morning before slowly tapering off or
changing to rain Sunday afternoon and evening.

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Including the cities of Atwood, Oberlin, Norton, Colby, Hoxie,
Hill City, Quinter, Grinnell, Grainfield, and McCook
418 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM
CDT SUNDAY...

The National Weather Service in Goodland has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow...which is in
effect from 7 PM this evening to 7 PM CDT Sunday. The Winter Storm
Watch is no longer in effect.

* Snow Accumulations...6 to 12 inches. Locally higher amounts
  possible.

* Timing...Saturday evening through Sunday evening.

* Winds...North 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Winds may
  gust to 55 mph Sunday.

* Impacts...Rain will transition to snow by this evening, with
  heavy wet snow beginning late Saturday evening and persisting
  through Sunday evening. Expect reduced visibility below one half
  mile at times due to heavy snow and blowing snow mainly tonight
  and Sunday morning. Power outages are possible from falling
  trees and power lines.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means that significant amounts of snow...
sleet...or ice are now occurring or are imminent. Travel will
become very hazardous or impossible. Check the latest weather
forecast before venturing outside.

&&

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