By Meteorologist Rodney Price
12:20 PM CST, February 25, 2013
The second winter storm in less than a week is hammering Kansas, so we'll see dangerous travel conditions this afternoon, tonight and into Tuesday. A Blizzard Warning is in effect for parts of southern Kansas through Tuesday. Blizzard conditions are met when heavy or blowing snow occurs, along with gusty winds over 35 mph, which reduce visibilities to a quarter-mile or less for 3 hours or more.
Snowfall accumulations of 7-10 inches are expected for Hutchinson and Wichita. Amounts of 10-12 inches are possible near the Kansas-Oklahoma border around Medicine Lodge. 3-7 inches is forecast for Dodge City and Salina with 1-3 inches possible for Hays and Garden City.
Temperatures will remain cold through mid-week with some moderation toward the end of the week.
Wichita Area Forecast:
** Blizzard Warning through Noon Tuesday **
This afternoon: Snow, heavy at times. Blizzard conditions developing. Wind: N 25-35; gusty. High: 34.
Tonight: Blowing snow likely. Wind: N 25-35; gusty. Low: 26. (Total snow accumulations 7-10"; more South)
Tomorrow: Windy with blowing snow ending in the morning, then mostly cloudy late. Wind: N/NW 20-30; gusty. High: 32.
Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy. Wind: NW 10-15. Low: 23.
Wed: High: 31 Low: 23 Becoming mostly sunny and breezy.
Thu: High: 35 Low: 20 Partly cloudy.
Fri: High: 36 Low: 20 Partly cloudy.
Sat: High: 42 Low: 17 Mostly sunny.
Sun: High: 48 Low: 26 Mostly sunny.
Mon: High: 49 Low: 27 Mostly sunny.
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