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Winter Storm Warning issued February 21 at 10:38AM CST until February 21 at 6:00PM CST by NWS
Effective: 10:38 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
Expires: 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

...WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY
EVENING...
.AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE FROM THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES
EARLY THIS MORNING AND OUT ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS BY EVENING.
WIDESPREAD SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE REST OF TODAY
AND WILL EVENTUALLY TAPER FROM THE SOUTHWEST TO THE NORTHEAST BY
TONIGHT.
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST /5 PM
MST/ THIS EVENING...
* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD NORTHWARD ACROSS THE
REGION TODAY. THE SNOW WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF FROM SOUTHWEST
TO NORTHEAST DURING THE AFTERNOON.
* SNOW AMOUNTS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 18 INCHES ARE
EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION. THE HEAVIEST SNOW AMOUNTS TODAY WILL
BE ALONG A CORRIDOR FROM HUGOTON TO GARDEN CITY AND DODGE CITY
AND NORTHWARD TO WAKEENEY. ANOTHER BAND OF HEAVIER SNOW TODAY
WILL BE FROM KINSLEY TO LACROSSE. LESSER AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED IN FAR WESTERN KANSAS AT PLACES LIKE SYRACUSE, JOHNSON
AND ELKHART WHERE UP TO 6 INCHES OF TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION IS STILL
POSSIBLE.
* MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT DUR TO SNOW PACKED ROADS.
VISIBILITY COULD BE LESS THAN A QUARTER OF A MILE AT TIMES. ANY
TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.
* OTHER IMPACTS...A NORTH TO NORTHEAST WIND AT 20 TO 25 MPH WILL
LEAD TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

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