Daily Archives: 20 February, 2013

Topeka’s updated snowfall outlook

Snow could be falling at the rate of 2 inches an hour on Thursday, forecasters in the Topeka branch of the National Weather Service say. That means the snow will pile up in a hurry.

A foot of snow for Wichita?

The National Weather Service has upped its snowfall projection for Wichita yet again. The agency now expects nearly a foot of snow to fall in the city by the time the storm ends Thursday.

Snowfall totals (so far) around the state

More snowfall totals are trickling in from around Kansas.

This data comes from the Dodge City branch of the National Weather Service.

INCHES LOCATION ST COUNTY TIME
—— ———————– — ————– ——-
6.50 4 E ROZEL KS PAWNEE 1225 PM
6.00 E BROWNELL KS NESS 1226 PM
6.00 N UTICA KS NESS 1211 PM
6.00 6 S UTICA KS NESS 1158 AM
6.00 10 SW GREENSBURG KS KIOWA 1155 AM
6.00 NNE GREENSBURG KS KIOWA 1130 AM
6.00 WNW SAWYER KS PRATT 1120 AM
6.00 8 WNW HARDTNER KS BARBER 0930 AM
5.00 HARDTNER KS BARBER 1158 AM
5.00 5 WSW GRAY KS HODGEMAN 1150 AM
5.00 3 N TROUSDALE KS EDWARDS 1150 AM
5.00 1 SSE KIOWA KS BARBER 1105 AM
4.50 5 E FRIZELL KS PAWNEE 1220 PM
4.50 ELLIS KS ELLIS 1200 PM
4.50 DIGHTON KS LANE 0900 AM
SNOW WAS ESTIMATED AT 4 TO 5 INCHES AS OF 9
AM.
4.00 8 ENE ASH VALLEY KS PAWNEE 1227 PM
4.00 10 SW NESS CITY KS NESS 1218 PM
4.00 1 NNW KINSLEY KS EDWARDS 1154 AM
4.00 7 NW BELLEFONT KS HODGEMAN 1152 AM
4.00 5 SSE LA CROSSE KS RUSH 1148 AM
4.00 7 NNW GRAY KS HODGEMAN 1147 AM
4.00 5 S OFFERLE KS EDWARDS 1110 AM
3.50 9 S ALEXANDER KS PAWNEE 1237 PM
3.50 4 NW MANNING KS SCOTT 1158 AM
SNOWFALL WAS ESTIMATED BETWEEN 3 AND 4
INCHES.
3.50 1 ESE JETMORE KS HODGEMAN 1155 AM
3.50 5 S IUKA KS PRATT 1125 AM
3.50 9 SE CLARK STATE LAKE KS CLARK 0945 AM
SNOWFALL WAS ESTIMATED FROM 3 TO 4 INCHES.
3.00 1 NNW BURDETT KS PAWNEE 1235 PM
3.00 9 W GARFIELD KS EDWARDS 1215 PM
3.00 11 WNW JETMORE KS HODGEMAN 1157 AM
3.00 4 N ST. JOHN KS STAFFORD 1145 AM
3.00 1 ESE STAFFORD KS STAFFORD 1140 AM
3.00 ENE MULLINVILLE KS KIOWA 1132 AM
2.50 E CULLISON KS PRATT 1126 AM
2.00 6 ESE KALVESTA KS HODGEMAN 1200 PM
2.00 ENE HAVILAND KS KIOWA 1128 AM

In the Wichita area:

5.0 ANTHONY HARPER 1:20 PM
3.6 WEST WICHITA SEDGWICK NOON

Updated snowfall forecast for Wichita area

The Central Plains Region of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has updated the snowfall forecast for Kansas, including Wichita. According to weather officials, Wichita can expect 6 to 10 inches from this winter storm.

Snowfall totals climbing in Wichita metropolitan area

The National Weather Service has just released a map showing anticipated snowfall amounts by late afternoon today – it’a already double what the agency initially predicted. Expect the projected snowfall event totals to climb from the 6.6 inches first announced Wednesday morning.

Winter storm to blanket northwest Kansas, too

The Goodland branch of the National Weather Service has produced a map showing anticipated snowfall for northwest Kansas. As you can see, heavy snow is expected there as well.

Winter storm’s impact in the Topeka area

The Topeka branch of the National Weather Service has created a map showing the anticipated impact of the arriving winter storm:

Heavy snow for central Kansas

The Dodge City branch of the National Weather Service has posted several maps related to the arriving winter storm – including one showing where more than 16 inches of snow is expected to fall.

Updated map showing winter storm’s anticipated impact

The National Weather Service has posted an updated map of the arriving winter storm’s anticipated impact on the region:

Wichita weather: Winter storm warning into Thursday night

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. Thursday for 13 counties in Kansas, including the Wichita metropolitan area.

Light snow is expected to begin in the Wichita area during the morning commute Wednesday, with perhaps a total of 2 inches falling throughout the day, forecasters say. The heaviest snow is anticipated Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Snow accumulations from the storm will range from 4 to 8 inches along a line from Kingman to Wichita to Eureka, according to the National Weather Service. Far southern and southeast Kansas can expect 1 to 4 inches, with central Kansas receiving 10 to 15 inches.

Highs today will be in the upper 20s to low 30s, with temperatures dropping only a few degrees overnight. More snow, sleet and freezing drizzle in the area on Thursday.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.