Archive for Tuesday, November 15, 2005

First snow of season arrives

Wind advisory in effect for Tuesday afternoon

November 15, 2005, 11:15 a.m.

Updated: November 15, 2005, 5:24 p.m.

Lansing and the area received a dusting of snowfall Tuesday morning - the first of the season. And it came on the heels of a wind advisory for the area throughout the afternoon and evening.

The snow, which had been forecast, began about 10:15 a.m. with large flakes melting by the time they hit the ground. By 11 a.m., the snow continued but the size of the flakes had diminished considerably. By 11:15, a.m., the snow had stopped without any accumulation.

The National Weather Service forecast said the chance of rain and snow would continue this afternoon as temperatures fell from an early-morning high of 42 degrees. Snow accumulation could reach up to 1 inch.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service said a wind advisory would remain in effect until 9 p.m. today for northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri. It said northwest winds would increase this afternoon. By 2 p.m., it said sustained winds would be around 25 mph with gusts as high as 45 mph.

The forecast said winds would be the strongest between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., and it urged residents to take precautions now to secure objects outdoors that may be blown away by winds.

The wind advisory also urged motorists in high-profile vehicles to use extra caution until the winds subsided.

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