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Winter Storm Warning issued March 23 at 10:26AM CDT until March 24 at 7:00AM CDT by NWS
Effective: 10:26 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013
Expires: 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013

...LIGHT TO MODERATE WINTER STORM IS AT HAND AND ADVERSE WEATHER
CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO UNFOLD...
.LATE THIS MORNING SNOW CONTINUED TO FALL OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTH-
CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND NORTH-CENTRAL KANSAS. SO FAR THE HEAVIEST
SNOW HAS BEEN WITHIN 25 MILES ON EITHER SIDE OF THE STATE BORDER.
THE NORTHERN EDGE OF THE SNOW WAS ADVANCING SLOWLY NORTHWARD AND
WAS NOW FALLING ALONG THE INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDOR. SNOW WILL
GRADUALLY ENVELOP THE ENTIRE REGION. HOWEVER...THE HEAVIEST SNOW
WILL FALL SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 6...DOWN INTO NORTH-CENTRAL KANSAS.
WINDS WILL STEADILY INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH BY MID TO LATE
AFTERNOON. THIS WILL REDUCE THE VISIBILITY AND RESULT IN BLOWING
AND DRIFTING. HOWEVER...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR TONIGHT...
AS THE SNOW TAPERS OFF AND ENDS. WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
OF 35 TO 40 MPH.
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT SUNDAY...
A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT SUNDAY.
* HAZARD...SNOW...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...AND LOW VISIBILITY.
* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...AND END
LATE TONIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL DURING THE DAYLIGHT
HOURS TODAY.
* SNOWFALL...TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES...WITH THE
HIGHEST AMOUNTS OVER FURNAS...HARLAN...AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES IN
NEBRASKA...AS WELL AS PHILLIPS AND SMITH COUNTIES IN NORTH
CENTRAL KANSAS. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE.
* WINDS...NORTHEAST INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 30 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. SHIFTING TO NORTH AND BECOMING 20
TO 30 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS OF 35 TO 40 MPH TONIGHT.
* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO A COMBINATION OF
SNOW...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...LOW VISIBILITY...AND SNOW
COVERED ROADS. VISIBILITIES OF LESS THAN ONE MILE WILL BE
POSSIBLE AT TIMES.

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