Storm report

As reported to the NWS in Topeka

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NWUS53 KTOP 282128
LSRTOP

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
428 PM CDT SAT MAR 28 2009

..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON…
..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE….
..REMARKS..

0427 PM SNOW 6 ENE WILLIAMSTOWN 39.10N 95.24W
03/28/2009 M1.8 INCH JEFFERSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

ALSO 1/8 INCH OF ICE

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JL

Late snow in Kansas

We just passed from Winter to spring, yet winter isn’t giving up…

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
437 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2009

…HEAVY SNOWFALL POSSIBLE FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY…

.A POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
BEGINNING FRIDAY AFTERNOON…AND BRING PRECIPITATION TO MUCH OF
NORTH CENTRAL…NORTHEAST…AND EAST CENTRAL KANSAS FRIDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY. A POLAR AIRMASS SINKING SOUTH THROUGH THE
CENTRAL PLAINS STATES WILL ALLOW LIGHT RAIN THIS AFTERNOON TO
TRANSITION TO SNOW FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST. A PERIOD OF MIXED
PRECIPITATION FEATURING RAIN…SNOW…AND SLEET IS ALSO POSSIBLE
ACROSS EAST CENTRAL KANSAS. A BAND OF HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO
SET-UP ALONG AN AXIS FROM NEAR COUNCIL GROVE TO NEAR LAWRENCE
FRIDAY NIGHT THAT WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT EASTWARD SATURDAY. THERE
REMAINS SOME UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE EXACT PLACEMENT OF THIS BAND OF
HEAVY SNOW AND THE SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WITH THIS ASSOCIATED
BAND…BUT A SWATH OF 6-8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IS
POSSIBLE ACROSS THE WARNED AREA…WITH LESSER AMOUNTS FURTHER
NORTH.

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JEFFERSON-WABAUNSEE-SHAWNEE-LYON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…TOPEKA…EMPORIA
437 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2009

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM
CDT SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 4 PM CDT SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT.

A MIX OF LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW WILL DEVELOP FRIDAY AFTERNOON…AND
TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW FRIDAY NIGHT. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 8
INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON. IN ADDITION…GUSTY NORTH WINDS SATURDAY WILL
BLOW AROUND THE FALLING SNOW…WHICH MAY SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE
VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE HALF OF A MILE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA
FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN
EMERGENCY.

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