State Emergency Management: Winter Storm Prep Reminders
Another major winter storm will move into the state tonight, bringing a
rain and drizzle mix that will transition to snow early Saturday in some
near the Colorado border. Winds will be a major issue with this storm with
winds of 25-30 mph Saturday afternoon into Saturday night, decreasing to 15
mph by Sunday morning.
Morgan, deputy director of the Kansas Division of Emergency Management.
“Replenish any supplies you may have used because of earlier storms.
Although the overall effects of this storm may not be as severe as the one
that hit us in February, we are urging everyone to be prepared in case of
power outages and to use caution when traveling. Check your local forecast
for conditions in your area and along any travel routes.”
The Kansas Division of Emergency Management will monitor weather conditions
and provide updates to the public as the situation warrants.
Current projections from the National Weather Service report Northeast
Kansas may receive four to eight inches of snow accompanied by winds of
15-20 mph, which may result in reduced visibility. Snow is expected to begin
Saturday morning and peak between 2 p.m. that afternoon and 6 a.m. Sunday.
Weather officials say two to four inches of snow is predicted for Southeast
Kansas with winds around 20 mph. Central Kansas may see snowfalls of two to
five inches and northwestern counties may receive 10 to 12 inches with winds
of 15-30 mph.