Heavy snow, high wind, bitter cold. All are expected over the next two days as a major winter storm is poised to give us our biggest snowfall in nearly a year.
WIBW-TV meteorologist Drew Switzer says we can pretty much expect that order: up to 12 inches of snow Tuesday, high winds as the snow lets up by evening, with very cold air following late Tuesday night.
As the snowfall dies down, the winds pick up -- up to 35 mph out of the north, giving us wind chills down to -10 or lower Tuesday night.
All area schools and Flint Hills Technical College have closed, highlighting a host of schedule adjustments called in Monday afternoon and evening. Click here for the list.
City and county crews are monitoring the travel conditions as we speak. Travel has been discouraged since Monday, with the high winds almost guaranteed to create whiteout conditions and also drift county roads shut as soon as crews get them plowed. At the same time, residents were also urged Sunday and Monday to plan ahead, and they did -- flocking to grocers and hardware stores to stock up.
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