UPDATE: National Weather Service extends advisories as potential snow totals rise

UPDATE: National Weather Service extends advisories as potential snow totals rise National Weather Service Graphic

The National Weather Service is anticipating heavier snow totals may be impacting the local area than originally thought Sunday.  

Original projections called for accumulations possibly as high as 4 inches of snowfall in the local area through Sunday.  The National Weather Service is now saying area residents north of Emporia can expect to see anywhere from 4-6 inches of accumulation while the full area can expect accumulations ranging between 2-6 inches. 

Icing is still a possibility for the southern half of the listening area. NWS is anticipating light snow to begin developing by late Saturday evening with widespread light snowfall throughout the area Sunday morning. 

Moderate snowfall could begin by early afternoon Sunday and combine with a wintry mix of precipitation with another round of light snowfall coming in the evening hours.  

Winter weather advisories remain in effect for Lyon and all surrounding counties from 6 am Sunday to 6 pm Monday.  An advisory for Chase and Greenwood counties from 6 am Sunday, originally set to expire at noon on Monday, has been extended to 6 pm Monday evening.  

There is a chance of additional light snow and snow showers possible on Monday.  Emporia Public Works and Lyon County Highway Department administrators tell KVOE News their departments are fully stocked on traction and melting materials and they are ready to clear roads as needed.

Be sure to stay with KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media for updates. Also, be sure to join KVOE social media on Facebook@kvoenews and Twitter@kvoeam1400 for updates this weekend -- and take the time to download KVOE's free mobile app for our weather coverage wherever you may be. If you have schedule adjustments to report, call KVOE at 342-1400, email kvoe@kvoenews, post to Facebook@kvoenews or use the Bluestem Farm and Ranch text line at 620-342-5863.

 

4:30 am Saturday: Risk of wintry mix prompts winter weather advisories areawide beginning Sunday morning 

Winter weather advisories have been posted with a winter storm set to hit the KVOE listening area Sunday into Monday.

Lyon and all surrounding counties are in winter weather advisories from 6:00 am Sunday through 6:00 pm Monday. 

The National Weather Service says current indications have pushed the snow zone north of Interstate 70, so the full KVOE listening area can expect a wintry mix of snow, freezing drizzle and possibly sleet. Snow accumulations may reach 4 inches, although most places will likely get 1-3 inches. Of greater concern is the icing accumulation, which may range from a black ice glaze to upwards of 0.20 inches. NWS Meteorologist Matt Wolters gives the predicted timeline of the impending winter weather.

Travel will likely be impacted, both for area residents and much of Kansas before the storm pushes east Monday. Wolters says this will affect travel conditions.

Emporia Public Works and Lyon County Highway Department administrators tell KVOE News their departments are fully stocked on traction and melting materials and they are ready to clear roads as needed.

Be sure to stay with KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media for updates. Also, be sure to join KVOE social media on Facebook@kvoenews and Twitter@kvoeam1400 for updates this weekend -- and take the time to download KVOE's free mobile app for our weather coverage wherever you may be. If you have schedule adjustments to report, call KVOE at 342-1400, email kvoe@kvoenews, post to Facebook@kvoenews or use the Bluestem Farm and Ranch text line at 620-342-5863.

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