Last Updated on January 14th, 2018
January 14th, 2018
Written by Brandon Peoples
Light snow has hampered travel across much of the KVOE listening area early Sunday.
Snow began falling after midnight. Lyon County crews have been out since 1:30 am to treat and clear snow.
A total of 1.5 inches of snow accumulated between midnight and 6 a.m. Sunday causing roads to become slick and hazardous. The roadways were cleared before noon and no accidents were reported.
A second winter storm could bring another 1-2 inches of snow Sunday night into Monday morning, and the National Weather Service expects slick travel again -- especially during Monday's morning drive period.
Assistant to the County Engineer Jim Brull advises caution when traveling especially on bridges.
Stay with KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media for updates.
7 pm Saturday: Two chances of snow could make for hazardous travel
Two rounds of snowfall remain on track for the KVOE listening area with the first expected overnight into Sunday morning.
The National Weather Service says the highest snowfall totals will be across far northeast Kansas with the second round arriving Sunday evening through Monday morning. Snow packed and icy roadways are likely during each snow event. The Emporia area is expected to see about a trace to one inch with the first system and 1 to 2 inches with the second system. The last time Emporia had two inches of snowfall, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka, was March 1, 2015. Behind the two snow storms is a big cold air blast likely to dip wind chills to between -15 and -20 degrees Monday and Tuesday.
Hazardous travel conditions are certainly possible with both systems, and especially affecting the Monday morning commute. Stay tuned for updates on KVOE and KVOE.com.
8 a.m. Saturday
A chance of snow can't be ruled out this weekend for the KVOE listening area.
The National Weather Service says a couple systems will impact the region Saturday after midnight into Sunday morning and again Sunday into Monday. Emily Heller, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka explains how much snow we could see here in the Emporia area.
Travel will be impacted by the falling snow, but the good news is no icing is expected with either system. Motorists are encouraged to take it slow. Behind the snowfall, Heller says we'll be greeted with bitterly cold temperatures to start the work week.
Readings are expected to fall throughout the day Monday and wind chill values could push anywhere between -15 and -20 degrees Tuesday morning.
There are currently no closings or cancellations reported for Sunday. Be sure to check back throughout the weekend on KVOE.com. If you have a closing, cancellation, postponement or delay to report, call KVOE at 342-1400, email [email protected] .com
or use the Bluestem Farm and Ranch Supply text line at 620-342-5863.