TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Snow showers have overspread Northeast Kansas through the noon hour on Thursday. However, the snow will quickly come to an end. The snow should completely exit the state between 2-3PM. Road conditions will quickly improve this afternoon as the snow comes to an end because temperatures remained above the freezing mark as the snow fell Thursday morning and early afternoon. Some locations did see minor accumulations but, again, with temperatures above the freezing mark, much of the snow will melt as quickly as if fell.
Thundersnow was reported in Manhattan, Junction City, and Fort Riley, among other locations on Thursday morning. Thundersnow is similar to a regular thunderstorm, as there is instability in the atmosphere. However, the air is cold enough where it is snowing instead of raining. Just like in a spring-time thunderstorm, the precipitation (snow in the case of thundersnow) is heavier with the thunder present.
I-70 was CLOSED West of Hays to the Colorado border for a couple hours early Thursday morning due to blizzard like weather and hazardous travel conditions. It has since been re-opened.
Posted By: Drew Switzer