Storm Timeline DAY 1

11:01PM
Snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour have been recorded in Topeka . This trend will contine for the next several hours as moderate to heavy snow continues to blanket NE Kansas
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10:37PM
Our ESP LIVE RADAR just indicated a stroke of lightning over topeka. If we see some thundersnow develop, snowfall totals could be heavier.
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10:37PM
Fairview [Brown Co, KS] trained spotter reports SNOW of E2.0 INCH at 10:37 PM CST
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10:15PM
Corning [Nemaha Co, KS] trained spotter reports HEAVY SNOW of M6.0 INCH at 10:01 PM CST -- significant blowing and drifting.
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9:40PM
One inch of snow has been reported in Lawrence.
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9:40PM
The Winter Storm Warning has been extended through 10:00AM Wednesday Morning. Heavy snow accumulations are still expected tonight.
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8:50PM
Early Snowfall Totals:

Minneapolis [Ottawa Co, KS] law enforcement reports SNOW of E1.0 INCH at 08:42 PM CST

Abilene [Dickinson Co, KS] law enforcement reports SNOW of E1.0 INCH at 08:41 PM CST

Blue Rapids [Marshall Co, KS] law enforcement reports SNOW of E2.0 INCH at 08:41 PM CST

Holton [Jackson Co, KS] law enforcement reports SNOW of E1.0 INCH at 08:41 PM CST

Marysville [Marshall Co, KS] law enforcement reports SNOW of E3.0 INCH at 08:41 PM CST

Alma [Wabaunsee Co, KS] law enforcement reports SNOW of E3.0 INCH at 08:39 PM CST

Westmoreland [Pottawatomie Co, KS] law enforcement reports SNOW of E3.0 INCH at 08:39 PM CST
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8:37PM
An area of heavy to moderate snow with snow fall rates of over 1 inch per hour is moving up I-35 and should move into the Topeka area by 10:30. We are starting to get our new model data in and will have an updated snowfall totals map on 13 news at 10:00
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8:25
Wichita: Mid Continent Airport [Sedgwick Co, KS] official nws obs reports SNOW of M0.3 INCH at 07:48 PM CST
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The snow will continue to overspread the area this evening and overnight tonight. A heavy band of snow is moving NE us I-35 between Wichita and Emporia. Moderate to heavy snow should reach emporia by 8:15PM. Locations such as Manhattan and Concordia have already seen 2-4 inches of snow. We are still on track to see a widespread 4-8 inches with a heavy band of 8-12 that looks to set up from Manhattan to Hiawatha.
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7:45PM
Hutchinson [Reno Co, KS] law enforcement reports SNOW of E1.5 INCH at 07:41 PM CST --
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7:26
Salina [Saline Co, KS] law enforcement reports SNOW of E2.0 INCH at 07:25 PM CST -- some drifting outside the city limits.
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7:27PM
Manhattan [Riley Co, KS] co-op observer reports SNOW of M2.0 INCH at 07:05 PM CST -- half inch of snow since 6 pm.
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7:10
The area of snowfall has expanded and intensified dramatically over the past 2 hours. It will continue to shift East through the remainder of the evening and overnight tonight. We are still on track to see 8-12 inches along a line from Manhattan to Hiawatha and 4-8 inches in Topeka.
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6:10PM
Concordia [Cloud Co, KS] official nws obs reports SNOW of M2.0 INCH at 05:57 PM CST -- 1 inch of snow since noon.
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6:00PM
Temperatures have dropped below freezing so we now have freezing drizzle. This will cause a glaze to form on cars and some glazing could occur on roadways...especially bridges and overpasses. So be cautious on the roads. Freezing drizzle will change to all snow as the evening progresses.
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Snow reports as of 6:00PM from Central and Western Kansas:
Hays: 2.0 inches
Syracuse: 3.0 inches
Scott City: 3.0 Inches
Wakeeney: 4.0 Inches
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5:40PM
Radar shows increasing precipitation in south central Kansas... moving northeast. Storm is on track. Some thundersnow is possible late this evening and overnight. A wide-spread accumulation is on the way.

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4:40PM
Areas of light snow, sleet, and mist will continue across the area late this afternoon. Later this evening the main energy of the storm will move in and moderate to heavy snow will start and continue through the overnight hours. Total accumulations are still expected heafty across NE Kansas.

Areas Southeast of I-35 will see 1-3 inches.
Areas between I-35 and I-70 can expect 3-7 inches.
Areas North of I-70 can expect 5-10 inches.

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2:53PM - Moderate sleet falling at WIBW-TV. Evening Rush Hour will be slick. Still expecting heavy snow to follow later this evening.

2:15pm - Latest model and satellite data shows Northern Missouri and southeastern Iowa may receive a foot or more of snow tonight.

1:25pm - Hays, Kansas (Ellis County), 2 inches of snow with 30-35mph winds creating blowing and drifting snow.

12:50pm - Atwood, Kansas. Rawlins County. 8 inches of snow. 2 - 4 foot drifts.

11:37am - Topeka National Weather Service continues Winter Storm Warning for Brown, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall, Morris, Nemaha, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Washington [KS] till 6:00 AM CST

11:37am - Topeka National Weather Service continues Winter Weather Advisory for Anderson, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Lyon, Osage [KS] till 6:00 AM CST

11:25am - Goodland National Weather Service reporting 7.7 inches of snow with 1-3 feet drifts.

11:00am - Light snow reported in Concordia. Light rain in Topeka, Emporia and Olathe. Cloudy skies in Manhattan and Salina.

10:50am - Precipitation totals from this morning:
Manhattan - 0.10"
Topeka - 0.60"
Emporia - 0.52"
Lawrence - 0.81"

9:45am - Report of 4 inches of snow northeast of Goodland with drifts measured up to 3 feet.

9:00am - Heavy rain and thunderstorms moving east; Cloudy skies in Concordia, Emporia & Manhattan. Light rain reported in Topeka, thunderstorm in Lawrence and heavy rain in Olathe. Mixed precipitation reported in Salina.

8:50am - Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a High Risk for severe thunderstorms over a large portion of Arkansas into far southwestern Tennessee and northwestern Mississippi... "Conditions will become quite favorable for an outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes... including long-lived tornadic supercells... centered on the mid south this afternoon and evening."

8:30am - Light to moderate precipitation in the form of rain, freezing rain and sleet continuing along a line from Council Grove to Saint Mary's to Holton to Hiawatha. Roads becoming slick with temperatures near the freezing point.

8:08am - Goodland National Weather Service reported 6 inches snow in Kit Carson, Colorado.

7:28am - Topeka National Weather Service office getting a bit of sleet mixed in with the rain. Holton reported .25-.5" of sleet accum.

6:24am - Thunderstorm capable of producing penny size hail moving northeast at 35mph across portions of Franklin county.

5:55am - Burlington [Coffey Co, KS] law enforcement reports HAIL of penny size (E0.75 INCH) at 05:49 AM CST -- dime to penny sized hail reported south side of city.

5:20am - Cluster of thunderstorms capable of producing penny size hail moving north at 40mph across portions of central Kansas.

3:59am - National Weather Service Topeka issues Winter Storm Warning valid at Feb 05, 6:00 AM CST for Jackson, Jefferson, Morris, Shawnee, Wabaunsee [KS] till Feb 06, 6:00 AM CST

3:59am - National Weather Service Topeka issues Winter Storm Warning valid at Feb 05, 6:00 AM CST for Brown, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Geary, Marshall, Nemaha, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Washington [KS] till Feb 06, 6:00 AM CST

3:59am - National Weather Service Topeka issues Winter Weather Advisory valid at Feb 05, 12:00 PM CST for Anderson, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Lyon, Osage [KS] till Feb 06, 6:00 AM CST


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