Another Snowstorm - Updated With Snowfall Totals

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Topeka officially received 4.7" of snow with this most recent storm. That means that in less than a month, Topeka has seen over 30 inches of snow!

The highes totals seemed to be from just North of Wichita in Central Kansas to near the Emporia area.

SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM AROUND THE STATE NOON

Hillsboro - 20"
Hutchison - 19"
Newton - 17"
Hartford - 16"
Burlington - 16"
El Dorado - 15"
Gridley - 15"
Marion - 15"
Mcpherson - 15"
Americus - 14.5"
Olpe - 14"
Emporia - 14"
Colony - 12"
Eureka - 12"
Yates Center - 12"
Salina - 11"
Ness City - 11"
Council Grove - 9.0"
White City - 9.0"
Wichita - 8.0"
Wilsey - 8.0"
Junction City - 7.0"
Lyndon - 6.0"
Manhattan - 6"
Miltonvale - 6.0"
Blaine - 5.0"
Concordia - 5"
Topeka - 4.7"
Grantville - 4.5"
Emmett - 2.5"
Lawrence - 2.0"
Marysville - 1.5"
Holton - 1.5"
Beattie - 1.0"
Oskaloosa - 0.5"

Weather Summary
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A storm that dumped up to 17 inches of snow
is moving out of Kansas, only to be replaced by bitterly cold
temperatures.

The National Weather Service said the storm dropped double-digit
amounts of snow, particularly in south-central Kansas. Newton
recorded 17 inches, with 15 inches at Coffey and 14 in Wilson,
tapering off to only an 1 inch as it moved into northeast Kansas.

When the snow tapers off, most of Kansas will be in a deep
freeze. The weather service forecast high temperatures in the
mid-teens and said wind chills will be below zero early Wednesday.
The bitter cold prompted most school districts to give students
another snow day.

But forecasters gave Kansans some hope, with temperatures
forecast in the mid-40s to low 50s by the weekend.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Cold Weather Tips from PETA
Keep animals inside. This is especially important to remember when it comes to puppies and kittens, elderly animals, small animals, and dogs with short hair, including pointers, beagles, pit bulls, Rottweilers, and Dobermans. Short-haired animals will also benefit from a warm sweater or coat on walks.

· Don't allow your cat or dog to roam freely outdoors. During winter, cats sometimes climb under the hoods of cars to be near warm engines and are badly injured or killed when the car is started.

· Wipe off your dogs' or cats' legs, feet, and stomachs after they come in from the snow. Salt and other chemicals can make your animals sick if they ingest them. You should also increase animals' food rations during the winter because they are burning more calories to keep warm.

· Keep an eye out for strays. Take unidentified animals inside until you can find their guardians or get them to an animal shelter. If strays are skittish or otherwise unapproachable, provide food and water and call your local humane society for assistance in trapping them and getting them indoors.

· When you see dogs who have been left outdoors, provide them with proper shelter. Details on how to provide housing can be found here.

· When temperatures fall below freezing, birds and other animals may have trouble finding food and water. Hang bird feeders from trees or spread birdseed on the ground. Provide access to liquid water by filling a heavy water bowl and breaking the surface ice twice a day.
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Weather Outlook

This Afternoon - Sunny. Cold. Highs in the 10s. Winds N 5-10mph

Tonight - Clear and Frigid. Low temps will drop below 0 around the entire state.

Thursday - Sunny. Still Cold. Highs in the 20s.

Friday - Sunny. Highs in the 30s.

High temps will make the 40s this weekend and then 50s early next week as an extended warm up overtakes the Mid-West.
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