Potential Winter Storm Wednesday Night Into Thursday Morning

Confidence continues to increase in several inches of snow impacting the area Wednesday night through Thursday morning. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect noon Wednesday until noon Thursday in the blue-shaded counties in the map on the left. The snowfall, plus winds gusting 30-40 mph, will lead to hazardous travel with reduced visibility, snow-covered roads, and slick spots. Be sure to stay tuned to the latest forecast, as amounts could still change! Now is the time to consider changing travel plans if you have them.


* WHAT: Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph leading to reduced visibilities from blowing and drifting snow.

* WHERE: Portions of north central and northeast Kansas.

* WHEN: From Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.

* IMPACTS: Plan on snow covered and slick road conditions. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute Thursday.


Snow is forecast to accumulate in the affected areas causing hazardous driving conditions. Those with travel plans are advised to choose an alternate route, or should use extreme caution if travel is unavoidable.

Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttp://www.sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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