Friday, December 11, 2015

Weekend storm... rain, severe weather, and snowfall

When you consider how warm this week has been, it probably won't be much of a surprise that we could have some severe storms Saturday afternoon in Kansas. Main concerns will be some hail and wind, but just because it's December, we can't completely rule out a brief tornado. Main focus for severe storms will be around Wichita and areas east.


Rainfall amounts could easily surpass an inch for areas along and east of I-135. This fits right in with the winter forecast of above normal rainfall. These very wet storms should continue throughout the rest of the season. 

Snowfall will arrive into western Kansas Saturday night and Sunday. This looks to be a heavy wet snow and could pile up quickly. Some of the snow is expected to melt as it falls, but the possibility of 5 or 6 inches looks very reasonable for locations west of a line from Russell to Dodge City. So if you live in western Kansas, be prepared for some wind and snow that could cause some driving issues during the height of the storm Sunday. 

It's not going to be bitterly cold behind the storm. Just typical December 30s and 40s into the start of next week.

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