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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Bates County Sheriff's Office Weather Update

BATES COUNTY…Winter weather advisory for light snow in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night. A fast moving winter system will move through the area on Wednesday bringing a period of light to moderate snow. Gusty north winds will combine with the falling snow to create visibility problems during the period of heaviest falling snow. By late Wednesday night into early Thursday mor...ning widespread 2 to 4 inch snow amounts can be expected. North winds between 5 and 15 mph in combination with very cold temperatures will bring the wind chills on Thursday morning down to 10 to 20 degrees below zero. ...winter weather advisory in effect from 3 pm this afternoon to 6 am cst Thursday... The national weather service in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill has issued a winter weather advisory for light to moderate snow... Which is in effect from 3 pm this afternoon to 6 am cst Thursday. * timing...light snow is expected to start falling by 3 pm or shortly thereafter on Wednesday. The heaviest snow will likely fall between 4 pm and midnight Wednesday night. By 6 am Thursday morning expect widespread snow to come to an end.
- Snow accumulations...widespread 2 to 4 inches

- Impacts... Winds will be out of the north at 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph through the day. This will cause visibility issues as well as drifting of snow.

- Temperatures...overnight lows on Wednesday night into Thursday morning will be in the single digits. North winds between 5 and 15 mph will cause wind chill values on Thursday morning to be between 5 and 15 degrees below zero.