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Archive for Friday, January 20, 2006

Winter storm moves into Lawrence area

Sleet changing over to snow by evening

January 20, 2006, 8:24 a.m. Updated January 20, 2006, 4:36 p.m.

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A mix of winter precipitation - mist, drizzle, rain, sleet and snow - is moving into the Lawrence area today, making roads slippery for drivers. And by the time it's over tonight, there could be an inch of snow on the ground.

The 6News snow forecast shows up to 2 inches for Douglas County.

The 6News snow forecast shows up to 2 inches for Douglas County.

At 4:30 p.m., Lawrence was foggy and misty, the temperature was 33 degrees, the humidity was 89 percent and winds were from the north at 9 mph, making the windchill 25 degrees.

Snow had not yet started falling, but was expected to begin this afternoon, according to Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.

The National Weather Service has put much of northeast and north central Kansas in a Winter Weather Advisory, Schack said. The advisory means that the weather will cause travel difficulties for drivers, including visibility problems and slick roads, especially on bridges and overpasses.

In Douglas County, the advisory lasts through 9 p.m. The advisory lasts through midnight for Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties.

Tonight, temperatures will fall off to 24 degrees and snow will end by early Saturday morning, she said. Sunshine will return on Saturday, with the high climbing to 46 degrees, Schack said.

Sunday's morning low will be 28 degrees. Sunday's afternoon high will climb to 45 degrees, with partly cloudy skies, she said.

Comments

Peaty Romano 8 years, 10 months ago

You are much better off using some silicone spray on a rag and wiping down the door seals* before the ice storm starts (or the start of winter) That will prevent seals freezing to the doors. Heat cycling your car during the day will only make matters worse as you melt the ice and let it penetrate further and further onto the seal area each time.

*Don't spray the seals directly, you will get overspray and the propellant (a hydrocarbon) will be bad for the seal material.

bearded_gnome 8 years, 10 months ago

the slicking up has begun...stand by for accidents and a bunch of bumper-cars!

merrywidow033 8 years, 10 months ago

thanks for the advice marion, peaty -james

Redneckgal 8 years, 10 months ago

Hey do me a favor folks and keep that freezing stuff up in your area ..:) Its 33 and holdin' so far here in Ottawa!

badger 8 years, 10 months ago

looks outside

72 and sunny here.

Last night, I had to close the windows because the air was a touch bit cool.

I like to read the weather reports from Kansas the same way I used to like to listen to the KC traffic reports while making my four-minute commute.

Hong_Kong_Phooey 8 years, 10 months ago

Badger...you're just plain mean-spirited! :-P

Universe 8 years, 10 months ago

Here's a sure fire way of beating the freeze and damage to the car.. Take a vacation day off. :)

b_asinbeer 8 years, 10 months ago

Interesting how/why they put a picture of Jennifer Schack next to the map....not complaining though. :-D

badger 8 years, 10 months ago

Silence -

Shhh.

Don't say its name. You'll summon it.

bearded_gnome 8 years, 10 months ago

we was cheated!

I want that other inche of snow that snowbunny weatherbabe Jennifer promised!

what's the use of trying to survive just an inche or less??????

wasn't even interesting slick conditions on the roads, no exciting accidents...darn.

Universe 8 years, 10 months ago

Silence_Dogood: Nah, Clinton wasn't at fault for chasing 'bad girls', nor creating the weather. He may have been at fault however for being a perjurous liar who got impeached, no? lol We all know it was Bush's fault - after all it was HE who brought hurricane katrina, no? Have a nice day now.. 8)

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