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No Super Bowl snow, but winter storm coming to Lawrence

February 2, 2014

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It won't look like the Ice Bowl in East Rutherford, N.J., this evening, when the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. But a winter storm could put Lawrence and much of Kansas under a blanket of white starting tomorrow.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter storm watch beginning Monday evening and stretching through Tuesday night for Douglas County and surrounding areas. And snow accumulations could top 9 inches in the hardest-hit areas, NWS projects.

Temperatures tonight will be bitterly cold, with an overnight low of 2 degrees heading into a bleak morning. Snow is expected to start developing Monday evening in central Kansas and moving east toward Lawrence, where you can expect a very snowy Tuesday.

Tuesday highs in the 20s and sustained winds of 10 to 15 mph will make travel dangerous as snow falls throughout the day and accumulates into early Wednesday morning, when wind gusts up to 30 mph will cause drifting and blowing snow.

Bitter cold will continue Wednesday, with a projected high of 12 and low of 5-below, according to NWS. The precipitation will tail off Wednesday, but the weekend forecast calls for additional light snow.

Comments

Ken Lassman 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Looks like the bullseye is slightly to our west, but if it shifts just a little east, looks like we could get up to 10". This was the 5:14am prediction this morning, so stay posted: updates will be posted here: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/wxstory.php?site=top

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Ron Holzwarth 2 months, 2 weeks ago

This is really exciting, because I just bought a convertible! It's a way cool Mustang, and they're a whole lot cheaper in the winter. I just can't imagine why.

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William Enick 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Gonna get bundled up and go for a long walk in it...might as well enjoy! Won't be driving much...gonna get everything I'll need.

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