Blizzard warning in effect for southwest Kansas

AP News
Posted: Dec 19, 2011 10:32 AM
Blizzard warning in effect for southwest Kansas

Some parts of Kansas could see more than a foot of snow in the next few days, with blizzard conditions likely in the southwest corner of the state.

The National Weather Service in Topeka says a blizzard warning is in effect for western Kansas, from Hays down through Dodge City and on to the Colorado border, from 9 a.m. Monday to noon Tuesday.

Meteorologist Shawn Byrne says 9 to 12 inches of snow is expected in the blizzard area, with some places getting even more.

He says rain on Monday will start changing to rain in the western part of the state and move east as the day goes on.

Central Kansas could receive 8 to 10 inches of snow, while the Topeka area could get 4 to 6 inches.