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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Sumner County under blizzard warning

  • Information from the National Weather Service
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  • The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Blizzard Warning that includes Sumner County which is in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
    Snowfall will begin this morning and persist through tonight…with the heaviest snowfall occurring later this morning through this evening.
    Snow accumulations will range from 7 to 14 inches south of the Hutchinson/Newton/El Dorado line. The heaviest snowfall of 10 to 14 inches is expected near the Anthony/Kingman area.
    Winds will be northerly at 30 to 35 mph sustained…with gusts to 40 mph.
    The strong north winds combined with moderate to heavy snow will cause blowing snow that will frequently
    reduce visibilities to less than ½ mile in many areas. Drifts could reach 2 to 3 feet.
    Travel will be dangerous and is highly discouraged.
    The addition of several more inches of snow on top of nearly a foot of previous snowfall on roofs
    could be a concern for structures.
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