PITTSBURG — Snow is likely done falling from the sky, but what is already here isn’t going anywhere.
According to the National Weather Service in Springfield, Missouri, the three to four inches of snow which fell Monday will likely hang around, largely because of very cold temperatures settling in on the area. Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing through Wednesday night.
“The chances for snow are diminishing right now [Monday] as this band moves to the south,” NWS Meteorologist Steve Lindenberg said. “Now our attention is turning to very cold temperatures tonight.”
Lindenberg said the forecasted low temperature for Monday was -1, and that wind chill could make it feel as low as -20. Tuesday, temperatures are only expected to reach 10 or 12 degrees, with a high in the mid or low 20s Wednesday.
“With those low temperatures, the snow will probably stick around until at least Wednesday before it starts to melt,” Lindenberg said.
Thursday’s high is expected to be around 40, which should help clear much of the snow.
A Kansas Department of Transportation road condition map listed nearly all roads in Crawford County completely covered Monday.
Pittsburg and Frontenac schools, along with Northeast and Southeast, were closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so students did not attend school. Southeast High School cancelled Monday night’s basketball game, which would have kicked off the Lancer Classic basketball tournament.
Students out of school were seen sledding at Schlanger Park.
— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.