A strong winter storm has pushed out of the Rocky Mountains and into Kansas forcing some issues, especially in the central and western parts of the state.


Southeast Kansas will not be immune to the storm according to John Gagan, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Springfield, Mo.

A strong winter storm has pushed out of the Rocky Mountains and into Kansas forcing some issues, especially in the central and western parts of the state.


Southeast Kansas will not be immune to the storm according to John Gagan, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Springfield, Mo.


“As we get into Saturday and the center of the storm moves east, it is going to try to pull down that colder air in northern Kansas,” Gagan said. “As that happens, we will see that rain start to change over to snow.”


He said, on Friday, areas of western Kansas including Pratt, was getting what is called thunder snow — which means snow accumulations are upwards of 2-3 inches per hour.


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