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Monday, December 19, 2011

DgCo Weather: Winter WX Advisory issued

Posted: December 19, 2011 - 4:40am
Updated: December 20, 2011 - 4:16pm

CANCELLED: December 20, 4:15 a.m. More information on cancellation.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for wintry precipitation. The Advisory will go into effect at 12:00 a.m. Tuesday morning and remain in place until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. The previous Winter Storm Watch has been canceled.

The advisory area includes the Kansas counties of Douglas, Lyon and Osage. Cities include; Lawrence and Emporia.

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Forecasters now say that rain will begin to develop Monday morning and transition to snow late Monday evening into Tuesday. Total snow accumulations of one to three inches is expected in the advisory area. Periods of light sleet and freezing drizzle are also expected overnight into Tuesday morning. Winds are expected to be from the north to northeast and 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts to around 35 miles per hour.

Hazardous driving conditions from snowfall and ice accumulations as well as reduced visibilities are also possible, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka.

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Released: December 19,  10:48 a.m.

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Released: December 19, 4:35 a.m.
More from the City of Lawrence can be found here.

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