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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Winter Weather Watch, Douglas County, CANCELED

Posted: December 18, 2011 - 4:30am
Updated: December 19, 2011 - 4:35am

The National Weather Service in Topeka has CANCELED the Winter Weather Watch. The watch area did include the city of Lawrence and all of Douglas County.

The watch goes into effect Monday, December 19th at 6:00 p.m., and will remain in place until Tuesday, December 20th at 6:00 p.m..

Shaded area is under the watch
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Forecasters say that rain and snow are expected to develop Monday and transition to snow Monday evening into Tuesday. Accumulating snow is expected to end by late Tuesday afternoon.

Total snow and ice accumulations are possible in the range of four to eight inches. Light accumulations of sleet and freezing drizzle may also occur.

Winds are expected to be between 15 and 20 miles per hour with gusts to 30 miles per hour.

Drivers should expect possibly hazardous driving conditions due to heavy snowfall and ice accumulations and reduced visibilities.

View more on this Watch from the National Weather Service office in Topeka, Kansas.

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