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KQ2 Forecast: Blizzard Warnings have been issued

A strong winter storm is expected to impact the entire area beginning early Sunday.

Posted: Nov 24, 2018 2:53 PM

**Atchison (KS), Andrew, Doniphan, & Buchanan counties: Blizzard Warning from 6 a.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Sunday.

**Atchison (MO), Holt, & Nodaway counties: Blizzard Warning from 4 a.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Sunday.

**Gentry, Worth, Clinton, & DeKalb counties: Blizzard Warning from 6 a.m. Sunday until 9 p.m. Sunday.

**Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, & Livingston counties: Blizzard Warning from 6 a.m. Sunday until 9 p.m. Sunday.

**Platte county: Winter Weather Advisory from 6 a.m. Sunday until 6 p.m. Sunday.

From the National Weather Service: A Blizzard Warning means that severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibility is likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded stay with your vehicle.

A strong winter storm is expected to impact the entire area beginning early Sunday. An area of low pressure is forecast to move through central Missouri and will be strengthening as it does so. Rain will happen first beginning after 3 a.m. Sunday. We will quickly changeover to snow before sunrise. Snow will be heavy at times. Winds will also be a major issue, coming from the NNW at 20-30 mph with gusts near 45 mph. This will lead to blowing snow and very low visibility, possibly white out conditions. The snow should move out by early afternoon. Travel is highly discouraged on Sunday so try to adjust travel times if returning home from Thanksgiving.

Total storm accumulations will be likely in the 5-7 inches for Buchanan and Atchison (KS) counties, 1-4 inches in Platte county and 5-8 inches everywhere else. These numbers could change so stay with KQ2 for more updates.

Behind this system, we stay cool and dry out until more precipitation chances return Thursday.

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Today will be another warm and sunny day with highs back in the low to mid 90s. The heat index will be slightly higher today due to the increased humidity. Temperatures will start to rapidly warm on Thursday and Friday with highs in the upper 90s. Heat index values both days will likely be near or at the triple digits. Rain chances will start to increase Friday night into the weekend as a cold front approaches our area. Temperatures will cool into the lower 90s for the weekend with highs back in the 80s for the beginning of next week.
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