Snow and Blizzard Update, 4:30pm Monday

National Weather Service storm warnings.

The blizzard warning has been extended south and west into Texas and New Mexico.

The color codes:
  • Orange = blizzard warning.
  • Pink = winter storm warning for heavy snow.
  • Gold and sand = high wind warnings.
  • Dark green = winter storm watch.
  • Purple = winter weather advisory.
  • The pale brown is a "wind advisory," which is for winds around 25 mph. I suggest disregarding it. 
Here is the forecast for additional snow on top of what has fallen to 1pm CST. 
The two areas marked low confidence are because of some dry air aloft that is "misbehaving" (meteorological term 😀). The computer models from this morning for Jabara Airport in Wichita forecast anywhere for 1 to 13 inches of snow, so they aren't having any better luck resolving it than I. I believe Wichita will receive 2-4" that will be blown into drifts. A similar problem exists in southwest Missouri. 

Here is the radar as of 4:22pm. Numerous roads are closed in western Kansas, including I-70 between Hays, KS and Limon, Colorado. I-80 is closed in central Nebraska between Lexington and Grand Island. 
I'll update again this evening. 

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