Prepare for falling temps and bitter wind chills

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​After very little snow in December and early January, it has become fairly active again. We are certainly above normal for the winter season, and here are some totals from our latest event.

6.5” Concordia
5.0” Marysville
3.9” Manhattan
3.0” Topeka
0.8” Emporia

We cleared nicely early yesterday behind the departing low pressure system. It was a chilly day with decent sunshine, but now we turn bitter cold with stronger breezes and dropping temps today.

Temps may start in the upper 20s, then we plunge to the low and mid teens by sunset. The sky may be variably cloudy after a few snow showers to the west. North wind will be somewhat problematic, and wind chill indices through the afternoon may be near zero.

Greater Topeka Thursday…
Highs: Near 27 early, then around 15 by late afternoon
Wind: N/NW 15-30mph

Breezy and cool for Friday with possible snow showers. Saturday looks partly cloudy. Sunday looks sunny and warmer before clouds increase late Sunday and Sunday night. Light snow may occur for early Monday. Right now, accumulation should be minimal and brief but we will monitor closely.

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Dress warmly because it turns sharply colder today…
​KSNT Meteorologist David George

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