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Snowstorm Lumbers Into Central Plains

UPDATED 10:15 PM CST, November 15, 2009

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Andrew Rosenthal

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The Sunflower State will be the focus for a blanket of snowfall tonight and Monday as a winter storm slides out of the central Rockies. The slow-moving storm, already responsible for creating weekend hassles in Colorado, will bring the season's first snowfall to much of northern Kansas.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Rob Eicher has the latest on this snow threat in this exclusive WeatherBug Wintry Weather Video.

The area of low pressure is the same one that crawled across Colorado and northern New Mexico this weekend, making a mess of roads. It brought over a foot of snow to the ski areas and higher elevations of the Rockies, with 4 to 8 inches of the white stuff across the Interstate 25 corridor. Most roads remain snowy and icy west of Denver, and cold weather tonight will create areas of black ice. Drivers are urged to use caution and to also check on chain requirements if they are travelling tonight or Monday.

The wintry blast is now moving across the Front Range, and will lumber across Kansas Monday, spreading heavy snow along and north of Interstate 70. As much as 6 inches of snow has fallen across western Kansas, with another 1 to 3 inches expected overnight. As a result, a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect across northwestern Kansas.

Further to the east, Winter Weather Advisories stretch from across Kansas from the southwest to the northeast, including nearby portions of Nebraska and Missouri. Here, snowfall totals will be in the 2 to 4 inch range.

Be sure you are prepared for any adverse winter weather if you are travelling tonight or Monday, and check on tire chain requirements and have a winter weather survival kit in case you become stranded.

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