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NWS Wichita


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Mild and windy conditions are expected through Wednesday night in lieu of an approaching cold front. Wednesday will be the last warm day over the next 7 days. #kswx 

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Conditions will be cool and breezy this weekend. While highs will generally be in the 40s, lows Saturday and Sunday morning will be in the teens; quite a bit colder than average for this time of year. #kswx 

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Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week. Strong southerly winds are expected in the afternoon. Lightweight objects will blow around, and travel may be difficult especially for high profile vehicles. #kswx 

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A cold front will move from NW to SE on Thur. Gusty winds are expected. Rain should move in with the best chances during the afternoon and evening hours. Snow will mix in and changeover to snow. Some uncertainty in the timing any snowfall accumulations. Have a plan. #kswx 

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Warmer temperatures today and tomorrow. Windy conditions tomorrow with wind gusts up to 50 mph possible. Thursday SE KS will see some showers and thunderstorms with the rest of the areas turning colder with a wintry mix possible. Friday will be much colder. #kswx 

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Warmer temperatures today and tomorrow. Windy conditions tomorrow with wind gusts up to 50 mph possible. Thursday SE KS will see some showers and thunderstorms with the rest of the areas turning colder with a wintry mix possible. Friday will be much colder. #kswx 

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Wed will be warm but windy. Strong southerly wind gusts into the 40 to 50 mph range are expected. High profile vehicles will have difficulty on highways. Very high to potentially extreme fire danger is also possible during the afternoon. #kswx 

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Thursday will be rather active as a storm system slides into the area. Morning storms are likely across southeast Kansas. Also, rain will gradually transition to snow from northwest to southeast throughout the day. Little, if any, impacts are expected. #kwsx 

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5:06pm - Preliminary damage assessment of the tornado that impacted the Andover area is EF-3. Tornado damage assessments will continue this evening and on Sunday. #kswx 

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On this date back in 2007, tragedy struck Greensburg, KS when an EF-5 tornado destroyed, and in many cases leveled, about 95 percent of the town of 1,383 people. The twister struck around 945 PM, killed 11, injured 63, and caused around $250 million damage. #kswx 

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A life-threatening grass fire was affecting northwest Russell County. People living in those areas should be prepared to take action which includes possible evacuation! A fire warning is in effect. #kswx 

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At 8am, Eisenhower National Airport reported a wind chill of -32. This is the coldest wind chill reported at the airport since 2000 (when reliable records started). #kswx 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by tornadoes this evening. In order to determine the strength of these tornadoes, we we will be sending out a few teams Saturday morning to conduct damage surveys. More information tomorrow, stay tuned. #kswx 

A snow squall warning is in effect until 10:00 AM CST for I-35, I-135, I-235, US-254 near Wichita, KS and US-169 near Chanute, KS and US-54, US-77 near El Dorado, KS and US-54, US-77 near Augusta, KS.

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On this date back in 2011, the catastrophic Joplin Tornado roared into history. The EF-5 tornado killed 158, the seventh deadliest in U.S. history The tornado's track was 22 miles long, reached 1 mile wide and lasted 38 minutes. Damage estimates were around $2.8 billion. #kswx 

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Our damage assessment teams are out this morning. These assessments take time so please be patient. Be mindful of our first responders and residents thus avoid the damaged areas. #kswx 

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