Blizzard wallops Kansas City Metro with high winds and driving snow

KMBZ News Staff
November 25, 2018 - 12:26 pm
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Meteorologists at the National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill have declared a Blizzard Warning for all of Western Missouri until 9 p.m. Sunday. The warning includes portions of Kansas, including Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth Counties.

Winds are expected to gust as high as 55 mph, potentially creating white out conditions.

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Strong winds and snow were expected to create blizzard conditions across much of Nebraska and parts of Kansas, Iowa and Missouri.

The National Weather Service was warning those conditions would make travel difficult in places.

Other parts of central plains and Great Lakes region were under a winter storm warning, that could see a foot or more of snow dumped in some places.

In eastern Nebraska, part of Interstate 80 between Lincoln and Omaha was closed Sunday morning because of multiple accidents after snow blanketed that area. That included semitrailer trucks jackknifed across the highway. It was re-opened by Sunday afternoon.

As much as a foot was expected in Chicago. Between 4 to 6 inches of snow was expected in the Kansas City area. Forecasters predict more than a foot of snow is likely in southeast Nebraska, northeast Kansas, northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa.

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