Notice From Norton County Emergency Management

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ:

Norton County will be in a BLIZZARD WARNING starting at 1:00 PM Friday, ending at 7:00 PM Saturday. “Hurricane force wind gusts and Blizzard Conditions will make travel extremely dangerous or impossible, especially along and north of I-70.”

Rain will change to snow throughout the day Friday, with the bulk of the snow hitting Friday night. Snowfall tapers off Saturday morning, with blowing snow continuing into Saturday night. The highest amounts will be north of I-70 (3-5″); along the KS/NE border (up to 7″ possible). Once the snow ramps up, expect whiteout conditions.

Norton County is also under a High Wind Warning. Sustained wind speeds of 35-55 mph are expected, with gusts up to 75-80 mph. This will start in western Kansas early Friday, then cross over the NW region in late afternoon. The winds may decrease slightly Friday night, but will pick up again on Saturday when blowing snow with low visibility will cause dangerous travel conditions.

This will be similar to last April’s blizzard, but snowfall amounts will be less. However, the winds will be stronger than last year’s storm.

*IF YOU LIVE IN TOWN… move all vehicles off city streets so Public Works can quickly get your street plowed. The clearer the streets are, the easier it is for our first responders and critical personnel to get where they need to be.