Winter storm dumps heavy snow across area


One snow day has turned into two for students in Unified School District 333.
With a winter storm approaching, school in Concordia was cancelled for Tuesday.
The National Weather Service Office in Topeka reported that Concordia received 5.8 inches of snow on Tuesday.
With the snow continuing into Tuesday night, school was called off again for today.
USD 333 is not the only district in the area to call off school for Wednesday.
USD 109 Republic County, USD 334 Southern Cloud and USD 224 Clifton-Clyde are also closed today.
Cloud County Community College has also cancelled classes for a second straight day.
The storm also led to several other closings including the Cloud County Courthouse, the Cloud County Health Department, and the Concordia Senior Citizen's Center .
Heavier snowfall was reported across the eastern part of the state.
“There was a large swath of 8-10 inches, and some 12-14 inches,” said Shawn Byrne of the National Weather Service.
Areas in southeastern Cloud County received 8-10 inches of snow as of 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The snow has moved out of the area, and left behind bitterly cold temperatures.
Byrne said that with the snow cover, cold temperatures will persist for several days.
Lows tonight are expected to dip below zero with wind chills of -10 to -19.
The high temperature on Tuesday will be near 10 with wind chills of -4 to -14.
Temperatures will warm to only the low 20s by Monday.
“It is going to be cold for quite a while,” Byrne said.
There is a 20 percent chance of snow on Friday and Saturday, and then a 20 percent chance on Monday and a 30 percent chance on Monday night.


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