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    Blizzard for Amarillo, Wichita, Kansas City Monday

    By By Brian Edwards, Meteorologist
    March 12, 2013, 9:44:36 AM EDT

    Another significant snowstorm will affect cities and towns across the Plains late tonight through Monday.

    This blizzard is following a storm which just dumped a whopping 14.2 inches of snow on Wichita and 11.0 inches on Kansas City.

    After dropping 6-10 inches of snow on Denver through this evening, the storm will cause heavy snow to develop late tonight from the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles through Dodge City and Wichita, Kan. to near the Nebraska border.

    Snow will quickly increase in intensity on Monday with snowfall rates of 2 inches per hour occurring from Enid, Okla., through Wichita and Topeka, Kan, and even to near Kansas City, Mo., by the end of the day.

    As this storm strengthens, blizzard conditions will develop Monday as well along a corridor from near Oklahoma City through Kansas City.

    Wind gusts to 50 mph will create dangerous travel conditions along Interstates 70, 35, and 44 with significant blowing and drifting along with near zero visibility.


    Blizzard conditions will then expand north and eastward into Monday night through the rest of eastern Kansas and much of northern and central Missouri.

    The heaviest snowfall accumulations which will approach a foot will fall along a corridor from northwest Oklahoma through much of central and eastern Kansas and northern Missouri.

    This zone of heaviest snow includes the cities of Wichita, Topeka, and Kansas City.

    Snowfall amounts which could approach half a foot will be common for Enid, Dodge City, Jefferson City and even Tulsa.

    A couple of inches of snow is even expected as far south and west as Amarillo and perhaps to Fort Smith, Ark.


    Accumulating snow will expand farther north and east into the Great Lakes on Tuesday, bringing several inches of accumulation for the cities of Chicago, Milwaukee, Grand Rapids, and even Detroit.

    Check back with AccuWeather.com as we continue to monitor the impending blizzard. We will have expert videos and analysis throughout the weekend into early next week on our video page.

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