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Blizzard Heading for the Plains, Record Snowfall Expected

By Kelly Ni
Epoch Times Staff
Created: February 25, 2013 Last Updated: February 25, 2013
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Kansas City received 14 inches of snow on Feb. 21. A blizzard will hit the region on Feb. 25. (Kansas City Highway Patrol)

Kansas City received 14 inches of snow on Feb. 21. A blizzard will hit the region on Feb. 25. (Kansas City Highway Patrol)

Parts of Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma will get hit by a blizzard on Monday, while they are still recovering from last week’s storm that dumped up to 14 inches of snow. 

The storm will then move on to Gage, Okla., Wichita, Kan., and Enid, Okla.by Monday afternoon. 

The blizzard heading to the region today is expected to make Feb. 2013 Wichita’s snowiest month since the 20.5 inches the city got in 1913. 

Then the blizzard, with its howling winds and heavy snow, will move to Chanute, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., late Monday night. A blizzard warning has been issued for the area just four days after a snowstorm.

The swirling winds will create blowing snow. In addition, some areas are expected to see rain, sleet, and thunder and lightening accompanying the blizzard. 

“Windswept snow will develop in Oklahoma City later Monday with the all-out blizzard conditions expected not far to the city’s north and west,” Kristina Pydynowski, Senior Meteorologist with AccuWeather, reports at 5:20 a.m. EST. 

Roads and highways are expected to get buried in snow by the blizzard. 

“Motorists should prepare for lengthy road closures, including on Interstates 35, 40, 44 and 70, with flight cancellations and severe disruptions to daily routines a high probability,” reports AccuWeather.

“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,” Brian Edwards, meteorologist with AccuWeather, reported.

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