"Total snow accumulations of 7 inches to 11 inches, with localized amounts up to 18 inches, are expected", according to the bulletin posted just before noon on Thursday. Blizzard conditions are possible with winds blowing up to 50 miles per hour.
Travel is expected to be unsafe and at times impossible throughout much of Northwestern Kansas including Goodland, Colby and Hill City.
Motorists or anyone outdoors could experience whiteout conditions with extremely low visibility.
Our next storm system looks to move into western Colorado by Thursday night, bringing heavy snow to the mountains for the start of the day on Friday.
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In Conway, Arkansas, strong winds caused damage at several buildings at the University of Central Arkansas on Friday. Severe storms are possible in these areas as well with hail and wind being the main threats but an isolated tornado is also possible.
If you stay home, it is a good idea to make sure your home emergency kit is well-stocked, too, due to the possibility of power failures. Most interstates are closed and the DOT is recommending no travel across most of eastern South Dakota, parts of southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa. While snowfall accumulations will not be extreme, the combination of wind and snow will create very low visibility and unsafe travel conditions Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.
Risky fire weather conditions in Oklahoma contributed to wildfires that forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes near Woodward, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City.