KSN Threat Tracker for Saturday, January 14, 2017


12:20PM The next round of freezing rain is moving into Kansas. Several more rounds will be possible though Sunday.

11:14PM Power outages reported in Woodward, Oklahoma with a quarter of an inch of ice. Expect this ice storm to intensify through the rest of the weekend. An excess of 0.75″ of ice accumulation possible for Central Kansas.

10:05PM A heavier band of freezing rain is approaching our Southern-most counties of the KSN viewing area. The ice threat is NOT over. Tune into KSN News at 10 for the latest track of this winter storm.

8:25PM As the night progresses we are receiving more and more reports of ice accumulations. Here’s the most recent one from this “hyped up” winter storm. Half an inch of ice reported in Beaver County. Power lines and low hanging tree lines are beginning to sag from the ice buildup.

6:40PM Quarter of an inch of ice reported on trees in Udall.

5:40PM Do not be complacent. The sun has set and temperatures are falling. Do not travel tonight unless there is an emergency. Here’s an updated look of our Ice Tracker.


4:35PM Ice is starting to accumulated on elevated surfaces around South Central Kansas. So far the roads are just wet in the Metro but this is expected to change. Use EXTREME caution if you’re out this afternoon.

3:22PM We’re getting reports of light to moderate rain across the Metro. Temperatures are hovering around the freezing mark.


3:00PM Don’t be surprised if you hear a rumble of thunder. Lighting has been indicated on Radar around the Metro. Ice so far on trees and power lines.

1:45PM A swath of freezing rain to rain is stretching from Oklahoma into Southern Kansas. Do not be out on the roads this afternoon if you do not need to. Find your live local radar by clicking here. 

12:30PM If you missed my Facebook live forecast update, you can watch the video here:

11:30AM Winter storm Facebook live update coming at ya on the KSN page at noon! Get your questions ready…

10:45AM Check this out: We’ve actually got a little thunderstorm crossing over from Colorado into Kansas! This is likely freezing rain, but with an occasional rumble of thunder too. Very cool, but unfortunately going to result in slick spots in this area northwest of Garden City – so be cautious! Track the radar here.


10:30AM From this afternoon through Monday morning, a widespread 0.25″-0.50″ of ice is expected across Kansas. The hardest-hit areas, with the majority of the ice accumulating Sunday morning, are expected across central and southwest Kansas. Areas like Hays, Russell, Salina, Great Bend, Hutchinson, Pratt, Medicine Lodge, Dodge city, Garden City, and Liberal could see around an inch of ice! Travel will be very hazardous and is strongly discouraged this weekend. On top of that, downed tree limbs and power outages are likely, especially for the areas in blue here. The freezing rain will be crossing the Oklahoma/Kansas line soon – get ready! And stick with KSN for the latest.


9:30AM When will the ice arrive, and when will it leave? Watch me time it out on Stormcast here.


8:30AM We’ve got a long holiday weekend ahead of us… Light freezing drizzle today, heavy freezing rain tonight, freezing rain, rain, and snow Sunday, then rain and snow Monday! Keep up with the crazy winter weather with our KSN Storm Tracker 3 Everywhere App.


7:30AM Be patient, folks! The majority of our Saturday will be quiet and cold, but a few slick spots are still possible with some patchy freezing drizzle. Then by this evening, that’s when the heavier freezing rain will be moving north out of Oklahoma, allowing for accumulating ice across southern Kansas, including Wichita, overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning. Catch more details in my updated forecast videos right here!


6:30AM Patchy freezing drizzle is possible across the state this morning, resulting in some slick spots, particularly across the Wichita Metro. But note that the bulk of the freezing rain is still in Oklahoma, and will be moving into Kansas tonight! I’ve got forecast updates for you all morning on KSN. Check the radar here.


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