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Storm System Expected To Develop Across Southern U.S.; Fire Weather Concerns In Southern California

A system is expected to develop across the southern tier of the U.S. and produce a few hazards. Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain is possible from southeast Texas to southwest Louisiana, while heavy accumulating snow is expected across parts of Kansas and Oklahoma. Meanwhile, elevated to critical fire weather concerns are forecast through Friday in southern California. Read More >

 

Winter Storm Severity Index (WSSI)

The purpose of the Winter Storm Severity Index (WSSI) is to provide NWS partners and the general public with an indication of the level of winter precipitation (snow and ice) severity and its potential related societal impacts. The WSSI does not depict official warnings, and should always be used in context with official NWS forecasts and warnings.

 

Additional WSSI Information
Overview of headlines Winter briefing page WSSI for Wichita WSSI for Dodge City

 

Current WSSI Overview for NWS Wichita Warning Area

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Current WSSI Overview for NWS Dodge City Warning Area

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Scale for the Winter Storm Severity Index (WSSI)

 

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Other information and resources
Wichita Snow Climatology
Worst Kansas Ice Storms
CoCoRaHS reports