As the second major winter storm in a week takes shape across the southern High Plains, heavy windswept snow will clobber areas from Amarillo north to Dodge City, Wichita and Kansas City through Monday.
Travel on the roads and in the air will likely be brought to a standstill in these areas during the height of the storm as snowfall reaches immobilizing rates of two to four inches per hour. Winds could gust as high as 50 or even 60 mph in some locations, leading to widespread and dangerous blowing, drifting and whiteouts.
10:50 a.m. CST Monday: Eleven inches of snow reported near Amarillo, Texas, and Beaver, Okla. Beaver has near zero visibility and snow drifts of five to six feet.
10:00 a.m. CST Monday: Some snow totals out of Oklahoma: 10 inches in Moreland, nine inches in Alva, eight inches in Laverne. Fourteen inches of snow fell in Lipscomb County, Texas, and snow continues to fall.
9:30 a.m. CST Monday: According to law enforcement, visibility is down to 100 feet in Meade, Kan., in the southern part of the state, with heavy blowing and drifting snow.
9:20 a.m. CST Monday: Raw Video: Blizzard Blasting Snow, Visibility Low
9:00 a.m. CST Monday: This is a map of road closures in the Amarillo, Texas, area on Monday morning. The highways are closed due to blizzard conditions: blowing snow and low visibility.
AccuWeather – Live: Visibility Down to Feet in the Plains Blizzard.