Snow is already falling in Goodland this morning, and as much as 9 inches of snow is forecast in parts of western Kansas as a strong winter storm strikes the High Plains.
A winter storm watch has been issued for eight counties in northwest Kansas from 4 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time Thursday. Among the cities affected by the watch are Colby, Goodland, Oakley, Oberlin and St. Francis.
Much of the northwest corner of the state can expect at least 3 inches of snow from this storm, forecasters say. North winds of 15 to 25 miles an hour, with gusts still higher, may significantly reduce visibility.