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Wintry Weather Invades KPR Listening Area, Affecting Radio Transmitters

File photo of the Max Kade Center, adjacent to Kansas Public Radio, at the University of Kansas. (Photo by J. Schafer)

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a large part of the KPR listening area, including Topeka, Junction City and Manhattan, today (MON).  Motorists should allow for extra time to reach their destinations and drive with care. Bundle up and be safe.  Get the latest weather information here.   

Storm Could Dump Up to a Foot of Snow Across Plains States

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A major winter storm could blanket a large section of the Plains with up to a foot of snow at the start of this week. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for an area stretching from north-central Kansas across southeast Nebraska and into southern Iowa. The snow was expected to begin early today (MON) and continue throughout the day. Most of the region is expected to receive at least six inches of now, but the heaviest snow is predicted to fall on an area starting around Salina and Concordia, Kansas, and continuing northeast to around Des Moines, Iowa.

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KPR Stations in Eastern Kansas Icing Over, Affecting Power and Coverage Area

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KPR) - As wintry weather moves through eastern Kansas, Kansas Public Radio's transmitters and broadcast towers are getting iced over.  KPR's Director of Engineering, Steve Kincaid, said late this (MON) morning that KANV FM 91.3 in Junction City - and KPR's two translator stations in Manhattan - were starting to ice up.  This will affect power levels, decreasing the coverage area of KPR stations (frequencies) in the Junction City and Manhattan areas.  The wintry weather is not expected to improve until sometime Thursday.

Fort Riley Operates with Minimal Staffing, Limited Services as Winter Storm Moves Through
 
FORT RILEY, Kan. (KPR) – Fort Riley is operating with minimal staffing and limited services today (MON), as a winter storm moves through the area.  Irwin Army Community Hospital will conduct normal operations, including COVID vaccinations, testing and other activities.  The Post Exchange and Commissary will be closed.  All MWR facilities, including Fitness Centers and Child Development Centers, and Child and Youth Services programs will closed.  More information is available on Fort Riley's Facebook page.

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96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
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