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Published On: Mon, Feb 25th, 2013

Second massive snow storm in a week is set to dump a foot of snow on Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas

A second major winter storm was bearing down on the central Plains early Monday, less than a week after another system dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the region.

Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

National Weather Service officials in Kansas issued blizzard warnings and watches through late Monday ahead of the strong storm system that’s packing snow and high winds. The storm has been tracking across western Texas toward Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.

“We’re expecting more wind with this storm,” said Jeff Johnson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Dodge City, Kan. “Snow amounts are varying, but we could see upward of a foot across south-central Kansas with lesser amounts across west-central and central Kansas.”

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback amended the state of emergency declaration he signed last week to include the new storm.

“This storm has the potential to be more dangerous than last week’s storm,” said Brownback, who held a briefing Sunday night along with emergency officials in his state to warn residents about the weather.

He urged motorists to “stay off the road unless it’s absolutely critical” but said drivers who must travel should pack their charged cellphones and emergency kits containing food, water, blankets, road flares and shovels.

The region was hit by a massive storm last week that dumped a foot of snow in some sections, closed airports and caused numerous accidents.

Wichita, Kan., saw its second-highest snowfall ever Thursday with 14.2 inches.

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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