Purchase photos

Snow already?


GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) -- Residents of far northwest Kansas could find themselves coping with the first measureable snow of the season.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Goodland issued a winter weather advisory Thursday evening for Cheyenne and Sherman counties, in effect from midnight to 9 a.m. Friday (Mountain time).

Hays residents awoke Friday morning to a wintry mix that included light sleet.

The precipitation was expected to start as a mix of snow and rain, turning to all snow around 3 a.m. Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches were expected overnight, with another inch possible before the snow ends at mid-morning Friday.

But anything remaining on the ground is likely to melt Saturday amid sunny conditions and temperatures of 60 or a bit higher.

The advisory area includes the cities of Goodland and St. Francis.