Wind chill advisory in effect from midnight to noon Thursday
Posted Feb 12, 2020 7:34 PM
A winter storm is making its way north across Kansas and Missouri and is expected to linger through tonight.
With temperatures falling quickly tonight, the National Weather Service says any wet surfaces and roadways are expected to flash freeze and cause slick roads and travel issues.
A wind chill advisory is in effect from midnight until noon Thursday. Wind chills are expected to be as low as 15 to 25 below zero in portions of northeast Kansas and north central and northwest Missouri.
Missouri Western State University will make a strong pitch to
keep the Kansas City Chiefs training camp in St. Joseph.
Missouri Western President Matt Wilson describes the training
camp as a public service for the university, drawing people to St. Joseph. He
says everything is in place to keep the Super Bowl champions here.
“We’ve really valued our relationship with the Kansas City
Chiefs,” Wilson tells host Barry Birr on the KFEQ Hotline. “They’ve been on our
campus for 10 years and having moved from Wisconsin that was kind of the idea was
that they would receive certain things from the state to come back to be here.”
Wilson says the facilities developed over the years on the
Missouri Western campus next to Spratt Stadium as well as the indoor practice
field are unrivaled.
Wilson acknowledges other cities will make a bid to take the
training camp away from St. Joseph, though he is quick to add the Chiefs seem
He says another factor does work against Missouri Western, an
emerging trend in the NFL.
“The trend in training camps has been for NFL teams to go back
to their home stadiums and oftentimes, I think, it depends on the coach and
what the coach wants to do,” Wilson says. “(Chiefs Coach) Andy Reid was coach (of
the Eagles) when I was actually in Philadelphia and he loved to be away from
home. So, they were at Lehigh University.”
Missouri Western signed a 10-year contract with the Chiefs,
which expired this past year. The contract guaranteed the first five years, followed
by a succession of one-year contracts.
“We had a 10-year contract. That contract has expired at this
point in time. So, we don’t even have a year-to-year to fall back on,” Wilson
says. “As the Chiefs turn their attention to training camp going forward, we’re
hearing some pretty positive public statements, but we’ll see where things go.”