By: Hayden Frank
Accumulating Snows Fell Across Portions of Eastern Kansas Thursday January 17th and Friday January 18th
The first event began during the early morning hours on Thursday, January 17th. Warm air aloft, over ran the cold air at the surface, causing the Snow. Initially, the low levels of the atmosphere were very dry, allowing the snow to evaporate before reaching the ground. However, after a few hours this was overcome, and some areas reported bursts of heavy snow that reduced visibilities to near zero at times. The system produced 1 to 4 inches of snow across part of southeast Kansas by early Thursday afternoon. The event was extremely small scale in nature, only about 30 to 40 miles wide. Accumulating snow that was 1 inch or greater, generally extended from the extreme southern portions of both Woodson and Allen counties, southward to the southern sections of Chautauqua, Montgomery, and southern Labette counties. The greatest amounts were across parts of southeast Wilson, southwest Neosho, and northeast Montgomery county, where some locations reported up to 4 inches....Snowfall Amounts Across the Region on Thursday January 17th...
County: Town: Amount: Wilson 3e Neodesha 4 Inches Wilson Vilas 3 Inches Neosho Erie 3 Inches Elk Longton 3 Inches Montgomery 5s Cherryvale 2 Inches Labette 2ne Parsons 2 Inches Allen 3w Ellsmore 1 Inch Elk 5e Howard 1 Inch Labette Mound Valley 1 Inch Labette Oswego 1 Inch Woodson 2n North Ridge DustingImage 1 Snowfall Accumulation Map on January 17th Event
County: Town: Amount: Marion Lincolnville 3 Inches Saline Glendale 3 Inches Saline New Cambria 3 Inches Saline Smolan 2 Inches Woodson Yates Center 3 Inches Woodson 2n North Ridge 3 Inches Greenwood 6se Madison 3 Inches Greenwood 4s Thrall 2 Inches Wilson Vilas 2 Inches Allen Humboldt 1 Inch Elk Longton 1 Inch Elk Howard 1 Inch Neosho Erie 1 Inch Neosho Galesburg 1 Inch Harvey Hesston 1 Inch McPherson McPherson 1 Inch Lincoln Lincoln 1 Inch Butler Cassoday 1 InchImage 2 Snowfall Accumulation Map of January 18th Event