First Snowfall Of the Season for Much of the Area (November 23-24) (11/25/2004)

By: Jim Caruso

A small swath of heavy, wet snow was laid out across Central Kansas Tuesday Night.

A strong low pressure system tracked from northeastern Oklahoma across central Missouri from Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. On the northwest side of the low track, the air became cold enough to support the first accumulating snowfall of this cool season for much of Central and Southeastern Kansas. Most of the region received only from a trace to 1 inch of snowfall accumulation. However, a band of heavier, wet snow affected a portion of Central Kansas, with anywhere from 3 to 6 inches occurring (see image 1). The heavy, wet snow was comprised of large flakes, and the weight of the snow actually severed tree limbs and powerlines in Central Kansas Tuesday night. The winter storm system pushed northeastward out of the area around midday Wednesday.

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