More Snow for Central Kansas (2/11/2005)

By: Andy Kleinsaasser

A storm system tracked northeast across central plains and brought a mixed bag of winter precipitation to Kansas.

A fast moving winter storm deposited a widespread swath of snow across central Kansas, and portions of south-central Kansas. Widespread 3 to 5 inch accumulations were fairly common. However, portions of Russell and Lincoln counties received 6 to 8 inches of the white stuff. Image 1 is a map representing snow accumulation across the area.

In contrast, south-central Kansas experienced mainly freezing drizzle and sleet, as temperatures around 6,000 feet were a couple degrees too warm for snow. However, a narrow corridor stretching southwest to northeast across south-central Kansas did receive around one inch of snow accumulation toward the end of the event on Tuesday evening. Ice and sleet accumulations were not major, but did accumulate enough to pose problems for travelers.

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