Winter Storm Buries Southern Kansas! (12/1/2006)

By: Chris Jakub

First snow storm of the season blasts southern Kansas with some hefty snowfall totals.

The winter storm was a two day event for south central and southeast Kansas which began Wednesday morning and ended Thursday night. Areas of freezing rain and sleet began falling across portions of southern Kansas Wednesday morning and continued into Wednesday night with some ice accumulation. The storm system started to intensify over the Texas panhandle early Thursday morning, then moved slowly northeast across the heartland Thursday night. Snow began falling across much of southern Kansas Thursday morning and ended late afternoon for portions of south central Kansas, however the snow refused to stop across southeast Kansas until midnight. Here are some radar images during the heavy snow event. (Image 1 and Image 2)

The duration and intensity of the snowfall racked up some impressive snow totals across region. A visible satellite image from the following day shows where the swath of heavy snow fell.(See Image 3) Here is a map of the overall snow fall totals across southern Kansas. (See Image 4)

Here are a few images depicting the snow that fell in Caney, KS. (Image 5) (Image 6)

This story was brought to you by the National Weather Service - Wichita, Kansas.



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