Late March Blizzard! (3/30/2009)

By: Robb Lawson

Late March Blizzard

 

A very significant late season Winter storm dumped one to two feet of snow across parts of Central, South Central and Southwest Kansas. The heavy snow and strong winds resulted in blizzard conditions in some of these areas from Friday March 27th into early Saturday March 28th. Meanwhile, significant accumulations of ice from freezing rain and sleet also affected the Flint Hills and Southeast Kansas, with some snow accumulations before the wintry precipitation ended Saturday evening. Several areas reported power outages due to the snow, ice and wind.

 




The above image is a visible satellite image with the white areas snow cover. Click the image to enlarge.



The photos below are from the March 27th-28th 2009 Winter Storm

 If you have any weather pictures, send them to: Wichita.Stormpics@noaa.gov

West Wichita - Photo by Brad Ketcham

 

Collapse of roof at gas station in Wichita due to accumulation of snow and ice. Photo by John Crosby

NWS office(SW Wichita) - Photo by Brad Ketcham

 

Tree damage in Wichita due to ice accumulation - Photo by John Crosby

 

Tree damage due to ice accumulation in Wichita - Photo by John Crosby

 

Hutchinson Kansas - Photo by Jon Powell

 

Photo courtesy KSN

 

Photo courtesy KSN

 

Photo courtesy KSN

 

 

Photo courtesy KSN

 

Ice accumulation in Wichita - Photo by Bryce Kintigh

 

Snowfall in Wichita - Photo by Bryce Kintigh

 

Snow drift in Ellinwood Kansas - Photo courtesy KSN

 

Ice accumulation in Wichita - Photo by Bryce Kintigh

Ice accumulation in Arkansas City - Photo by Bob Frazee

 

Damaged vegetation in Arkansas City - Photo by Bob Frazee

 

Tree damage due to ice accumulation in Derby Kansas - photo by James Magyar

 

Heavy snowfall in Derby Kansas - Photo by James Magyar

 

Tree damage in Derby due to ice accumulation - Photo by James Magyar

 

Tree damage in Derby due to ice accumulation - Photo by James Magyar

 

Photo courtesy KSN

Photo courtesy KSN

Heavy snowfall in West Wichita - Photo by Robb Lawson
 


 

Tree damage from ice and wind in Augusta. Photo by Tim Hummel

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