Late March Snow Storm Strikes for the 2nd Consecutive Year! (3/22/2010)

By: NWS Wichita

 

First Day of Spring 2010 was Anything But Spring-like

 

For a second year in a row a late March snow storm impacted much of the Southern Plains. This powerful low pressure system dove southeast out of the Northern Rockies during the evening hours of March 19th spreading a swath of heavy snow across portions of Oklahoma, Eastern Kansas, Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas. Strong north winds accompanied the snow causing some drifting along with reduced visibilities.



 



Water vapor satellite imagery combined with 500mb heights from the early evening hours of March 20th. At this time the upper level low pressure system was tracking east along the red river.

Radar loop from the afternoon hours of March 20th showing the band of heavy snow persisting across Southeast Kansas.
 

Picture of snowfall in Southeast Kansas. Photo by J.D. Stewart

Picture of snowfall in Southeast Kansas. Photo by J.D. Stewart

Picture of snowfall in Southeast Kansas. Photo by J.D. Stewart

Picture of snowfall in Southeast Kansas. Photo by J.D. Stewart

Picture of snowfall in Southeast Kansas. Photo by J.D. Stewart

Picture of snowfall in Southeast Kansas. Photo by J.D. Stewart

Snowfall picture from Galesburg Kansas. Photo by Anna Belle Thornton

Snowfall picture from Galesburg Kansas. Photo by Anna Belle Thornton

Snowfall picture from Arkansas City. Photo by Bob Frazee.

Snowfall picture from Arkansas City. Photo by Bob Frazee.

Snowfall picture from Arkansas City. Photo by Bob Frazee.

 

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