First winter storm of the year! (1/18/2011)

By: NWS Wichita

 

January 9th-10th Winter Storm

 

The first winter storm of the new year affected Central and Eastern Kansas on January 9th and 10th.  This snow event was the result of a very slow moving storm system that took its time tracking out of the northern Rockies and finally out across the plains by late January 9th. What made this event unique was the prolonged period of snow.  Most places across Central and Eastern Kansas experienced 24 hours of snowfall. Some of the heaviest snow affected Wichita right near the morning rush hour, on Monday January 10th, causing over 100 accidents between 5am and 9am.  

 

Water vapor imagery combined with 500mb heights showing the slow moving storm system.


Radar loop from 3am on Mon Jan 10th and ending at 3pm.

Riverside Park in Wichita. Photo by Ted Thomason photography.

Caney Kansas. Photo by Pascal Van Schijndel.

Arkansas City. Photo by Bob Frazee.

Holyrood Kansas. Photo by Doug Stejskal

Mulvane Kansas. Photo by Bobby Kimble

Near Parsons Kansas. Photo by J.D. Stewart.

Satellite Image taken on the 11th of Jan at 10am.

Bunker Hill, KS. Photo by Russell County Emergency Manager.

Near Parsons Kansas. Photo by J.D. Stewart
 

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