First heavy snow of 2014... (2/6/2014)

By: NWS Wichita

 

February 4th, 2014 Heavy Snow


 

 

 

 A strong upper level storm system approached the plains from the southwest during the day on February 3rd.  By late evening snow began to fall over extreme south central Kansas.  After midnight on February 4th snow spread across south central and central Kansas, especially along a line from Hutchinson to Salina.   By daybreak snow rates picked up across south central Kansas.  Snow persisted throughout the day and into the evening hours resulting in snowfall totals up to nearly a foot in some locations. 

 

Water vapor imagery showing the powerful storm system lifting out of Oklahoma and into Missouri.

Video taken from the National Weather Service in Wichita as moderate snow was falling.

  

 Pictures from the Event

  

Measurement of 11 inches in Hutchinson. Picture by Adam Drake.

Measurement in Maize of 8.2 inches. Picture by Mike Miller

 

4 miles south of Partridge. Picture taken by Tolly Vaughn.

4 miles south of Partridge. Picture taken by Tolly Vaughn.


Picture taken near Benton by Robert Johnstone

 

Picture by Tara Ghere in Medora.

Sun dog picture taken in Salina, KS by Keith Jeffers.

Sun dog picture taken in Salina, KS by Keith Jeffers.

Snow depth in Salina, KS.   Picture courtesy of Keith Jeffers.

Picture taken by Steve Worthington on the east side of Hutchinson

Picture taken Mike Miller near Maize

 

  

Wichita's Top-10 Daily Snowfall Records
Rank Date Snowfall
Tied 1st 1/18/1962 12.0
Tied 1st 3/9/1909 12.0
3rd 3/16/1970 11.8
4th 2/21/1971 11.6
5th 3/19/1998 11.3
6th 2/23/2003 10.2
7th 12/23/1918 10.0
8th 2/7/1980 9.2
9th 2/16/1975 8.8
Tied 10th 2/4/2014 8.7
Tied 10th 11/9/1888 8.7
Wichita's 8.7" on February 4th tied 11/9/1888 for 10th highest daily snowfall since 1888. However, it tied 11/21/1906 for 19th highest snowstorm amount (snowstorms often have multi-day accumulations). For a comprehensive snow climatology from across the area, click HERE.

  

 

 

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