A strong winter storm impacting mainly the southern plains of Texas and Oklahoma made a quick run at southwest Kansas during the late afternoon on January 28th. Initially the air near the surface was too dry to support much of the snow aloft reaching the ground. Finally by late in the afternoon the snow intensity picked up and did begin to cover a large part of the area. The heaviest snow fell generally along Highway 50. There were several reports of 10 to 12 inches in Gray county and also from south of Kinsley to near Stafford.
Below is a map of the snowfall from the storm.
By Saturday the sun returned and satellite images revealed the swath of snow that stretched from New Mexico, east into Arkansas and southern Missouri.