Major Winter Storm Strikes Western Kansas

A major winter storm had already produced copious amounts of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow across much of western and south central Kansas.   Rainfall of 2 to 3 inches fell in parts of Kiowa, Comanche and Barber counties which is phenomenal for December!

Click on the thumbnail for an image of the precipitation that fell during the 24 hour period, ending Wednesday morning.

estimation of precipitation that fell during the past 24 hours.

Also, click on the next thumbnail for a map of the snowfall that was reported. as of the morning of the 21st.

Additional snow fell on Thursday, December 21st. 

Click on the thumbnail below that show snow depth on Friday, December 22.

After the storm departed and left clear skies, a very revealing boundary between snow cover and no snow was noted via satellite images.  Click on the thumbnail below for the satellite image.

Notice the sharp edge to the snow cover.  The white on the right edge is left over cloud cover that had yet to move out.

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