Blizzard of December 22

A strong upper level storm system moved across Southwestern Kansas Friday night and Saturday, bringing widespread blizzard  conditions to much of the area.  Winds in excess of 35 mph, with some gusts reported in the 45 to 55 mph range, occurred while the snow was falling, reducing visibilities to below a quarter mile in most areas and down to near zero in some spots.  The fast moving storm exited Southwest Kansas just after midday Saturday with snowfall totals being less than 6 inches in most places.  The main exception was over Grant and Stevens counties which received at or just above 6 inches in spots. 


Map by Mike Lacy


Snowfall amounts for a number of locations across Southwest Kansas follow:
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
617 PM CDT SAT DEC 22 2007

...SNOW REPORTS ACROSS SOUTHWEST KANSAS FOR DECEMBER 22ND EVENT...

AMOUNT LOCATION
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6.5 INCHES 8 NE HICKOK
6.0 3 NE ULYSSES
5.5 NEAR HUGOTON
4.5 4 SSE INGALLS
4.5 7 NE ENGLEWOOD
4.5 8 N ENGLEWOOD
4.0 11 NNE SUBLETTE
4.0 3 SSW HAVILAND
3.9 8 N JETMORE
3.5 9 WSW INGALLS
3.5 WILMORE
3.5 1 S BYERS
3.0 HOLCOMB
3.0 20 S COOLIDGE
3.0 10 NW HUGOTON
3.0 8 WNW HARDTNER
3.0 LARNED
2.5 14 NW JETMORE
2.5 8 WNW ULYSSES
2.5 11 S MULLINVILLE
2.5 LACROSSE
2.0 1 W STAFFORD
2.0 DIGHTON
2.0 9 E LIBERAL
2.0 19 SE MEADE
2.0 15 S MEADE
2.0 8 SW JETMORE
2.0 14 SSW SYRACUSE
2.0 10 SSW BIG BOW
2.0 9 NW RICHFIELD
1.5 HAYS
1.1 DODGE CITY NWS OFFICE
1.0 8 N SYRACUSE
1.0 14 N KENDALL
1.0 12 W LAKIN
1.0 14 WSW LAKIN
1.0 NESS CITY
0.5 4 W SYRACUSE
0.5 WAKEENEY
$$

LACY


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