Light Snow Fell on the Final Full Day of Winter (March 19)

Wintry weather conditions unfolded for the final full day of winter on March 19th.  (Spring began on March 20, at 12:32 pm.)  A cold front swept through the Central Plains Region by daybreak on the 19th, and cold air filtered south behind the front, causing temperatures to fall throughout the day.  Rain developed during the morning, but mixed with and changed over to snow as temperatures fell during the day.  Visibilities were reduced near one half mile at times due to the falling snow, and strong north winds of 25 mph with gusts of 35 mph.  The snow shifted south into Kansas the night of the 19th, and ended during the early morning hours on the 20th.  Snowfall ranged from just trace amounts to totals of 1 to 3 inches overall.  The map below depicts the snowfall (click to enlarge). 

The higher snowfall totals are listed in the table below:

March 19-20, 2010
Location Snowfall (inches)
Beloit 3.0
Hubbell 3.0
Hebron 2.4
Plainville 2.1
Burr Oak 2.0
Clay Center 1.6
Superior 1.5
Mankato 1.5

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