The warm weather experienced on the 11th with high temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s was replaced by a cold front that traversed through the region during the early morning hours on the 12th. The cooler air moved into the region prior to the onset of precipitation. Light to moderate rain developed west of a surface low centered across central Kansas and shifted west to east across the Tri-State Area. Rain was the predominant mode of precipitation, although light snow mixed in at times. Behind the wet weather, skies slowly cleared and northerly winds increased region wide. Precipitation
In the images above... the radar showed a large region of precipitation that moved into the area during the mid-morning hours (left). Radar precipitation estimates and surface observations indicated most locations received rainfall ranging from a trace to slightly over a tenth of an inch (right). (Click image to enlarge).
Hill City, KS
Peak wind gusts across the region are shown in the image above. Behind the precipitation, strong northerly winds increased to 15-25 mph with gusts to 30-40 mph. The highest wind gusts were recorded across portions of Kit Carson and Cheyenne County Colorado with a 53 mph gust at Seibert, Colorado. (Click image to enlarge)