Light Rain...Sleet and Snow Return to the Area 2/23/08

Wintery Mix of Precipitation Returns

to Tri State Area 2/23/08

     A large upper level low pressure system moved across the area during the day Saturday. As this system moved across Kansas,  a narrow area of prcipitation developed across the Tri State area bringing a periods of light rain, light snow and sleet to the area. Precipitation was generally confined to a narrow band that remained just north of the upper level low, as can be seen on the following visible satellite and radar images.

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10 am MST Visible Satelite

10 am MST Composite Reflectivity

     Precipitation amunts across the Tri State Area were generally light and ranged from a trace to 0.18 inches of liquid at Oberlin. Snowfall amounts were generally only trace amounts, although 2 inches of snow was reported at Flagler. Heavier snow also fell to the east of the Tri State Area, where Hayes reported 4 inches. The spotty nature of the snowfall showed up well on the following visible satellite image taken at 9 am MST on 2/24/08.
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-JRM


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