Winter Storm - March 20


Winter Storm Overspreads Tri-State Area

March 20, 2006


Overview

A significant winter storm overspread the Tri-State Area with large snowfall accumulations. Most locations received 6 inches or more, with several locations reaching over one foot of snowfall. In Goodland, Kansas, it was the 7th snowiest calendar day on record and the 3rd snowiest calendar day in March.

Radar Time Series

5:00 AM MST

9:00 AM MST

1:00 PM MST
A heavy band of snow moved into northwest Kansas during the early morning hours. Snowfall rates associated with this band reached up to 3 inches per hour! Moderate to heavy snow persisted over the region through the early afternoon hours, with the heaviest activity remaining over portions of northwest Kansas. (Click image to enlarge).


Snowfall Totals



In the image above... the graphic depicts reported snowfall through 5pm MST across the region. The most significant snowfall accumulations were centered over portions of northwest Kansas, with several locations reporting at or above one foot of snow. (Click image to enlarge).


Top 10 Snowfall Days in Goodland, Kansas

Rank
Snowfall
Date
Departure
1
19.3 in
October 25, 1997
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2
16.0 in
December 4, 1924
- 3.3 in
3
14.9 in
November 27, 1983
- 4.4 in
4
14.0 in
December 20, 1911
- 5.3 in
5
14.0 in
March 22, 1897
- 5.3 in
6
13.6 in
March 1, 1940
- 5.7 in
7
13.5 in
March 20, 2006
- 5.8 in
8
12.4 in
January 19, 1988
- 6.9 in
9
12.4 in
January 29, 1981
- 6.9 in
10
12.0 in
March 12, 1927
- 7.3 in



Photos Across The Area


Goodland, KS

Goodland, KS

Goodland, KS


Colby, KS

Colby, KS

Colby, KS


Sharon Springs, KS

McDonald, KS

Oakley, KS


McCook, NE

Atwood, KS

Cheyenne Co, KS


Greeley Co, KS

Norton, KS

Thanks to everyone that contributed photos!


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