Storm Recap (December 10-11, 2007)

Winter Weather 2007-2008

Winter Storm Impacts
The Central High Plains 
December 10-11, 2007

National Weather Service
Goodland, Kansas

Overview

A slow moving storm system over the southwest United States approached the central High Plains late on Monday. Widespread freezing rain developed across much of the region by late afternoon. Freezing rain began to mix with sleet and snow across eastern Colorado and extreme southwest Nebraska by early evening and slowly progressed eastward through the night. Patchy freezing drizzle and light snow continued through the day on Tuesday before diminishing early Tuesday evening. Snowfall ranged from 3 to 5 inches across portions of eastern Colorado, northwest Kansas and extreme southwest Nebraska to around 1 inch across the far eastern portions of the Tri-State Region. In addition to the snow, many locations recieved significant amounts of ice. The largest ice accumulations were observed along and east of highway 83 where 1/4 to 1/2 inch was common.

Images

ice covered branch

Ice accumuations in the Goodland area were generally around a tenth of an inch by Tuesday afternoon.

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ice and snow covering a mail box

A mailbox in Goodland covered with ice and snow on Tuesday afternoon.

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ice and snow covering a weather instrument shelter

Ice and snow covering a weather intrument shelter in Goodland on Tuesday afternoon.

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Snow covered yard in Goodland, Kansas

Snowfall ranged from 3 to 4 inches in the Goodland area by late Tuesday afternoon.

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Preliminary Snow Reports

Preliminary Snowfall for December 10-11, 2007 across the Tri-State Area

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McGuire

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