Winter Storm Recap (12/21/06)


National Weather Service
Goodland, Kansas

Major Winter Storm Slams The Tri-State Region
December 19-21, 2006


A slow moving storm system brought a wintry mix of weather during a multiple day period across the Tri-State Region. On Tuesday, December 19th, precipitation developed over the area, mainly as freezing rain. Significant ice accumulations occurred throughout the evening and overnight hours resulting in hazardous driving conditions and numerous tree limbs and power lines downed. The precipitation transitioned into all snow across eastern Colorado and far western Kansas during the day on Wednesday, December 20th. Significant snow accumulations were reported across several locations. Eventually all precipitation changed over to snow by Thursday, December 21st. The sluggish storm system finally departed to the east by Thursday afternoon. Areas of blowing and drifting snow remained across the area with the increased wind speeds.


Photos Across Northwest Kansas






Snow Accumulation Reports
THE SNOW TOTALS BELOW ARE SEPARATED BY AMOUNT...AND ARE NOT   
NECESSARILY THE FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION. REPORTS WERE  
RECEIVED DURING A TWO DAY PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 20 THROUGH  
DECEMBER 21.
Amounts Valid as of 11:00 am MST
 
INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY             
------  -----------------------  --  --------------    
 14.00   4 E VERNON               CO  YUMA  
 12.00   7 SE IDALIA              CO  YUMA               
 12.00   16 NNW FLAGLER           CO  KIT CARSON    
 10.00   IDALIA                   CO  YUMA                          
 10.00   4 S KANORADO             KS  SHERMAN            
 10.00   5 NW BURLINGTON          CO  KIT CARSON         
  9.00   12 SW ST. FRANCIS        KS  CHEYENNE           
  9.00   13 NW ST. FRANCIS        KS  CHEYENNE           
  8.00   WRAY                     CO  YUMA               
  8.00   4 N ECKLEY               CO  YUMA               
  8.00   17 S BURLINGTON          CO  KIT CARSON         
  7.00   GOODLAND                 KS  SHERMAN           
  7.00   12 NNE GOODLAND          KS  SHERMAN                    
  7.00   20 S STRATTON            CO  CHEYENNE           
  7.00   8 SW GOODLAND            KS  SHERMAN            
  7.00   2 NE ALVIN               CO  YUMA                        
  6.00   BENKELMAN                NE  DUNDY              
  6.00   17 NW PARKS              NE  DUNDY              
  6.00   4 ESE EDSON              KS  SHERMAN            
  6.00   1 S FLAGLER              CO  KIT CARSON         
  6.00   4 NE KIRK                CO  YUMA               
  6.00   9 NE KIT CARSON          CO  CHEYENNE          
  6.00   KANORADO                 KS  SHERMAN          
  6.00   8 NW ST. FRANCIS         KS  CHEYENNE          
  5.00   19 SW GOODLAND           KS  SHERMAN                      
  4.90   WALLACE                  KS  WALLACE           
  4.00   6 N WILD HORSE           CO  CHEYENNE           
  4.00   7 N BENKELMAN            NE  DUNDY
  4.00   ATWOOD                   KS  RAWLINS                        
  3.00   OAKLEY                   KS  LOGAN              
  3.00   4 W BREWSTER             KS  SHERMAN            
  3.00   LEOTI                    KS  WICHITA                       
  2.50   4 W OAKLEY               KS  LOGAN              
  2.40   GRAINFIELD               KS  GOVE               
  2.00   DRESDEN                  KS  DECATUR                       
  1.70   3 N RUSSELL SPRINGS      KS  LOGAN              
  1.50   PALISADE                 NE  HITCHCOCK          
  TRACE  2 N DENSMORE             KS  NORTON 



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