Winter Storm Arrives In The Tri-State Area


Winter Storm Arrives In
The Tri-State Area

December 29, 2006...6:45pm MST


National Weather Service
Goodland, Kansas



AN INTENSE WINTER STORM CONTINUES TO AFFECT THE TRI STATE REGION WITH A VARIETY OF PRECIPITATION CONTINUING TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 15 TO 25 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF FAR WESTERN KANSAS...EASTERN COLORADO...AND FAR SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA. 5-10 INCHES OF SNOW WITH UP TO 0.25 INCHES OF ICE FROM FREEZING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF NORTHWEST KANSAS AND SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA. THE WINTRY PRECIPIATION WILL TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW FROM WEST TO EAST DURING THE NIGHT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY. STRONG NORTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL CREATE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY ROADWAYS...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 70 MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE DUE TO THE SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENED DURING THE WARNING PERIOD. BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ADDITIONAL ROAD CLOSURES AND AIRLINE CANCELLATIONS AND ADJUST TRAVEL SCHEDULES ACCORDINGLY.

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Top 5 December Snowfall Totals in Goodland, Kansas

#1 - December 1924 - 29.0 inches
#2 - December 1911 - 24.0 inches
#3 - December 1979 - 17.3 inches
#4 - December 1941 - 16.7 inches
#5 - December 1968 - 16.4 inches

December 2006 appears to be on track to enter the Top 3 snowfalls in December on record!

Snowstorms Within One Week Time
Since 1980

March 27-29, 1980
20.7 inches
March 31-April 2, 1980
11.6 inches



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