Winter Storm Summary and Photos (12/31/06)

December 29-31, 2006
Significant Snow Storm Hits Tri-State Region
 
Total Snowfall Amounts (Dec 29 - Dec 31)

    
INCHES    LOCATION          STATE   COUNTY  
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32.0  SHARON SPRINGS         KS     WALLACE   
30.0  WALLACE                KS     WALLACE  
30.0  KIT CARSON 9 NNE       CO     CHEYENNE  
29.0  SHARON SPRINGS 10 S    KS     WALLACE  
25.0  CHEYENNE WELLS         CO     CHEYENNE  
24.0  WINONA                 KS     LOGAN  
24.0  OBERLIN                KS     DECATUR  
20.0  EDSON                  KS     SHERMAN  
19.0  COLBY                  KS     THOMAS  
18.0  KANORADO               KS     SHERMAN  
18.0  TRIBUNE                KS     GREELEY  
17.7  GOODLAND NWS           KS     SHERMAN  
17.5  LEVANT 2 E             KS     THOMAS  
17.5  GOODLAND 12 NNE        KS     SHERMAN  
17.0  LEOTI                  KS     WICHITA  
17.0  MCDONALD               KS     RAWLINS  
17.0  ATWOOD                 KS     RAWLINS  
16.0  BENKELMAN              NE     DUNDY  
15.0  ST FRANCIS             KS     CHEYENNE  
15.0  STRATTON               NE     HITCHCOCK  
15.0  PALISADE               NE     HITCHCOCK  
14.5  MINGO 5 E              KS     THOMAS  
14.0  CULBERTSON             NE     HITCHCOCK  
13.0  MCCOOK                 NE     RED WILLOW  
12.0  BURLINGTON             CO     KIT CARSON  
11.0  SELDEN                 KS     SHERIDAN  
11.0  RUSSELL SPRINGS 3 N    KS     LOGAN  
10.0  OAKLEY 4 W             KS     LOGAN  
10.0  PARKS 17 N             NE     DUNDY  
 8.0  GRAINFIELD             KS     GOVE  
 8.0  HOXIE                  KS     SHERIDAN  
 8.0  VERNON 4 E             CO     YUMA  
 7.0  YUMA                   CO     YUMA  
 5.0  WRAY                   CO     YUMA  
 4.0  FLAGLER 16 NW          CO     KIT CARSON  
 4.0  WILD HORSE 6 N         CO     CHEYENNE  
 3.0  GOVE 5 SE              KS     GOVE  
 3.0  NORTON                 KS     NORTON  
 2.0  HILL CITY 1 E          KS     GRAHAM

Photos
The images below were taken in and around Goodland, Kansas. Moderate to heavy snow developed over Goodland; especially on the 29th when the area received the second snowiest day on record with 16.9 inches. By the end of the storm, the National Weather Service in Goodland recorded 17.7 inches of snow. Significant blowing and drifting snow occurred with snow drifts between five and ten feet.













The photos below were taken from Hill City, Kansas courtesy of Don Scott. Eastern sections of northwest Kansas received a significant amount of freezing rain. The ice caused significant damage and very hazardous travel conditions.




 THE LATEST WINTER STORM TO HIT THE TRI-STATE AREA BEGINNING DECEMBER

 

 28 TO DECEMBER 31, 2006 WAS A HISTORICAL STORM...BRINGING 17.7

 

 INCHES OF SNOW TO GOODLAND. THE STORM IS TIED FOR FOURTH HIGHEST

 

 SNOWFALL TOTAL FOR A SINGLE STORM. GOODLAND GOT THE MAJORITY OF THE

 

 SNOW ON DECEMBER 29...16.9 INCHES OF SNOW FELL THAT DAY...THE THIRD

 

 HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL...SURPASSED ONLY BY OCTOBER 25, 1997 AND

 

 FEBRUARY 27, 1939. SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR THOSE DAYS WERE 19.3 AND 17.9

 

 INCHES RESPECTIVELY.  THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME SINCE APRIL 1984

 

 THAT TWO SNOW STORMS OF MORE THAN 6 INCHES OF SNOW EACH HIT THE AREA

 

 WITHIN ONE WEEK. THE DECEMBER 20 TO 21, 2006 STORM BROUGHT 7.3

 

 INCHES OF SNOW TO GOODLAND.  THE TWO STORMS COMBINED FOR A DECEMBER

 

 SNOWFALL TOTAL OF 25.0 INCHES...MAKING IT THE SEVENTH SNOWIEST MONTH

 

 OVERALL AND THE SECOND SNOWIEST DECEMBER. 2.79 INCHES OF

 

 PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED IN DECEMBER MAKING IT THE SECOND WETTEST

 

 DECEMBER...SURPASSED ONLY BY DECEMBER 1924 WITH 2.90 INCHES OF

 

 PRECIPITATION. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR WAS 24.81 INCHES...

 

 5.05 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL

...MAKING 2006 THE ELEVENTH WETTEST YEAR IN

 

 

GOODLAND.
BLAIR/SFJ


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