Storm Total Snowfall for December 30-31, 2006

Late December 2006 Winter Storm:  

The storm system that dropped over 2 feet of snow across the western high plains moved slowly northeast Saturday, December 30th bringing rain showers through northeast and north central Kansas.  Precipitation changed over to light snow across north central Kansas on December 30th.  Drier air worked through all of eastern Kansas...bringing rain showers and light snow to an end by Saturday evening.  As the low continued northeast, moisture wrapped around the back side of the system and interacted with colder air, developing bands of snow showers over much of north central Kansas on the morning of December 31st.  Much of north central Kansas received 3 to 5 inches of snow...with a narrow band of heavier snowfall extending from western Washington county back southwest through Minneapolis, KS piling up 6 to 8 inches of snow.  Snowfall, combined with northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph, brought reduced visibilities and drifting of snow across portions of north central Kansas.   Snowfall amounts tapered off quickly as the system continued off to the northeast, bringing low level moisture into eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

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