An upper level storm system affected central and eastern Kansas from Friday night into Sunday morning (Dec 16th to the 18th 2005). The snow began accumulating across Morris, Dickinson and Ottawa counties a little after midnight Friday night, then continued spreading northeast overnight. During the day and into the evening on Saturday, snow was falling over most of north central, northeast and east central Kansas. The accumulating snow ended from west to east across that area during the early morning hours Sunday.
Total snowfall of 8” or more was measured by observers across southern Riley, northwest Morris, Geary and northeast Dickinson counties. Six inches or more accumulated from central into parts of northeast Kansas (see snowfall map below). Areas right along the Nebraska border in northeast and north central Kansas, and parts of east central Kansas, received the least with 1 to 3”.