Winter Storm Summary

Powerful Winter Storm Dumps Heavy Snow

 

A powerful winter storm battered much of Northeast Kansas dumping up to 15 inches of snow across parts of the area.  Many areas received over 6 inches of snow during the storm which began on Monday night and persisted into the early morning hours of Wednesday. Areas along and southeast of an Abilene to Manhattan to Hiawatha line experienced periods of freezing rain and sleet during the day Tuesday which limited the snowfall accumulations however northwest of this line the precipitation primarily fell as snow and it was heavy during the day Tuesday.  Although the heavy snows ended by Tuesday night, extremely strong northwest winds gusting from 40 to 50 mph developed and produced ground blizzard conditions across parts of the area during the early morning hours on Wednesday.  To make matters worse, wind chills dropped into the -10 to -20 degree range early Wednesday.  

The National Weather Service in Topeka would like to thank everyone who took the time to call in snowfall and weather reports during this storm.  Our dedicated observers and spotters along with our media and emergency management partners all play an important role in keeping everyone informed and safe during hazardous weather.  Thank You!

 

2 DAY STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL
BARNES 0.2 N, KS 15.5
CONCORDIA 14.3
AXTELL 14.2
CLIFTON 13
HADDAM 12.1
LILLIS 12
MARYSVILLE 11.6
CONCORDIA 1 W 11.6
BARNARD 7.5 ENE, KS 10.7
AGENDA 10.6
ONAGA 2.1 NW, KS 10.5
TESCOTT 10
MINNEAPOLIS 9.7
BAILYVILLE 9.5
WASHINGTON 9
MANHATTAN 8.9
MANHATTAN 0.5 NE, KS 8.9
GLASCO 8.8
JUNCTION CITY 1.1 SW, KS 8.5
COURTLAND 8.5
MILTONVALE 8.5
COURTLAND 0.1 SSE, KS 8.5
VALLEY FALLS 8.1
ENTERPRISE 8
GREENLEAF 7.8 SSE, KS 8
ENTERPRISE 0.3 NW, KS 7.7
MCFARLAND 7.7
MCFARLAND 0.1 SE, KS 7.7
HIAWATHA 7.5
WILSEY 1 NNE 7
ONAGA 7
TOPEKA NWS 6.7
MANHATTAN 2.4 WNW, KS 6.5
CHAPMAN 6.5
WHITE CITY 6
FT. RILEY 5.9
TOPEKA 4.6 ESE, KS 5.9
TOPEKA 0.9 WNW, KS 5.8
ESKRIDGE 1 SE 5
LECOMPTON 5
CLINTON 3 E 4.5
HERINGTON 3.5
LAWRENCE 3.1 W, KS 2.6
LAWRENCE 1.3 NW, KS 2.5
LAWRENCE 2.2 W, KS 2.3
ESKRIDGE 0.1 SW, KS 2.2
TOPEKA 8.5 E, KS 2.2
LAWRENCE 1.6 ESE, KS 2.1
OSAGE CITY 0.8 S, KS 1.4
EMPORIA 3 NW 1.2
NEOSHO RAPIDS 0.701
EMPORIA 0.9 W, KS 0.7
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Below is a preliminary map of snow depth measured from Wednesday morning.  This map provides a useful way to visualize where the heaviest snow fell.
 

 A visible satellite image from the afternoon of the 9th shows the significant snow cover across much of the Central Plains.  Clouds linger across portions of Iowa and Missouri, with clouds also encroaching on the Rocky Mountains. The remainder is snow:

Finally, below you will find our latest local storm report summary of snowfall since Tuesday afternoon.

 

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
1147 AM CST WED DEC 09 2009

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0921 AM HEAVY SNOW 2 WNW OLSBURG 39.44N 96.64W
12/09/2009 M13.0 INCH POTTAWATOMIE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

TOTAL SNOW FOR THE STORM OF 13 INCHES MEASURED.

0652 AM HEAVY SNOW MARYSVILLE 39.84N 96.65W
12/09/2009 E14.0 INCH MARSHALL KS EMERGENCY MNGR

13 TO 15 INCHES ESTIMATED WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. 3
TO 5 FOOT DRIFTS. ALMOST ALL ROADS IMPASSABLE EXCEPT WITH
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE. CREWS CURRENTLY WORKING ON ROADS.

1009 PM HEAVY SNOW 1 W BAILEYVILLE 39.84N 96.20W
12/08/2009 M11.0 INCH NEMAHA KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0933 PM HEAVY SNOW MANHATTAN 39.18N 96.57W
12/08/2009 E7.0 INCH RILEY KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0929 PM HEAVY SNOW 2 W CORNING 39.66N 96.06W
12/08/2009 M12.0 INCH NEMAHA KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0857 PM HEAVY SNOW NE MINNEAPOLIS 39.12N 97.70W
12/08/2009 M12.0 INCH OTTAWA KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0857 PM HEAVY SNOW HIAWATHA 39.85N 95.54W
12/08/2009 E9.0 INCH BROWN KS PUBLIC

0730 PM HEAVY SNOW 4 SSE MORROWVILLE 39.78N 97.14W
12/08/2009 M13.0 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

3 TO 4 FOOT DRIFTS

0710 PM HEAVY SNOW 3 W OKETO 39.96N 96.66W
12/08/2009 E13.0 INCH MARSHALL KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0630 PM HEAVY SNOW 6 N GLASCO 39.45N 97.83W
12/08/2009 M12.0 INCH CLOUD KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0626 PM HEAVY SNOW 4 W NORWAY 39.70N 97.85W
12/08/2009 M10.0 INCH REPUBLIC KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0619 PM HEAVY SNOW 4 SSE MORROWVILLE 39.78N 97.14W
12/08/2009 E12.0 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

HEAVY SNOW WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES UNDER ONE-QUARTER OF
A MILE

0542 PM HEAVY SNOW 5 SSW ABILENE 38.84N 97.24W
12/08/2009 E7.0 INCH DICKINSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0515 PM HEAVY SNOW SCANDIA 39.79N 97.78W
12/08/2009 E12.0 INCH REPUBLIC KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

0501 PM HEAVY SNOW NE WATERVILLE 39.69N 96.74W
12/08/2009 M11.0 INCH MARSHALL KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0447 PM HEAVY SNOW 2 W CORNING 39.66N 96.06W
12/08/2009 M9.0 INCH NEMAHA KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0436 PM HEAVY SNOW 5 SSE CONCORDIA 39.51N 97.63W
12/08/2009 M11.0 INCH CLOUD KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0424 PM HEAVY SNOW 2 SSW BENNINGTON 39.00N 97.62W
12/08/2009 M8.0 INCH OTTAWA KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0421 PM HEAVY SNOW 1 S BLUE RAPIDS 39.67N 96.66W
12/08/2009 M10.0 INCH MARSHALL KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0419 PM HEAVY SNOW 4 SSE MORROWVILLE 39.78N 97.14W
12/08/2009 M10.0 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

DRIFTS CURRENTLY REPORTED UP TO 27 INCHES.

0417 PM HEAVY SNOW 4 ENE ADA 39.18N 97.82W
12/08/2009 M9.0 INCH OTTAWA KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0409 PM HEAVY SNOW 3 W OKETO 39.96N 96.66W
12/08/2009 M11.0 INCH MARSHALL KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0326 PM HEAVY SNOW 6 NE TALMAGE 39.09N 97.18W
12/08/2009 E8.0 INCH DICKINSON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0317 PM HEAVY SNOW MANHATTAN 39.18N 96.57W
12/08/2009 M6.0 INCH RILEY KS CO-OP OBSERVER

REPORTED BY STATE CLIMATOLOGIST

0313 PM HEAVY SNOW JUNCTION CITY 39.03N 96.83W
12/08/2009 M6.0 INCH GEARY KS EMERGENCY MNGR

6 INCHES MEASURED

0313 PM HEAVY SNOW 4 SSE MORROWVILLE 39.78N 97.14W
12/08/2009 E9.0 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

HEAVY SNOW REPORTED. ESTIMATED 9 INCHES ON GROUND.

0306 PM HEAVY SNOW ABILENE 38.92N 97.21W
12/08/2009 E8.0 INCH DICKINSON KS EMERGENCY MNGR

SNOW ESTIMATED BETWEEN 6 AND 8 INCHES THROUGHOUT
DICKINSON COUNTY. HEAVIEST NORTH OF ABILENE NEAR
MANCHESTER AND MOONLIGHT.

0303 PM HEAVY SNOW BLUE RAPIDS 39.68N 96.66W
12/08/2009 E9.0 INCH MARSHALL KS BROADCAST MEDIA

0301 PM HEAVY SNOW MINNEAPOLIS 39.12N 97.71W
12/08/2009 M6.0 INCH OTTAWA KS LAW ENFORCEMENT

6 INCHES MEASURED. SNOW CONTINUES.

0251 PM HEAVY SNOW 4 NE DELPHOS 39.32N 97.73W
12/08/2009 M8.0 INCH CLOUD KS TRAINED SPOTTER

HEAVY SNOW CURRENTLY FALLING

0235 PM HEAVY SNOW 4 SSE MORROWVILLE 39.78N 97.14W
12/08/2009 M8.0 INCH WASHINGTON KS TRAINED SPOTTER

0203 PM HEAVY SNOW 1 NW CORNING 39.67N 96.04W
12/08/2009 M7.0 INCH NEMAHA KS TRAINED SPOTTER

STILL SNOWING

0124 PM HEAVY SNOW 3 W BEATTIE 39.86N 96.48W
12/08/2009 E7.0 INCH MARSHALL KS TRAINED SPOTTER

UP TO 18 INCH DRIFTS

0121 PM HEAVY SNOW 3 W OKETO 39.96N 96.66W
12/08/2009 E7.0 INCH MARSHALL KS TRAINED SPOTTER

CURRENTLY HEAVY SNOW WITH 1/8 MILE VIS

0107 PM HEAVY SNOW 2 NNE ROSSVILLE 39.16N 95.94W
12/08/2009 M6.0 INCH SHAWNEE KS TRAINED SPOTTER

CURRENTLY RAIN/SLEET FALLING


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