Another Winter Storm Brings Snow and Strong Winds to Kansas
The fifth snow event in the last month moved across north central, northeast and east central Kansas Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night. An upper level storm system moved southeast from the northern plains into eastern Kansas bringing with it the snow and an arctic airmass south into Kansas. Similar to the Christmas Eve snowstorm, strong winds accompanied the snowfall and caused blowing and drifting of the snow. Fortunately there was less snow and area spotters indicated the drifts this time around were only about a quarter as deep as the drifts from Christmas. Below is a map of snowfall amounts received from this latest storm system.
In general about 2 to 4 inches of new snow fell over the area with a few isolated locations estimating around 5 inches of snowfall. Measuring the snow was anything but easy due to the winds and blowing snow. We would like to thank all of our cooperative observers and spotters who braved the cold temperatures to measure the snowfall. Click here to see a detailed list of snow reports.
With this latest snowfall, Topeka has now received 25.8 inches of snow this winter which is more than 6 inches above normal. The average snowfall for Topeka is 19.7 inches. Concordia's snowfall total is now at 26.2 inches which is 4.6 inches above the normal of 21.6 inches.
Visible Satellite image of snow cover taken at noon Thursday