December 11-12: Strong Winds and Bitter Wind Chill Summary

Powerful Storm Affects The Plains

A powerful storm system swept across the Plains and into the Great Lakes region on Saturday December 11 and Sunday December 12.  The storm produced blizzard conditions across Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, and points east.  While the worst conditions remained north of Kansas, much of central and eastern Kansas experienced powerful winds, bitterly cold wind chills, light snow accumulations, and reduced visibilities.  Click on the links below for additional information on how the storm system affected north central, northeast, and east central Kansas.

Visible Satellite Image

Peak Wind Gusts

Lowest Wind Chills

The visible satellite image on Sunday morning shows where snow has accumulated across parts of extreme northeast Kansas and much of Missouri.  While the entire area saw occasional flurries and snow showers, the accumulated snow is evident by the white colorations in the image.

Winds were quite strong from Saturday morning through early Sunday morning.  Several locations measured wind gusts greater than 50 mph.

The strong winds and cold airmass caused wind chill readings to drop well below zero by Sunday morning.  It felt colder than 10 below zero at many locations.

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