December 19th/20th Storm

Snowfall Summary From December 19th/20th, 2011



A strong upper level storm system pushed across Kansas on December 19th into the 20th, dumping copious amounts of snowfall across portions of western and central Kansas. Blizzard conditions were observed over western and southwestern Kansas where the heaviest snowfall in upwards of 15 inches fell. Around Northeast Kansas, the snowfall gradient was fairly tight where Jackson, Pottawatomie, Riley, and Dickinson counties received between 2 and 4 inches while Cloud, Clay and Ottawa received the highest totals in the 5 to 7 inch range. Other areas around Northeast Kansas where temperatures were above freezing received a light dusting of snow with a wintry mixture of rain, sleet, and freezing drizzle. Snowfall map is valid as of 2 PM CST (12/20) and may be updated with any additonal snowfall that occurs.



 Above:  The reported snowfall totals across Kansas


Visible satellite image of snow cover extent in eastern Kansas at 915 AM CST Dec 21st 2011.


View all of the LSRs from December 19th on an interactive map.


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