Winter Storm Impacts Northeast Kansas January 19th, 2011

Strong Winter Storm Brings 4 to 8 Inches of Snow

Areas across northeast Kansas received another round of heavy snow on Wednesday January 19th, 2011.  The storm system moved through the area fairly quickly, however given the period of heavy snow, some areas received between 6 and 8 inches of new snow.  Areas south and west of a line from Minneapolis to Garnett received approximately 2 to 4 inches.  The area that received the highest snowfall was an area just north on Interstate 35 and east of Topeka where multiple reports of 8+ inches were received at the NWS office in Topeka. Phillip Billard Airport in Topeka set a new daily record for snowfall on January 19th, measuring 8.7 inches of the white stuff. By the early morning hours on Thursday the skies had cleared out and most of northeast Kansas had received 4 to 8 inches of snow. 


Snow Totals from Wednesday's Snowstorm (Click for a larger image)


Here is a regional view of the snowfall which took place on January 19, 2011 (Click for a larger image)


To view an interactive map of Wednesday's snow totals, see the National Weather Service's LSR Application Map.

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