February 21, 2013 Significant Snowfall Across Northeast Kansas

A very potent and significant winter storm passed through the Central Plains on February 21, bringing more than a foot of snow to several locations throughout the state.  In northeast Kansas most locations saw between 8 and 10 inches of snow, with the highest reported total coming from Rossville, in Shawnee County, where 14 inches of snow fell between 6am and 9 pm on the 21st.  The event was highlighted by extremely heavy snow, approaching 4 inches per hour at some points.  Accompanying the heaviest snow was occasional lightning, causing a rare phenomenon called thundersnow.  The storm caused numerous vehicle accidents and forced the closure of parts of almost every Interstate in Kansas. 

Above: The NWS Office in Topeka recorded 9.9 inches of snow.

   

 A residence is covered by snow drifts approaching 2 feet (Above Right) 

 

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The following list highlights the highest reported snow amounts from across northeast Kansas.

...LATEST 24 HOUR SNOWFALL REPORTS THROUGH 9 PM...SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT   
INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME  
------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------  
14.00   3 S ROSSVILLE            KS  SHAWNEE          0233 PM  
13.00   LEBO                     KS  COFFEY           0153 PM  
12.00   LYNDON                   KS  OSAGE            0343 PM  
12.00   SSW RICHMOND             KS  FRANKLIN         0900 AM  
11.00   4 WSW BALDWIN CITY       KS  DOUGLAS          0436 PM  
11.00   LYNDON                   KS  OSAGE            1000 AM  
11.00   5 WSW TOPEKA             KS  SHAWNEE          1000 AM  
10.60   2 WNW LAWRENCE           KS  DOUGLAS          0915 PM  
10.50   7 E ALTA VISTA           KS  WABAUNSEE        1140 AM  
10.10   10 WNW OSAGE CITY        KS  LYON             0844 PM  
10.00   OVERBROOK                KS  OSAGE            1130 AM  
10.00   QUENEMO                  KS  OSAGE            1000 AM  
 9.50   7 E DELPHOS              KS  OTTAWA           0600 PM   
 9.50   SSE WELLSVILLE           KS  FRANKLIN         0930 AM   
 9.40   BILLARD AIRPORT          KS  SHAWNEE          0613 PM   
 9.20   HOLTON                   KS  JACKSON          1203 PM   
 9.00   OLPE                     KS  LYON             0303 PM   
 9.00   2 SE HOYT                KS  JACKSON          0205 PM   
 9.00   4 NE FORBES FIELD        KS  SHAWNEE          0200 PM   
 9.00   AMERICUS                 KS  LYON             1200 PM   
 8.50   2 NW PERRY LAKE          KS  JEFFERSON        0852 PM   
 8.40   4 W LAWRENCE             KS  DOUGLAS          0203 PM   
 8.00   WAKEFIELD                KS  CLAY             0656 PM   
 8.00   5 E MERIDEN              KS  JEFFERSON        0635 PM   
 8.00   5 SSE CONCORDIA          KS  CLOUD            0609 PM   
 8.00   WESTMORELAND             KS  POTTAWATOMIE     0528 PM   
 8.00   EUDORA                   KS  DOUGLAS          0346 PM   
 8.00   PRINCETON                KS  FRANKLIN         0211 PM   
 8.00   4 NE FORBES FIELD        KS  SHAWNEE          1115 AM   
 7.50   6 N QUENEMO              KS  OSAGE            0306 PM   
 7.00   3 W MANHATTAN            KS  RILEY            0145 PM   
 7.00   6 E NEW STRAWN           KS  COFFEY           1248 PM   
 7.00   WINCHESTER               KS  JEFFERSON        1140 AM   
 6.60   WAMEGO                   KS  POTTAWATOMIE     0641 PM   
 6.50   3 NW OZAWKIE             KS  JEFFERSON        0408 PM   
 6.50   7 SSW WAKEFIELD          KS  CLAY             1209 PM   
 6.00   CONCORDIA                KS  CLOUD            0616 PM   
 6.00   4 SE KEATS               KS  RILEY            0200 PM   
 6.00   E MANHATTAN              KS  RILEY            0146 PM   
 4.50   5 SW BAILEYVILLE         KS  MARSHALL         0343 PM   
 4.00   BLUE RAPIDS              KS  MARSHALL         0528 PM


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