December 21, 2013 Snow, Sleet, & Ice Accumulations

A winter storm passed through the region on December 21, brining significant amounts of freezing rain and snow to the area. A few days prior an arctic cold front brought sub freezing temperatures southward. The night before rain began to form over the cold air at the surface causing widespread freezing rain in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. Some of the hardest hit areas received ice accumulations up to 0.75 inches. The ice built up on the roadways and was responsible for several accidents in southeast Kansas during the day. Then as the main system moved out over the Plains precipitation began to transition to snow which was heavy at times. The highest snow totals ranged from 11 to 15 inches in parts of central Kansas.

Local Snow Totals

Regional Snow Totals

Local Sleet Totals

Local Ice Totals


Above: from Barbara Brock in Manhattan, KS


Above: from Brumm Farm in Baldwin City, KS


Above: from Melissa Spellman outside Clay Center, KS


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