Winter Storm of February 23 2003

Low pressure moved east across southern Oklahoma during the day on Sunday February 23rd 2003, dropping heavy snow across areas that included southern Kansas.  In the WFO Topeka KS County Warning Area, the greatest amounts occurred over Coffey and Anderson counties of east central Kansas, where up to 5 to 7 inches were reported.  The rest of east central and northeast Kansas generally saw 2 to 4 inches, with 1 to 2 inch amounts over much of the north central. (Click to Enlarge)

Snow Contour Map
Snow Depth at 7 AM Monday Feb 24, 2003

North winds of 10 to 25 mph caused blowing snow, reducing visibilities even more.  Slick roads and reduced visibilities led to numerous traffic accidents.  Wind chills of 5 above to 10 below were common with the strong winds and cold temperatures.


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