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High Plains Drifter


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December 20, 2006

SW KS Winter Storm Dec 19-20 [post 6]

Filed under: Dec 19-20, 2006,General Weather & Forecasting — Mike U @ 5:06 am

Well, it actually managed to stay right at 32°F the whole night while the moderate precipitation moved through Dodge City.  Here is the result:

This is a zoomed in portion of the photo above:


 
I shot this photo outside my front door around 4:30am during a break in the rainfall.  This is roughly 1/8" accumulation of ice.  Had it been about 29° or so, it would have accumulated a lot more…. like what the far southwest portion of Southwest Kansas experienced, where there are power outages in several towns like Johnson and Hugoton

1215 AM     ICE STORM        HUGOTON                 37.18N 101.35W  
12/20/2006                   STEVENS            KS   LAW ENFORCEMENT  
  
 TREE LIMBS AND POWERLINES ARE SNAPPING DUE TO ICE  
 ACCUMULATION. MOST OF THE CITY OF HUGOTON IS WITHOUT  
 POWER. ROADS REMAIN WET.   
0306 AM     ICE STORM        JOHNSON CITY            37.57N 101.75W  
12/20/2006                   STANTON            KS   LAW ENFORCEMENT  
  
 TREE LIMBS AND POWERLINES DOWN. POWER IS OUT IN JOHNSON.  
 PRECIPITATION CHANGED TO SNOW AT ABOUT 250 AM CST.  

 

SHORT TERM FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS  
436 AM CST WED DEC 20 2006    
CLARK-ELLIS-FINNEY-FORD-GRAY-HASKELL-
HODGEMAN-LANE-MEADE-NESS-SCOTT-SEWARD-TREGO-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASHLAND... CIMARRON...DIGHTON...  DODGE CITY...GARDEN CITY... HAYS...JETMORE...LIBERAL...MEADE...  NESS CITY... SCOTT CITY...SUBLETTE...WAKEENEY   436 AM CST WED DEC 20 2006       NOW     WIDESPREAD AREAS OF MODERATE FREEZING RAIN ARE OCCURRING ACROSS A   GOOD PORTION OF SOUTHWEST KANSAS AS OF 430 AM CST. ALL AREAS ALONG   AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 283 AND EAST OF HIGHWAY 25 ARE BEING AFFECTED.   SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS ON TREES, POWERLINES, AND OTHER   ELEVATED SURFACES WILL CAUSE POWER OUTAGES AND PROPERTY DAMAGE DUE TO   FALLING TREE LIMBS. ROADS FOR THE MOST PART REMAIN WET DUE TO WARMER   GROUND TEMPERATURES, HOWEVER REPORTS FROM AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT STATE   THAT THERE ARE SOME SLICK SPOTS, ESPECIALLY ON SECONDARY ROADS AS   WELL AS BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. DRIVERS ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION   IF YOU ARE TRAVELING ACROSS SOUTHWEST KANSAS DURING THE EARLY   MORNING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO AN INCH AS WELL AS ICE   ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO A HALF INCH ARE POSSIBLE BEFORE THE   PRECIPITATION CHANGES OVER TO SNOW FROM WEST TO EAST LATER ON THIS   MORNING.  

 

 

1 Comment »

  1. in meade, ks there was nearly any snow, but lots of ice and rain. schools thought about shutting down for christmas break but it didn’t come to that. We are supposed to get more as the week goes on.

    Comment by Aubrey — December 21, 2006 @ 1:31 pm

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