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December 30, 2006

High Plains Winter Storm Dec 29-30 [post 8]

Filed under: Dec 29-30, 2006,General Weather & Forecasting — Mike U @ 10:40 am

Just a mess in Southwest Kansas.   It is still raining moderately at 10:30am.  We have a significant accumulation of ice particularly on exposed objects.  The main roads are still just wet though… however, I drove about 25 miles west of here to Cimarron, and it is quite a bit worse there.  At least 1" of ice accumulation on everything… and the untreated roads are ice-covered out there.  I couldn’t tell what the temperature was there exactly, because my Jeep thermometer was reading 32° the whole time… and I know it’s 29 or 30° there in Gray County given the development of ice on the roads.  With the winds averaging 25-35 mph, areas like Liberal, Garden City, and Wakeeney must be approaching a disaster zone now as it’s still primarily freezing rain… and there’s so much more precip to go, too!  Here is one photo I took near Cimarron before I drove back to Dodge:

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