An impressively strong low pressure system, born in Colorado, caused quite a bit of headaches this week for some, and a nice spring snowfall for others. In my limited time to research this storm, I found some impressive snowfall totals and comments from CoCoRaHS observers.
For comments in the field, click HERE and search Kansas on 3/28/09.
This link from the NWS Dodge City, KS gives their Storm Recap, including amazing snowfall totals and the next day's visual satellite image.
At this station, we received 0.74" of precip, and 0.4" of snowfall. I had to measure the snowfall on my car because of our high ground temps (in the lower 50s). We received most of our rain from the northern swath of rain that preceeded the passing of the low. As the low passed to our east and northeast, enough cold air was pulled down to give us some sleet then moderate snowfall around 11:00 p.m.
Many thanks to OSNW3, a Wisconsin weather enthusiest, who put together a loop of this storm. You can view it HERE!
For a great blog on this storm, and Oshkosh, WI climatology, visit his blog (OSNW3)
I'll post the March stats for this station tomorrow.