Heavy snow ends in western Kansas; will take days to melt

Highest amounts came from Wallace and Scott counties
Snow reports through western Kansas.
Snow reports through western Kansas.(KWCH)
Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 4:07 PM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Snow has tapered off for western Kansas, but not before leaving behind over two feet in some places. It will take days, and potentially weeks to melt most of it. The highest total comes from near Weskan where 27 inches of accumulation was reported. Near Scott City, there was a report of 22 inches near Modoc.

Some light snow or flurries may show up in southwest Kansas early Wednesday, but gradually there will be more sunshine heading into the afternoon. Temperatures will climb from the teens to the low 30s by mid-afternoon. South winds will pick up and may gust to around 25 mph.

It will be rather chilly again Thursday with another cold front coming through. There’s no Arctic air, but highs will be stuck in the 30s and 40s.

A huge warm up is likely to arrive by the weekend with widespread 50s on the way. Over the snow cover, highs will only be able to reach the 40s.

Wichita Area Forecast:

Tonight: Mostly cloudy; light snow west of Wichita. Wind: NE 5-10. Low: 15.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Wind: SE/S 10-15. High: 35.

Tomorrow Night: Partly cloudy. Wind: S 5-15. Low: 22.

Thu: High: 45 Becoming mostly cloudy.

Fri: High: 48 Low: 19 Mostly sunny.

Sat: High: 57 Low: 21 Mostly sunny.

Sun: High: 55 Low: 27 Sunny.

Mon: High: 58 Low: 26 Mostly sunny.

Tue: High: 55 Low: 35 Becoming mostly cloudy; overnight showers.

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