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Wichita’s snowfall several inches above normal

Wichita is now several inches above normal for snowfall this season thanks to the flakes that piled up over the weekend.

The 4.4 inches officially recorded at the National Weather Service office raised the total this winter to 17 inches. That’s 4.5 inches above normal for this time of the season and already more than 2 inches above the 30-year average of 14.9 inches for the entire winter.

Isolated pockets of 5 inches of snow were reported around Wichita, as forecasters had predicted on Friday.

More flurries are expected later this week, but accumulation is not anticipated. The weather service has produced a map of the weekend snowfall. As you can see, the heaviest snow fell in southern Kansas.

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