Finger on the Weather

Nearly 6 inches of snow in some parts of Kansas

Carol Fiant and her dog Murphy take their morning stroll in North Riverside. The heaviest snow of the season blanketed the Wichita area with nearly 3 inches of snow overnight. (Dec. 18, 2014)
Carol Fiant and her dog Murphy take their morning stroll in North Riverside. The heaviest snow of the season blanketed the Wichita area with nearly 3 inches of snow overnight. (Dec. 18, 2014) The Wichita Eagle

Nearly half a foot of snow fell in some parts of Kansas late Wednesday night and Thursday morning as a winter storm moved through the Sunflower State.

Concordia reported 5 inches of snow in northern Kansas, and another 5-inch report came from near Goessel in Marion County, according to storm reports collected by the National Weather Service.

Ellsworth logged 4 1/2 inches and Salina 3 1/2 inches. Wichita collected 2.7 inches, bringing the city’s total for the winter to 4 1/2 inches.

With highs projected to approach and then top 40 through the weekend and into early next week, the snow won’t be around for long. But it’ll give thirsty soil a welcome drink as it melts.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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