Monday, January 15, 2018

Baldwin City See's its First Major Snowfall of the Season

Kevin Surbaugh

Snow blanketed Baldwin City on Sunday morning.
Photographer Kevin Surbaugh
Baldwin City area residents awoke Sunday morning expecting to see a little bit of snow. However, it should be no surprise that the city saw a lot more than the little bit they were expecting. The first, of what was to be the smallest, of two back to back snowfalls ended up dumping two inches of snow on Baldwin City and the surrounding area. Reports from Ottawa and Lawrence also showed that those areas garnered about two inches. However, only 1.7 inches was recorded at Kansas City International, while Phillip Billard airport officially recorded two inches in Topeka.

Baldwin City received two inches of snow by
9:15 A.M. Sunday morning.
Photographer Kevin Surbaugh
The second storm is expected to bring another one to two inches of the white stuff and possibly mixed with sleet this morning. This second cold front is expected to leave the area gripped with bitterly cold temperatures once again after the recent warm up, said Chad Omitt, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka. According to Omitt, the high today will be in the mid-teens, with temperatures continuing to plunge throughout the day. Wind chills between 15 and 30 degrees below zero are possible by tomorrow morning.   However, by Thursday and Friday, the high's should be back into the 40's. Potentially even the low 50's on Saturday. 

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