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Overview of ice event

A significant ice storm impacted much of Kansas over the weekend of January 13-16th, 2017. This storm brought as much as 0.75" of ice in Great Bend to even higher amounts around Dodge City which led to damage to trees and power lines.  Approximately 4,000 homes were without power in Barton, Harper, Kingman and Rice counties.  Roads become slick with the freezing rain causing several accidents.  South central and southeast Kansas had closer to 0.25" ice accumulations which was confined mainly to elevated surfaces.   

Ice storm putting stress on branches but leaves a beautiful scenery in south Wichita today. Courtesy of Rich Williams


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