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For the second time in a week an intense low pressure system kicked-out into the plains and brought a wide variety of severe weather to the area.

This winter storm started off affecting the area not with snow, but with severe storms! As rich moisture streamed northward, severe storms developed over Oklahoma early Tuesday February 5th. These storms eventually moved into South Central Kansas and produced nickel to quarter size hail over portions of Sedgwick County.

Snow broke out across Central Kansas as the morning hours of February 5th progressed. The snow, which was heavy at times, continued throughout the day and eventually spread into South Central Kansas after dark.

In addition to producing heavy snow across portions of the Central Plains, this powerful low pressure system also brought deadly severe storms to portions of the Mississippi Valley. Note the same low pressure system was producing a line of severe storms over the Mississippi Valley with snow over the plains.


Radar display showing severe storm over Sedgwick County.

Snowfall totals ending 9 am cst on Wednesday February 6th.

Upper air chart overlaid on a satellite image, showing severe storms over the Mississippi Valley and snow over the plains.