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A fast moving but powerful low pressure system brought significant snow to parts of the Central and Southern Plains on Thursday February 17th. The event started off late Wednesday night with thunderstorms producing sleet and freezing rain with the precipitation changing to all snow by early Thursday morning. Strong north winds gusting to 40 mph created whiteout conditions for the morning commute.

Picture by Roger Martin, on southwest side of Wichita
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