||A strong storm system moved northeast from New Mexico into Colorado Friday, December 2nd and into western Kansas Friday night. The precipitation began as rain across western and northern parts of the DDC CWA, and began to change to snow and patchy freezing drizzle Friday night into Saturday, December 3rd. The stormed tracked to north central Kansas by Saturday night. Before it departed, up to 5 inches of snow fell in parts of central Kansas. The 5-inch maximum of snow fell across northwestern Trego County, mainly west of Wakeeney. A narrow band (10-20 miles wide) of 3 to 4 inches of snow fell from extreme northwest Ellis County southwestward through central Trego County and then west over northern parts of both Lane and Scott Counties. Southeast of this heavier snow, there was a 30 to 50 mile wide swath of one to two inches of snow that fell from near Hays in Ellis County to near Ness City in Ness County to northwestern Finney County and then on southwestward to near Syracuse in Hamilton County. Early in the event, mainly during Friday night, there was patchy freezing drizzle mainly in Ellis, Trego and Scott Counties, which caused a few slick spots on roadways.