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Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State KANSAS
County/Area CLARK
WFO DDC
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2006-12-30 04:05:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2006-12-31 06:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A widespread devastating storm produced total precipitation from 2 to 4+ over much of Southwest Kansas. There was even an area from Garden City to Dighton that had up to six inches of rain and freezing rain! Significant, widespread damage to trees and especially utility lines, poles, and towers resulted from the 1/2 to 2 1/2 of ice accumulation. In an area from Sublette to Garden City, north through Dighton had the most severe damage. Over 60 thousand people were without electricity at one time or another from the nearly 10 thousand of power poles that were taken down from the weight of the ice. Some of these structures were high transmission towers. Tree damage was extreme! It took over a month to clean up just tree damage. There were still people without electric service a month after th event. Crews with heavy equipment couldn't install power poles because of the deep mud on county roads. In addition, service from the poles to the home meters is not possible yet because of local damage on homes. At the Dodge City airport, 3.21 of precipitation (rain, freezing rain and snow) fell from the storm. The only other time Dodge City, KS recorded over 3 of liquid equivalent precipitation in a single December storm was December 19-22, 1877 when 4.31 was measured. But there was even greater amounts! Up to six inches of rain and freezing rain fell in the Dighton area! The resulting ice was tremendous with several 300 foot communication towers toppled. Snowfall of 12 to 18 inches was widespread in the far west with as much as 32 inches reported west of Johnson in Stanton county.
Event Narrative At least 1/4 accumulation of ice was reported.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KEARNY (ZONE) KEARNY (ZONE) KS 12/29/2006 04:42 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STANTON (ZONE) STANTON (ZONE) KS 12/29/2006 04:42 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORTON (ZONE) MORTON (ZONE) KS 12/29/2006 04:42 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAMILTON (ZONE) HAMILTON (ZONE) KS 12/29/2006 04:42 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOTT (ZONE) SCOTT (ZONE) KS 12/29/2006 04:42 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FINNEY (ZONE) FINNEY (ZONE) KS 12/29/2006 12:47 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAY (ZONE) GRAY (ZONE) KS 12/29/2006 12:47 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LANE (ZONE) LANE (ZONE) KS 12/29/2006 12:47 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEWARD (ZONE) SEWARD (ZONE) KS 12/29/2006 12:47 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEADE (ZONE) MEADE (ZONE) KS 12/29/2006 12:47 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HASKELL (ZONE) HASKELL (ZONE) KS 12/29/2006 12:47 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEVENS (ZONE) STEVENS (ZONE) KS 12/29/2006 12:47 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANT (ZONE) GRANT (ZONE) KS 12/29/2006 12:47 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NESS (ZONE) NESS (ZONE) KS 12/30/2006 04:05 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLIS (ZONE) ELLIS (ZONE) KS 12/30/2006 04:05 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HODGEMAN (ZONE) HODGEMAN (ZONE) KS 12/30/2006 04:05 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARK (ZONE) CLARK (ZONE) KS 12/30/2006 04:05 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUSH (ZONE) RUSH (ZONE) KS 12/30/2006 04:05 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TREGO (ZONE) TREGO (ZONE) KS 12/30/2006 04:05 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FORD (ZONE) FORD (ZONE) KS 12/30/2006 04:05 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K