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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wichita KS
600 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018


In 2013, the second day of a huge 2-day snowstorm
continued across Kansas.  Most of Central and South
Central Kansas received 10 to 14 inches, but parts of
Kingman County received 1.5 feet.  An additional 8 inches
of snow were measured at Wichita`s Mid Continent Airport.
With 6.2 inches measured on the 20th, this brought the
storm total to 14.2 inches.  This made the snowstorm of
February 20th and 21st, 1971 the second worst snowstorm
in Wichita`s history.  No doubt, travel was treacherous;
so much in fact, that several emergency response teams
were stuck responding to calls.  In 1971, a blizzard
struck the southern half of Kansas, burying these areas
with 10 to 13 inches of snow.  Northeast 30 to 40 mph
winds produced near zero visibilities.Wichita Mid
Continent Airport received 11.6 inches of snow.  This
ranks February 21st, 1971 4th on the all time greatest
snowfalls list to occur on a calendar day.  With another
1.2 inches measured early in the morning of the 22nd,
this brought the snowstorm total to 12.8 inches.  This
placed the Blizzard of February 21st and 22nd, 1971 in a
tie with the December 23rd and 24th, 1918 snowstorm as
the 4th worst snowstorms to hit the Air Capital.

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