January 9th marks the anniversary of a major winter storm in Kansas. In 1993, Northeastern Kansas saw snow begin in the late evening of the 8th. It increased after midnight and fell heavily through the rest of the day. Topeka saw its second highest 24-hour snowfall total with 17.2 inches. Final snow depth was 14 inches. Manhattan was on the fringes of the storm and squeaked by with just 8 inches from the storm while Lawrence reported 10 inches and Valley Falls had 15 inches. Snow hampered traffic in all areas, but didn’t cause any major problems.
Mary Knapp, Weather Data Library