Western Kansas has missed much of the snow that has fallen since Christmas. That wasn’t the case on January 27th, 2001. Snow began falling around noon in the far southwest corner of Kansas and spread northeast during the day. The snow continued into the pre-dawn hours on the 28th. More than four inches fell in all areas. A large area of greater than six inches fell south of a line from Syracuse to Dighton to Jetmore to far southeast Ellis county. This area of heavier snow was north of a line from Ashland to Saint John. Two pockets of 10 to 14 inches fell from Elkhart to Sublette and from Kinsley to Larned. The average snowfall in southwest Kansas was 8 inches, while the average precipitation from the event was over six tenths of an inch.
Mary Knapp, Weather Data Library