Author: Mary Knapp

November 24th marks the anniversary of a major winter storm and blizzard occurred that occurred in 1992 across southwest Kansas. The storm developed in the Texas Panhandle on the 23rd and moved into central Oklahoma on the 24th. Heavy snow and blizzard conditions occurred across a large area of southwest Kansas. Snowfall amounts ranged from 17 inches at Liberal to 15 inches at Garden City and Dodge City. Most roads and highways in the Garden City, Dodge City, Meade, Greensburg, Coldwater, and Liberal areas were closed with snowdrifts of two to five feet. Snowdrifts as high as 15 feet were reported in the Hugoton area. Widespread visibilities of 1/4 of a mile and less were reported through early morning of the 25th, together with winds as high as 45 mph. There were two fatalities from this snowstorm.

Fence posts in snow (WDL archives)

Mary Knapp, Weather Data Library