Author: Mary Knapp

So far this season Kansas hasn’t had a major ice storm. That wasn’t the case for December 11- 12, 1991. Freezing rain resulted in ice accumulations around 1/4 of an inch across southwestern Kansas during the night. This made travel very hazardous and caused havoc for southwestern Kansas area power companies. Power outages encompassed an area within 25 miles of and including Dodge City. Flickering lights and downed power lines were also a common occurrence across southwestern Kansas. One school district canceled classes because of hazardous road conditions.

Figure 1. Ice on power lines (WDL archives)

Mary Knapp, Weather Data Library