Southwest Kansas saw a mix of rain and snow Sunday night through Monday. While only about one-third of an inch of rain was reported locally, the moistue was welcome.
"You go west of Highway 83, and it's much, much less rain," Marc Russell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Dodge City said on Monday. "But you go to the east of Highway 83, and and it was much, much more."
An average of one-third of an inch of rain was reported in the Garden City and Dighton areas, while the Scott City area and some of the Gray County area received about one-fourth of an inch, Russell said, noting that areas farther south received less. In the Elkhart area, there was zero precipitation, he said.
Locations to the east received heavier rainfall. The Jetmore area received an inch and half, and 1.66 inches of rain fell near Larned, Russell said.
"That could be a little snow in there, too, that melted," he said. "There was a snow line where it didn’t really snow too much south and east of there, even though Pratt got some. It was mostly rain in the eastern-central part of the state."
Russell said Dodge City received about an inch of snow, and Garden City received some, though it was not measurable amounts.
Russell said temperatures are expected to warm up the remainder of the week.
"Every day it’s going to get about 10 degrees warmer, and by Friday, we’re going to be pushing 90 degrees or the upper 80s," he said. "It’ll be dry with no precipitation chances. There could be some beyond the weekend, but that’s just really low probabilities right now."
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