Latest winter weather hits the hardest in Hutchinson, Kingman


The winter season’s latest blast of weather left some Kansas residents packed in, leaving them with no other option then to dig out of the snow. 

Two of the hardest hit areas were in Reno and Kingman counties. 

“It makes working more challenging and uncomfortable, but you got to get through it,” said Dalton Doshier, Hutchinson. 

While some residents spent hours cleaning up, others made time for fun in the snow. 

“Just thought we’d take advantage of the snow since its been quite a few years,” said Dianne Waymire, Hutchinson. 

The local hardware store in Hutchinson was wiped out of their snow supplies and snow sleds due to the wintry weather. However, a delivery is expected to help stock up for the next round of snow. 

Another area that experienced the brunt of the storm was Kingman. Snow fall totals in Kingman and Reno County topped eight to 10 inches.

So why did some areas get more snow than others? 

KSN Meteorologist T.J. Springer explained the storm had a very intense snow band that developed as it moved in. 

One big factor was the winds in the lower levels of the atmosphere were coming together in just the right way over these locations bringing moisture and lift which made for very heavy snowfall rates. 

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