Areas of Wellington received 2.5 inches of snow Tuesday
Another bout of snowfall hit south central Kansas Tuesday afternoon. Snowfall, heavy at times, continued into the overnight hours Wednesday. At times, highways in Sumner County were completely snow packed.
The weather contributed to the cancellation of all evening sports activity at Wellington High School, including Senior Night. Classes at all Cowley College locations were called off after 4 p.m.
After the snow stopped falling, there was a report of 2.5 inches of snow in Wellington. According to the National Weather Service, Wichita received 2.1 inches, which was the most it had received since March 27th, 2016, when 3.5 inches was measured.
Areas to the north and west of Sumner County received far more snowfall. Areas of Kingman County received nearly 10 inches of snowfall. Cunningham, Attica, and an area six miles west-south-west of Cheney received 7 inches. Hutchinson, Mount Hope, and Sterling received 6 1/2 inches. While Garden Plain totaled 5.5 inches.
Schools in Oxford and Belle Plaine were closed this morning. Caldwell schools started two hours late. School districts in Wellington and Conway Springs, however, had classes Wednesday.
The snow was not expected to stick around for long, as highs through the rest of the week were forecast to be well over freezing.