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Snow Blankets High Plains

Jonathan Baker

Snow fell across the flatlands late Sunday night, and on into Monday morning, with as much as seven inches being dumped onto the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles.

As the Garden City Telegram noted, this snowfall followed another winter blast in Western Kansas last week, bringing concerns that the fall harvest would be delayed. Across the region, wheat planters were scrambling to get wheat planted before the snow arrived. On Sunday and Monday, Finney and Kearny counties saw peak amounts of snowfall.

Meanwhile, Amarillo and the rest of Potter and Randall Counties remained under a snow advisory until noon Monday.  The panhandle’s heaviest snowfall was reported around Amarillo. In the Oklahoma Panhandle, accumulations of 2½ inches were recorded in Boise City and two inches in Guymon.