Augusta area misses out on accumulation

With a new year approaching, many residents were hoping for a measurable precipitation - in the form of rain or snow.

A fast moving upper level disturbance moved out across the plains on Monday, Dec. 31st. This system brought widespread snowfall to most of Kansas. The highest amounts occurred over far western Kansas where 6 to 10 inches of snow fell. Meanwhile over Central Kansas 2 to 5 inches of snowfall was reported.

Once again, the Augusta area received less than most. About an inch of snow fell giving us a precipitation amount of 0.20" on Monday and 0.03" on Tuesday morning.

According to the forecast by the National Weather Bureau, the weekend forecast is sunny and warmer.