Winter storm misses county

Northeastern Kansas went into the weekend expecting several inches of snow to fall on the area, but the promise of a blizzard quickly melted away.

According to the National Weather Service, Holton and Hoyt received two inches of snow in the winter storm that moved through the area on Saturday, while Mayetta received about an inch and a half. Snow totals were somewhat less than expected, with NWS predicting on Friday that the area would receive anywhere from three to six inches. 

The snowfall was insignificant enough that, according to Eric Fritz, Jackson County road and bridge department co-supervisor, speaking at Monday’s Jackson County Commission meeting, county road crews “didn’t even go out.” Furthermore, neither Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse nor Holton Police Chief Gale Gakle reported any slide-offs or other weather-related accidents over the weekend.

Cold temperatures are expected to continue through the first half of this week, with a slight chance of rain expected tonight, but more spring-like temperatures are expected by this weekend. For more information, see the weather forecast on Page 2 of today’s Holton Recorder.

The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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