Kansas and Missouri dig out from the Blizzard of November 2018

Marc LaVoie
November 26, 2018 - 6:24 am

Kansas City, MO - The National Weather Service reported 6.5 inches of snowfall Sunday in Kansas City, Missouri; St. Joseph got 8.8 inches; and Excelsior Springs got 7.7 inches.

On the Kansas side of the stateline, Lenexa reported 7 inches; Overland Park got about 6.5 inches; and Kansas City, Kansas about 5.5 inches.

Travel at Kansas City International Airport was returning to normal Monday after the blizzard caused a temporary shutdown on Sunday.

About a dozen departures and arrivals were canceled at KCI for Monday morning.

One of the highest wind speed reported was in Lawrence, a 52 mph gust at 2:45 p.m.

The Weather Service reported multiple power line poles broken by high winds near Oskaloosa, about 30 minutes west of Leavenworth.

Kansas City Power and Light reported power outages that affected more than 25,000 customers in the Kansas City region.

The students at Sabetha High School will have to wait at least one more day to honor the Bluejays' second-straight 3A Kansas State football championship. 

Sabetha USD 113, about a hour north of Topeka, is one of hundreds of districts that canceled classes Monday due to snowy conditions.

Sabetha received 12 inches of snow, according to an observer who reported the total to the National Weather Service.

At least one place in Kansas received a higher total from Sunday's blizzard, 14 inches in the north central town of Morrowville.

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