More snow fell in Manhattan Saturday over a period of 18 hours than what was recorded all of last winter.

According to Kansas Mesonet, Manhattan recorded 6 inches of snow, doubling last year’s entire snowfall total of 3.2 inches. It also ended the city’s 7th longest streak of 6 inches or less at 1,396 days (Jan. 30, 2020).

According to the National Weather Service, snowfall amounts generally ranged between 5 and 8 inches across the region. Just northwest of Manhattan, Riley County Emergency Management recorded 6.8 inches of snow while Onaga saw 5.3 inches, Wamego saw 5 inches and Grandview Plaza saw 6 inches of snow.

Emergency officials were kept busy Saturday. The Riley County Police Department responded to dozens of calls reporting vehicle crashes, motorist assist and disabled vehicles. Further details will be available in Monday morning’s RCPD activity report. The Kansas Highway Patrol also responded to a number of wrecks along Interstate 70 as a result of conditions.

Here are some unofficial snowfall reports submitted by listeners to the KMAN Facebook page:

3 miles NW of Keats: 6 inches

East of Manhattan on Zeandale Road: 5.5 inches

Riley: 5 inches

5 miles SW of Westmoreland: 5 inches

5 miles north of Council Grove: 9 inches

4 miles north of Hope (Dickinson County): 9 inches

North of Junction City near Milford: 6.5 inches

Wamego: 6.5 inches

Olsburg: 4.5 inches

Flush: 5.5 inches

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