ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Junction City, Kansas Ice Storm - December 2007

Updated on February 16, 2014

A Winter Wonderland in Junction City, Kansas

A cold arctic blast and freezing rain fell on Junction City, Kansas in early December 2007. The landscape was blanketed by a thick layer of ice that brought down tree branches and powerlines - leaving many people without electricity for hours and even days!

The local school district (USD 475) and many area businesses were forced to close for at least part of the week due to dangerous conditions and power outages throughout the area. Despite the inconveniences of the December 2007 ice storm, the icy landscape in Junction City, KS was a place of opportunity for ice storm photos!

Icy South Park Playground - Junction City, Kansas
Icy South Park Playground - Junction City, Kansas

A Land of Icicles

The landscape of Junction City, Kansas in early December 2007 was an icicle wonderland after a major ice storm blanketed the city with a thick layer of ice. The trees, powerlines, cars, and every unprotected surface was a gathering place for icicles. The photo on the right shows just how icy things got on the playground at South Park! I don't think any parents and children ventured out to play in the park on that day! After getting some shots of the ice-covered playground equipment, I went for a walk along the trail in South Park to further explore the land of ice. The following pictures show some of what I saw.

Exploring Icy South Park in Junction City, KS

Click thumbnail to view full-size

Where is Junction City, Kansas?

Located almost in the dead center of the contiguous United States, Junction City, Kansas is in just the right location for arctic weather in the Winter and steamy days in the Spring and Summer. Much like any other place, Kansas has weather extremes and its share of mild weather.

A
:
Junction City, KS

get directions

Will the Snow & Ice Cause School & Business Closings in Junction City, Kansas?

Want to know if schools and businesses are closing due to Winter weather conditions? Here are some places you can check:

Kansas First News

USD 475 Geary County Schools

Radio Stations eg. Sunny 102.5, Q103.5, 106.9 etc.

Be Prepared for Severe Weather in Kansas - Have a Weather Radio on Hand

Are you prepared for severe weather throughout the year? A storm can cause power outages and damage property and threaten life. One way you can be prepared is to have a weather radio handy year-round. Check out these weather radios available through Amazon!

MIDLAND WR300 Weather Radio
MIDLAND WR300 Weather Radio

The Midland WR300 weather radio has a 23-county memory for weather alerts and includes an AM/FM tuner and clock display in addition to other features.

 
Ambient Weather WR-090 Emergency Pocket AM/FM/WB Weather Alert Radio with Digital Tuner and Flashlight
Ambient Weather WR-090 Emergency Pocket AM/FM/WB Weather Alert Radio with Digital Tuner and Flashlight

The Ambient Weather WR-090 weather radio is small and light-weight - making it perfect while hiking and camping!

 
AcuRite 08580 Weather Station Plus Portable Weather Alert Radio
AcuRite 08580 Weather Station Plus Portable Weather Alert Radio

The Acu-Rite Weather Alert Station and Radio includes an outdoor sensor that measures temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure.

 

If you experienced the Ice Storm that hit Junction City, Kansas in December 2007, share your experiences here! How long were you without power? Did you take shelter somewhere other than your home? Do you have any weather photos from the storm?

Did You Experience the December 2007 Junction City, Kansas Ice Storm?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)