Junction City, Kansas Ice Storm - December 2007
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!
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, KSClick 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.
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!
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.
The Ambient Weather WR-090 weather radio is small and light-weight - making it perfect while hiking and camping!
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?