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The Great Kansas Blizzard - Day 4

23rd February 2013

Report: Clyve Herbert

Photography: Jane ONeill & Clyve Herbert

By Day 4 of the Great Kansas snowstorm temperatures have lifted a little but are still hovering around freezing. This was the calm before the next storm.

We headed west to McPherson....a sizeable town adjacent to the I-135. By Day 4 most roads were clear with huge piles of snow along the kerbways. After McPherson we headed northeast into the rural country of central the old farms were great photographic subjects. Small towns like Gypsum and Roxbury were history lessons of the past. The snow didn't seem to affect the locals - they just got on with life..and it's surprising how abundant wildlife is through Kansas, with the greatest flocks of birds being the meadowlarks in the hundreds.

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This is McPherson after 15" of snow fell 3 days ago ! Photo: Jane ONeill

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The idea is to bulldoze the snow to the sidewalk from there the inevitable thaw will take care of the snowpiles.Photo: Jane ONeill

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The interstate I 135 looking south ..Wichita is about 50 miles south of here.Photo: Jane ONeill
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Last year's corn crop,that grew in a spell of record heat !Photo: Jane ONeill

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Open range east of Tampa KS Photo: Clyve Herbert

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Snow drifts near Tampa Kansas.Photo: Jane ONeill

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Old farm buildings Roxbury Photo: Jane ONeill

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Countryside of central Kansas. Photo: Jane ONeill

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Last years hay crop..Roxbury Photo: Jane ONeill

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Bird life Roxbury Photo: Jane ONeill
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Icicle curtain Roxbury KS Photo: Jane ONeill

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Photo: Jane ONeill

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Countryside around Roxbury.Photo: Jane ONeill
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Water tower near Tampa KS Photo: Jane ONeill
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Snow drifts near McPherson...Photo: Jane ONeill

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Old Kansas farm shed...Photo: Jane ONeill

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Photo: Jane ONeill

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