DISCUSSION: As we turn the clocks back to late March 1912, we arrive at a particularly historic snowstorm which impacted many people across parts of the Central Plains. As explained by the "This Day in Weather History" team on Facebook, between March 22nd and March 24th of 1912, there was a very impressive winter weather event which unfolded across areas from central-to-eastern Kansas to parts of western/central Missouri.
"During the period between March 22 and 24, 1912, residents in and around the greater Kansas City metropolitan area began to dig out from a storm that produced 25 inches of snow. A record 40.2 inches of snow fell during the month of March that year, and the total for the winter season of 67 inches was also a record in Kansas City. Furthermore, Olathe, Kansas received 37 inches of snow in the snowstorm alone."
Thus, this was a far-reaching winter storm which had major impacts due in part to the fact that there was much more limited forms of snow removal and general communication ability at that point in history. Therefore, snowfall events of such a large magnitude in this part of the country and at that earlier point in the 20th century made for much more complicated and severe travel issues.
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