Kansas Ag-Climate Update for January 2022

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The Kansas Ag-Climate Update is a joint effort between our climate and extension specialists. Every month the update includes a brief summary of that month, agronomic impacts, relevant maps and graphs, 1-month temperature and precipitation outlooks, monthly extremes, and notable highlights.

January 2022: Consistent temperature across the state

Statewide average temperature for the month was 29 oF.There were no obvious gradients from the north to the south and from the east to the west. It was only about 1.4 oF cooler than normal and was uniformly distributed across the state. The monthly temperature ranked as 64th coolest and 65th warmest month during the past 128 years.

Climatologically, January precipitation in Kansas is the least amount of rainfall (0.74”) in a year. This month was slightly drier on average across the state (0.15 inch departure from the normal). It ranked as the 37th driest month during the past 128 years.

Figure 1. Departures from normal temperature (°F) and precipitation (inches) for January 2022.

View the entire January 2022 Ag-Climate Update, including the accompanying maps and graphics (not shown in this short summary), at http://climate.k-state.edu/ag/updates/.

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