eUpdate Articles Tagged: Climate


August 2018 weather summary for Kansas - Change in patterns

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Ag-Climate Update for October 2019

October started off warm and winter-like weather came on quickly! For a recap of the weather and associated impacts during the month of October, check out the Ag-Climate Update from our team of Extension and Climate specialists.

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Ag-Climate Update for November 2019

November in Kansas was cool and dry for the most part. Read about the impacts of this weather pattern on the wheat crop and what should we expect in the coming days. Will we see any improvement in the drought status of western and south-central Kansas?

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Kansas Climate: What is the latest drought status for Kansas?

The combination of warm, dry conditions resulted in expansion of the moderate to severe drought. Currently, less than half of the state is drought free. Considering this is typically a dry time of the year, even above-normal precipitation will not improve the most severe areas very quickly. Read more from our Climate Team, Mary Knapp and Chip Redmond.

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Ag-Climate Update for December 2019

The 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.

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Kansas Climate Summary for 2019 - A wet year

The Kansas Climate Summary for 2019 offers a summary of the precipitation, temperature, severe weather, and drought status for Kansas. Overall, 2019 will be remembered as a wet year, with an increase in severe weather events.

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Ag-Climate Update for January 2020

The 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.

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Ag-Climate Update for February 2020

With respect to climate, February was "middle of the road". Statewide precipitation averaged slightly above normal and temperatures were also near normal. What is the outlook for March? Read more in the February Ag-Climate Update.

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Ag-Climate Update for March 2020

Overall, March 2020 will go down as generally warm and wet across the state. Severe weather was limited but a small swatch of hail near Wallace, KS was visible on satellite imagery on March 31. What else happened? Read more in the Ag-Climate Update for March.

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How do soil temperatures for 2020 compare to historical averages for Kansas?

This article discusses soil temperature climatology (30-year average) and how 2020 compares to the climate normal for Kansas. Climate "normals" provide a valuable historical perspective to help us understand current weather.

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The 2020 tornado season is off to a slow start

Kansas has yet to record a tornado touchdown for 2020. Is this significant? When did Kansas last see a late start to the tornado season? Read more in this article from the Kansas State Climate Team.

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Ag-Climate Update for April 2020

The Ag-Climate Update is a joint effort between our climate and extension specialists. Today's article summarizes the month of April 2020.

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Ag-Climate Update for May 2020

The 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.

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Update on drought conditions in Kansas - June 23, 2020

While portions of Kansas did get significant rainfall in the last week, other areas remain dry with expansion of drought status in many locations. Read more about the drought status for Kansas and what to expect for moisture and temperatures as we head into July.

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Ag-Climate Update for June 2020

Here's a recap of the weather experienced across Kansas during the month of June. The Ag-Climate Update is a joint effort between our climate and extension specialists. It includes a brief summary of that month, agronomic impacts, relevant maps and graphs, 1-month temperature and precipitation outlooks, monthly extremes, and notable highlights.

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Kansas weather - Early fall 2020 outlook

The first outlooks for early Fall 2020 in Kansas have been released. What can we expect as we look toward August, September, and October in terms of rainfall and temperatures? Learn what the early predictions are in this article from the Kansas Climate Team.

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Update on the fall weather outlook for Kansas - August 6, 2020

The fall weather outlook can be complex and is reliant on many various patterns across the globe. Many changes in regions outside the United States impact our persistent patterns.What weather pattern is most likely for Kansas this fall?

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Ag-Climate Update for July 2020

The Ag-Climate Update is a joint effort between our climate and extension specialists. 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.

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Ag-Climate Update for August 2020

The month of August was dry for all divisions across Kansas. The lack of moisture had negative impacts on dryland corn. Read more about the August weather impacts in the latest Ag-Climate Update.

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Ag-Climate Update for September 2020

The month of September was much drier than normal, with all districts averaging less than average for the month. Read more about the September weather and associated agronomic impacts in the Ag-Climate Update.

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What does a La Nina winter mean for Kansas?

You may have heard the terms El Nino and La Nina in discussions about weather patterns. What do these terms mean and how do they help predict future climate forecasts for Kansas? Learn more in this article from the Kansas Mesonet team.

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Ag-Climate Update for October 2020

October 2020 in Kansas was much drier than normal. It ranked as the 11th driest October since 1985. For more weather and climate insights from October, check out the Ag-Climate Update.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for November 2020

The November Ag-Climate Update is here and recaps the weather events and impacts over the course of November. This article offers a brief summary with a link to the full 2-page online resource.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for December 2020

The December Ag-Climate offers a summary of the weather and climate impacts across Kansas. This publication is a collaborative effort between climate and extension specialists.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for January 2021

The first month of 2021 brought wide swings in both temperature and precipitation across Kansas. Read more about where January 2021 falls in the record books and the agronomic impacts across the state.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for February 2021

February 2021 in Kansas was one for the record books! While you probably don't want to relive it, the Ag-Climate Update for February offers a summary of the severity and potential agronomic impacts associated with last month's weather for Kansas farmers.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for March 2021

The Ag-Climate Update for March is here! The month of March started out dry for most of the state, but by the end had rebounded to being well above average for all regions. What will April bring? Read this update to find out!

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for April 2021

April in Kansas brought cool, dry conditions for many regions. The Ag-Climate Update for April includes a brief summary of this past month, discusses relevant agronomic impacts, and looks ahead to June.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for May 2021

By the end of May, 97 percent of Kansas was drought-free. Severe weather tried to make up for a slow start with 34 reports of tornadoes and 159 hail events. Get the full Ag-Climate Update for May in Kansas by following the link in this article.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for June 2021

The month of June in Kansas was generally warm and dry for most regions. For a complete summary of the June weather and its impacts on agriculture in Kansas, check out the June Ag-Climate Update.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for July 2021

The month of July was drier than normal on average for Kansas. Some areas in the southeast were particularly wet however. Statewide average temperature was cooler than normal which slowed down changes in the US Drought Monitor. The July Ag-Climate discusses the associated agronomic impacts of July's weather.

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Fall weather outlook for Kansas and the science behind the predications

As August begins to wind down, the Climate Prediction Center has released the 2021 Fall Outlook. What is the prediction for Kansas? How are these outlooks determined and how reliable are they? This article will help answer those questions.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for August 2021

The month of August brought mostly warm and dry conditions for Kansas, with some isolated areas of heavy rain. The dry weather stressed corn, sorghum, and soybeans in many regions. Read about all the agronomic impacts in the Ag-Climate Update for August 2021.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for September 2021

The month of September was warmer than normal for Kansas. Globally, this was the 2nd warmest September on record. Will October be cooler? Read more about the weather and climate impacts from the last month in the Ag-Climate Update.

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Some areas in Kansas are still waiting for the first freeze

Several locations across Kansas have passed 200 days since recording freezing temperatures. For some of these places, this will set the record for the latest freeze. Learn more about the climatology of late freezes and the impacts of extended growing seasons in this article.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for October 2021

The Ag-Climate Update for October is here! On average, October 2021 was warmer than normal across Kansas. Rainfall was split, with more falling in eastern Kansas. Learn more about the agronomic impacts of last month's weather in this latest Ag-Climate Update.

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Kansas experiences a warm start to winter

A very warm finish to November carried over into December across most of Kansas. Since Thanksgiving, 111 maximum temperature records have been broken in Kansas. Can Kansans expect more unseasonably warm weather for the rest of the winter? Learn more in this article from KSU meteorologist Chip Redmond.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for November 2021

The November Ag-Climate 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.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for December 2021

The last month of 2021 proved to be a warm one! How did it stack up in the record books? What other notable weather and climate impacts were recorded in KS last month? Find out in this latest edition of the Ag-Climate Update!

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for January 2022

The Ag-Climate update for the month of January 2022 in Kansas is here. This article offers a brief summary of the weather and climate impacts across Kansas last month and includes a link to the full update.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for February 2022

The Ag-Climate Update is a joint effort between our climate and extension specialists. This article contains a short summary and provides a link to view the entire update for February. The update discusses agronomic impacts, notable highlights, and looks ahead to the weather outlook for March.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for March 2022

Statewide average temperature in March was closer to the normal, with an average temperature of 43oF  across the state. This was only about -0.5oF cooler on average than normal. Climatologically, Kansas March precipitation was about 2 inches. This month was slightly drier in the west but significant wetter across the eastern portion of the state.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for April 2022

Statewide average temperature in April was close to the normal, with an average temperature of 53F across the state. April is one of two months (the other is October) that has a temperature that is close to the annual average temperature. April ranked as the 75th coldest and 54th warmest month during the past 128 years. However, considering the 6-month window for winter wheat growth, the average recent 6-month (November to April) temperature is ranked as the 16th warmest since 1895.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for May 2022

The May Ag-Climate Update has been released. Get a comprehensive summary of the weather in KS during the month of May and any associated impacts. This May was slightly warmer than normal on average. Precipitation was markedly above average for portions of central and eastern KS.

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Update on drought conditions in Kansas - June 28, 2022

This article summarizes the weather in Kansas during the week of June 22 to June 28. Isolated, heavy rains in some areas led to improvement in drought status, while the western regions remain dry. The northeast portion of KS could see moderate rainfall through the weekend. What will July bring for Kansas?

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Weather averages and extremes in Kansas for the first half of 2022

The most predictable aspect of the weather in Kansas is that it is unpredictable. We can learn a lot from looking at how temperature and precipitation measurements compare to the 30-year normal. This article examines 20 Mesonet station all across Kansas and how this first half of 2022 compares to the last 30 years.

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Kansas weather history: Looking back at two record-setting summers

It seems like every summer, Kansans wonder if this was the hottest summer on record. The two years that still sit at the top of the list of hottest summers were 1934 and 1936, both during the Dust Bowl era. Learn more about this time in Kansas history in this article.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for June 2022

The Ag-Climate Update for June 2022 highlights the weather experienced across Kansas and the associated impacts. Western Kansas experienced a short-term heat wave event that resulted in cattle losses and contributed to worsening drought conditions. Read more about June's weather in this article.

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Growing season precipitation for Kansas in 2022

This article looks at 36 locations across Kansas and how much rainfall has been recorded during the "growing season" so far this summer. Each location has been ranked in terms of "driest" compared to the years of record for that location. How does the location near you compare in the history books?

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How hot has it been in Kansas this summer?

July is typically the hottest month in Kansas, and this year has been no exception. But, has this summer been hotter than normal? How does it compare to previous summers? This article examines measured summer temperatures from 40 locations all across Kansas.

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