eUpdate Articles Tagged: winter weather

Fall has arrived and the Mesonet freeze monitor returns

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Winter weather outlook for Kansas: Looking ahead to December - February

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Will it be a white Christmas or a white New Year for Kansas?

The last White Christmas in Manhattan was in 2017, when an inch remained on the ground from an earlier storm. The last time snowfall was reported on Christmas Day was in 2009, when 6.1 inches was recorded. What are the chances of snow falling during this holiday season?

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An impressive snow storm impacted western Kansas in late January

This article recaps a recent snowstorm that impacted several areas of Kansas. Learn a little behind the science of snow predictions and how this snow stacked up in the record books. Also, learn how to take official measurements and become a weather observer.

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2022 Fall Weather Outlook for Kansas

September is almost here and with it comes questions about the fall weather forecast. This article discusses where the state is at with regard to precipitation deficits. What are the chances that the next three months will see significant and much needed rainfall?

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Kansas Mesonet fall freeze and winter cold tool available

The morning of October 8 saw the first fall freeze in the state occurring in northeast Kansas. Now that cooler temperatures are starting to arrive, don't forget about the Kansas Mesonet's Freeze Monitor tool. The Freeze Monitor is a handy tool to check the conditions in your area. This article describes all the features and how to get the most of this free online resource.

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Precipitation summary for Kansas during winter 2022-2023

From a meteorology perspective, winter officially ended on February 28. This article takes a closer look at the precipitation totals across Kansas for the last three months. Some areas experienced above-normal precipitation while others areas are still in exceptional drought.

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Rainfall in southwest Kansas this growing season ranks in the top five since 1895

The meteorological start of the 2023 growing season was on April 1. The average precipitation across southwest Kansas for this 4-month period is 16.29 inches which ranks as the 5th wettest April-July on record in that division, dating back to the start of official climate records in 1895.

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Significant snow fell across Kansas in late November

A Thanksgiving weekend snowstorm brought accumulating snow to most of the state. The highest totals were in central Kansas, where over a foot of snow was measured in a few locations. In some places, this was the most snow from a single event in nearly a decade. Learn more about this snowy weekend in KS in this article!

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Will Kansas see another white Christmas in 2023?

A white Christmas, by meteorological definition, occurs if there is at least 1 inch of snow on the ground on December 25 at 7:00 a.m. local time. The most recent white Christmas in parts of Kansas was last year. Places like Goodland, Manhattan, and Topeka all had snow on the ground on Christmas morning. Will there be a repeat this year?

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Unseasonably mild weather for December in Kansas

Christmas is only a few days away, and meteorological winter begins on the 21st, but the weather certainly doesn’t look or feel winter-like right now. December has been unseasonably mild in Kansas so far. With more mild weather in the forecast, December 2023 could go down in history as one of the warmest on record for Kansas.

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Winter 2023-2024 for Kansas: The Season in Review

The meteorological winter of 2023-24 began on December 1, 2023, and ended on February 29, 2024. In Kansas, it was both the fourth warmest and the fourth wettest on record. In this report, we examine the winter of 2023-24 and compare it to previous winters.

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