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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.