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FREEZE THAW CYCLE Play Audio



Fluctuating winter temperatures cause water to freeze, then thaw, then freeze again, and that cycle can be especially damaging in Kansas, according to K-State Climatologist Mary Knapp.

11/20/2014 6:00:00 PM


THANKSGIVING STORMS IN KANSAS Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at Turkey Day storms from years past.

11/20/2014 6:00:00 PM


BLIZZARD Play Audio



K-State Climatologist Mary Knapp explains that for meteorological purposes, certain weather conditions must be met in order for a storm to be called a blizzard.

11/20/2014 6:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp covers the Kansas agricultural weather scene.

11/20/2014 6:00:00 PM


Assessing Cold Temperature Damage to Wheat Play Audio



K-State agronomist Stu Duncan offers his take on the likely damage to the Kansas wheat crop from the sudden temperature plunge and resulting cold stretch of this past week, advising growers to conduct a simple test to assess the degree of damage to their individual fields.

11/18/2014 6:00:00 PM


Cold Temperatures Expected to Affect Wheat in Kansas



The sudden sharp drop in temperatures across Kansas during the week of Nov. 10-15 will certainly cause the wheat crop to go into dormancy. Whether it will injure the wheat to any degree depends on several factors, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.


11/14/2014 8:00:00 AM


WINTER HUMIDITY Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says that dehydration isn’t a problem just in summertime.  

11/13/2014 6:00:00 PM


SNOW AND NORTH WIND Play Audio



Does wind direction determine snowfall?  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at the possibility. 

11/13/2014 6:00:00 PM


The Future of Water Use and Conservation in Kansas Play Audio



Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey and the director of the Kansas Water Office, Tracy Streeter, comment on the latest draft of the "vision" for the future of water use and conservation in Kansas, and what it means to production agriculture...that draft was made public at the governor's water conference this week in Manhattan.
 

11/13/2014 6:00:00 PM


WIND CHILL Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp examines the factors that make up wind chill and its effect on the human body. 

11/13/2014 6:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

11/13/2014 6:00:00 PM


They’re Back: Tiny Mite Can Cause a Big Itch … and Pain



A tiny mite whose bite packs a surprisingly big wallop has reappeared in Kansas, and it may make you think twice about outdoor activities, especially in close proximity to oak trees.


11/7/2014 8:00:00 AM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
 

11/6/2014 6:00:00 PM


GREAT BLUE NORTHER OF 1911 Play Audio



It is the most dangerous Arctic outbreak on record, and K-State climatologist Mary Knapp examines that cold November day more than 100 years ago.

11/6/2014 6:00:00 PM


FOUR CORNERS STORM Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how a winter storm from the southwestern U.S. can affect winter weather in Kansas.

11/6/2014 6:00:00 PM


VETERANS DAY STORMS Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at dangerous storms that took place in Kansas on Armistice Day.       

11/6/2014 6:00:00 PM


WHEAT RESEARCH FUNDING Play Audio



Applications for research projects that can enhance Kansas wheat producers' profitability are currently being accepted by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Wheat Alliance and the Kansas Crop Improvement Association for the 2016 fiscal year. Marsha Boswell has more on this week’s Kansas Wheat Scoop. 

11/6/2014 6:00:00 PM


WINTER WEATHER ISSUES Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how Kansas weather can change rapidly.

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


STORM TRACKS Play Audio



Benjamin Franklin helped identify coastal storm patterns, according to state climatologist Mary Knapp.

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


WINTER WEATHER KIT Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp notes what items you should have in your car in case of a winter weather emergency. 

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


PREPARING FOR WINTER TRAVEL Play Audio



There is often a wide gap between when winter weather arrives and when winter officially begins. Winter officially starts on December 21st, but you better be prepared for it much sooner – especially if you’re traveling. Kansas State University climatologist Mary Knapp says a large part of being prepared for winter travel is paying attention to the current weather conditions and the forecast for the days you’ll be traveling. She also encourages you to assemble a winter weather kit and keep it in your vehicle.
 

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


THE FRACKING CONTROVERSY Play Audio



Hydraulic fracturing, hydro-fracturing, hydro-fracking, or just plain old fracking is under ever-increasing scrutiny and criticism.   According to estimates, some two-and-a-half million fracking operations had been undertaken around the world as of about two years ago, with some saying about a million of those had been done in the United States.  The guest is Susan Brantley, distinguished professor of geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Pennsylvania State University. She also is director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2012.
 

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


Republican River Basin Agreements Play Audio



From the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Division of Water Resources, Chris Beightel has the details on a pair of agreements the state of Kansas recently signed with the states of Nebraska and Colorado, in regard to use of water from the Republican River Basin...he explains what those agreements mean to crop irrigators in north-central and northwest Kansas.

10/29/2014 7:00:00 PM


Food for Thought Presents Bruce Vincent



Bruce Vincent will speak at K-State’s Forum Hall Monday Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. for Food for Thought’s Upson Lecture Series. Vincent’s presentation is titled “With Vision There Is Hope – How NOT to be the career of last choice.”
10/29/2014 8:00:00 AM


Evaluating Cattle Feeding Sites Vital to Producers



For Kansas’ cattle producers, building new feeding facilities can mean shelling out serious cash. However, Ron Graber, Kansas State University watershed extension specialist, said it’s an investment that pays for itself for years to come.


10/24/2014 8:00:00 AM


WARM WINDS IN FALL AND WINTER Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains that warm winds don’t always come from the south. 

10/23/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on the week in Kansas agricultural weather.

10/23/2014 7:00:00 PM


SNOWFALL VARIATION IN KANSAS Play Audio



Snow isn’t always greater in the northern part of the state compared to the southern part, according K-State climatologist Mary Knapp. 

10/23/2014 7:00:00 PM