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Kansas State Climatologist Mary Knapp offers this weekly series of short programs on weather phenomena and recent meteorological events in Kansas.
 
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In addition to snow and freezing rain, there are other common types of frozen precipitation, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 11/26/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp tells about a unique way to monitor energy use and help calculate fuel needs.

- 11/26/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp notes that a cold November doesn’t necessarily mean that a cold December will follow.

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

- 11/21/2014
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.

- 11/21/2014
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.

- 11/14/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp examines the factors that make up wind chill and its effect on the human body. 

- 11/14/2014
Does wind direction determine snowfall?  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at the possibility. 

- 11/14/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says that dehydration isn’t a problem just in summertime.  

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.

- 11/7/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at dangerous storms that took place in Kansas on Armistice Day.       

- 11/7/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how a winter storm from the southwestern U.S. can affect winter weather in Kansas.

- 10/31/2014
Benjamin Franklin helped identify coastal storm patterns, according to state climatologist Mary Knapp.

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

- 10/31/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp notes what items you should have in your car in case of a winter weather emergency. 

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

- 10/24/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at Kansas snowfalls on October 31.                                  

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

- 10/16/2014
At this time of year, many remember one of the most devastating hurricanes in this region’s history.  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back. 

- 10/16/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) explains that the term can have any number of meanings.

- 10/16/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp warns of the danger that can occur if caution is not taken during the cooler month when we rely on heat sources in the home.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at an unusual autumn snowfall seventeen years ago.                                                  

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how snowfall records tell only part of the story.

Measuring snowfall is done with the help of a different kind of snow board, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

State climatologist Mary Knapp offers tips on taking your personal interest in weather to the next level.                                                                      

- 10/3/2014
State climatologist Mary Knapp tells what conditions define the time of year sometimes called Indian Summer.                                                                                

- 10/3/2014
A rapid fall in temperature can create a cold wave, as K-State Climatologist Mary Knapp explains.     

State climatologist Mary Knapp explains that it’s more about moisture than temperature.                                                                                  

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp notes that while the west coast suffers lack of rain, the central plains have had plenty.

- 9/26/2014
How does one define “twilight?”  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains.   

- 9/19/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains this commonly used weather term.

Can one predict the severity of weather by observing animal behavior in the fall?  Mary Knapp looks at some common beliefs.

- 9/19/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says that while we’ve had some cold days and nights recently, they didn’t come close to the record lows set a few years ago.

- 9/12/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains that the equinox is not necessarily when the day and night are of equal length.    

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp defines what makes a sky “fair” rather than simply partly cloudy.         

- 9/12/2014
When are the first freezes due to hit Kansas?  Mary Knapp of K-State looks at when frost typically first appears in Kansas. 

- 9/5/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp tells us about different types of fog.

- 9/5/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains “smog,” which is not a modern day problem.

- 9/5/2014
Mary Knapp explores how and why dew forms.

What was the largest hailstone ever recorded hitting Kansas?  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp tells us. 

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