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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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- 2/27/2015
It only takes a small amount of rainfall to create flash flooding. K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains some of these factors, and what we can do to stay safe.

- 2/27/2015
To conclude Severe Weather Awareness Week, K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reviews some of the systems and devices that can deliver severe weather alerts to your home or workplace.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp kicks off Severe Weather Awareness Week with an acronym to help families stay safe when severe weather strikes.

The old adage of ten inches of snow being equivalent to one inch of rain is not always true.  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) explains why, and offers a test you can try at home.

- 2/20/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) explains the role of water vapor.

- 2/20/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) tells us about the month of March, and how it can begin with weather that is wild, or mild.

- 2/13/2015
Are you enjoying the rather warm middle February weather?  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) reminds us of a recent record-setting winter storm.

- 2/13/2015
When, exactly, does “twilight” occur?  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) says it depends on your definition of the word.

- 2/13/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) explains one origin of the phrase, “a blanket of clouds.”

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the role of snow crystals in making snowflakes into their unique forms.

The Great Plains has experienced some amazingly low temperatures over the years, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp. 

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at February 13th, 1905, which saw record lows in the Sunflower State.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says that last month was warm, but not at record levels.

Thermometer readings have changed over the years, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp. 

- 1/30/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp examines whether the famous Pennsylvania rodent is good at predicting the length of winter.

- 1/23/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the differences in winds that travel downhill.

- 1/23/2015
The temperature at which the ground will freeze is important information, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 1/23/2015
 K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at past Kansas winters which were unusually dry.

There are multiple types of frozen water that can fall from the sky in winter, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.            

- 1/16/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at extreme temperature changes in January.         

- 1/16/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how to avoid a dangerous drop in body temperature.    

- 1/9/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains why it is hard to judge the safety of ice on frozen waterways.

- 1/9/2015
Repeating weather events are a common occurrence, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.
 

- 1/9/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp tells us how reflective ice is formed.

- 12/23/2014
New Year's Eve can be a particularly bad time for winter weather, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 12/23/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp describes the type of fog we see most often in Kansas.

- 12/23/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the origin of the term "socked in."

- 12/23/2014
Tornadoes do rarely occur in January, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp look back at one of the worst winter storms in Kansas history.

- 12/23/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the term "Chinook."

- 12/19/2014
What makes a Christmas white depends on your perspective, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.                                        

- 12/19/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains what makes a “solstice” and how it can affect the weather. 

- 12/19/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp notes that the recent tornado in Kansas is not common for this time of year. 

- 12/12/2014
Pacific moisture can create unseasonably wet weather in Kansas this time of year, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.                    

- 12/12/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how freezing rain forms. 

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says that there are two main ways to measure how much water is in snow.          

- 12/8/2014
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the process of frost and why there are different types of it.  

- 12/8/2014
The name of this nearly invisible layer of ice has a long history, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp sheds light on why temperatures might vary in the same locale.

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

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