K-State Research and Extension News
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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- 5/1/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reminds us that as temperatures rise outside, they rise even more in closed vehicles.

- 5/1/2015
Weather conditions change throughout the day and have their own measurements, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 5/1/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reveals that despite the image the state has from “The Wizard of Oz,” Kansas is not the number one state for twisters.

- 4/24/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp warns of the dangers that the sun’s rays.
 

- 4/24/2015
One way to measure moisture formation is what is called “dew point,” says K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 4/24/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp has a formula to let us know when to take shelter during stormy weather.

- 4/17/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) reminds us that a few days of warm weather doesn’t mean freezing temperatures are over.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says that spring conditions increase the chance of severe weather.

- 4/17/2015
Temperature and humidity are used to calculate what is called a “heat index,” as K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says many factors can contribute to the range of concurrent temperatures in a local region.

- 4/10/2015
Warmer weather brings waves of increased temperatures, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 4/10/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) explains the differences in a warm front, a cold front, and a stationary front.

- 4/3/2015
Winter weather may not quite be over, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 4/3/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the different between partly cloudy and fair.  

- 4/3/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at these unique clouds which usually indicate severe weather.

- 3/27/2015
Severe weather can play nasty tricks on April 1st, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 3/27/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how the meaning of “normal” varies in the weather world.                 

- 3/27/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says April rains are important to the emergence of spring plants.     

Fire can get out of control and do significant damage, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.                               

- 3/20/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains this study of the weather’s effects on nature’s life cycles.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp notes that although we’ve had a warm month so far, March weather can at times be extreme.               

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at the most common ways by which precipitation is cataloged. 

Longer days mean a greater chance for storms, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

- 3/14/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the meaning of “equinox.”

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at the most common ways by which precipitation is cataloged.

- 3/5/2015
K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains why wind advisories are of particular importance to outdoor enthusiasts—especially bicyclists.

Can wind take an emotional and behavioral toll on humans and animals?  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp shares some anecdotal evidence.

K-State climatologist Mary Knapp shares some of the strategies that animals use to survive severe weather conditions, especially drastic temperature swings.

- 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.

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

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) 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.”

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 explains the role of snow crystals in making snowflakes into their unique forms.

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