Daily Archives: 19 April, 2013

Record low temperature set in Wichita

Wichita set a record low temperature overnight – but just barely.

The temperature fell to 31, breaking the old record for April 19 of 32 in 1943.

The good news for gardeners and landscapers is that’s not a hard freeze, sparing vegetation of significant damage.

NOAA: Last year’s ‘flash drought’ not caused by global warming

A study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revealed last year’s intense drought over much of the Great Plains was caused by naturally occurring variations in weather patterns.

The study rules out abnormal ocean temperatures and human-induced climate change as major culprits. Read more about the study’s results by clicking on this link.

Wichita weather: Sunny and much warmer

After a late April freeze overnight, Wichita will begin to thaw out on Friday.

Highs today are expected to climb into the upper 50s, forecasters say, with mostly sunny skies and hearty breezes out of the west-northwest. Gusts could approach 30 miles an hour at times.

Skies should remain mostly clear overnight, when lows dip into the upper 30s. The weekend will seem much more like spring, forecasters say, with highs in the upper 60s under mostly sunny skies.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.