Daily Archives: 24 April, 2013

Snowfall totals over the past two days in Wichita area

Now that’s a headline you don’t expect to see in late April in southern Kansas. But here’s a map produced by the National Weather Service showing snowfall earlier this week. It’s the latest measurable snow has ever fallen in Wichita.

Temperature records keep falling in Wichita

Old Man Winter’s firm grip on the Great Plains late into April is leaving its mark on the record books in Wichita and around Kansas.

Add record low temperatures for April 23 and 24 in Wichita to the lengthening list.

Tuesday’s record low in Wichita reached 32 prior to midnight, and today has already set a new low reading of 25 – shattering the old mark of 31 set in 1967.

Much warmer temperatures are expected the rest of the week, so the end of the cold snap appears to be in sight.

Wichita weather: Warmer weather on the way – finally

While Goodland shovels out from nearly 10 inches of snow, Wichita will see temperatures recover rapidly toward readings more common with late April.

After a hard frost overnight in the Wichita area – and much of the state, actually – highs should reach the upper 50s today under mostly sunny skies in the Wichita metropolitan area, forecasters say. Winds will be light and variable.

Patchy frost will be possible tonight, when lows dip into the mid-30s under mostly clear skies. Thursday will be warmer still, forecasters say, with highs reaching the mid-60s under partly cloudy skies. Winds will shift to the south during the day and gust to more than 25 miles an hour.

Showers and thunderstorms return to the forecast early Friday morning, forecasters say, and are expected to persist on into the daytime hours. Highs should climb into the 60s once again.

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