Daily Archives: 17 October, 2013

Snow? In Kansas? Already?

Didn’t the last snow in Kansas melt only a few weeks ago?

The ‘s’ word is already in the forecast again for the Sunflower State, with a couple of inches possible Friday in the northwest corner, forecasters say.

“It’s going to try” to snow there, said Mick McGuire, a meteorologist with the Wichita branch of the National Weather Service.

Wichita won’t see any snow, but the metro area will see highs plunge more than 20 degrees tomorrow to the mid-40s. It’ll be rainy, too – making for a raw, Novemberish kind of day.

Wichita recorded 30 inches of snow last winter – tying for the fifth-highest total in the city’s history – and set a record for latest measurable snowfall. And that doesn’t include the snow flurries that fell in early May.

Wichita weather: A pleasant fall day

Sunshine, light winds and pleasant temperatures are expected in the Wichita area today, forecasters say.

Highs could touch 70, with southerly winds staying in the single digits. A chance of showers arrives overnight, with lows sliding to the low 40s. Winds will be light and variable.

Friday brings a better chance of showers, forecasters say, with highs only reaching the low 50s. Winds will turn around to the north but stay light.

Chances for showers will persist into the overnight hours, with lows flirting with the 30s.

The weekend looks dry and sunny, forecasters say, with highs in the 60s.

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