Daily Archives: 18 October, 2013

Frost advisory until 9 a.m. Saturday in Wichita

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for 29 counties in southeast Kansas – including the Wichita metropolitan area – through Saturday’s early morning hours.

The advisory runs from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. for all 26 counties in the Wichita branch’s coverage area and until 8 a.m. in Bourbon, Crawford and Cherokee counties along the Missouri border. Low temperatures are projected to fall to 30 degrees early Saturday morning.

Another 19 counties in central and western Kansas are under a hard freeze warning through mid-Saturday morning. The warning stretches from the Oklahoma line to I-70 and generally from the Pratt County line to the Colorado border. Temperatures are projected to fall as low as the mid-20s overnight.

Snow collecting in NW Kansas, flurries likely in central Kansas

Consider a shot across the bow by Old Man Winter.

About 2 inches of snow have already fallen in Goodland and Colby in northwest Kansas today, with snow flurries expected to mix with rain as far east as central Kansas later in the afternoon.

This photo was posted on Twitter by the Goodland branch of the National Weather Service.

Wichita had a trace of snow fall among periods of heavy rain, said Vanessa Pearce, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. It wasn’t enough to qualify as “measurable snow,” meaning Oct. 22, 1996, retains the record for earliest snowfall in the city’s history.

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

Wichita weather: A chilly, rainy day

Today will feel like a jolt compared to Thursday in the Wichita area, forecasters say, with highs more than 20 degrees lower from one day to the next.

Highs are only expected to reach the mid-40s after being in the upper 60s on Thursday. Rain is likely late in the morning and off and on into the evening, forecasters say, with light north winds adding some extra bite to the conditions.

Patchy frost is possible overnight, when lows slip to the mid-30s. Skies will gradually clear, forecasters say, with winds shifting to the west and highs on Saturday rebounding into the mid-60s.

Sunday will be warmer still, with temperatures approaching 70 under sunny skies.

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