Category Archives: Fog

A kitchen sink kind of weather day for Wichita

The “current conditions” report for the Wichita branch of the National Weather Service listed “Light Rain, Snow, Fog/Mist and Windy.”

That’s about five different kinds of weather at once. It’s as if Thursday wasn’t sure what it wanted to be, so it’s being many different things at once.

Oh, and sunshine made a cameo appearance as the morning reached its final furlong.

Dense fog advisory until 10 a.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory until 10 a.m. for 17 counties in southern and southeast Kansas, including the Wichita metropolitan area.

Visibility will vary significantly over short distances, according to the agency. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be less than a quarter of a mile.

Expect clouds to linger through the day, with a slight chance of showers late in the afternoon. Chances for showers and thunderstorms increase significantly late in the evening.

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

Dense fog advisory for Wichita area

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for 35 counties in central, southern and southeast Kansas through mid-morning Wednesday. The advisory includes the Wichita metropolitan area.

The advisory runs until 9 a.m. for 9 counties in central and southern Kansas: Ellis, Rush, Pawnee, Stafford, Edwards, Kiowa, Pratt, Comanche and Barber.

The advisory extends until 10 a.m. for these counties in southeast Kansas: Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Chase, Reno, Harvey, Butler, Greenwood, Woodson, Allen, Kingman, Sedgwick, Harper, Sumner, Cowley, Elk, Wilson, Neosho, Chautauqua, Montgomery, Labette.

Widespread visibilities of a quarter-mile or less can be expected, the weather service warns. Near-zero visibility is possible at times as well.

Dense fog drops visibility to near zero for morning commute in Wichita

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory until 9 a.m. for 12 counties in southern Kansas, including the Wichita metropolitan area.

Visibility was generally a quarter-mile or less, with some spots down to near zero, meteorologists said. A Sedgwick County dispatcher said only one accident had been reported by 7:20 a.m., but that changed within minutes as the morning commute grew in intensity.

Recent rains and little to no wind set the stage for the fog to develop. Fog could again be an issue late tonight and early Saturday, forecasters say.

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

Dense fog advisory until 10 a.m. for Wichita area

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory until 10 a.m. for 14 counties in southern and southeast Kansas, including the Wichita metropolitan area.

Visibilities could drop to a quarter-mile or less. “Drivers should use extreme caution,” the agency warns in a statement.

The fog is gradually moving north, meaning south Wichita will see thick fog before the north side of the city does.

The counties included in the advisory are Reno, Harvey, Butler, Kingman, Sedgwick, Harper, Sumner, Cowley, Elk, Wilson, Neosho, Chautauqua, Montgomery and Labette.

Dense fog advisory until 11 a.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory until 11 a.m. for 13 counties in central and south-central Kansas. The city of Wichita is included in the advisory.

Visibility is down to a few car lengths in northwest Sedgwick County, and Medicine Lodge is delaying classes for two hours due to thick fog in Barber County.

Other counties included in the advisory are generally along and west of I-135: Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson, Reno, Harvey, Kingman and Sumner.

Freezing fog to shroud Wichita and large swath of Kansas

The National Weather Service has issued a freezing fog advisory for 26 counties in central and southeast Kansas, including the Wichita metropolitan area.

The advisory stretches from 9 p.m. today to 10 a.m. Wednesday. Streets and bridges could become glazed with ice – particularly elevated portions – as a result of the fog, forecasters warn.

“Roadways will become very slick tonight,” the advisory warns.

Visibility could be reduced to less than a quarter-mile at times during the advisory.

I’m told the abundant sunshine this afternoon in the Wichita area is likely to delay the onset of the fog until late tonight or even early Wednesday morning, but the advisory was set to begin at 9 p.m. as a precaution.

More fog on Tuesday, officials warn

As if eastern Kansas hasn’t had enough of the gray soup, the National Weather Service has already issued a dense fog advisory for 18 counties in southern and central Kansas effective from 9 p.m. today until noon on Tuesday.

The advisory includes the Wichita metropolitan area. Visibility will drop to a quarter-mile or less at times in the warned area.

Thick fog has shrouded the region most of the day today. For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.

Dense fog early, then cloudy and drizzle for Wichita

Visibility could be down to near zero at times this morning thanks to dense fog that has settled over southern Kansas, including the Wichita metropolitan area.

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory until 10 a.m. for 11 counties in southern Kansas, including Sedgwick, Harvey, Butler, Reno, Harper, Kingman and Sumner counties.

The fog will be at its worst along the Kansas Turnpike, which is bad news for drivers. Freezing fog will not be a threat because the temperature is in the upper 30s.

Once the fog lifts, forecasters say, the day will be cloudy with spats of drizzle. Highs should reach the mid-40s.

Clouds should persist overnight, with lows in the upper 20s. Friday should be sunny, with highs in the low 40s.

More photographs of the hoarfrost in Wichita

Julia Beedles sent this photograph of the frozen fog’s handiwork Tuesday morning.

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Mike Smith of WeatherData sent several photographs via his blog, Meteorological Musings. Here’s one of them.

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In case you missed it, we put together a photo gallery of images captured by Eagle photographers.

Here’s a gallery of reader-submitted photographs for your viewing pleasure as well.