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DRY JANUARY Play Audio



 K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at past Kansas winters which were unusually dry.

1/22/2015 6:00:00 PM


KATABATIC WINDS Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the differences in winds that travel downhill.

1/22/2015 6:00:00 PM


FROST-LINE Play Audio



The temperature at which the ground will freeze is important information, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

1/22/2015 6:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

1/22/2015 6:00:00 PM


Kansas to Host Central Plains Irrigation Conference Feb. 17-18



The 2015 Central Plains Irrigation Conference and Exposition will take place Feb. 17-18 at the City Limits Convention Center, Colby, Kansas. The popular annual event focused solely on irrigation-related topics is hosted in Kansas every third year. Sponsors include Kansas State University, Colorado State University, the University of Nebraska and the Central Plains Irrigation Association.
1/22/2015 8:00:00 AM


Addressing Weak Calf Syndrome



The word “syndrome” can be defined as a concurrence, a pattern of events occurring together due to known or unknown causes. When veterinarians use the word, it usually means the latter. Many different possibilities could cause a syndrome in animals, said Gregg Hanzlicek, director of production animal field investigations for the Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
1/22/2015 8:00:00 AM


Opinions Sought on Feral Hog Control



When wildlife populations bloom or problems arise from certain wildlife species, an allowance for sport hunting might come immediately to mind as a potential solution. Letting the hunters help by decreasing the numbers makes sense, right?


1/21/2015 8:00:00 AM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

1/15/2015 6:00:00 PM


ACCELERATING WHEAT DEVELOPMENT Play Audio



By combining high-tech imaging with in-field flight, researchers at Kansas State University are speeding up the wheat variety development process considerably.  Marsha Boswell has more in this week’s Kansas Wheat Scoop. 

1/15/2015 6:00:00 PM


TEMPERATURE SWINGS Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at extreme temperature changes in January.         

1/15/2015 6:00:00 PM


WINTER PRECIPITATION Play Audio



There are multiple types of frozen water that can fall from the sky in winter, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.            

1/15/2015 6:00:00 PM


HYPOTHERMIA Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how to avoid a dangerous drop in body temperature.    

1/15/2015 6:00:00 PM


The International Year of Soils: Soils Sustain Life



2015 International Year of Soils: Soils Sustain Life Video
Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout time. Reasons for this rollercoaster effect are numerous—from human-influenced changes such as conquest, culture or religion, to events that occur in the natural environment including changes in climate or the presence of natural resources, such as soil.

1/13/2015 8:00:00 AM


ICE THICKNESS Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains why it is hard to judge the safety of ice on frozen waterways.

1/8/2015 6:00:00 PM


SINGULARITY Play Audio



Repeating weather events are a common occurrence, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.
 

1/8/2015 6:00:00 PM


GLARE ICE Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp tells us how reflective ice is formed.

1/8/2015 6:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp covers the Kansas agricultural weather outlook.

1/8/2015 6:00:00 PM


First of Farm Bill Informational Meetings to Begin Mid-January



U.S. crop producers have until the end of March to make big decisions under the new farm bill. To help with those decisions, Kansas State University is teaming with several sponsors to host 15 half-day educational meetings in January and February.
1/6/2015 8:00:00 AM


FREEZING FOG Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp describes the type of fog we see most often in Kansas.

12/22/2014 6:00:00 PM


CHINOOK Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the term "Chinook."

12/22/2014 6:00:00 PM


NEW YEAR STORMS Play Audio



New Year's Eve can be a particularly bad time for winter weather, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

12/22/2014 6:00:00 PM


GREAT KANSAS BLIZZARD OF 1886 Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp look back at one of the worst winter storms in Kansas history.

12/22/2014 6:00:00 PM


JANUARY TORNADOES Play Audio



Tornadoes do rarely occur in January, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

12/22/2014 6:00:00 PM


SOCKED IN Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the origin of the term "socked in."

12/22/2014 6:00:00 PM


DECEMBER TORNADOES Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp notes that the recent tornado in Kansas is not common for this time of year. 

12/18/2014 6:00:00 PM


WHITE CHRISTMAS Play Audio



What makes a Christmas white depends on your perspective, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.                                        

12/18/2014 6:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

12/18/2014 6:00:00 PM


SOLSTICE Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains what makes a “solstice” and how it can affect the weather. 

12/18/2014 6:00:00 PM


FREEZING RAIN Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how freezing rain forms. 

12/11/2014 6:00:00 PM


MOISTURE CONTENT OF SNOW Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says that there are two main ways to measure how much water is in snow.          

12/11/2014 6:00:00 PM