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COLD DECEMBER Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp notes that a cold November doesn’t necessarily mean that a cold December will follow.

11/25/2014 6:00:00 PM


Prescribed Pasture Burning Workshops Play Audio



K-State range management specialist Carol Blocksome previews a series of prescribed pasture burning workshops for Kansas grassland managers coming up in early 2015 at numerous locations around the state.

11/25/2014 6:00:00 PM


HEATING DEGREE DAYS Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp tells about a unique way to monitor energy use and help calculate fuel needs.

11/25/2014 6:00:00 PM


ICY WINTER PRECIPITATION Play Audio



In addition to snow and freezing rain, there are other common types of frozen precipitation, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

11/25/2014 6:00:00 PM


Winter Travel Tips



The first snow has fallen in Kansas, and with winter holidays upon us, it’s time to start preparing for winter travel. Kansas State University climatologist Mary Knapp said it’s imperative that travelers plan ahead and pack accordingly for those long trips to Grandma’s house this winter.
11/24/2014 8:00:00 AM


Sustainability Taking Shape, One French Fry at a Time



K-State Biodiesel Initiative Video

The sound of a diesel engine is distinct. Sure, some are louder than others, and diesel enthusiasts can usually recognize the differences in sound between Cummins and Powerstroke engines, for example, when driving down the road.

11/24/2014 8:00:00 AM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



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

11/20/2014 6:00:00 PM


BLIZZARD Play Audio



K-State Climatologist Mary Knapp explains that for meteorological purposes, certain weather conditions must be met in order for a storm to be called a blizzard.

11/20/2014 6:00:00 PM


FREEZE THAW CYCLE Play Audio



Fluctuating winter temperatures cause water to freeze, then thaw, then freeze again, and that cycle can be especially damaging in Kansas, according to K-State Climatologist Mary Knapp.

11/20/2014 6:00:00 PM


THANKSGIVING STORMS IN KANSAS Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at Turkey Day storms from years past.

11/20/2014 6:00:00 PM


Assessing Cold Temperature Damage to Wheat Play Audio



K-State agronomist Stu Duncan offers his take on the likely damage to the Kansas wheat crop from the sudden temperature plunge and resulting cold stretch of this past week, advising growers to conduct a simple test to assess the degree of damage to their individual fields.

11/18/2014 6:00:00 PM


Cold Temperatures Expected to Affect Wheat in Kansas



The sudden sharp drop in temperatures across Kansas during the week of Nov. 10-15 will certainly cause the wheat crop to go into dormancy. Whether it will injure the wheat to any degree depends on several factors, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.
11/14/2014 8:00:00 AM


The Future of Water Use and Conservation in Kansas Play Audio



Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey and the director of the Kansas Water Office, Tracy Streeter, comment on the latest draft of the "vision" for the future of water use and conservation in Kansas, and what it means to production agriculture...that draft was made public at the governor's water conference this week in Manhattan.
 

11/13/2014 6:00:00 PM


WINTER HUMIDITY Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says that dehydration isn’t a problem just in summertime.  

11/13/2014 6:00:00 PM


SNOW AND NORTH WIND Play Audio



Does wind direction determine snowfall?  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at the possibility. 

11/13/2014 6:00:00 PM


WIND CHILL Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp examines the factors that make up wind chill and its effect on the human body. 

11/13/2014 6:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



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

11/13/2014 6:00:00 PM


They’re Back: Tiny Mite Can Cause a Big Itch … and Pain



A tiny mite whose bite packs a surprisingly big wallop has reappeared in Kansas, and it may make you think twice about outdoor activities, especially in close proximity to oak trees.


11/7/2014 8:00:00 AM


WHEAT RESEARCH FUNDING Play Audio



Applications for research projects that can enhance Kansas wheat producers' profitability are currently being accepted by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Wheat Alliance and the Kansas Crop Improvement Association for the 2016 fiscal year. Marsha Boswell has more on this week’s Kansas Wheat Scoop. 

11/6/2014 6:00:00 PM


GREAT BLUE NORTHER OF 1911 Play Audio



It is the most dangerous Arctic outbreak on record, and K-State climatologist Mary Knapp examines that cold November day more than 100 years ago.

11/6/2014 6:00:00 PM


FOUR CORNERS STORM Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how a winter storm from the southwestern U.S. can affect winter weather in Kansas.

11/6/2014 6:00:00 PM


VETERANS DAY STORMS Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at dangerous storms that took place in Kansas on Armistice Day.       

11/6/2014 6:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



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

11/6/2014 6:00:00 PM


THE FRACKING CONTROVERSY Play Audio



Hydraulic fracturing, hydro-fracturing, hydro-fracking, or just plain old fracking is under ever-increasing scrutiny and criticism.   According to estimates, some two-and-a-half million fracking operations had been undertaken around the world as of about two years ago, with some saying about a million of those had been done in the United States.  The guest is Susan Brantley, distinguished professor of geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Pennsylvania State University. She also is director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2012.
 

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


PREPARING FOR WINTER TRAVEL Play Audio



There is often a wide gap between when winter weather arrives and when winter officially begins. Winter officially starts on December 21st, but you better be prepared for it much sooner – especially if you’re traveling. Kansas State University climatologist Mary Knapp says a large part of being prepared for winter travel is paying attention to the current weather conditions and the forecast for the days you’ll be traveling. She also encourages you to assemble a winter weather kit and keep it in your vehicle.
 

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


WINTER WEATHER KIT Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp notes what items you should have in your car in case of a winter weather emergency. 

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



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

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


WINTER WEATHER ISSUES Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how Kansas weather can change rapidly.

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM


STORM TRACKS Play Audio



Benjamin Franklin helped identify coastal storm patterns, according to state climatologist Mary Knapp.

10/30/2014 7:00:00 PM