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WIND SPEED Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp defines the differences between different ways of measuring wind speed.

8/2/2015 7:00:00 PM


WIND DIRECTION Play Audio



Sometimes confusing terms for wind direction are explained by K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

8/2/2015 7:00:00 PM


DUST AND RAIN Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp tells how dust storms can combine with thunderstorms.

8/2/2015 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



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

7/30/2015 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



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

7/23/2015 7:00:00 PM


THE MAKE-UP OF AIR Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp lists the primary components that comprise the air we breathe.

7/23/2015 7:00:00 PM


PERSEID METEOR SHOWER Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp offers tips on how to view this annual astronomical phenomenon.

7/23/2015 7:00:00 PM


FOG, MIST, AND HAZE Play Audio



What are the differences between fog, mist and haze? K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains.

7/23/2015 7:00:00 PM


University Park Celebrates 10 Years as a Recognized Firewise Community/USA



The lakeshore community of University Park, Kansas has been recognized for its standing as a Firewise Community/USA for the past 10 years.
7/22/2015 8:00:00 AM


THUNDER AND LIGHTNING Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp warns of the dangers of severe weather.

7/16/2015 7:00:00 PM


DEW POINT Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the confusing concept of dew point.

7/16/2015 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



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

7/16/2015 7:00:00 PM


DIFFERENCES IN HUMIDITY Play Audio



Lots of factors can affect humidity levels, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

7/16/2015 7:00:00 PM


DISASTROUS STORMS OF 1961 Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp says July 1961 saw widespread damage due to severe weather. 

7/9/2015 7:00:00 PM


RECORD HIGHS IN JULY Play Audio



It has been about 80 years since the hottest July in Kansas history, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

7/9/2015 7:00:00 PM


Wheat Harvest Report Play Audio



Kansas wheat harvest update comes from northwest Kansas, with agricultural agents Sandra Wick of the Post Rock District and Tressie Mitzner of Graham County.

7/9/2015 7:00:00 PM


JULY 1951 FLOOD Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at record rainfall that led to severe flooding in northeast Kansas.

7/9/2015 7:00:00 PM


FAST TRACK AUTHORITY NOW LAW Play Audio



In a successful bipartisan effort President Obama signed the Trade Promotion Authority into law on June 29th. The Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is a federal legislative procedure that requires the President and Congress to work together on trade agreements that support U.S. jobs, eliminate barriers in foreign markets, and establish rules to stop unfair trade.

7/9/2015 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



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

7/9/2015 7:00:00 PM


THE RAINS OF 1993 Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp compares recent heavy rainfall in Kansas to that of 22 years ago.

7/6/2015 7:00:00 PM


DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Play Audio



Astronomic observations led to an expression commonly used to describe hot summer days, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

7/6/2015 7:00:00 PM


CAPPED INVERSION Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how weather can quickly change

7/6/2015 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on the Kansas agricultural weather summary for the month of June, as just compiled by the Weather Data Library at K-State...she also talks about the long-range forecast for Kansas for the remainder of the summer and into early fall, which indicates a wetter-than-normal outlook.

7/5/2015 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on the Kansas agricultural weather summary for the month of June, as just compiled by the Weather Data Library at K-State...she also talks about the long-range forecast for Kansas for the remainder of the summer and into early fall, which indicates a wetter-than-normal outlook.
 

7/5/2015 7:00:00 PM


The International Year of Soils: Soils Support Recreation



Soils Support Recreation Video

At Kansas State University’s Rocky Ford Turfgrass Research Center, located north of Manhattan, even the occasional passerby will notice many small plots that showcase a variety of recreational fields. From athletic fields where players would take part in soccer, for example, to a putting green that meets United States Golf Association specifications, K-State Research and Extension turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle studies all sorts of turfgrass systems.

6/26/2015 8:00:00 AM


Kansas Weather Update... Play Audio



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

6/25/2015 7:00:00 PM


UV INDEX Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp gives a brief history of the development of the UV Index, which tracks the amount of ultraviolet, or UV radiation, from day to day.

6/25/2015 7:00:00 PM


HEAT LIGHTNING Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp answers a listener question about heat lightning.

6/25/2015 7:00:00 PM


ST. ELMO’S FIRE Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the phenomenon known as St. Elmo’s Fire, which sailors have observed for centuries.

6/25/2015 7:00:00 PM


Upcoming Combustible Grain Dust Prevention Workshop for Advanced Mitigation Methods



Kansas State University will offer a combustible grain dust prevention workshop teaching advanced mitigation methods on July 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Kansas City, Missouri, prior to the Elevator Design Conference co-sponsored by the National Grain and Feed Association and Grain Journal. The workshop is free and will be hosted at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.
6/25/2015 8:00:00 AM