June 24, 2024

(Undated) – After starting 2009 in a dry spell, the precipitation outlook for east central Kansas is getting more and more grim according to State Climatologist Mary Knapp. According to Knapp, a big source of precipitation for the central plains area comes from the Gulf Coast up through Texas. If the moisture from the Gulf doesn’t make it to Texas and Oklahoma it won’t make it to Kansas either and right now all of the precipitation that typically falls on the central plains has been landing to the region east of the plains. Knapp said the eastern edge of Kansas is in better condition right now than western Kansas because many of the Gulf storms are moving up through Missouri and catching the very eastern edge of Kansas.

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