A Dry January. Could it Happen?

By: Andrew Switzer
By: Andrew Switzer
As I write this blog on January 9th we have yet to see any precipitation (rain or snow) this month and the weather pattern appears to stay very dry for at least the next two weeks.  On average, the winter months are some of our driest months of the year, but to  have no precipitation for an entire month is very rare.  The last time it happened was in January of 1986.  On average we see just over 6 inches of snow each January.  Of course it only takes one significant storm to reach that total, but right now it appears as if it will be hard to come by.  We will see some very cold winter like temperatures, but it looks like the white stuff is going to be very little this month.  Personally, I look forward to snow storms in the winter.  It is one thing that I enjoy most about living in Kansas, the change of seasons.  I am sure we will see some good snow events before the winter is over ( we do still have over 2 months of winter left) but for the time being those sleds and snow shovels are going to be collecting cob webs in the closets.
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