Record snow and record cold to give way to warmer temperatures

Snow covered highway (KSN File Photo)
Snow covered highway (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas —  Record snowfall and record cold have Kansans shivering and slipping and sliding on this Tuesday. Goodland, Kansas has seen over 9″ of snow, which is a record for this late in the season. In addition, at mid-day, Wichita was at a record low temperature for the day hovering just barely above freezing at 33. The old record was 34. Temperatures could fall even more this evening, so that record may go even lower.

The most damaging portion of this storm will likely occur tonight as a widespread hard freeze and frost damages tender vegetation with lows in the 20s statewide.

As would be expected this time of the year, temperatures will warm up nicely through the rest of the week. A few showers and storms are in store for the central part of the state, and by the weekend and first of next week, temperatures will be back into the 70s. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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