It’s been a cold stretch for the Manhattan area and has even rivaled some of the area’s coldest spells on record.
Meteorologist Chip Redmond, manager of Kansas Mesonet, revealed that the recent cold stretch has broken a local weather record…
He said Thursday that the Manhattan area has had 9 straight days of freezing weather, with Wednesday peaking just shy of 32. Predictions say that the streak will last until Sunday, but pales in comparison to the record 56 straight freezing days in 1979. Rising temperatures will be met with light rain early next week.
The coldest temperature reached was -11 degrees which occurred on both Sunday and Monday morning.
Local residents have been seen ice fishing on Tuttle Creek Lake and other bodies of frozen water. Redmond emphasizes this must be done safely…
Four inches of ice or more is ideal to fish on, and 8-12 inches is needed in order to support cars. Redmond recommends taking ropes and other safety equipment in order to be as safe as possible.
After a few days above freezing, a new cold front will hit the Manhattan area along with strong winds. Redmond continues with future predictions…
Redmond joins KMAN’s Morning News every Thursday at 7:35 a.m.