Recent staff entries
DesotoExplorer.com staff blogs
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Severe weather season usually lasts for two to three months in Eastern Kansas. However, there have been some years with much less activity. This season so far has seen much of the strongest activity focused to our south. That is somewhat expected through mid-May.
Monday, March 1, 2010
The contest will begin next week, so if anyone hasn't joined yet, you will have until next Tuesday (March 9th) to jump in.
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010
The moon in northeast Kansas was stunning Tuesday night. Now you can find out why it was so interesting to look at.
Monday, Jan. 18, 2010
Saying that this past week has been a little bit foggy is like saying that we were a little cold in early January. Gross understatements. However, the two are very much related.
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010
Get to know a little more about earthquakes.
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010
A rather dense area of freezing fog shrouded nearly all of Northeast Kansas on Tuesday morning.
Friday, Jan. 8, 2010
I am a native of Florida, and my home town has a slight chance of snow/sleet this weekend.
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009
We are in the midst of an El Nino cycle. This occurs when the Pacific Ocean waters off of the South American coast are warmer than normal.
Friday, Nov. 13, 2009
By the early part of next week, we have a cut-off low in the jetstream flow that will be moving in through southern Kansas.
Monday, Nov. 2, 2009
There have been several occasions I would love to add more hours to the day. Sometimes there's just not enough time in the day to get everything done. This weekend we got that extra time thanks to the end of daylight-saving time.
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009
I have found myself mentioning a “gloomy” forecast very often throughout the past month.
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009
Several days of below average temperatures, including three days of record coolest high temperatures (Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday), will come to an end by later this week.
Monday, Oct. 12, 2009
Record breaking highs were set over the weekend, but not for how warm they were.
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009
Since storms are first expected to develop late Wednesday in the high plains of western Kansas and western Nebraska, that puts a lot of uncertainty into the timing of the cold front and dryline on Thursday itself for eastern Kansas.
Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009
Why the 2009 summer reminds 6News Meteorologist Alex Harrington of summer in Wisconsin.
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009
What are the chances another major hurricane could make a landfall, on the same date, in the same town?
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009
For many meteorological purposes, we define summer to be “June-August” rather than the typical astronomical summer of June 21-September 22 (from the summer solstice to autumnal equinox).
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009
6News Meteorologist Alex Harrington tells us just what “potential energy” is, and why you can actually sense it by stepping outside Wednesday night.