A Very Rare Occurrence

My brother was driving along I-70 near Hays, Kansas, a little while ago and sent me this photo of his car thermometer.

Mark said the thermometer topped at 91°F. Based on weather stations in the western half of Kansas, this is the warmest February day, ever, since records began being kept in the late 1880's.

But, here is the just amazing part. There is snow on the ground.
Speaking as a person how has been interested in weather for 59 years, I've never seen this before!


  1. While it was downslope, it would not have been a typical chinook. That was a good thought, however.


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