Winter Weather Information

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Winter Items of Interest
NWS Winter Weather Awareness
Winter Weather Preparation Tips
Our Winter Weather Terminology
Wind Chill Calculator
*updated for New Wind Chill Index
Regional Road Conditions
Recent Snowfall and Snow Depth Maps
Via NWS Coop Observer Reports

Snowstorm Climatology
for Central and Southeastern Kansas

Wind Chill

Wind Chill is the term used to describe the rate of heat loss on the human body resulting from the combined effect of low temperature and wind. As winds increase, heat is carried away from the body at a faster rate, driving down both the skin temperature and eventually the internal body temperature. While exposure to low wind chills can be life threatening to both humans and animals alike, the only effect that wind chill has on inanimate objects, such as vehicles, is that it shortens the time that it takes the object to cool to the actual air temperature (it cannot cool the object down below that temperature).

New NWS Wind Chill Chart
Other options to view this wind chill chart: Table format | pdf file

For a comparison of the old versus new NWS Wind Chill Charts, click here.
For a wind chill calculator that incorporates the new wind chill formula, click here. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.