Kansas March 30, 2018
The 13 True Seasons Every Kansan Has Come To Know And Love
We love to hate on the indecisive weather in Kansas, but it really is quite funny. Imagine Mother Nature unable to make up her mind about what she wants to eat, and we get a year with more seasons than we have fingers. I know all of us can remember a time when the weather just wouldn’t stay in one season. That’s why we’ve come up with the 13 true seasons you’ll
really see in Kansas. This is how the weather here really works.
Summers in Kansas seem like they last forever when you're under the blistering sun. It would be nice if the winds we blew cool air, but no luck.
2. Summer trying to fry us all.
For some reason, near the end of summer, it tries to fry us like eggs. It doesn't happen every year, but I'd advise you to just stay inside with a lifetime supply of popsicles.
3. Fall... but it's still hot.
Fall begins, and the trees start to slowly change colors and drop leaves... but it's still hot outside. We always want to feel the first chill of fall, but it won't be for a while.
4. Return of the Summer.
The idea of fall leaves, and we go back to finish our summer bucket lists before it actually starts to get chilly.
5. Real Fall.
Then, a miracle occurs. It's fall! We enjoy hiking without the humidity, watching the colorful leaves, and plenty of outdoor activities that are best done on cool days. Hurry and get to the zoo before it gets super chilly!
Dry, empty trees are everywhere and it's pretty cold, but there's no snow in sight. We always think it's going to be a snowless year after a month or so of this.
Then, winter strikes! Waterfalls freeze over, the wind kicks up, and we might get enough snow to cover the ground just a little. If we're lucky.
8. Fool's Spring.
Then, at the end of February, we always think it's going to be spring soon. Flowers start coming in, and we start to see greenery in places that were previously brown.
9. Winter II.
For some reason, Kansas likes to tease us with spring a lot. We get all the cold and snow in between two or three days of liveable weather. What gives?
10. Uhh... Spring?
Slush season is the transition between winter and spring, where we keep getting spring-like weather, but sometimes it snows in mid-March. That's just how it is, here.
11. Spring, but it just rains all the time.
Spring rains are essential for Kansas wildlife, but can't it give us a break to enjoy a day outside?
12. Tornadoes and mud.
The regular rain leaves for a while, but thunderstorms take its place, Of course, tornado season is a favorite of many Kansans because we live to get the best photo of this week's twisters.
13. Definitely Spring.
Spring begins the time where burn bans come and go, and summer hits quick. If things don't stay wet — they can light up and spread quickly.
Other than our wacky weather patterns, there are a few other things that make Kansas so unique to us, like
these phrases you might hear all over the place.