All Rain or No Rain At All

Kansas Viewpoint

Heavy rains produce flood and flash flood threat in northern Kansas while rest of state is hot, windy and dry

Published on: June 2, 2011
Kansas seems to have its own version of the divide in farm country precipitation this week.

Heavy rains in the north have put rivers and creeks over the banks with widespread threat of flash flooding and river flooding across the top quarter of the state.

The rest of the state is still gripped in drought despite off-again, on-again showers. The problem is heat and wind, which rapidly sucks any moisture right back into the atmosphere. Today, for example, most of the state is under a wind advisory, with winds exceeding 30 mph and temperatures pushing toward 100 degrees.