Kansas Weather History Program Planned

The first meeting of the Smoky Valley Historical Association for the fall and winter season will feature a program on the history of Kansas Weather by Andy Kleinsasser, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita.

The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13 in the Bethany Home activities center, 321 North Chestnut in Lindsborg.

Mr. Kleinsasser’s presentation will focus on the history state’s ever-changing weather and the meteorological and geographical reasons why Kansas is infamous for its tornados, droughts, blizzards, severe thunderstorms, hail, ice storms, wind storms and floods. The program is open to the public and free of charge. Refreshments and beverages will be served after the program.

“The weather is probably the most often cussed and discussed subject in Kansas,” said Chris Abercrombie, SVHA president. “The weather has an affect on all of us. That’s why we invited a representative of the National Weather Service to give our first program of the year.”

The Smoky Valley Historical Association traces its roots back to 1919. The organization’s purpose is to collect and preserve the history of the Smoky Valley region. The organization owns and maintains Coronado Heights Park, located northwest of Lindsborg, and the Hoglund family dugout west of town.