Kansas weather seesaws dramatically, blowing in conditions each year that vary as much as the wind that sweeps through the High Plains. While Kansans are accustomed to strong southerly winds in advance of cold fronts, they are also ready for challenging wind chills in the wake of arctic fronts and the shifting winds that accompany strong thunderstorms across their prairieland.
AMY GARDNER HADACHEK has enjoyed being a TV meteorologist in Dallas, Texas; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and for the CNN Network in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also a science writer for a regional agriculture publication, and a feature writer for radio and newspaper. She and her husband own a 2,800-acre diversified farm and a cow/calf herd in Kansas
H. MICHAEL MOGIL is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist, photographer, science writer, and science consultant who lives in Naples, Florida.