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Nov 6, 2023

Transitioning from fall to winter creates a variety of weather conditions across Kansas. This might include above average temperatures, frosts and freezes, rain, snow, ice and winds that can create dangerous wind chills. Kansas State University meteorologist Chip Redmond says we need to be for rapidly changing conditions. For example, he says this year an El Niño could lead to a cooler winter and more snow. He discusses how to dress for frigid temperatures, why it’s necessary to be prepared for potential problems when traveling, being mindful of how physically exerting it is to shovel heavy, wet snow and what we can do to keep our homes warm this winter.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.