Kiowa County weather outlook – week of March 14, 2020

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Published Saturday, March 14, 2020
by Steve Norris

Look for a warming trend for the weekend in Kiowa County. After the snow showers of Friday night, temperatures will recover Saturday afternoon to near 50 degrees, then reach 60 Sunday and around 70 Monday.

Rain showers may return to the area from Tuesday through Thursday, and could mix with snow showers again Thursday night.

Spring begins March 19. Sunrise is now 7:00 a.m., with sunset at 7 p.m.

Folks have been coming into my office this week asking if the weather has any effect on the Coronavirus. Epidemiologists tell us that viruses do not like sunlight, and they are hopeful as we move into warmer weather there will be a decrease in the spread of the virus, much like the flu, which peaks in the winter. While warmer weather may decrease the spread of the virus, we know it does not wipe it out entirely because there have been many cases in Australia and Brazil, where it is summertime and very warm. While we can be hopeful that the coronavirus will decrease in the spring like the flu, personal hygiene - including frequent thorough hand washing - and proper protection continues to be your best chance of avoiding getting sick.

Each week I will update you as I receive more information on any correlation between the weather and the virus.

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