Snow is the big word for Kiowa County for the week ahead.
There is going to be a chance of snow from Sunday night through Wednesday, and accumulation is likely. The greatest chance of heavier snow appears to be Sunday night and again Tuesday night.
After being in the low 70s Saturday, very cold air is going to take over and stick with us through mid-week, with high temperatures of 30 to 35 degrees and low temperatures dipping to 12 degrees Monday night and around 5 degrees Wednesday night.
There is going to be some strong wind associated with this system also, over 20 miles per hour at times making it very uncomfortable to be outside.
The bright spot to the forecast next week looks like Thursday and Friday, with clearing skies and the beginning of a warming trend.
Looking at the extended forecast for November 3-7, watch for sunshine, with highs in the 50s expected.
With all of the talk of snow in the forecast, do you know what the largest snowfall in one day is in Kiowa County?
The answer is 28 inches, recorded at Sheridan Lake December 29, 2006. Do you remember the back-to-back blizzards that occurred just a few days before that?
Can you believe that when we set our clocks back next week on November 3, sunset will be at 4:48 p.m. "Oh, good grief," as Charlie Brown would say. At least the sun will be coming up early with sunrise at 6:21 a.m.