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When will we get our first snow?


The record for the earliest snowfall in Topeka was set on October 9, 1970. Up to this point, we haven't received our first snow, so we won't break any records. (There have been reports of a few snowflakes mixing in with rain for areas around Junction City, however nothing confirmed or notable has occurred yet this season.)

Here are the dates for the first snowfall in Topeka over the past five years:

November 29, 2008

November 21, 2007

December 31, 2006

November 15, 2005

November 23, 2004

Knowing the record and trend over the past five years, I thought it would be interesting for people to guess when they think we will see snowfall the first time this year. Pick your date and post it in the comments below, or on our 49 Storm Team Weather Facebook Page. Once we receive our first snow, we'll check back to see who was the closest.


Christine Anderson 8 years, 7 months ago

Even if we do get snow here, it won't be enough to satisfy me!

Zachary Stoltenberg 8 years, 7 months ago

I'm going with November 28th. i need it to hold off until at least then so I can get all of my Christmas lights up!

sassypants 8 years, 7 months ago

November 25. Day before thanksgiving. Just in time for the holiday for all the stupid people who dont know how to drive on snow or ice.

ldawg 8 years, 7 months ago

There is a select few along with Al Gore who know it will never snow again on Earth. God bless us all.

Trouble 8 years, 7 months ago

November 26th, if its not then... it will be December 15th.

riverdrifter 8 years, 7 months ago

Two days after the bluebills and canvasbacks (what there of them, I'll be watching, though) migrate by. We still haven't had a true kill frost, BTW.

riverdrifter 8 years, 7 months ago

Meant to sat 'what there are of them', sorry. BTW, I'm waiting for Jackripper to give us his all-knowing input on this. After dozens of posts on such things as KU football and coupons, well, sheeit, what do I know about this? I'll say this: the first snowflakes will land on my ass (or thereabout) long before they do 95% of the posters hereabout.

gracecountry62 6 years, 7 months ago

A snow cone , I know this was stupid but you were more stupid reading the response Go Long Horns

RoeDapple 8 years, 7 months ago

I'll go with Dec 26th...

So I can get all my Christmas shopping done....

mistygreen 8 years, 7 months ago

I'm with Py - December 7th. We always get some kind of wintry precipitation that first week of December.

RoeDapple 8 years, 7 months ago

Py, Nah, Mrs Roe took care of those...

Tired of waiting, I guess..

beawolf 8 years, 7 months ago

No snow this year. So I'll say Dec 5th 2010.

RoeDapple 8 years, 7 months ago

Congrats on the win Tom!!.....

I think.....



mindylogan83 7 years, 7 months ago

I am going to go with november 20 there is alot for dec but over the last five yrs only once did it start in december i am going with odds so november

gracecountry62 6 years, 7 months ago

It would be nice to have a white Christmas

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