70’s this Week…Snow Back in October…What’s Next?
With temperatures in the 70's this week and and snow a little over a week ago in our area, I thought I'd do so investigating into how often do we get snow in October? I had to go to the National Weather Service and check some records. I didn't find anything for Sedalia so I went to the KC records.
Light snow moved into eastern Kansas and western Missouri on the morning of October 26, 2020 and persisted through most of the day. Most across the KC metro and areas of far northern Missouri saw very little snow from this storm; however the southern Kansas City metro received between 1-3 inches of snow through the day on Monday.
October snows in Kansas City are not completely unheard of, in fact five of the last seven Octobers saw some snow in the Kansas City area (although only three of those five actually saw measurable snow). Since Kansas City records began in 1888 there have only been 17 unique October dates with measurable snow. That equates to roughly once every 7 or 8 years.
Here are some of the biggest October snow events since 1888: