By BECKY KISER
The weather forecast called for 2 to 4 inches of snow Tuesday in Hays.
Instead, the day's high temperature of 54 degrees peaked before 9 a.m. under a sunny sky and then steadily fell throughout the day as the winter-like weather and clouds moved in.
There was just a trace of snow, but 0.34 inches of rain fell, according to the K-State Agricultural Research Center, along with some small fine hail occurring about 3 p.m.
The total amount of moisture falling in Hays so far this month is 0.96 inches, already ahead of the average 0.85 inches by the end of November.
It brings the year-to-date moisture total to 21.76 inches, about one-half inch shy of the average 22.27 inches.
The overnight low dropped to 25 degrees.
The Thanksgiving holiday weather forecast calls for sunshine and daytime highs in the upper 40s.