Tonganoxie is a city in northeast Kansas, population around 5000. Named for a Native American from the Delaware tribe who lived near the site of the town, it is known for a weather phenomenon called, ‘The Tonganoxie Split’.
Weather systems boil up in central Kansas and move with determination to the northeast, hit the area of Tonganoxie and split apart. Like a wave hitting the prow of a ship, the mass goes north and south and spares the region.
At least, that is the myth.
Northwest Missouri is in line with the so-called Tonganoxie Split. Sometimes is works, sometimes it doesn’t. Like about all legends.
Whatever, it sure makes for good growing conditions.