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If many people ever truly believed in the Tonganoxie Split, it’s a good bet that number dropped on May 11, 2000. That’s when — instead of being waylaid by any natural terrain or old Indian curses — a tornado twisted through the little Leavenworth County town, causing $2.1 million in damage to more than 200 homes. Anymore, the Split is generally accepted as folklore instead of a weather phenomenon. By Sara Shepherd
With the winter storm warning and all its snow in the past, Lawrence now must endure frigid temperatures, with wind-chill values falling as low as negative 19 degrees on Monday.
A large winter storm moved into Lawrence last night that is expected to bring up to 8 inches of snow and sleet by early Monday.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for Thursday beginning at 6 a.m. lasting until 6 p.m..
The late harvest for corn and soybeans last fall pushed back the planting season for winter wheat, which usually happens by early October but this year stretched into November. Freezing temperatures then showed up before many of the plants had begun to germinate. By Giles Bruce
Snow flurries will whiten Douglas County skies into Sunday night, but don't hunker down for another record snow just yet.
The National Weather Service forecast a slight chance of flurries today and freezing drizzle tonight. The bitter cold also continues with a high of 17 degrees and a low of 13 degrees.
State officials said the snowstorm that dropped more than a foot of snow in some areas of Kansas could have been "considerably worse," praising the public and emergency management response while warning residents Thursday that cold temperatures still pose a threat.
Lawrence road crews worked all night to clean up after one of the worst snowstorms in the history of the city. The city announced this morning that all residential streets have been plowed, after crews spent much of Wednesday focusing on clearing major thoroughfares. By Giles Bruce
The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory for Douglas County and surrounding areas until noon today. Northwest winds are at 5 to 8 mph, which brings the wind chill to minus 15 to minus 23 degrees.
Today's weather: The heat continues again today as our high pushes the 100 degree mark. Although there is a chance of an isolated afternoon thunderstorm, the chances remain fairly slim. The light south wind will provide little relief from the ...
Today's weather: Afternoon highs will top out at 97 degrees with a heat index of well over 105. We'll see only a few passing clouds in the sky along with a light wind out of the south between five and ...
Weather: While the high may be 90 degrees, our heat index will remain near 100. A southwest wind will continue between 10 and 20 miles per hour before a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The showers should ...
Today's weather: We're going to have another muggy afternoon. The high will be near 95 degrees with a heat index of over 100. Today's headlines: • Friends and family filled KU's Lied Center on Wednesday • A Lawrence man, along ...
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a flash flood watch for Northeast Kansas from 1 p.m. Tuesday until 7 a.m. Wednesday. A slow-moving front and plenty of humidity will lead to high storm chances, mainly during the afternoon ...
The hot and mostly sunny weather continues for Monday, with the chance for storms returning into the forecast overnight Monday into Tuesday, some possibly strong to severe. Cooler temperatures return for Tuesday through Thursday. In today's news: Vigils held in ...
After a chilly start to the day, temperatures will climb to near normal by afternoon. Expect a high near 78. Skies will gradually clear throughout the day, leading to mostly clear skies overnight. With the help of light north winds, ...
Very cool conditions, with showers and a few morning thundershowers, will reign your Wednesday. Highs will flirt with a very chilly 66°F, with north winds at 10-20 mph. Good news, however, expect temperatures right back up to normal by Thursday. ...
The streak of wonderful weather continues Friday: sunny skies, light winds and warm temperatures. Highs will be very close to 80°F once again. Winds will be light, with a touch of humidity. The addtional moisture will potentially be rung out ...
Warm south winds, and sunny skies, will make for an ideal way to start off your new work week. Highs will push the 80°F mark, with south winds at 15-30 mph. Those south winds will keep air in motion Monday ...
Alex Scheidegger, Lawrence, gets airborne on his sled - and again in slow-motion.
Kent Nunemaker cuts corn for silage for Nunemaker-Ross farm Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Nunemaker said they were cutting about three to four weeks early because the crop was showing signs of the effects of the extreme heat and lack of rain.
A group of seniors recall how they survived hot summer before air conditioning or in some cases, before they had electricity.
Chad Omitt of the National Weather Service explains the difference between a tornado and a gustnado. Meteorologists say a gustnado is responsible for damaging irrigation equipment, buildings and homes in and near Williamstown Sunday night. Williamstown is a few miles north of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 24.
About two inches of snow fell in Lawrence overnight and through Monday morning.
Friday's rain showers in Lawrence caught residents and Kansas University students off guard.
Don't envy Kenny Tibbits, although — as driver — the sanitation engineer for the city of Lawrence had a chance to sit behind heating vents during his crew's rounds Wednesday morning in northwest Lawrence. Tibbits and his two crew members, Jim Turner and Mike Herd, started their route at 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Tom Bracciano, division director of operations and maintenance for the Lawrence school district, explains how a new drainage swale is helping keep sidewalks clear at Kennedy School, 1605 Davis Road. Bracciano was inspecting the work Jan. 26. The upgrades were made in the summer of 2010, as the district was upgrading the building to accommodate preschool education.
As much as 5-8" of snow was expected to fall in Lawrence Jan. 19, 2011. The snow started around lunch time, and put down a layer of flakes while many folks were still at work. City of Lawrence street crews began 24-hour operations at 4 a.m. and had pretreated most roads before the first flakes hit. As the snow falls, they switch from pre-treating all streets to ensuring the primary roads in the city remain passable.
A time-lapsed look of the lunar eclipse from early Tuesday morning.