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Lawrence sees nearly an inch of rain Monday

Almost a full inch of rain — .94 inches — fell in Lawrence on Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka.

Lawrence not out of the line of storms yet

Thunderstorms are expected to be scattered across the area Tuesday during the day, mainly after 11 a.m., and into the night, gradually ending from northwest to southeast as a cold front passes, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka

Heat advisory issued for Douglas County through Tuesday evening

A heat advisory will be in effect for Douglas County until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Excessive heat warning issued for Friday afternoon, evening

An excessive heat warning will be in effect for Douglas County and northeast Kansas from noon to 9 p.m. Friday. The National Weather Service in Topeka issued the warning in advance of expected heat indices ranging from 110 to 115.

Heat advisory in effect through Saturday evening

Douglas County will be under a heat advisory from 1 p.m. Friday until 9 p.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service in Topeka predicts heat indices will reach 103 to 107 degrees.

Disaster, damage numbers rise in Kansas

Federal disaster declarations and damage costs are on the rise in Kansas, although it's unclear whether more severe weather is the reason.

Douglas County under severe thunderstorm, flash flood watches Monday afternoon

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County until 11 p.m. Monday, coinciding with an earlier flash flood watch that will be in effect from Monday afternoon through Wednesday evening.

Douglas County under tornado watch until midnight

Douglas County is under a tornado watch until midnight Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka. The NWS issued the watch at 6 p.m.

72 counties removed from Kansas drought list

Recent rains have eased drought conditions for many parts of Kansas. Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order Tuesday removing 72 counties from the list of those suffering from drought. But 33 counties remain in a drought "watch" status. By Peter Hancock

Hot, humid Monday afternoon expected in Douglas County

A heat advisory will be in effect for Douglas County and northeastern Kansas from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

Lawrence residents trying to beat the heat

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 ...

Lawrence resident hopes Iranian crisis ‘plants seed’

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 ...

Now is the time to adopt a dog

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 ...

Hundreds of friends, family honor Frederick

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 ...

A car chase trial, the city's homeless population, Tiller donations and football

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 ...

Vigil for George Tiller draws 150 to South Park

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 ...

No more bus rides for many: District tightens belt by cutting transportation

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, ...

Sen. Roberts wants $5 million in federal funds to complete SLT

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. ...

Tuition will go up at KU, it's just a question of how much

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 ...

In his first week, Gov. Parkinson is 'well-received by the Republican Party'

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 ...

Airborne sledder

Alex Scheidegger, Lawrence, gets airborne on his sled - and again in slow-motion.

Farmers cut corn early because of heat's effects on crops

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.

Handling the heat before air conditioners

A group of seniors recall how they survived hot summer before air conditioning or in some cases, before they had electricity.

Gustnado damage in Williamstown

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.

March storm brings two inches of snow to Lawrence

About two inches of snow fell in Lawrence overnight and through Monday morning.

Thunderstorms move through Lawrence

Friday's rain showers in Lawrence caught residents and Kansas University students off guard.

Sanitation crews work through snow, cold

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.

Sidewalk drainage repairs at Kennedy School

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.

Plows head out as snow begins to fall in and around Lawrence

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.

Time-lapse video of Dec. 21 total lunar eclipse

A time-lapsed look of the lunar eclipse from early Tuesday morning.