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Douglas County and northeast Kansas are in a moderate drought with no indication that will soon change despite the expected return of more seasonal temperatures.
Several reports of power outages and downed trees came in the wake of a severe thunderstorm Monday evening, but no other significant damage or injuries were reported, area officials said.
Lawrence and Douglas County got a taste of what is in store for the rest of the weekend when a light drizzle Friday night left a thin coat of ice that made hazardous walking and driving on untreated streets and roads.
The National Weather Service says an ice storm is still poised to hit the Lawrence area, but residents are expected to get a bit of a reprieve on when it starts.
The National Weather Service’s latest forecast is expecting upwards of an inch of ice to accumulate this weekend, with the freezing rain beginning as early as Friday afternoon
City traffic camera feeds show current street conditions
An overnight winter weather system dropped about three inches of snow on Lawrence, according to City of Lawrence estimates. City crews will continue clearing major roadways throughout the day, and plows are expected to begin work on residential streets Thursday afternoon, according to a news release.
With snow on the way Wednesday night, the National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for Douglas County and other parts of northeast Kansas.
Three tornadoes were reported in Kansas on Christmas Day, causing some damage but no injuries.
Christmas Day weather will be more fitting for a visit from the Easter Bunny than Santa Claus.
Numerous fender-benders have occurred in Lawrence and the area, but as yet no injury accidents have resulted from ice-covered roadways on Saturday.
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.