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Severe storms possible over much of Kansas

State emergency management officials are monitoring a storm system that is expected to bring large hail, damaging winds and the possibility of tornadoes.

Midwest likely to encounter 'mega-drought' this century, researchers say

Global warming will bring the” risk of a decades-long mega-drought in the American Southwest and Great Plains during the second half of the century, researchers say. The forecast, published online in the new journal Science Advances, contrasts sharply with other recent assessments that report more uncertainty about future droughts, according to study authors. By The Associated Press

Statewide storm damage totals dropped in 2014

The amount of storm damage reported in Kansas in 2014 was the lowest amount in 16 years.

Severe weather possible in Lawrence tonight

Severe weather is expected in the region tonight, with a possibility that it could reach Lawrence, the National Weather Service is reporting.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued until 10:15 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued until 10:15 p.m. for Douglas County

Severe thunderstorm watch issued until 1 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County until 1 a.m. Monday.

2 confirmed tornadoes cause damage in NE Kansas

A pair of tornadoes damaged several homes and blew dozens of empty coal cars from railroad tracks in far northeast Kansas, but nobody was killed in the late-night storms, the National Weather Service said. The first tornado was an EF-3 carrying winds up to 140 mph Tuesday in Nemaha and Brown counties, said Chad Omitt, warning coordination meteorologist with the weather service office in Topeka. The twister struck south of the tiny town of Bern, with a population of just over 150, and north of Oneida, a community of 75 residents nine miles away, Omitt said.

Risk of strong tornadoes in Kansas, four other Midwestern states

It has been a fairly quiet tornado season so far this spring but that could change on Tuesday in five Midwestern states, where the National Weather Service predicts a heightened risk of severe storms that could produce strong twisters.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Douglas County until 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas and area counties until 10 p.m. Thursday evening.

Brownback and Jenkins to tour tornado site in Baxter Springs

An aide to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins will visit Baxter Springs to view tornado damage in the southeast Kansas town.

Task force urges change in university admissions

Look for a high of only 74 degrees today, with periods of heavy rain - especially in the morning. Showers will continue into the afternoon, then the temperature should drop off to 68 degrees into the night. In today's news: ...

Lawrence homeowner questions safety of storm shelter

Lawrence resident Hank Cotton voices concerns about the safety of a storm shelter he has that is built in to his garage.

Possible debris from Reading, Kan. tornado discovered in Lawrence resident's backyard

Lawrence resident Neal Ballard talks about finding a receipt from Reading, Kan. in his backyard that he believes was delivered by winds from Saturday's tornado.

Severe storms roll through eastern Kansas

Two rounds of severe storms rolled through Douglas and surrounding counties Saturday, May 21, 2011. Storm chaser Evan Bentley explained what the storm was doing Saturday evening near McLouth.

Hail falls in downtown Lawrence

Hail fell in Lawrence as a line of severe storms moved through the area. Residents reported hail as large as golf balls.

Winter snow storm moves into Lawrence

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Douglas County. Flurries began falling shortly after midnight Feb. 1 and winds picked up to about 20 miles per hour. By Tuesday evening, the NWS has predicted heavy snowfall Tuesday morning through late Tuesday night with total snow accumulations of 10-14 inches.

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Severe weather update for August 13, 2010

The National Weather Service has issued a second severe thunderstorm warning for Friday. The storm is capable of producing damaging winds and dangerous lightning.

Heavy rain floods Lawrence streets

Slow-moving storms that passed through Douglas County Wednesday left many streets flooded and a good number of drivers stranded. More than two inches of rain fell on the area.

Severe weather brings heavy rain

Severe weather that passed through Douglas County Sunday night brought heavy rains and some strong winds.