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This week's severe weather outbreak a reminder of need for tornado awareness, plan

As the heat creeped up Tuesday afternoon and the air grew heavy with humidity, many longtime area residents probably sensed severe weather was in the offing. The National Weather Service in Topeka confirmed those senses, issuing multiple alerts.

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More storms may add to 3-inch rainfall total in Lawrence; city shares debris cleanup details

More than 3 inches of rain have fallen on the area since thunderstorms began rolling into Lawrence late Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka. Lawrence saw approximately 3.43 inches of rain between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday. And more is on the way.

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Damage to tree limbs, power lines reported after storm with high winds moves through Lawrence; several roads barricaded

Tornado, flash flood watches remain in effect for much of northeast Kansas

A severe thunderstorm that moved through Douglas County around 5 p.m. Thursday, continuing on and off throughout the evening, left broken tree limbs, downed power lines and flooded roads in its wake. Many Lawrence and Douglas County roads were barricaded late Thursday evening.

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Weather service cancels severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas County

The National Weather Service in Topeka has canceled a severe thunderstorm warning issued Thursday morning for north central Douglas County, including parts of Lawrence.

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Southern Douglas County under severe thunderstorm warning until 5:30 p.m. Friday

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southern Douglas County until 5:30 p.m. Friday.

At least 2 tornadoes as storms break out in Kansas

The National Weather Service says severe storms have spawned at least two tornadoes in western Kansas.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Douglas County on Sunday night

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southeast Douglas County until 7 p.m. Sunday.

Lawrence gets another half-inch of rain Friday

Lawrence received nearly a half-inch of rain from midnight Friday to midnight Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka.

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After fanfare, forecasters review talk of storm 'outbreak'

After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. with huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes, forecasters will review whether the messages they sent were appropriate for severe weather that some considered a "bust" because the tornadoes that did develop were small.

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Kansas River above flood stage after storms; Topeka pump station dumps untreated wastewater

More than 2 inches of rain fell on the Lawrence area Tuesday night, causing flooding of the Kansas River at Lawrence and leading to a wastewater dump out of Topeka.

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.