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The University of Kansas on Wednesday defended its handling of class cancellations Tuesday — when an early-morning storm encased the area in ice — despite concerns that the timing was poorly managed.
Because of a power failure at the official weather station at Lawrence Municipal Airport, there will never be an official record of how much rain fell or how hard the wind blow Saturday during the storm that blew through the city.
The 400 block of Lincoln was one of three streets in North Lawrence still closed as of Sunday morning. City crews worked from about 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday to open streets and started again at 8:30 a.m Sunday.
Forecasters are predicting a tornado outbreak in parts of the Southern Plains on Thursday, the latest in a stormy week that has raked the country's midsection and left two people dead.
It was billed as “Severe Weather 101,” but many of those who showed up for a program Douglas County Emergency Management presented at Tuesday evening at the Lawrence Public Library seemed ready for upper-level course work
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch covering Lawrence, Douglas County, and surrounding counties until 10 p.m. Monday.
The University of Kansas is planning a test of its emergency alert systems for 10 a.m. Tuesday, in conjunction with the National Weather Service’s Severe Weather Awareness Week and statewide siren tests. In addition to tornado sirens, KU’s emergency public address system, text message alerts and email alerts all will be tested.
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for Douglas County that will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
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.
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.
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 resident Hank Cotton voices concerns about the safety of a storm shelter he has that is built in to his garage.
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.
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 fell in Lawrence as a line of severe storms moved through the area. Residents reported hail as large as golf balls.
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.
Much warmer weather is on the way
Spectacular Weather For The Weekend
The National Weather Service has issued a second severe thunderstorm warning for Friday. The storm is capable of producing damaging winds and dangerous lightning.
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 that passed through Douglas County Sunday night brought heavy rains and some strong winds.