Archive for Sunday, November 8, 1998


November 8, 1998


The Memorial Stadium scoreboard told a different story following Kansas University's 23-14 win Saturday over the North Texas Eagles, but the cold, rainy weather was reminiscent of the Kansas State game a week earlier.

Less than half the number of fans braved the miserable weather Saturday than had during the in-state rivalry a week ago, but plenty of fans attended the basketball team's opening game hours later -- in a warm, dry Allen Fieldhouse.

Forecasters expected the rain to clear up this morning as a front moved through the area.

"It's just real patchy rain, but once the frontal system works its way across the area, that should end the rains," said Paul Frantz, a National Weather Service meteorologist. "There may be some leftover drizzle (Sunday), but it won't be a lot of rain."

The National Weather Service recorded 0.66 inches from 12:01 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lawrence Municipal Airport. At KU, 0.58 inches of rain fell from 12:01 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Topeka had 0.74 inches from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday, Frantz said.

Northeast Kansas will be mostly cloudy today, with highs near 50 degrees. There will be a 60 percent chance of rain tonight and 70 percent chance Monday morning.

"Winds will be starting to come from the south tomorrow evening, and that'll give us some hope of warmer temperatures, but with that also come a chance of thunderstorms," Frantz said.

-- Chris Koger's phone message number is 832-7126. His e-mail address is

  • A look ahead at the weather. Page 8F.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.