Archive for Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Snow flurries, arctic windchills keep Lawrence in deep freeze

December 6, 2005


Break out the warm gloves, coats and hats - an arctic blast will keep Lawrence in a deep freeze again today.

"It's a very cold start, with a few flurries for the morning," said Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist. "Make sure you bundle up. . . . It doesn't get much better today."

At 8 a.m., the temperature was 14 degrees, the humidity was 73 percent and winds were from the northwest at 13 mph, making the windchill zero degrees. The average high for this date is 45 degrees and the average low is 28 degrees. The record for this date is minus 4 degrees, set in 1950.

Schack said the Kansas River just north of downtown had light snow on its frozen surface this morning. Lawrence got a quick dusting of snow overnight, with some light flurries still lingering.

Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy today, with the high temperature reaching only about 20 degrees today, with northerly winds 10 to 15 mph, Schack said.

"We could have the windchill in the single digits or 10 or 12 degrees this afternoon," she said.

Overnight, the temperature will fall off to 6 degrees by early Wednesday morning, with 8- to 12-mph winds making the windchill between minus 5 and minus 10 degrees, Schack said.

Wednesday's high temperature will be 16 degrees, with northerly winds 8 to 12 mph. Lawrence could get some measurable snow Wednesday, she said.

"We are expecting light accumulations Wednesday evening," Schack said. Most of the accumulations will be to the south of Lawrence. The snowfall was expected to begin about 3 p.m. Wednesday, lasting through midnight, she said.

On Thursday morning, the temperature will start out at a low of 6 degrees, with windchills minus 5 to minus 10, and climb to a high of 17 degrees by Thursday afternoon, under cloudy skies.

Lawrence will crack out of the deep freeze on the weekend, when temperatures climb to the upper 30s on Saturday.

"It looks like a heat wave. We make it up to 43 on Sunday," Schack said.


magnificentbastard 12 years, 5 months ago

Everyone who drives an SUV needs to do their part to raise the temp. and drive more.

bearded_gnome 12 years, 5 months ago

brrrrr, it really is cold!

however, this fundie is doing fine SD...just burning more books to keep warm ya' know.

"it doesn't get much better" nice to see weather Babe Schack engaging in understatement instead of the excessive alarmism we usually get here: they didn't tell us to "take cover" or whatever.

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