Archive for Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Chance for freezing drizzle overnight

Drivers urged to use caution on bridges, overpasses

February 15, 2006, 8:35 a.m. Updated February 15, 2006, 5:22 p.m.


Freezing drizzle is expected overnight, leading the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Weather Advisory for the Lawrence area from 3 a.m. through noon on Thursday.

The weather service says the chance for freezing drizzle is expected to increase after midnight. Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist, said the area has an increasing chance for regular drizzle late this afternoon into the evening

At 5:20 p.m., Lawrence's skies were mostly overcast, the temperature was 41 degrees and the humidity was 51 percent. Winds were from the northeast at 10 mph, making the windchill 35 degrees. The average low temperature for this date is 26 degrees. The record low was minus 6 degrees, set in 1936.

Schack said today's high temperature will climb to 44 degrees, with northeast winds at 10-15 mph. The average high for this date is 46 degrees. The record high was 72 degrees, set in 1954.

While drizzle is all Lawrence can expect today, colder temperatures bring a chance for freezing drizzle on Thursday, Schack said.

Overnight, temperatures will fall into the low 30s, bringing a chance for freezing drizzle during morning commute times, Schack said. However, most of the freezing drizzle will stay to the north of Lawrence, she said.

Temperatures will rise slightly above freezing, to 34 degrees, during the morning hours on Thursday, meaning the freezing drizzle would change to regular drizzle during the late morning, Schack said.

However, temperatures will start falling again as a cold front moves in, meaning the drizzle will change back to freezing drizzle on Thursday afternoon, she said.

Temperatures will fall into the 20s Thursday afternoon, with northwest winds 10 to 20 mph, she said.

Temperatures will continue to fall Thursday night, with the low bottoming out Friday morning at 9 degrees, Schack said. Friday's high will be 24 degrees, with cloudy skies, she said.


bearded_gnome 12 years, 1 month ago

drizzle, and [gasp] freezing drizzle in, you'd think it was winter?

everybody, quick go out and buy up those clip on cleets for your shoes to survive the doom spawn drizzle of freezing death!

bearded_gnome 12 years, 1 month ago

yes, its in the sleezo-mart shopping center at 19th and haskell where you have the porn shop, the probation department, liquor store and beauty parlor and bar....don't want them crooks lookin' bad or slippin during their getaway!


bearded_gnome 12 years, 1 month ago

"we at 6newslawrence rushed to update this story in the noon hour because emphasis is local, and because nothing changed! however, as we make this update, we expect to have shocking video for the newscasts at 6 and 10 pm tune in tonight for the untold story...of drizzle on pavement!"

wow, Silencio, here's a real argument in favor of taking over tyhe the weather forcasting!!! today's weather easily didn't need a full-alarm bell update in the noon hour!

drizzle on pavement...shocking, will it delay repairs for the giant sink hole on Kentucky st.? how will it impact Kansas University students? or most of all, how will it impact the roundabouts? will they tell us tonight? hmmmmmm!

bearded_gnome 12 years, 1 month ago

Hey, omb, you just gave me an idea: what to do with the old farmland industries plant site. put in a gigantic oil/gas refinery and have it blow up from time to time to put lawrence on the map! the site has a trailer court next door for lots of casualties who'd look extra dumb on TV, seems required for these stories.

Aiko 12 years, 1 month ago

These weather people suck and at this point I think they just try to confuse us into thinking they are correct on their forecasts.

Jayhawk226 12 years, 1 month ago

So how many school districts cancel classes tomorrow?

bearded_gnome 12 years, 1 month ago

yes, and did it impact the weather when she wore that memorable red sweater? probably did! was that a sleet day? or heavy thunderstorms?
let the panic begin "freeZing drizzle! close all the streets, shut down industry, stock up on those emergency know, its coming!

bearded_gnome 12 years, 1 month ago

yes, the commie party boss back home must force him at gunpoint to read and comment thinks.

so, tomorrow, Dogood how 'bout you write your version of the forcast...for trial?

bearded_gnome 12 years, 1 month ago a long time Bob...remember that's in Gradstudent//p.h.duh years, not our own!

bearded_gnome 12 years, 1 month ago

No, reporting of this is being witheld due to a massive government, black helicopter, dick cheney lead, conspiracy. people are dying, or is that dieing...well they might be dying their clothes with the blood of martyrdom to drizzle-doom and nobody hears of it...plausible stories are made up to cover, fake traffic know...anymore and I'll have to shoot, shhh...

[and remember you heard it from somebody else!] oh, is that a polar bear at my door with a GLOCK! AHHAHHAAH!~!~~``131

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