Archive for Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Winter storm stays to the south and east of Lawrence

Temperatures headed up to the 50s on Wednesday

January 10, 2006, 7:27 a.m. Updated January 10, 2006, 4:47 p.m.


Lawrence missed the brunt of a winter storm that brought heavy snows to areas south and southeast of the city. But the city did get a light drizzle of winter wet stuff through the day, including sleet and even a few wet snowflakes, said Matt Sayers, 6News meteorologist.

"As expected, everything is tapering off and clearing the region, with clouds hanging around," Sayers said. "We saw a few flakes, nothing amounting to anything."

Lawrence was in a National Weather Service Snow Advisory for most of the afternoon. But the brunt of the winter storm fell to the south and east of Douglas County. A Winter Storm Warning was in effect for Franklin County through 5 p.m.

Sayers said De Soto got about a half inch of snow and there was a dusting throughout the Kansas City area. Franklin County has had accumulations this morning from one to two inches, while Coffey County had two to four inches, he said.

"As far as precipitation, it is over with," he said. "We'll actually see the clouds clear out for a period of time tonight. Then they will redevelop later

At 4:30 p.m., the temperature was 34 degrees, the humidity was 76 percent and winds were from the north at 3 mph.

Overnight, the temperature will fall to 28 degrees, Sayers said. Depending on how much snow Lawrence gets, Wednesday's high could reach 53 degrees, he said. Winds will be from the southwest, 10-15 mph. Skies will be sunny, melting off whatever snow falls today, he said.

Thursday's morning low will be 35 degrees, with the high reaching 55 degrees, Sayers said. Clouds will increase during the day, with the possibility of rain Thursday night into early Friday morning, he said.


Aiko 12 years, 3 months ago

Oh' the Horror! In the name of everything good and holy make it stop!

baldwinCITY 12 years, 3 months ago

For real snow, go to or the Aspen Times site for their mountain cams. The only reason we need snow in Douglas County is moisture for crops grown by the few farmers we have left.

badger 12 years, 3 months ago

So has the ritual Donner Party Grocery Store Emptying begun yet?

bearded_gnome 12 years, 3 months ago

well, by some miracle, we all seem to have survived!

remember, check on your neighbors now and make sure they made it!

must've been hard shoveling that stuff today!

I was rather puzzled why the weather service issued a "snow advisory" for lawrence/doug couldn't hardly rub snowflakes together!

advisory...why? so I wouldn't walk outside, look up, be mezmorized by the brief sleet, tiny bit of snow, and drown in it...there wasn't even enough for THAT!

more like weatherwacko's of doom!

Linda Endicott 12 years, 3 months ago

I was in Ottaw today, and though there was a fair amount of sleet this morning and some snow this afternoon, the whole thing there amounted to maybe 3/4".

That's kind of in the middle of Franklin county. The bad stuff must have been even further south, huh?

Unless they're talking about invisible snow...what a concept.

First they say it won't amount to much, then they change their minds and panic people by saying it will be much worse, and then it turns out they were right to begin with.

Just makes you want to smack the weather person.

bearded_gnome 12 years, 3 months ago

"invisible snow" ... scarey! do you shovel it with invisible shovels?

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