Archive for Tuesday, February 1, 2011

City continues street plowing overnight; Wind chill advisory replaces blizzard warning

By 11:30 Wednesday morning, city of Lawrence crews had begun clearing residential streets, including this cul-de-sac in east Lawrence. Cul-de-sacs prove especially challenging because of the closely spaced driveways and large street area to clear. This driver rotates his plow blade toward and away from the curb in order to avoid creating windrows, which can be difficult for drivers to navigate over. The driver said they do their best to do that around town, but sometimes, it's just not possible.

February 1, 2011, 12:00 a.m. Updated February 1, 2011, 8:38 p.m.

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The U.S. National Weather Service is predicting 9-13 inches of snow for Douglas County by Wednesday.

The U.S. National Weather Service is predicting 9-13 inches of snow for Douglas County by Wednesday.

Kansas weather updates, via Twitter

8:37 p.m. update

The National Weather Service in Topeka has canceled the blizzard warning for Douglas, Jefferson, Shawnee and Franklin counties.

In it's place, the weather service issued a wind chill advisory, in effect until noon Wednesday.

The blizzard warning continues for area to the east, including Johnson and Leavenworth counties, though it too is expected to end soon and be replaced with a wind chill advisory.

8:10 p.m. update

Lawrence crews are continuing plowing operations overnight and hope to have all priority one and two routes in Lawrence treated by morning.

For Tuesday night, though, the city has just one message: Stay inside.

“At this time, I want to strongly encourage everyone to stay home and do not get out unless it is an emergency,” Gilliland said. “Our street crews’ priority is to clear the streets; vehicles that get stuck just create another impediment and we want people to get home and stay home where they are safe.”

At that point, the city will move into residential neighborhoods. According to a statement from city communications manager Megan Gilliland, the city will call on outside contractors and other city departments on Wednesday to help with clearing operations. The city expects to work on downtown and residential streets at some point on Wednesday.

Also, the city said garbage collection would go on as normal on Wednesday, though delays are possible. Crews may have to bypass some areas, but Gilliland said crews would visit those areas on Thursday.

Customers can call in missed areas to (785) 832-3032.

7:45 p.m. update

T bus service hopes to run at 8 a.m. Wednesday. A previous update erroneously said it would not run until Thursday.

6:40 p.m.

As of 6:40 p.m., virtually all local schools have called off Wednesday classes, including Lawrence public schools and Haskell Indian Nations University.

Douglas County Emergency Management officials reported 8 inches of snow has fallen in downtown Lawrence, but the snow continues falling.

The National Weather Service predicted between 9 and 13 inches of snow from this storm, so it looks like this will be on the lower side. Still, at 8 inches, this will be the largest snow storm to hit Lawrence in 20 years.

5:26 p.m.

We have our first official snow reports from the National Weather Service: 10" in Eudora and 6.5" east of Lawrence. Those reports are somewhat old, and the snow continues to fall.

Also, Kansas University has officially canceled classes on Wednesday. Only essential campus employees are required to report to work.

5 p.m. update

We've got a few closings for people who work second or third shift at different businesses around town, like Del Monte and Berry Plastics. Employees should check our complete closing list for exact details.

We also have some closings — plus some school districts, but not Lawrence — for tomorrow already.

Keep checking our closing lists for updates all night long.

4:29 p.m. update

Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered state offices in Topeka to be shutdown on Wednesday — for a second consecutive day.

Legislative leaders also agreed to suspend their activities for another day and will not be in session on Wednesday.

According to the National Weather Service, more than 6 inches of snow had already fallen across northeast Kansas, and it was still coming down.

Brownback urged Kansans to stay home.

3:25 p.m. update

The Missouri Department of Transportation has closed I-70 in many areas across the state of Missouri.

According to the Kansas Turnpike Authority, the Kansas Turnpike is passable from Topeka to Kansas City.

The Kansas Department of Transportation, however, implores all drivers to stay off the road until the storm passed.

3:10 p.m. update

Winds are picking up and large snowflakes are falling across Lawrence right now.

This is one of the heavy bands of snow predicted with this storm, which were expected to drop anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of snow per hour.

According to emergency officials, street crews are having a very difficult time keeping the roads in drivable conditions.

The latest information from the National Weather Service predicts 9 to 12 inches of snow will fall in Lawrence by the time the storm stops.

1:57 p.m. update

Lawrence municipal offices will be closing at 2 p.m. today, because of the inclement weather.

'T' bus service will run until 4 p.m., but may run behind because of the accumulation of snow on the roads. 'T' service will not resume until 8 a.m. Wednesday.

City crews will continue sanitation and street clearing operations, as well as other basic municipal services.

Roads are very treacherous. Even major streets are snowpacked and travel is difficult. Blowing and drifting snow has made accessing residential streets particularly challenging.

1:10 p.m. update

City leader are considering suspending or reducing the city's T bus service today, because of the snow.

Chad Lawhorn has a report on the options the city is considering.

The city hopes, at the very least, to keep two buses running until 6 p.m. in order to pick up anyone who may have taken the T to work.

12:30 p.m. update

Reports from law enforcement indicate roads are becoming treacherous.

At least one motorist got stuck on Clinton Parkway and a semi-truck became stuck on Iowa Street at 19th Street. Police were blocking traffic at 19th and 21st streets in order to allow the truck to get moving again.

Crews were beginning plowing operations, which typically starts when about 3 inches of snow has accumulated on the ground.

We've put together a photo gallery of the biggest snow storms in the past 20 years. It includes storms from 1993, 1996, 2000, 2005 and 2009.

11:45 a.m. update

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the road over the Clinton Lake Dam, citing blowing and drifting snow.

The road beneath the dam will remain open at this time.

11:07 a.m. update

Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a disaster declaration for the state of Kansas.

The declaration activates emergency actions and authorizes state resources for assistance statewide.

Fifty-three counties, including Douglas County, are named in the declaration as areas likely to be affected.

10:25 a.m. update

Heavy snow has started falling in Lawrence, and the wind is picking up.

Major Lawrence city streets are still passable, but quickly becoming less so. Residential streets are snowpacked. Though the snow is stronger now than it was earlier, the worst conditions of the day are expected in the afternoon. Crews are treating primary and secondary streets continuously. The city said it may not get to residential streets again until Thursday.

Lawrence residents are encouraged to get to their final destination by noon and to avoid the streets if at all possible after that time.

The latest update from the National Weather Service still calls for 9 to 13 inches of snow in the Douglas County area, as well as points east and northeast.

Snow is expected to fall from now until sometime overnight Tuesday.

8:55 a.m. update

According to a statement from the city, Lawrence solid waste crews are still operating. Both commercial and residential areas are currently being collected, though expect some delays due to slick conditions.

7:55 a.m. update

As of 7:30 a.m., KDOT is reporting that all highways in Douglas County are completely snowpacked:

  • Kansas Highway 10
  • Kansas Highway 32
  • U.S. Highway 24
  • U.S. Highway 40
  • U.S. Highway 56
  • U.S. Highway 59

Lawrence road crews are currently treating priority roads with sand and salt. Though snow has started falling, plowing operations will not being until snow accumulates on roads.

6:02 a.m. update

Kansas University's Lawrence campus and Haskell Indian Nations University will both be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 due to the incoming storm.

Only weather-essential employees must report to work at KU.

Keep checking our list of closings and cancellations throughout the day.

4:26 a.m. update

Light snow has started to fall in Lawrence, and is expected to continue through Wednesday morning. A blizzard warning remains in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Snowfall will become heavy by noon, and strong winds of 20-30 mph with gusts of 35 mph will produce blizzard conditions with significant blowing and drifting snow.

Tuesday night expect a wind chill of 10-15 degrees below zero.

11:55 p.m. update

Lawrence and area schools have closed, along with many day cares and local businesses.

So far very few flurries have been reported in Lawrence, but winds are starting to pick up to more than 20 miles per hour. That wind is expected to get stronger as Tuesday progresses with gusts up to 35 miles per hour.

Temperatures have dipped to 16 degrees and have caused some slick streets and roadways. Temperatures could fall to as low as 12 degrees by early Tuesday with wind chills reaching 15 to 25 degrees below zero by Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

5:04 p.m. update

With the snow storm impending, Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered state offices in Shawnee County closed on Tuesday.

Non-essential state employees in Topeka will have the day off. A decision about Wednesday will be made later. The state legislature has also suspended it's activities on Tuesday.

Check out all of our closings over at our closing page.

3:09 p.m. update

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the following counties:

  • Anderson
  • Coffey
  • Douglas
  • Franklin

The blizzard warning is in effect from 6 a.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Wednesday. An earlier blizzard warning also included Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties.

Areas of freezing drizzle will continue through Monday evening before changing to snow by Monday night. Expect heavy snowfall Tuesday morning through late Tuesday night with total snow accumulations of 10-14 inches.

2:28 p.m. update

The National Weather Service has issued its strongest winter weather warning for counties just north and east of here: Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties have all been placed under a Blizzard warning, from 6 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

A blizzard warning is issued when heavy snow and high winds are expected over an area for a prolonged period of time. A foot or more of snow is expected across the warned area, with winds blowing sustained between 25 and 40 mph. White out conditions are expected and drivers are urged to use caution if they must leave their homes.

The blizzard warning was issued by the National Weather Service in Kansas City, which does not cover Douglas County. The National Weather Service in Topeka, which does cover Douglas County, has not yet issued a blizzard warning in its area.

2:09 p.m. update

Power has been restored to over 350 customers in Douglas County after an equipment failure caused an outage in east Lawrence.

According to Westar Energy, the power was out from 12:01 p.m. to 1:57 p.m.

1:50 p.m. update

Westar Energy's website is showing over 350 customers without power in Douglas County. The outage is concentrated in east Lawrence.

A piece of equipment failed near Ninth and Connecticut streets, according to Westar Energy representative Nick Bundy, and power should be restored soon.

9:51 a.m. update

Lawrence street maintenance crews began working 24-hour shifts at midnight Monday, according to a press release from the city. Crews have pre-treated all roads in Lawrence, including residential streets.

City officials said that although they will be staffed around the clock, the storm will still cause problems for drivers.

"Stay off the roads if you don’t need to be out,” said Tom Orzulak, street division manager. “I would also like to get the word out to University students to move their cars off the roads if possible and take the bus instead of driving and risk getting stuck.”

If Lawrence receives the amount of snow expected, crews will not focus on residential streets until main routes are plowed. City officials said it's likely residential streets may not be plowed until Thursday or later.

9:14 a.m. update

K-10 has reopened at the Douglas-Johnson County line after being shut down both directions so road crews could treat the highway.

9:01 a.m. update

Kansas Highway 10 at the Douglas-Johnson County line is being shut down both directions until road crews can treat the asphalt. Multiple slide-offs were reported in that area (near Evening Star Road) Monday morning.

Here are the conditions of highways in Douglas County as of 7:15 a.m. according to KDOT:

  • Interstate 70 — Partly snowpacked/Ice
  • Kansas Highway 10 — Wet/Slush
  • Kansas Highway 32 — Wet/Slush
  • U.S. Highway 24 — Wet/Slush
  • U.S. Highway 40 — Wet/Slush
  • U.S. Highway 56 — Wet/Slush
  • U.S. Highway 59 — Wet/Slush

5:55 a.m. update

As of early Monday morning, the Kansas Department of Transportation was reporting good road conditions throughout Douglas County, though the winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

We'll mostly see freezing drizzle before snow begins Monday evening. Ice accumulations are expected to be up to a tenth of an inch.

Additionally, the first school closing of the storm is in. Santa Fe Trail USD #434 has canceled classes for Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. We'll keep updating closings and cancellations for Monday here.

1:50 a.m.

There are no flurries as of 2 a.m., though there are reports of freezing drizzle in the area. More freezing precipitation is expected through the early morning hours, which could cause slick, dangerous road conditions.

According to the National Weather Service, up to a tenth of an inch of ice could accumulate by Monday evening. Conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly Monday night and into Tuesday as heavy snow combines with blustery winds to create extremely hazardous road conditions.

Check back with LJWorld.com for continued weather updates as well as school and event cancellation information throughout the day.

8:32 p.m. update

According to most recent reports from the National Weather Service, the most snow should accumulate east of Topeka — possibly more than 10 inches.

About 5-7 inches of snow is projected to fall west of Marysville and Herington, and another 7-9 inches is possible elsewhere.

Snow is expected to develop Monday night over northeast Kansas and should end across the entire state Wednesday morning.

4:11 p.m. update

The National Weather Service has now issued a winter storm warning for Douglas and surrounding counties. The warning is effective from midnight Sunday to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Freezing drizzle and light freezing rain will develop late Sunday night into Monday before changing over to snow Monday night. Snowfall is expected to continue through Tuesday night, with 8 to 12 inches of accumulation expected.

Strong winds are also expected to accompany the winter storm on Tuesday, which may lead to blowing and drifting snow, which could lead to even higher snow depths.

Bitter cold wind chills of -15 to -25 are also expected after the snow ends.

The following counties are included in the warning:

  • Anderson
  • Brown
  • Coffey
  • Dickinson
  • Douglas
  • Franklin
  • Geary
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Johnson
  • Leavenworth
  • Lyon
  • Marshall
  • Morris
  • Nemaha
  • Osage
  • Pottawatomie
  • Riley
  • Shawnee
  • Wabaunsee
  • Wyandotte

Travel during the storm will become difficult, if not impossible, as roads become extremely hazardous. Residents are advised to prepare to remain at their homes throughout the storm and not to go out except in the most severe emergencies.

11:45 a.m. update

Latest weather map from the National Weather Service in Wichita shows area between Topeka and Kansas City, including Lawrence, have the "best chance" to receive more than five inches of snow Monday night into Tuesday morning. A region southeast of Lawrence, including portions of southeast Kansas and western Missouri, could receive more than eight inches of snow, according to the weather map.

7:30 a.m. update

A winter storm watch is still in effect from late Sunday night through late Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Freezing rain is expected to develop tonight and continue until Monday evening. By Monday night, snowfall is forecasted to begin and continue through Tuesday night. Six to nine inches of snow accumulation is possible by Tuesday night.

3:30 p.m. Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Douglas and surrounding counties effective late Sunday night through Tuesday night.

Freezing drizzle or freezing rain is expected to begin Sunday night and will change to snow by early Tuesday morning. Six to eight inches of snow accumulation is possible by Tuesday evening. Ice accumulation could also reach one-tenth of an inch by Monday night.

The NWS also warns of wind gusts up to 35 mph, which combined with heavy snowfall on Tuesday could decrease visibility and impact traveling conditions. Temperature forecast for Sunday night includes a low in the 20s, but wind chills could also drop to 15 degrees below zero on Tuesday evening.

The area counties included in the watch are:

• Douglas

• Johnson

• Franklin

• Leavenworth

• Wyandotte

• Jefferson

Check back with LJWorld.com for updates.

Comments

Kelly Johnson 4 years, 6 months ago

It's hard to comprehend when it says,"expected to begin Sunday night and will change to snow by early Tuesday morning" because my brain does not want to accept that we could get freezing rain for a day and a half! ICK!

overthemoon 4 years, 6 months ago

My response as well. So is Monday just going to be the day from he** and they're just ignoring it?

compmd 4 years, 6 months ago

I, for one, am super excited. Come on snow!

Bunny_Hotcakes 4 years, 6 months ago

As much as I hate to disagree with The Stig, I'm going to have to. I'm so0o0o0 over this weather.

Some say he doesn't understand clouds and that his ear wax tastes like Turkish delight. All we know is, he's called The Stig.

Bunny_Hotcakes 4 years, 6 months ago

You need to put some Top Gear in your brain, Pywacket. Even if you're not a car nut, I promise you'll love it. If you have Netflix streaming, you can play catchup. If not, season 16 starts 2/7 on BBCA and they rerun older episodes all the time.

Besides, you'll need something to watch while we're all iced/snowed in. More here: http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/topgear/

Boosh 4 years, 6 months ago

Hoooraaaayyy other TGUK fans are here. Pywacket, it is very entertaining, just be sure to watch the U.K. version, not that U.S. abomination :)

Bunny_Hotcakes 4 years, 6 months ago

The three episodes of TGUS are three hours of my life I will never, ever get back. What a freaking travesty.

Boosh 4 years, 6 months ago

Ain't it the truth.

Now, if they'd gone with my suggestion and cast Christopher Titus and Tim Allen as hosts.

They could of put what his name as ami-stig, since he has the personality of my friends cardboard box, and we wouldn't have to suffer him.

compmd 4 years, 6 months ago

I was presented with a challenge, to drive from Lawrence to Olathe and back. Nobody was sure that would be possible today. To find out, I hopped into a Volvo XC70 and hoped for the best.

I made one half of the journey, I bet the other half will be harder at 5pm...

I'm not "TheStig" who actually is another user on this forum. I'm probably the Stig's fat American cousin. :p

Aileen Dingus 4 years, 6 months ago

Ugh. I used to love winter and snow, but now I get to shovel as part of my job. DO NOT WANT.

Rick Aldrich 4 years, 6 months ago

let it snow! let it snow! let it snooooow!

Flap Doodle 4 years, 6 months ago

We're all gonna .....! Oh, you know the rest.

jhawkinsf 4 years, 6 months ago

My 11 year old wants a snow day Tuesday to go along with a school holiday Monday. My reaction to that is, well, different.

irvan moore 4 years, 6 months ago

are you guys related to Katie at 5 news?

Bryan Mayes 4 years, 6 months ago

Hey obamarocks, better get those personal days ready and reserve your booth at the donut shop, because we know your kids will probably be out of school all week. That way you can use the free wifi and report all of the people who haven't shoveled their sidewalks yet because they didn't get to stay home and eat donuts and play pictionary all day. Some of us have to work real jobs, regardless of the apocalyptic weather.

polo66606 4 years, 6 months ago

How many inches are we up to currently this year?

wmathews 4 years, 6 months ago

The NWS climate report for says 16.8 inches of snow and ice in January 2011 so far.

sinkorswim 4 years, 6 months ago

I love summer! Would always take any hot summer day over this weather. :-{

Stuart Evans 4 years, 6 months ago

hooray more snow!!! I heard some yahoo last fall telling us that we'd have a mild winter because of LaNina or something. he were wrong!

bearded_gnome 4 years, 6 months ago

I think we were supposed to have a mild winter because of "global warming" or "climate change" (lol] or whatever they're calling that myth now.


ice accumulation from tonight through monday night! yeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaw! boys and girls, charge your batteries, check flashlights, check the charge on your can of spam, etc.
ice can take down power lines. be prepared.

SnakeFist 4 years, 6 months ago

"...'global warming' or 'climate change' (lol] or whatever they're calling that myth now."

When I look out my window I see snow; therefore, there must be snow everywhere in the world. Surely even you can see the fallacy. You (like most conservatives) may think you're the center of the world, but just because there is more snow or a below-average temperature where you are on a particular day, doesn't mean the average world temperature isn't rising. But, whatever; stick your head in the sand (or snow, as the case may be).

Liberty275 4 years, 6 months ago

What exactly is the world's average temperature supposed to be? If you give us a number to shoot for, it will make it easier to attain the goal.

Also, do you think the glacier that used to hover over what was to become Lawrence looked pretty cool?

booyalab 4 years, 6 months ago

It doesn't mean the average world temperature isn't rising. But it does mean that global warming isn't a crisis.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 6 months ago

A question for weather readers:

*What item do you have in your disaster preparation kit that others might find surprising?

A. a couple feet to my right is one big 12V battery, plus two more in this room.

sr80 4 years, 6 months ago

i'll bring you inside tonight gnomie baby,i think the cold is affecting your little peapod brain.

Liberty275 4 years, 6 months ago

We have a 1000 watt inverter and 50 feet of electrical cord. In case of loss of electricity, we can turn one of our cars into a mini electric plant.

Curtis Lange 4 years, 6 months ago

That is what they changed their story to after seeing how idiotic their stand was. This planet has always had a cyclic pattern of warming then cooling and always will. Humans are like star athletes; they want to think they are more important than they truly are.

Personally, I'm still waiting to see Al Gore's Nobel Prize being taken back. THAT will be a glorious day.

Boosh 4 years, 6 months ago

Yeah, just ask a 1930's era western Kansas farmer if they think humans have any impact on the climate;)

booyalab 4 years, 6 months ago

He would probably say no, that drought caused it.

Jamminalive 4 years, 6 months ago

actually it is a man made disaster, cars, all that stuff, people don't want to believe it because they're so ashamed of themselves already.

trinity 4 years, 6 months ago

now seriously, what do models know about weather? these are the people that call a stalk of celery and a lettuce leaf a complete meal! tsk

Mary Darst 4 years, 6 months ago

Sorry! at least you are accumulating some moisture. In my area it is bone dry. We are forcasted for some, but not that.

ksdivakat 4 years, 6 months ago

So sick of the snow already! Im ready for spring!

svenway_park 4 years, 6 months ago

Does anyone know which way the doggie doo-doo flows when things melt on the LHS athletic fields?

Should there be an ordinance?

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

There's already a pooper scooper ordinance.

Maybe Obama Rocks could switch from turning in people for not shoveling sidewalks to turning in people for not using pooper scoopers for their dogs!

mr_right_wing 4 years, 6 months ago

Kids all over Lawrence are already beginning to get excited.....

LadyJ 4 years, 6 months ago

Perfect weather for skating, or at least watching it. Congratulations John Coughlin on your win at Nationals. What a fitting tribute to your mom, we know she would have been so proud. Will be watching you at Worlds. Not bad for a Kansas boy.

overthemoon 4 years, 6 months ago

Radar shows NOTHING?? Is this going to materialize on its own in the next 6 hours?

Doug Fisher 4 years, 6 months ago

You guys need to come to the Front Range of Colorado. We have had virtually no winter here!

luvsnowalmostasmuchasdonutlady 4 years, 6 months ago

SNOW DAY! Has that one guy called his school's secratary yet to see if school is cancelled?

Curtis Lange 4 years, 6 months ago

Thank you LJWorld for finally starting to include the surrounding counties from other NWS watch areas. cheers

I, too, expect a Blizzard Warning to be posted by early tomorrow.

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

And looks like it's as far north as the northern borders of the midwest and eastern Canadian provinces. That is huge.

alm77 4 years, 6 months ago

I have a Monday night class in KC. So, of course, I haven't done my homework because of this storm. That almost absolutely means it won't happen. ;)

devobrun 4 years, 6 months ago

Really bad map-making......or really good. Obfuscation is the brother of indecision. I can't tell where the lines are and I can't tell where the time lines are.

Ergo, weather prediction. Ergo, climatology and the whole lot of 'em.

So I plan my day tomorrow and the next two days as if they are not interrupted. If they are, I use the computer to send out the information and scramble to make up the difference when we get back to work.

Anybody any different from this scenario? It will hit the fan somewhere, at some time in the next 72 hours, deal with it. Past that, don't rely on any detailed forecast beyond 6 hours.

We spend billions of dollars for this. Satellites, massive computer programs, years of training..............yea, doin' science.........savin' lives. Another day in science paradise.

riverdrifter 4 years, 6 months ago

"It will hit the fan somewhere, at some time in the next 72 hours, deal with it." If science is so bad, where did you come up with this information? On your own?

What you should do is is turn off your computer, crawl into bed and pull the blankets up over your itty, bitty head until this is all, all over. There, now, poor thing: solved this whole week for you. Shovel, dude.

Liberty275 4 years, 6 months ago

"97 percent of climate scientists agree with anthropogenic climate change"

1300 years ago, 97% of scientists believed the earth was the center of the universe and the planets moved in epicycles. Their models proved it. The other 3% weren't such experts and probably didn't make as much money.

gr 4 years, 6 months ago

And not only that, but the ice sheet has completely left Kansas many years ago!

A year without a summer? And the earth recovered from that, but some think it cannot recover from a 0.03% increase (that's 0.0003 for those who don't know) in carbon dioxide. Try and make sense out of that idea. I can't.

3 percent of scientists? What percentage thought the earth revolved around the sun? As some has so enlightened us, that's the beauty of science -- it's always wrong and correcting itself. Just hope our great-grand children can survive this financial catastrophe some wish to bring upon us because we think we are so powerful we can increase the earth's temperature.

By the way, what is the earth's temperature up to?

Bunny_Hotcakes 4 years, 6 months ago

God, I hope so. Are those made of ice cream?

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

This is building up to look like weathergeddon for a third of the U.S. population according to the latest updates. Blizzards, tornadoes, wind, artic cold. Looks like the only good place to be is west of the Rockies. Or, the Caribbean.

Chrissy Neibarger 4 years, 6 months ago

I agree that thundersnow would be awesome! Been a while since i've heard that.

riverdrifter 4 years, 6 months ago

My backyard weather station is currently reporting the relative humidity at 86%.

Whoa, Nellie, let the precipitation begin.

Curtis Lange 4 years, 6 months ago

The wind would feel colder with LESS humidity. 75-86% is really high.

Curtis Lange 4 years, 6 months ago

To clarify, that isnt always the case...especially in extreme cold. There are a lot of factors to look at. In general, though, higher the humidity...warmer it feels.

riverdrifter 4 years, 6 months ago

Ha, Curt! Nothing cuts like a cold wind with high humidity. Clammy is clammy.

I'd rather be in a deer stand on a frigid day with low humids than a day like today. Just my preference, I guess.

sr80 4 years, 6 months ago

who the h@#^ cares about the humidity & bob you don't even have a barometer,know how to read one or what one looks like."i was probably looking".give me a break!!!

Scott Morgan 4 years, 6 months ago

I never ever wished to hear this again, but all of us should remember..........it's not the heat it's the humidity. oooooh give me humidity, give me heat.

riverdrifter 4 years, 6 months ago

I will say this: my station in in the middle of BC and we do have a lot of residual snow cover left. That undoubtedty has something to do with it. Anyway you cut it, the RH is high.

Shovel

Jeff Plinsky 4 years, 6 months ago

Based on the NWS report, I blame Topeka for this storm. We ought to build a really tall fence to stop this kind of weather at the border. Er, I mean county line.

kusp8 4 years, 6 months ago

I call shenanigans!!! We're only going to get a dusting. (if we don't it better be the full 13 plus inches!!

Boston_Corbett 4 years, 6 months ago

nuh uhh.... Katie sez new data indicates significantly more than 14" .....and she is so scared she won't even tell us how much!!! seriously.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 6 months ago

Baby Snakes [zappa reference] wrote: When I look out my window I see snow; therefore, there must be snow everywhere in the world. Surely even you can see the fallacy. You (like most conservatives) may think you're the center of the world, but just because there is more snow or a below-average temperature where you are on a particular day, doesn't mean the average world temperature isn't rising. But, whatever; stick your head in the sand (or snow, as the case may be).

---first, ever heard of 1934?
once temps were properly calculated instead of your jimmied numbers, that turned out to be the hottest in recent record. however, to assume from a tiny sliver of data that there is this huge trend is unwise statistically.
further, it was you, oh grasshopper, and your ilk of hysterians who grabbed on to current events. we remember wel how you guys blamed Katrina on "global warming" and according to you hysterians we would have dozens more Katrina level storms by now! when in fact it's been fairly quiet since then.
if, and I only say if, the world is actually warming (no easy feat to properly measure or analyze trends), there is no good evidence to tie such directly to the activities of man. in some analyses the rise of atmospheric carbon follows the rise in temperature.

overthemoon 4 years, 6 months ago

What is it that makes you so resistant to real scientific data?

Liberty275 4 years, 6 months ago

Probably the lack of any that hasn't been fudge-factored for grant money.

sr80 4 years, 6 months ago

i would perfer to be called a hysterical,sounds more like a group from the 60's

bearded_gnome 4 years, 6 months ago

SR80, doin' just fine here.
you may wish to revise your models, lol!

sr80 4 years, 6 months ago

i thought i left you locked in my bedroom closet,how did you escape?

bearded_gnome 4 years, 6 months ago

Devo writes: limatology and the whole lot of 'em.

So I plan my day tomorrow and the next two days as if they are not interrupted. If they are, I use the computer to send out the information and scramble to make up the difference when we get back to work.

---that's all fine Devo, but ... what if President Hosni Obama decides to pull the disengage switch on the internet?

bearded_gnome 4 years, 6 months ago

a boatload of TV station spam advertising their wonderful news/weather casts coming up!
can we paaleeeeeeeeeeeeeeez filter them ljw?

JackMcKee 4 years, 6 months ago

This sounds like the real deal. Hopefully the worst of it it stays East of Lawrence, some models are predicting snow in feet. The best we'll probably do is the same as the 2009 Xmas eve storm. Hope they're wrong about it.

mr_right_wing 4 years, 6 months ago

Why was all of this information about the 'Winter Storm Warning' removed from the website as of this posting?

I had to go to my posts to access it. The 'Winter Storm Warning' hasn't been cancelled....

BigPrune 4 years, 6 months ago

.......as of 4:20 am............................nothing. I'll believe it when I see it. Better to scare everyone, just in case. CYA and all.

BigPrune 4 years, 6 months ago

Alright, so it's starting to get slick. Still no snow.

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

Looks like everyone should be ready to hunker down the next few days. If it's as bad as projected, only those with 4WD will be getting around town Tuesday and Wednesday.

Will the City of Lawrence grant us an addtional 24 hours to clear sidewalks since the forecast calls for blowing snow Wednesday? I know what's going to happen at my house; we'll have a foot of snow and an additional 4 to 5 inches will blow on my property,

March is only a month away!

grandnanny 4 years, 6 months ago

Unfortunately, March is the month of ice storms - some of the worst occuring in the middle of the month. Let's hope not this year.

sr80 4 years, 6 months ago

no you will not be given additional time.48 hrs is already too much and your asking for more.the nerve of people just amazes me.signed city sidewalk enforcer.

ttlee 4 years, 6 months ago

What are the chances KU will be closed today?

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

Probably slim due to KU's past history of not closing due to bad weather. But, K-State has cancelled classes in Manhattan and Salina and the only employees who are asked report to work are those who are responsbile for the housing, feeding and safety of KSU students and animals and safety of the facilities. They're being proactive.

As I recall K-State's main campus isn't on a hill like Oread.

ttlee 4 years, 6 months ago

I heard. It's getting a bit late to cancel as well

GuineaPigs 4 years, 6 months ago

No chance...If the weather gets bad enough maybe tomorrow we will get the afternoon off. But don't expect it.

FloridaSunshine 4 years, 6 months ago

Seems to me, Kansas is just trying to be Kansas...

1julie1 4 years, 6 months ago

Our employees who come in from KC on K-10 said the road was fine until they hit the Douglas County line. Then they saw no evidence that the road had been treated and cars were flying off the road in all directions.

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

How are the streets in Lawrence so far?

KansasPerson 4 years, 6 months ago

I'm confused. The "Local on the 8s" this morning on the Weather Channel was really downplaying this, saying flurries and then maybe 4 to 6 inches. But weather.com (which is the Weather Channel's website, isn't it?) is still saying up to 12 inches. I wonder why the discrepancy?

hujiko 4 years, 6 months ago

The weather channel is a crock. They're too concerned with the Atlanta metro or P. Allen Smith's floral arrangements to actually cover the weather.

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

KansasPerson, I saw that, too. TWC shows 4 to 6 inches Tuesday, during the day, but the snow will continue overnight into Wednesday morning. That's where the total accumulation of 8 to 12 inches comes in. Supposedly. Maybe. Allegedly.

bmelm 4 years, 6 months ago

What happened to the Lawrence webcams that show Mass or 6th street and the eagles on the Kaw? It was nice to be able to see how the weather is down there for the people stuck inside without windows and its no longer on the webcam page of ljworld.

Curtis Lange 4 years, 6 months ago

Best post in this thread! The Weather Channel blows.

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

If you click on Alerts, TWC gives you exactly what's at www.weather.gov.
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classclown 4 years, 6 months ago

bmelm (anonymous) says…

What happened to the Lawrence webcams that show Mass or 6th street and the eagles on the Kaw? It was nice to be able to see how the weather is down there for the people stuck inside without windows and its no longer on the webcam page of ljworld.

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I can't say for certain, but I believe those cams belong to Channel 5 news which is part of Knology nee Sunflower. Since they are no longer owned by the same people that own this newspaper, LJW no longer has any feeds from them.

Have you noticed how almost every story used to have a Channel 6 news video attached to it and that is no longer the case?

I'm sure Jonathan or Whitney can clarify this if I'm mistaken.

Jonathan Kealing 4 years, 6 months ago

♣ Class Clown ♣--

You're correct. We're working on getting some new cameras for our website, but haven't gotten it finished yet. Hopefully in time for spring storm season.

Cheers, Jonathan

bmelm 4 years, 6 months ago

Well that suck they aren't up yet. But thanks for the info.

classclown 4 years, 6 months ago

"City says all Lawrence streets pre-treated"

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Unfortunately, the city has demonstrated in previous situations like this that their definition of all streets in Lawrence doesn't necessarily mean every street in Lawrence.

Like when they make the statement that all city streets have been plowed or sanded/salted when you can plainly see several sections that have not seen any form of treatment.

So be careful out there and don't assume that any road you want to drive on is okay because the city says they've treated it. They may not have.

Richard Payton 4 years, 6 months ago

9:51 am update: Crews began working 24 hour shifts at midnight Monday? Signed Monday 10:30 am update.

ohmylawrence 4 years, 6 months ago

I agree with Class Clown...They are NOT ALL PRETREATED. I laughed when they said they had them all cleared a couple of weeks ago and people still had to park at the end of our Circle. There is NO pretreatment at my house and I live close to 6th and Lawrence Ave. What a crock.

Curtis Lange 4 years, 6 months ago

Kinda strange since I saw two salt trucks near Deerfield Elementary at 4am.

Boston_Corbett 4 years, 6 months ago

Gotta get the Deerfield to Donuts pathway cleared for Obamarocks.

Kelly Johnson 4 years, 6 months ago

Ok, I want to be out driving to go do a couple things that aren't necessary...is it worth the risk to be out on the roads at this point if I don't have to?

jj14 4 years, 6 months ago

I had no trouble at all running to the store. Driving is fine - it's the parking lots and sidewalks that are slick.

lgreen17 4 years, 6 months ago

K-State closed at 8am this morning--

Advisories Advisory: Winter weather: The university is closed and classes are not being held.

Manhattan campus is closed Salina campus is closed Winter weather: The university is closed and classes are not being held. Essential employees who are involved with housing, care of animals and safety of students and campus facilities should report to work if possible. All other employees may stay home. Check this website periodically for updates.

K-State's inclement weather policy is online at http://www.k-state.edu/policies/ppm/3035.html

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

Guess my street is still disappeareded from the city limits.

Scruggsy 4 years, 6 months ago

Bourbon and a sidearm- thats awesome. LMAO

Kelly Johnson 4 years, 6 months ago

Oh, actually that's what I was going to get...

Gene Ramp 4 years, 6 months ago

Just got txt from a friend saying the roads are "Very slick!"

weather887 4 years, 6 months ago

the crews have not treated my street cars have been sliding all over it

dragonfly0221 4 years, 6 months ago

Is it really going to happen or are we all preparing for the 'big miss'?

Irenaku 4 years, 6 months ago

As far as the East Lawrence power outage goes: anyone on this post board live on the 800 or 900 blocks of New York /Connecticut/New Jersey, and if so, is the power out there?

Richard Payton 4 years, 6 months ago

Another 12 hours to go till the City starts pre-treating according to this story. My clock shows it's 12:30 P.M. I think it should have said crews started Sunday at midnight just a guess.

irvan moore 4 years, 6 months ago

we have to start having designated snow routes and get the parked cars off the streets. the one ways are a nightmare after being plowed because of the cars that get left there for weeks at a time. when will the city address this safety issue?

Boston_Corbett 4 years, 6 months ago

Agreed ..... Especially Kentucky and Tennessee.

Cars will then park 5-10 ft away from the curb due to ice and snow creating safety issues for driving traffic.

There is no reason some of these streets shouldn't be cleared of parked cars as a snow emergency for 36 hours.

riverdrifter 4 years, 6 months ago

"Gary Lezak's blog is down due to traffic. This must be getting serious."

Lezak's site crashes readily when they issue a mere tornado watch. I'm noticing that all the weather related websites are loading slow today, though.

NWS Topeka @ 1152am update now predicts 8-9" for Douglas county. Wednesday just looks rediculous. Here's what they say: "Tuesday Night...Bitterly cold. Windy...snow. Blowing snow. Lows around 1. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Wind chill readings as cold as 19 below."

riverdrifter 4 years, 6 months ago

Oops. Meant to say "Tuesday". Anyway, a good day to stay home -if you can.

Chrissy Neibarger 4 years, 6 months ago

Batten down the hatches, she's a comin! I've gotten a couple reports that there are slick spots on the sidewalks as well as the streets, so everyone start paying extra attention to your driving if you have to go out in this. But like others have said, best get things done now, who knows what it will be like in the morning!

Flap Doodle 4 years, 6 months ago

"i have decided to leave the forum. goodbye. i am signing out. SVEN January 29, 2011" Well, we see how long that lasted.

BruceWayne 4 years, 6 months ago

originally sent by email to LJW 3:20pm 1/28 after about 6 hours on the forum.

Dear Whitney,

the reason that i re-entered was to be able to FLAG inaccurate or defamatory posts. the first posts on this article you can see provided information.

the forum & the way that Jonathan and you moderate it - however does not make it possible to have a rational discussion.

i have decided to leave the forum.

goodbye.

i am signing out.

SVEN

svenway_park 4 years, 6 months ago

petronius (Sven Alstrom) says .....i have decided to leave the forum....goodbye....i am signing out....SVEN

svenway_park 4 years, 6 months ago

Petronius (Sven Alstrom) writes at about 3:20pm 1/28 .....i have decided to leave the forum....goodbye....i am signing out....SVEN

Curtis Lange 4 years, 6 months ago

Blizzard Warning for Lawrence! Bring it Mother Nature!

riverdrifter 4 years, 6 months ago

Yep, the most severe of the winter weather warnings got issued for Douglas county on the 3pm forecast.

This could be ugly. Turkish prison ugly.

Katara 4 years, 6 months ago

Do you like movies about gladiators, riverdrifter?

JackMcKee 4 years, 6 months ago

So I've been hearing that we're expected to get about 1"-1.5" of moisture. If it's a 12:1 ratio that's one thing. If it's 16:1 it's a totally different ballgame. From what I've heard, it could easily be 16:1.

alm77 4 years, 6 months ago

Is there a quick list somewhere that tells me how to prepare for a blizzard? We have food in the house and some wood for the fireplace, but I'm not sure what else to consider. I don't think I've ever been in a blizzard before.

JackMcKee 4 years, 6 months ago

If you don't have AWD/4WD don't drive anywhere. During the Xmas blizzard I spent 3-4 hours towing people out of snow drifts., Your typical car is not going to make it through the drifts and you will get stuck. It's not fun trying to dig out of drifts in -20 wind chills with snow blowing all around. So if you think you're going to need something in the next few days go get it now.

alm77 4 years, 6 months ago

I do have AWD, but not planning on using it. ;) I just sent the husband for the more important things, more firewood, ready to eat food, bottled water, beer and olives ('cause I have gin and vermouth). :D

I'm just wondering if there's anything I'm not thinking of...

yellowdot99 4 years, 6 months ago

I know for bad weather you should always have flash lights, batteries, bottled water, fill up a bathtub with water for cleaning and pets to drink, lots of extra blankets, leave cabinet doors open so pipes do not freeze, make sure cell phones are fully charged. I know other people can add lots more to this but I hope it helps you alm77

alm77 4 years, 6 months ago

Flashlights!! Better plug in all the rechargeable batteries! Thanks!!

alm77 4 years, 6 months ago

That's exactly what I was looking for. THANKS!!

LJW, you should put a link to this list!!

PennyBrite 4 years, 6 months ago

I watched channel 5 (KC) weather and they were showing the map -- up to 26" of snow south of the metro. I know how deep 26" is but I can't even picture that in snow! He said 18" of snow when blowing could produce 10 FOOT drifts. That's taller than the door on our house! I am not looking forward to this.

akt2 4 years, 6 months ago

The 2011 Farmer's Almanac predicted Feb 1-3 blizzard conditions with 14 inches of snow possible for our region.

Mike Riner 4 years, 6 months ago

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

luvsnowalmostasmuchasdonutlady 4 years, 6 months ago

I just got stupider reading some of these long winded posts.... Get a life and a job--or better yet join Obama Rocks at the donut shop.

Linda Aikins 4 years, 6 months ago

I wish I'd paid more attention to Little House on the Prairie. What would Pa Ingalls do?

tanaumaga 4 years, 6 months ago

nice work Micheal Landon....sow those oats.

acg 4 years, 6 months ago

Michael Landon had multiple affairs? Man, TOB you totally screwed up his image in my head. To me, he was always a little bit Pa Ingalls and a little bit Little Jo Cartright and all hero. Now I'm sad. :(

riverdrifter 4 years, 6 months ago

I met Michael when he came to Baldwin in 1990 to make Where Pidgeons Go To Die, which my Dad was in as an extra. Sure, he got around, but he was totally unpretentious and a class guy. There were a lot of locals in the production as extras and he handled them beautifully. He and his director came over to Dad's place and we grilled steaks and had some whisky. I remember after dinner Mike tipped his head back, looked at the stars, raised his glass and said "Here's to normalcy."

okiedave 4 years, 6 months ago

Michael Landon appeared on the Johnny Carson show when he was dying of Pancreatic Cancer and attributed his cancer to excessive alcohol use. Too much Wiskey.

riverdrifter 4 years, 6 months ago

Well, hell, I wondered who caused this damn thing to go from a blizzard warning to Michael Landon but I did bring up Elvis! I'm out.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 6 months ago

Gootsie (anonymous) says…

I wish I'd paid more attention to Little House on the Prairie. What would Pa Ingalls do?

---a nonrecurring [disposable] character would be brought on for a totally heart-tugging plot of danger, romance, and moral pursuasion and then said nonrecurring character would: a. die tragically; b) be forced to leave against his/her/its will; or c) said character would turn out to be a n'er do well after all and getting rid of him [of course it would be him] would be best for everybody. unless it was the character played by johnny cash who reformed because of all the love poured out by the quaint little dwellers of Muffler's Glove.

or or d) the school would suddenly face a terrible threat caused by someone's selfishness.
there you go.

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

Now that my house has settled, my windows are leaking really bad. Something tells me the builder skimped on insulation in the frames. Haven't had windows leak this bad since I lived in the student ghetto. Guess I'll find out in the spring.

Looks like I'll be spending tomorrow reviewing City building codes.

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

LOL!

I agree with you - up to a point. I prefer to "choose" when I let in fresh air, rather than have it blow through all day and night long.

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

Wasn't joking about the windows. Thanks, but I'm up on heat loss, humidity, where the air goes and I do not turn the heat up. I just wear more layers. It's not THAT bad.

Infuriates me when people wear t-shirts and shorts in the winter, then turn up the thermostat to 75 degrees, or higher, because they're cold. It's winter for pete's sake.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 6 months ago

in the tweetcrap, so much tv station bs hyping their news/weathercasts in the last two days.
tweet grid about useless sometimes.
can this be filtered?

Andrew Reeves 4 years, 6 months ago

or tell us to go and buy a bunch of plastic and duct tape....

Centerville 4 years, 6 months ago

Tom, Nice to know there's someone else here who understands the real scam that is dressed up as "net neutrality".

Richard Payton 4 years, 6 months ago

The City of Lawrence should plow the streets not just sand them. Kansas City, Shawnee Mission, Merriam, Lenexa and K-10 all had better cleared steets than Lawrence. Sometimes Lawrence is the best but this time they receive a C-.

tomatogrower 4 years, 6 months ago

What I love about this storm is the national networks have almost had to mention Kansas a couple of times. Must have been scary for them. Sometimes I think they don't believe any weather exists between Dallas and Chicago, and New York and California. They wouldn't have paid any attention to Greensburg, if it hadn't been for the effort to rebuild it with green materials.

bangaranggerg 4 years, 6 months ago

This storm keeps getting worse and we just started noticing all of the Christians in my office are vanishing.. like there's this intense flash of white light and then we run and check and their office is empty, they were just in there praying.. Should I be concerned?

tomatogrower 4 years, 6 months ago

"8:55 a.m. update

According to a statement from the city, Lawrence solid waste crews are still operating. Both commercial and residential areas are currently being collected, though expect some delays due to slick conditions."

My trash guys came by. You are awesome. Thanks.

BruceWayne 4 years, 6 months ago

I am declaring Brownbacks term a disaster...

amberT 4 years, 6 months ago

Come on KU, it's time to let F&O go home to their families while they can still make it.

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

Someone has to be there 24/7. I hope some of the F&O employees went to work prepared to stay for a couple of days. I imagine LMH employees and perhaps others I'm not aware of are doing that. For instance, someone has to maintain the water and sewage treatment plant.

amberT 4 years, 6 months ago

Yes, some. But not ALL F&O. Most of them are clearing sidewalks. For whom? Sledders too stupid to stay inside. Let them go home already.

ohmylawrence 4 years, 6 months ago

There is no reason for them to be out there. Im worried about how they are going to get to work in the morning.

booyalab 4 years, 6 months ago

This is no blizzard, let alone a "disaster". It's an inconvenience.

bangaranggerg 4 years, 6 months ago

Comment at 10:59 am suggesting that the Rapture had begun; Update at 11:07 that Gov. Brownback has declared a state of emergency.. Are these events unrelated.. I'd like to think, perhaps not.

Centerville 4 years, 6 months ago

Nice having a governor who doesn't have to be sobered up in New Orleans first.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 4 years, 6 months ago

Global Warming!!!!Global Warming!!!!!Global Warming!!!

The idiot fringe still trying to convince us of this fraud, all sorts of contorted explanations, assumptions, schemes, etc. All the while drinking their carbonated drinks with "poison" carbon dioxide carbonation!!! Is there any intelligent person who believes this "human caused climate change"crap?? I hope not.

shorttrees 4 years, 6 months ago

I think any boss at a non-essential type of employment (offices, retail, etc.) should be forced to stand outside with no coat or hat until they let the employees go home! C'mon folks, is the slim possibility of making a few dollars worth the chances of car accidents/injuries or worse to yourself or your employees?

I guess it's just another example of what Mark Twain once said-- "The thing about common sense is it ain't common".

Fred Whitehead Jr. 4 years, 6 months ago

Oh come on now, there is a recession on, and the company needs to make money. We can't always be coddling our employees that drive here from Pomona. What the hell, just get to work and don't worry about 3:30, get your lazy asses in gear and get that job out the door. Can't find the truck, get your butt out there and clear the snow off the truck, what do you think this is, a government job?? Forget the snow, we need the money so get your lazy and indifferent selves to work so I can collect my delivery check.

Some people are so wonderful to work for.

Scott Morgan 4 years, 6 months ago

I've been through some serious winter weather close to Canada, but good grief seriously, Kansas can really get hit once in a while.

Always think about those poor souls heading west in covered wagons. Dimes to dollars you have to believe some threw caution in the wind trying to cheat mother nature. Tried crossing Kansas in winter. Good grief think of how tough those old birds were.

Snow bad enough, but then the arctic temps. All without knowing what to expect.

okiedave 4 years, 6 months ago

We have 13 inches of snow on the ground in Tulsa with significant drifting from 30 mph wind gusts. We are pushing it your way. Hunker down.

kseagle 4 years, 6 months ago

Considering shutting down the empT?? Just permanently shut the govt waste machines down!! Please start today!!

irvan moore 4 years, 6 months ago

i'd like to commend the trash truck guys, this is a great example of how great they are. don't screw with our trash service city commissioners!

truman1902 4 years, 6 months ago

A normal winter's day in North Dakota..

Viper1962 4 years, 6 months ago

75 degrees and no State income taxes here in Florida today.

Drove to lunch with the top down on my convertible.

Missing you. LOL!

jj14 4 years, 6 months ago

How much snow have we gotten? Is there a way to measure?

Jamminalive 4 years, 6 months ago

this is the first intelligent comment I've read in a while.

overthemoon 4 years, 6 months ago

This snow stuff is all in everybody's imagination. The NWS says it is Freezing Fog and Breezy. So get off the couch and get back to school, work, or where ever you're supposed to be. Earlier, when it wasn't snowing so much, the site said 'Sky obscured by haze'....are they on autopilot at NOAA??

jj14 4 years, 6 months ago

The top of this website says "freezing fog and breezy". Hello??? LJW??

absolutelyridiculous 4 years, 6 months ago

Go home or find a place to ride this out. Our public safety and works as well as law enforcement are working hard today keeping everyone safe. LOTS of motorist assists. Listen here

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=wp&feedId=2178

riverdrifter 4 years, 6 months ago

~9.5" on at Baldwin; my weather station is recording an average wind speed of 16 with gusts to 46 mph, temp 15, windchill ~1. Visibility comes and goes at around 2 blocks -well less than 1/4 mile as ground blizzards come & go with the heavy snow. Flakes are getting bigger, BTW. This is surely the belly of the beast!

lubyloo 4 years, 6 months ago

This is off-topic, but does anyone know someone who could clear my driveway when this blizzard ends eventually? I would pay them. I live just southeast of Lawrence and my driveway is 1/10 of a mile long. Please send me a private message if you know of anyone who might be interested.

jj14 4 years, 6 months ago

Call 785-917-1728 For driveway snow removal. This is a friend of mine who is out and about as we speak looking for shovel/plow jobs.

Carol Bowen 4 years, 6 months ago

We have a power failure in south central Lawrence. I suppose it would be silly to ask if anyone else is without power. It's been 2 hours so far.

Carol Bowen 4 years, 6 months ago

Power company is working in our back yard in this storm! Those guys are wonderful. We sure do appreciate them!

Centerville 4 years, 6 months ago

Doug Bell Sr provides excellent snow removal. He's already out there and can be reached at 423-4855.

bleachwaterfox 4 years, 6 months ago

Question: Is it legal for a non-emergency related workplace to require you to stay during a declared state of emergency?

Stuart Evans 4 years, 6 months ago

maybe they could require you to stay for your own safety...

Jeremiah Jefferson 4 years, 6 months ago

I just shoveled 8 inches off my side walks and my neighbors, the city can pound sand if they think Im gona do it again.

4 years, 6 months ago

My dad would always use that expression, although he typically finished it :) Still I'd rather have them spread the sand rather than pound it ;)

Or a plow, a plow would be nice.

irvan moore 4 years, 6 months ago

the weather thing on the net says 11.7 inches, yuck.

overthemoon 4 years, 6 months ago

Are we sure classes were cancelled on Tuesday?? Perhaps the article should say Wednesday?

Olympics 4 years, 6 months ago

you can always count on the stupid to equate weather with climate.

conservative 4 years, 6 months ago

Not sure what is more stupid, having the trash crews run in this weather, or that if they miss you you have to call and tell them. They can't record what streets they can't get to on their own?

riverdrifter 4 years, 6 months ago

Part II of the storm is under way. Wind is cranking up, NNW at 22 gusting to 34 mph, windchill variable at ~ -3.0. Hard to tell if it's snow or blowing snow out. I'm not going out to see. Jayhawks are warming up a chilly, deserted Lubbock gym of some kind.

ksb 4 years, 6 months ago

Editors: apologies for the triviality, but it's = it is; its = possessive. There are two misuses of "it's" in this story. I tell my students to think of the apostrophe as the smashed dot on the i caused by the contraction of the word; if "it is" doesn't work in the context, there shouldn't be an apostrophe. :)

riverdrifter 4 years, 6 months ago

Fine. Now haul hiney out there and shovel. I know its no fun, butt...

Christine Pennewell Davis 4 years, 6 months ago

I know I read somewhere that said 8 inches downtown but I am not buying that at least not in my area was more than that and no I am not talking blowing snow. As for shoveling hubby has done that 4 times already since he got home, and with windchills as bad as they say what ever is left out there can stay for alittle bit.

hujiko 4 years, 6 months ago

Ignorant comment claiming that a winter storm proves global warming false! Sure isn't getting any warmer outside, must be a hoax cooked up by them godless, liberal, evolution-believing, stem cell-researchin' scientists.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 6 months ago

whew! it's [correct usage] bad out there! and that's one heckuva lot of snow I tell ya'!

jellied gasoline bomb to clean the driveway. fast, painless, safe.

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