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Area receives up to 7 inches of snow in overnight winter storm

March 24, 2013, 7:30 a.m. Updated March 24, 2013, 8:46 p.m.

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Recent weather story from the National Weather Services shows snowfall of up to seven inches for the Northeast Kansas region.

Recent weather story from the National Weather Services shows snowfall of up to seven inches for the Northeast Kansas region.

The Lawrence area received four to seven inches of snow, as a another winter snow storm hit Northeast Kansas Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to estimates from the National Weather Service.

The bulk of the snow fell Saturday night and caused some treacherous driving conditions Sunday morning, when local emergency crews were busy responding to multiple incidents of vehicles sliding off area roads.

The NWS warned of continued problems on roads Sunday caused by blowing snow and high winds.

Megan Gilliland, city of Lawrence spokeswoman, said crews have been prepping Lawrence roads since Thursday, and additional units have been called in. Crews were working to open downtown roadways in anticipation of traffic during the KU men's basketball game.

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kernal 1 year, 7 months ago

Looks like there may have been some freezing rain with that from the looks of my windows, sidewalk, driveway and some of the neighbors cars.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 7 months ago

It was 80° not that long ago. What caused that?

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tomatogrower 1 year, 7 months ago

lg40 needs to do more than go back to school. He needs to realize that his measly little world that is immediately in front of him is just a small part of the entire planet. Of course, that would mean realizing that the universe does not revolve around him. If it isn't happening to him, it doesn't exist.

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Capt_Obvious 1 year, 7 months ago

lawrenceguy40 - Your TeaParty talking points underscore your basic ignorance of science...

As a result of global warming, the Arctic region is warming at about twice the rate of more temperate zones and the consequences of this include shifts in ocean currents and the jet stream and the projection of weather phenomenon further south than usual.

In short, late storms like this are happening DUE to global warming...

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 7 months ago

Exactly-- global warming will affect jet streams, which are what bring cold arctic air into temperate regions. And even with global warming, arctic air will still be cold. But it'll meet up with warmer, moister air in those regions, meaning more snow.

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Richard07 1 year, 7 months ago

I will guarantee you I can find as many credible "experts" as you claim to have to refute your statement. A very large number of experts not only disagree as to whether the plant is actually warming but a very large number within that group acknowledge there is no proof to attribute any change (should it exist) to any hydrocarbon related human activity.

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tomatogrower 1 year, 7 months ago

LG49, if you want to argue about what is causing global warming, I could take your posts seriously, and there could be a debate. But you can't argue that it isn't happening. That would be like a person standing knee high in water in their boat, and arguing that the boat isn't sinking. There might be many different reasons why a boat is sinking, but to deny that it's not sinking is just plain ridiculous.

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jj14 1 year, 7 months ago

So how much snow did Lawrence get? Are the plows out? Isn't that what everyone wants to know? Of course its the information missing from this article.

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shaunepec 1 year, 7 months ago

How much snow did Lawrence get? "Northeast Kansas recorded up to nine inches of snow overnight, according to estimates from the National Weather Service and the city of Lawrence."

Are the plows out? "Megan Gilliland, city of Lawrence spokeswoman, said crews have been prepping Lawrence roads since Thursday, and additional units have been called in. Crews are also working to open downtown roadways in anticipation of traffic during the KU men's basketball game."

Shaun Hittle Reporter LJW

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Currahee 1 year, 7 months ago

Did you even read the article?

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jj14 1 year, 7 months ago

Yes I read it, "up to 9 inches in NE kansas" does not tell how much snow Lawrence got. Supposedly its up to a foot in Kansas City. The news keeps showing totals from surrounding areas but has yet to show how much Lawrence got. Topeka for example, only got 6 inches. I was curious if the plows were plowing the streets (not curious if they were plowing downtown)

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elliottaw 1 year, 7 months ago

go outside in look, if you want to know exactly how much you go stick a tape measure in the snow

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xeniahawk 1 year, 7 months ago

LG40 - cop a clue and understand the diff between weather and climate. You can go back to Fox News now since they are apparently your source for science information.

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Scott Morgan 1 year, 7 months ago

Global Warming simply to even the world playing field, ammunition shortages to bypass constitutional rights, election fraud, media failing to report the truth, completely gutting the best healthcare system in the history of man to meet the needs of a million or so citizens, destruction of the black middle class, manipulation of our fuel prices to match tiny European nations green policies.............

We have government telling us we can't have a 32 oz unsweetened ice tea in NY. What ever happened to the generation who fought government intrusion? Jokes on you comrades.

Some of us don't think about fuel costs for a small farmer, construction worker, commuters, or even a man or women on a budget purchasing a 64 oz drink to sip on all day. Nope, not anymore in the home of the free.

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 7 months ago

even nasa scientists and astronauts question that the earth is actually warming as such, but more specifically, that ifit is, what is it supposed to be, and then, if it is warming, question the link to mankind's activities.

and, citing fox news does not qualify as a refuting argument. in fact, studies show fox news viewers are better informed on civil/political matters than the general american public.

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elliottaw 1 year, 7 months ago

Actually no: "According to a new study by Farleigh Dickinson University, Fox viewers are the least knowledgeable audience of any outlet, and they know even less about politics and current events than people who watch no news at all."

http://www.thenation.com/blog/167999/its-official-watching-fox-makes-you-stupider#

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 7 months ago

^^kernal 10 hours, 25 minutes ago

Looks like there may have been some freezing rain with that from the looks of my windows, sidewalk, driveway and some of the neighbors cars.

---yep, sleet too. saturday afternoon was pretty cool, excuse the pun.

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Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 7 months ago

How much snow can one tent hold before it topples? Thanks for the link, I like to hear of artists I haven't heard before.

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