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Archive for Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spring storm leaves cloudy skies with cold, wet conditions

Kansas University senior Lindsey Manning, Lenexa, ducks under a tree as she heads up the hill to campus through a mixture of rain and sleet, Thursday, May 2, 2013. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo

Kansas University senior Lindsey Manning, Lenexa, ducks under a tree as she heads up the hill to campus through a mixture of rain and sleet, Thursday, May 2, 2013. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo

May 1, 2013, 1:55 p.m. Updated May 2, 2013, 11:01 p.m.

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A pedestrian is shielded by an umbrella while crossing Massachusetts street as a mixture of rain and sleet falls over downtown on, Thursday, May 2, 2013. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo

A pedestrian is shielded by an umbrella while crossing Massachusetts street as a mixture of rain and sleet falls over downtown on, Thursday, May 2, 2013. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo

Sand Trap Classic rescheduled

• The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce's Sand Trap Classic golf tournament, scheduled for Friday, has been rescheduled because of the expected winter weather.

• The new event date is June 28.

11 p.m. update

The storm has let up a bit as the temperature hovers above freezing. The latest update from the National Weather Service shows conditions will remain cold and wet. Chances for rain or a wintery mix will continue through tonight and into Friday.

7 p.m. update

Light snow and sleet have been falling in Lawrence since this afternoon, but the roads and ground around the city remain clear of any accumulation. National Weather Service meteorologist Jared Leighton said he did not think Lawrence would see any accumulation because of warm ground temperatures. The precipitation is also expected to taper off in the next few hours.

The low for the evening is expected to be just above freezing and Leighton said he did not think that the weather would cause any traffic hazards.

There is a 40 percent chance of snow on Friday, but Leighton said accumulation was unlikely.

3 p.m. update

The National Weather Service still predicts snow this evening as well as Friday after 1 p.m. But the forecast remains at less than half an inch of snow accumulation for Thursday as well as Friday. There's also a 40 percent chance of rain and snow on Friday evening.

11:30 a.m. update

The rain falling in Lawrence currently will turn into a rain and snow mix Thursday afternoon, and will become all snow after 10 p.m., according to the most recent forecast from the National Weather Service.

Snow accumulation is still expected to be less than an inch, according to the NWS forecast. However, Weather.com is predicting one to three inches.

Motorists are encouraged to drive safely, as roadways may become hazardous with potential sleet.

Wednesday evening update

Don't let the past few days, with high temperatures in the 70s and 80s, fool you: Old Man Winter hasn't left town just yet.

Lawrence could see up to a half inch of snow Thursday afternoon and into the evening, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service.

Rain is also expected before 1 p.m. Thursday, leading to potential snowfall later in the day.

A forecast from Weather.com is predicting more snow, between two and four inches.

While it should be much colder than usual in Lawrence, with a low of 30 degrees expected, Thursday isn't expected to break the 2005 record of an all-time low of 25 degrees for May 2.

And if snow does fall, it won't be the latest day in the year that's happened locally, but close. According to the NWS, which keeps such data for the Topeka area, snow fell in the area on May 3, all the way back in 1912.

Comments

Steve Jacob 1 year, 7 months ago

One thing for sure, it looks like is a cold, wet, muddy weekend for events like swap meet at the fairgrounds, Art in the Park, and those big out of town swap meets in White Cloud and Sparks.

riverdrifter 1 year, 7 months ago

Refridgeration for morels and keeps the ticks down. Keep looking!

50YearResident 1 year, 7 months ago

The ticks far outnumber the morels right now.

50YearResident 1 year, 7 months ago

Don't worry, the radar indicates that the sleet and snow is taking the Tonganoxie split, again. Rain is going to taper off this afternoon. Unless you live in Tongie...........

Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 7 months ago

It is sleeting pretty good now at 2:13pm and it's almost freezing. I would like to see us make a new weather record.

Liberty275 1 year, 7 months ago

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webmocker 1 year, 7 months ago

"Liberty275 5 hours, 57 minutes ago" "This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement."

I cannot grasp what about the posting above was censor worthy. When I read the message it was just something moronic but basically inoffensive about global warming.

Currahee 1 year, 7 months ago

Yup something along the lines of "How's that global warming working" or something like that. Maybe the LJW staff didn't like how they were bringing politics into weather?

bearded_gnome 1 year, 7 months ago

uh, looks like the weather.com/weatherchannel were WRONG in their snow predictions for accuulations!!!!!

sure is yuuuuuuuckckckckckckckckckckckcky out thar!

bearded_gnome 1 year, 7 months ago

And if snow does fall, it won't be the latest day in the year that's happened locally, but close. According to the NWS, which keeps such data for the Topeka area, snow fell in the area on May 3, all the way back in 1912.

---freakishly late snowfall, must prove global warming/climate change or whatever they're alling it these days oh but wait, that's pre-major auto carbon emissions and all the supposed carbon into the atmosphere, AlGore, what'll we do???

bearded_gnome 1 year, 7 months ago

see how long that'n lasts.
I like weather like this when it doesn't accumulate. we need the moisture. kinda hard on the birds, don't think the ice pellets felt too nice.

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