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  • How do tornadoes form? Drones might have an answer
    December 20, 2014
    Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form.
    Lawrence area receives up to 2 inches of snow overnight
    08:27 a.m., December 18, 2014 Updated 04:10 p.m.
    A Winter Weather Advisory was allowed to expire at 9 a.m. Thursday after snow moved through Lawrence and Douglas County overnight. The National Weather Service reported 0.6 inches of snow in Lawrence as of 7:33 a.m. Higher amounts, in the 1 to 2 inch range, were reported throughout the city by residents. Road crews estimated Lawrence received 2 to 3 inches of snow, according to City Hall.
    Closings for Dec. 18
    December 18, 2014
    School and event closings for Dec. 18
    2-3 inches of snow expected in Lawrence, Douglas County area
    08:42 a.m., December 17, 2014 Updated 05:08 p.m.
    The National Weather Service in Topeka predicts “widespread snow” in the Douglas County area by late Wednesday evening, with several inches of accumulation possible overnight.
    Kansas reports tornado, snow in same day
    December 15, 2014
    Kansas weather is often unpredictable but Sunday was a particularly odd day in the state.
    Freezing Rain Advisory issued for Douglas County until 11 a.m. Wednesday
    December 10, 2014
    The National Weather Service in Topeka issued a Freezing Rain Advisory from 8:22 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
    Lawrence receives nearly an inch of rain since midnight Friday
    02:44 p.m., December 5, 2014 Updated 03:06 p.m.
    Just under an inch of rain fell on Lawrence since midnight on Friday, according to measurements at Lawrence Municipal Airport.
    Frigid temperatures expected Monday
    November 16, 2014
    Lawrence will experience extreme cold on Sunday and Monday, so bundle up — or better yet, make some hot cocoa and stay indoors.
    Weather update: No accumulation of snow expected in Lawrence area, advisory canceled
    November 15, 2014
    The National Weather Service said precipitation is moving out of Lawrence.
    Several inches of snow could fall Saturday in Lawrence
    04:40 p.m., November 14, 2014 Updated 07:39 a.m.
    It’s been a colder-than-normal November, but things may be even more winterlike Saturday in Lawrence. Lawrence was expected to receive 2 to 4 inches of snow on Saturday, with most of it coming between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., NWS meteorologist Kyle Poage said Friday. Early Saturday morning, the weather agency revised its projections to 1 to 3 inches.
    Saturday snow, winds prompt Winter Weather Advisory for Douglas County
    08:23 a.m., November 14, 2014 Updated 03:45 p.m.
    Lawrence and Douglas County will be under a Winter Weather Advisory from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service in Topeka issued the advisory Friday in advance of a weather system that will bring snowfall of 2 to 4 inches to the area.
    Latest weekend forecast predicts 3-4 inches of snow in Lawrence
    November 13, 2014
    Lawrence may see three to four inches of total snow accumulation on Saturday and Sunday, according to projections released Thursday by the National Weather Service.
    Steep drop in temperatures, cold winds in Kansas
    November 11, 2014
    A cold front that swept across Kansas caused a dramatic drop in temperatures that is expected to continue through much of the week.
    43-degree temperature swing coming Monday in Lawrence
    November 9, 2014
    When you wake up, you’ll want to put on shorts. But keep those wool socks handy.
    Bitter cold, possible snow coming next week to Douglas County
    November 8, 2014
    Monday may be your last chance to soak up the warm days of fall before a bitter cold front enters the Douglas County area, bringing frigid temperatures and a chance of snow.