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  • Lawrence gets half an inch of rain Saturday
    April 18, 2015
    Steady rain falling Saturday across Douglas County nearly brought the area within the normal month-to-date precipitation range, but 2015 so far is still much drier than usual.
    Bad weather forecast prompts cancellation of KU’s Big Event
    11:54 a.m., April 17, 2015 Updated 10:37 p.m.
    The Kansas University Big Event, scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled because of a bad weather forecast, organizers announced Friday. The annual volunteer event will be canceled altogether — not rescheduled — because, well, it’s too big. By Sara Shepherd
    Lawrence receives 0.6 inches of rain early Monday morning
    10:27 a.m., April 13, 2015 Updated 10:21 p.m.
    Over a half-inch of rain fell on Lawrence early Monday morning, according to measurements taken at Lawrence Municipal Airport. Overnight thunderstorms brought 0.6 inches of precipitation between midnight and 3 a.m.
    Severe storms possible over much of Kansas
    09:10 a.m., April 8, 2015 Updated 10:13 p.m.
    State emergency management officials are monitoring a storm system that is expected to bring large hail, damaging winds and the possibility of tornadoes.
    Recent rainfall leaves farmers wanting more; no crop damage reported from cold temps
    06:46 p.m., April 6, 2015 Updated 10:04 p.m.
    Despite several recent days of thunderstorms and rain, farmers in northeastern Kansas are wanting more precipitation, one weather expert said.
    Rain greets Lawrence Thursday morning
    April 2, 2015
    Rain greeted Lawrence Thursday morning, but it will give way to sun later in the day.
    Officials fear Kansas is complacent about tornado season
    12:49 p.m., March 2, 2015 Updated 10:18 p.m.
    Weather officials in Kansas are worried that the state’s lack of tornados last year will make citizens complacent going into tornado season this spring.
    City snow removal and road treatment in high gear on Sunday
    March 1, 2015
    Twenty-four-hour operations for snow are still in effect in the city of Lawrence.
    Lawrence could get 5 inches of snow this weekend, National Weather Service says
    03:54 p.m., February 27, 2015 Updated 10:38 p.m.
    Lawrence’s public works department is preparing for as much as 5 inches of snow this weekend. Mark Thiel, assistant public works director, said crews began their snow-preparation work on the roads as early as Thursday. Before any plowing is needed, the department spreads a special mixture on roadways to help the upcoming snow melt. By Conrad Swanson
    Freezing rain, snow may cause hazardous travel conditions Friday night
    February 20, 2015
    A wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow will move across northeast Kansas on Friday evening.
    More snow expected Tuesday afternoon; Wednesday bringing bitter cold
    11:13 a.m., February 17, 2015 Updated 04:35 p.m.
    After snow Monday and Tuesday mornings, Lawrence and Douglas County are in for one more dose of winter weather Tuesday afternoon.
    Brief, heavy snow blankets area Tuesday morning; weather advisory canceled
    04:21 p.m., February 16, 2015 Updated 09:02 a.m.
    The National Weather Service in Topeka is reporting about 0.5 to 1 inch of snow; Winter Weather Advisory canceled for Tuesday.
    Crews plowing snow Monday morning; school in session in the area
    February 16, 2015
    City of Lawrence street maintenance crews are out clearing roads Monday morning after winter weather dumped snow in the area overnight.
    Midwest likely to encounter ‘mega-drought’ this century, researchers say
    February 15, 2015
    Global warming will bring the” risk of a decades-long mega-drought in the American Southwest and Great Plains during the second half of the century, researchers say. The forecast, published online in the new journal Science Advances, contrasts sharply with other recent assessments that report more uncertainty about future droughts, according to study authors. By The Associated Press
    Winter weather advisory issued for Lawrence until Monday morning
    09:01 a.m., February 15, 2015 Updated 09:53 p.m.
    The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for snow that is in effect from 3 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.