Severe Weather in the Sunflower State

Difficult - and lasting - lessons
Lawrence officials, residents develop new plans following troublesome 2003 tornado
March 30, 2008
When an F-2 tornado hit Lawrence on May 8, 2003, perhaps no one had a better view than Mike Hegeman. Standing on his back deck, he watched as the funnel roared near. When the roofs from the next-door Aberdeen South Apartments started peeling off and timber began flying through the air, he decided it was time to go inside. Just as he reached the basement, he heard the loud clatter of debris hitting his home. Then it was over.
Severe thunderstorm watch canceled early
05:13 p.m., November 5, 2008 Updated 09:38 p.m.
The National Weather Service has canceled a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County that was in effect until until 12 p.m.
Road crews plow through practice session
November 4, 2008
John Barnes and Chris Wika don’t know how many miles they’ll traverse, exactly how long it’ll take or just what mix of material they’ll load into the back of their city dump truck this winter.
State transportation officials awaiting salt deliveries
October 28, 2008
State highway officials are hoping for warm, clear and uneventful weather conditions through Halloween, as a fearful few weeks for salt supplies comes to an end.
Heavy rain, small hail move through parts of county
07:23 p.m., October 21, 2008 Updated 08:53 p.m.
A strong thunderstorm, but not strong enough to be called severe, moved through eastern and southern portions of the county between 7:20 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. The storm was expected to impact areas including Eudora, Vinland, Baldwin City, Pleasant Grove and southeast Lawrence.
Former Kansan hopes to return to Galveston home hit by Hurricane Ike
September 30, 2008
Kevin Boulware marked the start of this year’s hurricane season by packing a bag so he’d be ready to leave quickly if his Galveston, Texas, home was ever threatened.
Tropical storm forms off Mexico coast
August 7, 2008
Forecasters say Tropical Storm Hernan has formed far off Mexico’s Pacific coast and is expected to move farther out to sea.
Tropical Storm Edouard moves toward Texas
August 4, 2008
Tropical Storm Edouard churned west in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday night and was expected to strengthen to a near-hurricane before making landfall somewhere in Texas on Tuesday.
Dolly downgraded to tropical storm
July 24, 2008
Hurricane Dolly barreled into South Texas on Wednesday, lashing the coast with winds up to 100 mph and dumping heavy rain that flooded some low-lying areas but spared levees along the heavily populated Rio Grande Valley.
Dolly gains hurricane strength and aims for US-Mexico border
July 23, 2008
Dolly spun into a hurricane Tuesday, heading toward the U.S.-Mexico border and the heavily populated Rio Grande Valley, where officials feared heavy rains could cause massive flooding and levee breaks.
Tropical storm heads toward ocean
July 21, 2008
Tropical Storm Cristobal headed for the open Atlantic late Sunday as forecasters discontinued tropical storm warnings along the Carolinas.
Tropical Storm Cristobal nears US
July 20, 2008
Tropical Storm Cristobal, the first tropical storm to menace the Southeast seaboard this hurricane season, sent outer bands of intermittent rain lashing the eastern Carolinas late Saturday as forecasters predicted it could dump several inches in some areas of drought-stricken North Carolina.
Manhattan hurries to clean up after tornado
July 18, 2008
More than a month after a tornado ravaged Manhattan, clean-up efforts are ongoing. 6News reporter Annette Lawless finds out what families are doing and tells us K-State’s biggest concern before classes start.
Tourists not worried about hurricane
July 12, 2008
Hurricane Bertha was spinning over open water and headed toward Bermuda, but tourists didn’t expect it to wreck their weekend on the idyllic Atlantic island.
Deductible $5M for K-State damage
July 11, 2008
A legislative committee was told the state faces a $5 million deductible on its insurance to cover tornado damage at Kansas State University. Had the twister occurred this month, that amount would have been $100,000.
Severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas County has been canceled; severe thunderstorm watch still in effect
06:21 p.m., July 2, 2008 Updated 09:14 p.m.
The severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas County has been cancelled.