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  • Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Douglas County
    April 13, 2014
    Douglas County is included in a severe thunderstorm watch that the National Weather Service issued for much of eastern Kansas.
    Thunderstorms forecasted for Lawrence on Sunday
    April 12, 2014
    The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Jefferson County and a hazardous weather outlook for Douglas and Franklin counties Saturday night into Sunday.
    Patience needed for Lawrence early spring gardening
    April 11, 2014
    As new grass sprouts from the ground and leaves begin to return to trees, gardeners should try to exercise a little patience when it comes to their own yards.
    National Weather Service issues red flag warning for Douglas County
    Low humidity makes for favorable conditions for fire
    April 8, 2014
    A red flag warning means conditions are favorable for fire: a combination of low humidity, strong winds and warm temperatures.
    Recent rains good for farmers, more would be even better
    April 3, 2014
    More rain means more help for area farmers. On Wednesday night about a quarter of an inch fell in the area, adding to nearly an inch of rain from the previous night and morning, according to the National Weather Service office in Topeka.
    This week’s rainfall could improve moisture levels, reduce fire risks
    April 2, 2014
    With storms bringing nearly an inch of rainfall to Lawrence on Wednesday morning, conditions for crops and fire risks could improve. The city and county are expected to get more rain as the week goes on.
    Tonight’s tornado watch canceled for Douglas County
    01:09 p.m., March 27, 2014 Updated 03:19 p.m.
    The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch for East Central Kansas, including Douglas County, that will remain in effect until 8 p.m.
    Kansas weather officials seek clue to some tornadoes’ paths
    March 9, 2014
    Weather officials in Kansas will be watching major thunderstorms this year for a clue about wind speeds that may help indicate the path of potential tornadoes.
    The Tonganoxie Split: Myth lacks scientific backing but remains intriguing mystery
    March 8, 2014
    If many people ever truly believed in the Tonganoxie Split, it’s a good bet that number dropped on May 11, 2000. That’s when — instead of being waylaid by any natural terrain or old Indian curses — a tornado twisted through the little Leavenworth County town, causing $2.1 million in damage to more than 200 homes. Anymore, the Split is generally accepted as folklore instead of a weather phenomenon. By Sara Shepherd
    Tornado sirens tested Tuesday
    March 3, 2014
    When you hear the sirens tomorrow, don’t worry: It’s only a drill.
    Lawrence roads expected to be in good shape Monday as temperatures drop
    March 2, 2014
    With the winter storm warning and all its snow in the past, Lawrence now must endure frigid temperatures, with wind-chill values falling as low as negative 19 degrees on Monday.
    Winter storm arrives in Lawrence; two killed in auto accident
    March 1, 2014
    A large winter storm moved into Lawrence last night that is expected to bring up to 8 inches of snow and sleet by early Monday.
    CLOSINGS and modified hours March 2-3
    05:24 p.m., February 28, 2014 Updated 03:12 p.m.
    Districts in Baldwin City, Tonganoxie and Basehor-Linwood are among schools that have canceled Monday classes because of extreme cold temperatures and dangerous road conditions. See other weather-related closings for March 2-3.
    Where’s the snow? Forecast downgraded to 1 to 3 inches
    10:39 a.m., February 27, 2014 Updated 10:01 a.m.
    Douglas County remains under a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. today, but the National Weather Service in Topeka has downgraded the snow forecast to an additional 1 to 3 inches. That compares with up to 8 inches NWS had predicted Saturday afternoon.
    Wind advisory issued for Thursday for Douglas County
    February 19, 2014
    The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for Thursday beginning at 6 a.m. lasting until 6 p.m..