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Late planting season, early freeze could spell trouble for wheat crop
February 17, 2014
The late harvest for corn and soybeans last fall pushed back the planting season for winter wheat, which usually happens by early October but this year stretched into November. Freezing temperatures then showed up before many of the plants had begun to germinate. By Giles Bruce
No snowmageddon in Lawrence this week; in fact, the opposite
February 9, 2014
Snow flurries will whiten Douglas County skies into Sunday night, but don’t hunker down for another record snow just yet.
Slight chance of snow, freezing drizzle in Lawrence today
February 7, 2014
The National Weather Service forecast a slight chance of flurries today and freezing drizzle tonight. The bitter cold also continues with a high of 17 degrees and a low of 13 degrees.
Brownback: Kansas weathers storm, cold to follow
February 6, 2014
State officials said the snowstorm that dropped more than a foot of snow in some areas of Kansas could have been “considerably worse,” praising the public and emergency management response while warning residents Thursday that cold temperatures still pose a threat.
Lawrence residential streets plowed; public schools remain closed
February 6, 2014
Lawrence road crews worked all night to clean up after one of the worst snowstorms in the history of the city. The city announced this morning that all residential streets have been plowed, after crews spent much of Wednesday focusing on clearing major thoroughfares. By Giles Bruce
Wind chill advisory in effect until noon today
February 6, 2014
The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory for Douglas County and surrounding areas until noon today. Northwest winds are at 5 to 8 mph, which brings the wind chill to minus 15 to minus 23 degrees.
Cleanup continues after Lawrence hit with historic snowfall; several school districts close Thursday
08:01 a.m., February 5, 2014 Updated 06:05 p.m.
Lawrence continues to dig out of the snow, a day after one of the worst winter storms in city’s history. By Giles Bruce
Lawrence blasted with snow, but drivers avoid serious accidents; KU, schools close a second day
09:45 p.m., February 4, 2014 Updated 06:03 a.m.
With the brunt of the worst winter storm of the year behind us, Lawrence appears to have emerged relatively unscathed, with the main task now being to clear the roads. By Elliot Hughes
KU medical experts warn of snow shoveling dangers
February 4, 2014
Health experts at the University of Kansas Hospital are warning people to avoid overtaxing their hearts while shoveling snow.
Schools, legislature close as Lawrence prepares for season’s biggest snowstorm
February 4, 2014
Much of Lawrence spent Monday getting ready for the worst winter storm of the season so far. By Giles Bruce
CLOSINGS and modified hours Feb. 6
07:55 p.m., February 3, 2014 Updated 03:07 p.m.
Closings Feb. 4-5
Lawrence prepares for winter storm arriving tonight
08:20 a.m., February 3, 2014 Updated 11:43 a.m.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Douglas and surrounding counties, beginning at midnight lasting until 6 a.m. Wednesday.
No Super Bowl snow, but winter storm coming to Lawrence
February 2, 2014
It won’t look like the Ice Bowl in East Rutherford, N.J., this evening, when the Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. But a winter storm could put Lawrence and much of Kansas under a blanket of white starting tomorrow.
Winter weather advisory issued for Douglas County through Saturday morning
January 31, 2014
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Douglas County and surrounding areas from 9 a.m. today until 6 a.m. Saturday.
Winter-proof your windows to save energy at home
January 23, 2014
There‚Äôs nothing worse than cranking up the heat every winter just to layer up to walk across the cold kitchen floor of your home.