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Heat advisory issued for Friday in Douglas County
July 24, 2014
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a heat advisory for Douglas County, the third one this week, on Friday.
Health, safety officials warn about severe heat
July 23, 2014
Lawrence already had its first 100-degree day of the year on Tuesday and, if you believe the forecast, it could have at least one more by the end of the week. So Lawrencians need to focus on staying hydrated and keeping cool. By Giles Bruce
Temperatures reach 100 for first time this year
July 22, 2014
Days after unseasonably cool temperatures, Lawrence cracked 100 degrees for the first time this year Tuesday.
Additional heat advisory issued for Tuesday
12:00 a.m., July 21, 2014 Updated 02:59 p.m.
Well, that didn’t last long. Last week’s mild (for July) temperatures will soon come to an end. With highs in the upper 90s projected for Monday and Tuesday, Lawrence has been slapped with a heat advisory for part of Monday by the National Weather Service in Topeka.
Updated storm toll: 835 tons of tree debris
09:18 a.m., July 17, 2014 Updated 03:36 p.m.
A week and a half after winds of 60 to 75 mph tore through Lawrence during a July 7 storm, the total amount of damage is still being assessed.
Eager shoppers snatch up deals at annual sidewalk sale; beautiful weather expected all day
05:00 a.m., July 17, 2014 Updated 06:31 p.m.
As the sun rose this morning most downtown businesses participating in the 55th annual sidewalk sale had opened their doors to hundreds of eager shoppers looking for good deals. Some businesses opened before sunrise. Emily Heller, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka, said today will be a nice day for shopping with temperatures topping out in the high 70s in Lawrence. By Caitlin Doornbos
Storm toll: 322 vehicles, 435 tons of brush and counting
July 16, 2014
A week after the July 7 storm that brought winds of 60 to 75 miles per hour to Lawrence and surrounding communities, the total amount of damage is still being tallied. At last count, city of Lawrence spokeswoman Megan Gilliland said, 322 vehicles were damaged by the storm and about 435 tons of tree limbs and trees had been dropped off at the city’s brush drop-off site.
Recent rains helping to end drought; Douglas County now just ‘abnormally dry’
July 14, 2014
Recent rains are helping to remove Douglas County’s drought classification, improving the outlook for summer crops and area water levels. Douglas County is now said to be abnormally dry, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, after having been in a moderate drought as recently as a few weeks ago. Abnormally dry means a given area is either going into or coming out of a drought. By Giles Bruce
City offering assistance for debris removal after Monday night’s storm
July 10, 2014
The city’s brush site at the Wood Recovery and Composting Facility, 1420 E. 11th St., remains open for residents wanting to deposit storm debris from Monday night’s storm.
Lawrence native weathers Japanese typhoon
July 10, 2014
Living most of her life in Lawrence, Kerry Cuny has been through tornadoes. But unlike those — which are over in minutes — the Typhoon Neoguri battered her ninth-floor apartment for some 30 hours straight, with howling winds and driving rain that forced its way in through otherwise secure windows. By Sara Shepherd
Winds of up to 75 mph destroy property, leave residents without power Monday night
10:44 a.m., July 8, 2014 Updated 11:34 a.m.
Winds of up to 75 miles per hour blasted through Douglas County Monday night, leaving many residents with major damage to their property and even more without power. By Caitlin Doornbos
Severe thunderstorm warning for Douglas County issued until 11:15 p.m.
July 7, 2014
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County until 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Douglas County until 2 a.m.
June 30, 2014
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County until 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Douglas County under tornado watch until 1 a.m.
June 29, 2014
Douglas County is under a tornado watch until 1 a.m. Monday morning, the National Weather Service announced at 6:45 p.m. today.
Significant weather advisory issued for Douglas County
June 22, 2014
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a special “significant weather advisory” for Douglas County.