Weather

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.
Lawrence sees an inch of snow, warming trend to follow
February 4, 2015
Lawrence city crews will be working in 12-hour shifts to clear the town’s roads after an inch of snow fell Wednesday.
Winter weather advisory in effect; blowing snow expected Wednesday
11:41 a.m., February 3, 2015 Updated 08:56 a.m.
A winter weather system is expected to bring gusty winds and around 2 inches of snow to Lawrence and Douglas County on Wednesday.
CLOSINGS for Feb. 2
February 1, 2015
Weather-related closings for Monday, Feb. 2.
Winter storm leads to flight delays in Kansas, Missouri
February 1, 2015
Several dozen flights have been canceled or delayed at the largest airports in Kansas and Missouri as a winter storm blankets a large swath of the country’s midsection.
Crews treating roads in Lawrence as snow falls, temperatures drop
February 1, 2015
A hazardous weather warning is in effect for Douglas County on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.