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Lawrence receives nearly an inch of rain since midnight Friday
02:44 p.m., December 5, 2014 Updated 03:06 p.m.
Just under an inch of rain fell on Lawrence since midnight on Friday, according to measurements at Lawrence Municipal Airport.
Frigid temperatures expected Monday
November 16, 2014
Lawrence will experience extreme cold on Sunday and Monday, so bundle up — or better yet, make some hot cocoa and stay indoors.
Weather update: No accumulation of snow expected in Lawrence area, advisory canceled
November 15, 2014
The National Weather Service said precipitation is moving out of Lawrence.
Several inches of snow could fall Saturday in Lawrence
04:40 p.m., November 14, 2014 Updated 07:39 a.m.
It’s been a colder-than-normal November, but things may be even more winterlike Saturday in Lawrence. Lawrence was expected to receive 2 to 4 inches of snow on Saturday, with most of it coming between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., NWS meteorologist Kyle Poage said Friday. Early Saturday morning, the weather agency revised its projections to 1 to 3 inches.
Saturday snow, winds prompt Winter Weather Advisory for Douglas County
08:23 a.m., November 14, 2014 Updated 03:45 p.m.
Lawrence and Douglas County will be under a Winter Weather Advisory from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service in Topeka issued the advisory Friday in advance of a weather system that will bring snowfall of 2 to 4 inches to the area.
Latest weekend forecast predicts 3-4 inches of snow in Lawrence
November 13, 2014
Lawrence may see three to four inches of total snow accumulation on Saturday and Sunday, according to projections released Thursday by the National Weather Service.
Steep drop in temperatures, cold winds in Kansas
November 11, 2014
A cold front that swept across Kansas caused a dramatic drop in temperatures that is expected to continue through much of the week.
43-degree temperature swing coming Monday in Lawrence
November 9, 2014
When you wake up, you’ll want to put on shorts. But keep those wool socks handy.
Bitter cold, possible snow coming next week to Douglas County
November 8, 2014
Monday may be your last chance to soak up the warm days of fall before a bitter cold front enters the Douglas County area, bringing frigid temperatures and a chance of snow.
Rainfall light in evening and overnight
November 4, 2014
The National Weather Service reported about .09 of an inch of rain between about 5 p.m. Monday and midnight Tuesday.
Frost advisory issued for Wednesday morning in Douglas County
October 28, 2014
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a frost advisory for Douglas County, in effect from 3 to 9 a.m. Wednesday.
9 ways for Lawrence seniors to have a healthy winter
October 25, 2014
The Journal-World recently spoke with Lawrence Memorial Hospital community educators Aynsley Anderson and John Drees to get their advice on how area seniors can have a healthy winter. Here are some tips they gave.
Overnight rain continues into morning in Lawrence
October 23, 2014
Rain totals of about three-quarters of an inch fell overnight and into the morning in Lawrence, according to the National Weather Service.
Monday rains total about half an inch in Lawrence
October 13, 2014
Despite rain showers throughout the morning and afternoon on Monday, Lawrence accumulated just under half an inch of rain.
Officials say ‘tornado days’ not likely in Kansas schools
09:50 a.m., October 6, 2014 Updated 10:44 a.m.
Oklahoma officials are kicking around the idea of instituting “tornado days” in which classes would be called off when the threat of tornadoes is unusually high, but school and weather officials in Kansas think the idea could cause more problems than it solves.