Weather

Weather service issues wind chill advisory
January 7, 2015
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a wind chill advisory which goes into effect at midnight and lasts until 9 a.m. Thursday.
CLOSINGS for Jan. 7
08:26 p.m., January 6, 2015 Updated 09:16 p.m.
Check back with the Journal-World for more closings.
Wind chills of minus 20 expected Wednesday in northeast Kansas
11:08 a.m., January 6, 2015 Updated 04:10 p.m.
Northeast Kansas is in for a cold couple of days. The National Weather Service in Topeka predicts a wind chill of 15 to 20 degrees below zero by Wednesday morning and continuing until late in the day on Wednesday. Wind chills of minus 15 to 20 are expected again on Thursday morning.
Statewide storm damage totals dropped in 2014
January 5, 2015
The amount of storm damage reported in Kansas in 2014 was the lowest amount in 16 years.
Winter weather advisory extended to 1 a.m.; 1 to 3 inches of snow expected
January 3, 2015
The National Weather Service in Topeka has extended the winter weather advisory for Lawrence and surrounding areas until 1 a.m. Sunday.
Lawrence forecast: Freezing rain early Saturday, then afternoon snow
11:54 a.m., January 2, 2015 Updated 09:03 p.m.
The first weekend of 2015 will bring ice and snow to much of northeast Kansas, including Lawrence and Douglas County.
Sunny day to stay cold
09:16 a.m., December 30, 2014 Updated 11:39 a.m.
The National Weather Service’s forecast of flurries ended at 11 a.m.; the day is expected to stay cold and drop back to the single digits tonight.
Chance of flurries in forecast
December 30, 2014
The National Weather Service has forecast a chance of flurries before 11 a.m. today in Douglas County and surrounding areas.
Chance of light snow overnight, but a warm Christmas
December 23, 2014
A mix of rain and snow is predicted this evening in Lawrence, but steadily warming temperatures the next couple of days will melt off any accumulations by tomorrow afternoon.
How do tornadoes form? Drones might have an answer
December 20, 2014
Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form.
Lawrence area receives up to 2 inches of snow overnight
08:27 a.m., December 18, 2014 Updated 04:10 p.m.
A Winter Weather Advisory was allowed to expire at 9 a.m. Thursday after snow moved through Lawrence and Douglas County overnight. The National Weather Service reported 0.6 inches of snow in Lawrence as of 7:33 a.m. Higher amounts, in the 1 to 2 inch range, were reported throughout the city by residents. Road crews estimated Lawrence received 2 to 3 inches of snow, according to City Hall.
Closings for Dec. 18
December 18, 2014
School and event closings for Dec. 18
2-3 inches of snow expected in Lawrence, Douglas County area
08:42 a.m., December 17, 2014 Updated 05:08 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Topeka predicts “widespread snow” in the Douglas County area by late Wednesday evening, with several inches of accumulation possible overnight.
Kansas reports tornado, snow in same day
December 15, 2014
Kansas weather is often unpredictable but Sunday was a particularly odd day in the state.
Freezing Rain Advisory issued for Douglas County until 11 a.m. Wednesday
December 10, 2014
The National Weather Service in Topeka issued a Freezing Rain Advisory from 8:22 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday.