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Severe weather seasons bring haunting memories of night in Andover

They say 13 people died and another 150 were injured that Friday in a small town east of Wichita, just off the interstate, a place few folks outside the area had ever bothered paying much attention to before.

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From snow to rain, lightning, and even clear skies, Kansas weather puts on a good show. Submit your photos and see what others have sent in.

Video: Tornado etched into Topeka's memory

Topekans watched on June 8, 1966 as an F5 tornado descended on the heart of the city. Watch »

Video: Tips to keep you safe during severe weather

With tornado season upon us, it's time to think of what you can do to keep your family safe during a tornado. Watch »

Video: Students learn techniques for twister safety

Stop, drop and tuck: that's what students at Sunset Hill Elementary did today during the state-wide tornado drill. Watch »

Video: Change coming to tornado warning alerts

Douglas County Emergency Management is making a critical change in how they deal with tornado warnings. Watch »

Eye of the Storm
Eye of the Storm: Part One Eye of the Storm: Part Two Eye of the Storm: Part Three Eye of the Storm: Part Four

The 6News weather team looks at the ferocious storms of years past and preparations for this year's severe weather season.

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In the Eye of the Storm
Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four 'We had a bad feeling ...' Don't take the over/under Driving during a tornado Which part of the basement? Safe at home Nighttime tornado

River City Weekly takes a look at severe weather and the people who track it.

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Inside the National Weather Center
The building Storm Prediction Center Forecaster's job Observation deck Science On a Sphere Toto isn't in Kansas Vehicle bay

Daphne Thompson has been the meteorologist education outreach coordinator at the National Weather Center for three years. So far, she estimates that she has provided tours to more than 8,000 people. She is married to Richard Thompson, a lead forecaster in the Storm Prediction Center. They met as students in the University of Oklahoma's School of Meteorology, which is located in the building that they work in today.

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The formation of severe weather
More Severe Weather
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.

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