Precipitation Totals for Lawrence Municipal Airport (April 22)
April to date: 1.98"
2014 to date: 4.51"
- Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Douglas County
- April 13, 2014
- Douglas County is included in a severe thunderstorm watch that the National Weather Service issued for much of eastern Kansas.
- Thunderstorms forecasted for Lawrence on Sunday
- April 12, 2014
- The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Jefferson County and a hazardous weather outlook for Douglas and Franklin counties Saturday night into Sunday.
- Patience needed for Lawrence early spring gardening
- April 11, 2014
- As new grass sprouts from the ground and leaves begin to return to trees, gardeners should try to exercise a little patience when it comes to their own yards.
- National Weather Service issues red flag warning for Douglas County
- Low humidity makes for favorable conditions for fire
- April 8, 2014
- A red flag warning means conditions are favorable for fire: a combination of low humidity, strong winds and warm temperatures.
- Recent rains good for farmers, more would be even better
- April 3, 2014
- More rain means more help for area farmers. On Wednesday night about a quarter of an inch fell in the area, adding to nearly an inch of rain from the previous night and morning, according to the National Weather Service office in Topeka.
- This week’s rainfall could improve moisture levels, reduce fire risks
- April 2, 2014
- With storms bringing nearly an inch of rainfall to Lawrence on Wednesday morning, conditions for crops and fire risks could improve. The city and county are expected to get more rain as the week goes on.
- Tonight’s tornado watch canceled for Douglas County
- 01:09 p.m., March 27, 2014 Updated 03:19 p.m.
- The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch for East Central Kansas, including Douglas County, that will remain in effect until 8 p.m.
- Kansas weather officials seek clue to some tornadoes’ paths
- March 9, 2014
- Weather officials in Kansas will be watching major thunderstorms this year for a clue about wind speeds that may help indicate the path of potential tornadoes.
- The Tonganoxie Split: Myth lacks scientific backing but remains intriguing mystery
- March 8, 2014
- If many people ever truly believed in the Tonganoxie Split, it’s a good bet that number dropped on May 11, 2000. That’s when — instead of being waylaid by any natural terrain or old Indian curses — a tornado twisted through the little Leavenworth County town, causing $2.1 million in damage to more than 200 homes. Anymore, the Split is generally accepted as folklore instead of a weather phenomenon. By Sara Shepherd
- Tornado sirens tested Tuesday
- March 3, 2014
- When you hear the sirens tomorrow, don’t worry: It’s only a drill.