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Chance Thunderstorms 72° 56°

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Chance Rain Showers 72° 55°

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Slight Chance Thunderstorms 81° 54°

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Sun: 6:40am / 8:01pm

Moon: 11:46pm / 9:04am

Sun: 6:39am / 8:02pm

Moon: 12:43am / 9:59am

Sun: 6:37am / 8:03pm

Moon: NA / NA

Sun: 6:36am / 8:04pm

Moon: 1:34am / 12:04pm

Sun: 6:35am / 8:05pm

Moon: 2:21am / 1:11pm

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Track storms with NOAA's National Weather Service radar from Topeka.

Precipitation Totals for Lawrence Municipal Airport (April 18)

April to date: 1.96"

2014 to date: 4.49"

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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.

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