Weather news

State offers tips for combatting frigid winter weather
December 31, 2012
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is encouraging all Kansans to be safe and exercise caution when temperatures drop below freezing.
LIGHTNING STRIKE: Monday storm hits chimney
June 12, 2012
Wayne Yorkovich pulled his truck out of the garage early Monday morning anticipating a summer shower that would wash off his vehicle.
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until midnight for area counties
March 28, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch that’s in effect until midnight for Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Jefferson and Douglas counties.
Severe-weather sirens meant to reach only outdoor areas, Leavenworth County official says
March 13, 2012
The high-pitched whine of emergency weather sirens rang throughout Leavenworth County March 7, just as it does the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m.
Tornado watch issued for Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties
February 28, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties. It is in effect until 1 a.m. Wednesday.
City street department has supplies salted away for winter
December 27, 2011
Although it may have disappointed area children, Kent Heskett was happy Tonganoxie didn’t have a white Christmas.
Heavy rains cause road closures in northesast Kansas
Road in Lansing closed
August 22, 2011
Here are updates on road closures in northeast Kansas, including one in Lansing, as of late Monday morning:
Ozone alert in effect Tuesday in metro KC
August 1, 2011
The prospect of unhealthy levels of smog today has prompted officials to issue an orange Ozone Alert for the entire metropolitan Kansas City area.
NWS warns: Weekend will be hot
July 14, 2011
Temperatures during the weekend heat watch could reach as high as 100 degrees. Factoring in humidity, heat indices will be between 105 and 110 degrees.
Summer 75 years ago set standard for misery
July 6, 2011
Anna Mary Landauer remembers that during the hot, dry summer of 1936, calves on adjoining property found Stranger Creek to be no barrier.
High water closes portion of Kansas Highway 5 in Lansing
July 2, 2011
Kansas Highway 5 in Leavenworth County is closed from Eisenhower Road to Mary Street in the city of Lansing due to high waters from the Missouri River on the roadway.
Riverfront Community Center closed as Missouri’s floodwaters rise in Leavenworth
June 30, 2011
With the Missouri River at just over 30 feet and rising, the city of Leavenworth is starting to experience sewer issues at the Riverfront Community Center and has officially closed the building until river levels return to a manageable level.
Flooding occurs at Fort Leavenworth airfield
June 29, 2011
Rising levels of the Missouri River early Wednesday caused water to undercut the Union Pacific Railroad tracks northwest of Sherman Army Airfield at Fort Leavenworth, causing the area to flood.
Republican group leader takes donations to Reading
June 15, 2011
The president of the Leavenworth County Republican Women group traveled to the town of Reading earlier this month to take donations from group members and help with cleanup efforts in the wake of the tornado that struck the town on May 21.