Weather news

Tonganoxie Phil: Early spring is on its way
February 4, 2014
Longtime physician by day, weather prognosticator by morning. Dr. Phil Stevens has been practicing medicine at the same office in downtown Tonganoxie for more than 58 years.
Tonganoxie area delays, cancellations for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014
11:21 p.m., February 3, 2014 Updated 08:46 a.m.
Here’s a listing of a delay and closings for Tuesday, Feb. 4, due to the anticipated winter storm.
Tonganoxie included in winter storm warnings; up to 10 inches of snow
February 3, 2014
The Tonganoxie area could receive between 6 and 10 inches of snow Tuesday and early Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for northeast and north central Kansas, including Douglas and Jefferson counties effective midnight tonight and ending 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Wind chill warnings in effect throughout area
January 5, 2014
Wind chill numbers are expected to dip well below zero overnight in the area, creating potential life-threatening conditions for anyone exposed to the weather.
K-State climatologist seeks Leavenworth County volunteers to record precipitation
August 19, 2013
A state climatologist hopes to find resident volunteers to help track precipitation throughout Leavenworth County.
Snowstorms keep crews busy, cause several cancellations
March 5, 2013
The calendar soon will turn to May, but local residents were reminded that it’s still winter in Kansas the past two weeks.
Council reschedules meeting; trash service delayed
February 26, 2013
The Tonganoxie City Council will have its regular meeting at 7 p.m. today in council chambers, 321 Delaware.
Sheriff’s office reports all vehicle accidents Thursday were non-injury
February 22, 2013
The significant snowfall Thursday led to 10 non-injury accidents and multiple slide-offs.
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.