Weather news

Tornado warning until 7:45 p.m. for extreme northern Douglas County, southeastern Jefferson County; Leavenworth County in severe thunderstorm watch
May 21, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for extreme northern Douglas County and southeastern Jefferson County until 7:45 p.m. Saturday.
Thunderstorms, hail possible Thursday afternoon, evening
April 14, 2011
Thunderstorms, heavy rain and hail are possible Thursday afternoon and evening across northeast Kansas, according to the Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service offices in Topeka and Pleasant Hill, Mo.
High winds, hail blow through area
08:25 p.m., April 3, 2011 Updated 08:44 p.m.
A line of thunderstorms Sunday evening that blew through northeast Kansas caused some damage in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties.
Snowy weather brings about closings
06:00 a.m., February 25, 2011 Updated 09:00 a.m.
Thursday’s winter storm is bringing about a fresh crop of closings Friday.
After another snowfall, KDOT asks commuters to take their time
February 25, 2011
Commuters in the region are being urged to take their time on their morning drive in the wake of a late-February storm that brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the region.
NWS issues winter storm warning for region; 3-6 inches of sleet and snow possible
February 24, 2011
Another round of winter is expected to blow through the area today.
KDOT reports snowpacked roads throughout region
February 9, 2011
KDOT said nighttime crews have been out overnight plowing snow off the roadways.
Forecasters: More snow on the way Tuesday
February 7, 2011
Forecasters say another snowstorm is on the way to the area with up to another 5 inches possible by midweek.
Planning preceeded blizzard
February 3, 2011
Local government officials started planning last week for Tuesday and Wednesday’s blizzard.
6 a.m. road update: KDOT continues to urge drivers to stay off roads
February 2, 2011
The Kansas Department of Transportation is reporting road conditions across Northeast Kansas range from drifting to mostly to completely snowpacked throughout the region.
5 Questions: Stay hydrated
Chapped lips, dry skin signs of dehydration
February 2, 2011
Mary Knapp, state climatologist based with Kansas State University Research and Extension, offers advice about dehydration in the winter months.
Schools call off classes Wednesday as cold settles in
04:56 p.m., February 1, 2011 Updated 07:24 p.m.
Heavy snowfall, high winds and wind chill indexes below zero have caused area school districts to call off classes for a second consecutive day.
Red Cross offers tips to cope with blizzard
February 1, 2011
The Red Cross is working with state and local government officials and calling disaster workers, getting them ready in the wake of today’s blizzard to respond if necessary.
Schools across area cancel classes
08:43 p.m., January 31, 2011 Updated 06:40 a.m.
The prospect of blizzardlike conditions is causing cancellation of schools across the area.