Weather news

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.
Leavenworth to close park in advance of floodwaters
June 11, 2011
Due to the projected river levels, the city of Leavenworth has closed its Animal Control Facility (1720 S. 2nd St.) and will close public access to Riverfront Park Campground at noon Sunday, June 12.
City of Leavenworth anticipates flooding in coming days, protecting structures with sandbags
June 9, 2011
Leavenworth officials are taking steps to protect its buildings along the Missouri River as more rain is expected this weekend that would add to near record-breaking flood levels that are being predicted.
Winds cause damage in north Basehor, Fairmount areas
June 2, 2011
Trees downed and outbuildings damaged
Kansas Highway 192 bridge over Stranger Creek in Leavenworth County now open
05:00 p.m., May 25, 2011 Updated 09:44 a.m.
Kansas Highway 192 at Stranger Creek has reopened.
Kansas 192 in Leavenworth County closed due to flooding
May 25, 2011
Kansas Highway 192 in Leavenworth County is closed at Stranger Creek due to high water on the roadway, the Kansas Department of Transportation reported at 1 p.m. today.
Disaster officials urge Kansans to prepare for tornadoes
May 24, 2011
Despite living in the Midwest, where tornadoes frequently threaten the spring and early-summer weather, relatively few Kansas residents actually have a home tornado plan or disaster supply kit in place, according to the Red Cross.
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.