Weather news

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.
Weather forces closure of Fort Leavenworth
January 31, 2011
The U.S. Army installation Fort Leavenworth will be closed Tuesday with only emergency personnel working. Grant Gate, the main gate will be open but offices and normal operations will not be.
Winter storm warning gives way to blizzard warning
03:00 p.m., January 31, 2011 Updated 06:12 a.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Kansas City area, saying the expected snowstorm could cripple the region.
Winter storm watch in effect early Monday morning through 6 a.m. Wednesday for area counties
02:33 p.m., January 30, 2011 Updated 08:18 a.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch effective midnight Monday through 6 a.m. Wednesday for several area counties, including Douglas, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson counties.
KDOT: Area’s roads improving in wake of snowstorm
January 20, 2011
Nearly 7 inches of snow was reported in the storm that began Wednesday afternoon and continued overnight.
Classes canceled today for most schools across region
06:03 p.m., January 19, 2011 Updated 06:55 a.m.
A snowstorm that blanketed the region Wednesday has caused numerous school cancellations.
McLouth USD 342 cancels classes for Thursday
January 19, 2011
McLouth USD 342 is now on the growing list of area schools canceling Thursday classes.
Thursday classes canceled for Tonganoxie, Genesis Christian Academy
Tonganoxie Invitational schedule in limbo
January 19, 2011
Classes for Tonganoxie School District and Genesis Christian Academy have been canceled for Thursday.
It’s back to school in Tonganoxie, McLouth
January 13, 2011
A three-day, weather-related break from classes is over for students and teachers in Tonganoxie and McLouth public schools.