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Red River ramblings

Preparing for my trip to Dallas!

October 15, 2009

What it takes to get to get to OU/Texas!


Gearing up for the rivalry

October 15, 2009

Rachel Krivjansky will be traveling Friday to Dallas for the Red River Shootout.


Red River ramblings

October 15, 2009

A Tonganoxie High School graduate is preparing for a big-time rivalry this weekend in Dallas.

Weather Watch

Slight warm-up on tap for end of this week

October 14, 2009

Several days of below average temperatures, including three days of record coolest high temperatures (Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday), will come to an end by later this week.

Weather Watch

Record breaking weekend

October 12, 2009

Record breaking highs were set over the weekend, but not for how warm they were.

Weather Watch

Storm chances looking better for Thursday

September 29, 2009

Since storms are first expected to develop late Wednesday in the high plains of western Kansas and western Nebraska, that puts a lot of uncertainty into the timing of the cold front and dryline on Thursday itself for eastern Kansas.

Cemetary Information

Cemetary Information

September 17, 2009

Seeking information

Weather Watch

Wisconsin-like summer in Northeast Kansas

September 13, 2009

Why the 2009 summer reminds 6News Meteorologist Alex Harrington of summer in Wisconsin.

Weather Watch

On this day, 49 years ago

September 10, 2009

What are the chances another major hurricane could make a landfall, on the same date, in the same town?

Lawrence Weather Watch

June Skews Numbers a Bit

September 1, 2009

For many meteorological purposes, we define summer to be "June-August" rather than the typical astronomical summer of June 21-September 22 (from the summer solstice to autumnal equinox).

Weather Watch

Building up a storm

August 26, 2009

6News Meteorologist Alex Harrington tells us just what "potential energy" is, and why you can actually sense it by stepping outside Wednesday night.

Weather Watch

Steering Hurricane Bill

August 19, 2009

Meteorologist Alex Harrington tells us just how Wednesday’s Midwest storm may help those on the United States East Coast breathe just a little bit better.

Weather Watch

Wake up early to check out some beautiful sunrises

August 14, 2009

Meteorologist Alex Harrington sheds a little sunlight on some reasons why recent sunrises have been so beautiful.

Tongie resident

fair parade

August 12, 2009

Why are there cars on 4th street during any parade?

Weather Watch

Summer meteor showers nearing

August 6, 2009

The Perseid meteor shower has become an annual summer event for some sky-watchers. This year, Wednesday will mark the day (or night as it were).

Weather Watch

Summer heat is back!

August 3, 2009

So, it turns out that August is now officially my least favorite month. I'm not a fan of the heat. I can tolerate it, but would much rather have cooler weather all summer long. Oh well, every year I don't get my way.

Weather Watch

Warm days, cool nights: Dry air means big temperature swings

July 22, 2009

6News Meteorologist Alex Harrington explains just why we can jump and fall so quickly when the air is dry.

Weather Watch

Hot June leading us to much cooler July

July 21, 2009

The first couple weeks of summer were so hot that it looked like we had a long stretch of intense summer heat ahead of us. However, after 12 days over 90 in June — even hitting 100 — we've only topped 90 three times in July.

Weather Watch

Dry air, cool temperatures ahead this weekend

July 17, 2009

6News Meteorologist Alex Harrington explains just how you can save a few bucks this weekend owing to cool, dry weather.

Weather Watch

Just in time for severe weather, learn why summer storms usually bring straight-line winds

July 14, 2009

6News Meteorologist Alex Harrington explains some of the reasons why winds blow straight in some thunderstorms, but twist in others.