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Middle America braces for strong storms, possible tornadoes
09:21 a.m., April 8, 2015 Updated 10:41 a.m.
A forecaster has warned that the ingredients necessary to “blow up some big storms” would fall into place Wednesday and Thursday and cautioned millions of residents in the middle of the country to be aware of worsening weather.
Officials fear Kansas is complacent about tornado season
March 2, 2015
Weather officials in Kansas are worried that the state’s lack of tornados last year will make citizens complacent going into tornado season this spring.
Kansas sees lowest tornado total in 25 years
December 29, 2014
Kansas officials say the state saw the lowest number of tornadoes this year in 25 years.
Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form
December 18, 2014
Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form.
Several northeast Kansas counties in severe thunderstorm watch
June 5, 2014
Several area counties are in severe thunderstorm watches today.
National Weather Service issues tornado watch, other advisories
March 27, 2014
In like a lion and out like a lion?
Wind advisory in effect for local counties
February 20, 2014
Much of the area is under a wind advisory as a wintry mix of precipitation also is expected.
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.
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.
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.