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The highs and lows of the area's highs and low
KTKA and Channel 6 meteorologists will offer up insights on local weather and take your questions on what's going on outside your window.

May 18, 2010

Peak of severe weather season approaches

Severe weather season usually lasts for two to three months in Eastern Kansas. However, there have been some years with much less activity. This season so far has seen much of the strongest activity focused to our south. That is somewhat expected through mid-May.

March 1, 2010

Try your hand at predicting the weather

The contest will begin next week, so if anyone hasn't joined yet, you will have until next Tuesday (March 9th) to jump in.

February 23, 2010

Is anyone up for a weather competition?

You've probably seen us discussing how difficult forecasting can be at times for Kansas, especially during this past winter! A small change in the path of a system can mean the difference between rain, ice, snow and amount of snow. ...

January 27, 2010

Did you see the moon's halo last night?

The moon in northeast Kansas was stunning Tuesday night. Now you can find out why it was so interesting to look at.

January 18, 2010

The Fog Blog

Saying that this past week has been a little bit foggy is like saying that we were a little cold in early January. Gross understatements. However, the two are very much related.

January 13, 2010

A little information about earthquakes

Get to know a little more about earthquakes.

January 12, 2010

Understanding where 'freezing fog' comes from

A rather dense area of freezing fog shrouded nearly all of Northeast Kansas on Tuesday morning.

January 8, 2010

What was your coldest day?

I am a native of Florida, and my home town has a slight chance of snow/sleet this weekend.

November 15, 2009

An "El Nino" winter?

We are in the midst of an El Nino cycle. This occurs when the Pacific Ocean waters off of the South American coast are warmer than normal.

November 13, 2009

Cool weather, precipitation expected early next week; perhaps even — SNOW

By the early part of next week, we have a cut-off low in the jetstream flow that will be moving in through southern Kansas.

November 2, 2009

How you spent your extra hour

There have been several occasions I would love to add more hours to the day. Sometimes there's just not enough time in the day to get everything done. This weekend we got that extra time thanks to the end of daylight-saving time.

October 14, 2009

Slight warm-up on tap for end of this week

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.

October 12, 2009

Record breaking weekend

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

September 29, 2009

Storm chances looking better for Thursday

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.

September 13, 2009

Wisconsin-like summer in Northeast Kansas

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

September 10, 2009

On this day, 49 years ago

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

August 26, 2009

Building up a storm

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

August 19, 2009

Steering Hurricane Bill

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.

August 14, 2009

Wake up early to check out some beautiful sunrises

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

August 6, 2009

Summer meteor showers nearing

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).