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KTKA and Channel 6 meteorologists will offer up insights on local weather and take your questions on what's going on outside your window.

August 3, 2009

Summer heat is back!

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.

July 22, 2009

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

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

July 21, 2009

Hot June leading us to much cooler July

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.

July 17, 2009

Dry air, cool temperatures ahead this weekend

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

July 14, 2009

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

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

July 14, 2009

If you haven't noticed, it's humid — but some relief is on the way

Well, if you haven't noticed by now there is most definitely a connection between how humid it is and what the dewpoint is.

July 10, 2009

July 8th storm assessment

There has been a lot of talk about the storms that rolled through eastern Kansas on Wednesday, and the assessment of the storm is finished by the National Weather Service.

July 9, 2009

Despite the heat and humidity, there is a bright side

We often complain about the Kansas heat and humidity. Myself included. However, in one respect we can consider ourselves a bit lucky.

July 8, 2009

The Ring of Fire

Why a potential back off in "hottest" temperatures may increase thunderstorm chances in Northeast Kansas through the weekend.

July 8, 2009

Another heat wave settling in over northeast Kansas

It's like a heat wave... Whether it's the forecast or a song by Martha and the Vandellas, the phrase "heat wave" is often overused. Probably because when day after day of heat and humidity set in, everyone is talking about it and there just aren't enough good phrases to sum up the unpleasant weather.

June 30, 2009

The biggest window in space

You might have always hoped for the corner office just for the view from the corner window. NASA is working to give the crew of the International Space Station a new workspace with the best view yet.

June 29, 2009

Computer prediction models not always so hot

So looking ahead to the next few days, there is most definitely one thing that is apparent. The models are teasing us with a bigger cool down than we'll actually see. This is a case-in-point of why you can't just trust a computer program or automated website to get your forecast.

June 25, 2009

The Hottest “Feeling” Place in the World?

Believe it or not, parts of the American Midwest see some of the hottest temperatures in the world during summer months. While the actual temperature may not be all that impressive — 100°F is commonly reached all over the world — the Midwest humidity can make it feel much, much worse.

June 24, 2009

How the heat index works

The bulk of the extended forecast is calling for more hot weather with the heat index in well over 100°, but what exactly is the heat index?