NASA Releases Breathtaking Images of Tropical Storm Arthur

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Orbiting high above the earth at nearly 227 nautical miles, astronauts from the International Space Station have been sending back high-resolution photos and videos of Tropical Storm Arthur as it forms off the Florida coast. Expected to strengthen into a Hurricane in the next day or two, Arthur will be the first storm imaged by […]

National Lightning Safety Week Aims To Educate

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This week, June 22rd through 28th, is National Lightning Safety Week. Various organizations are partnering up to get the word out with a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #lightningsafety. “The National Weather Service is going to feature daily social media graphics and information about the dangers of lightning,” said Sharon Watson, director of public affairs […]

Topeka Gets Record Rainfall Monday

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Topeka has received a record level of rainfall during the recent storms. The National Weather Service says Topeka got a record of 2.31 inches of rain Monday. The city’s old rainfall record for June 9 was 1.93 inches, set in 1941. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (bit.ly/1l4Jup2 ) there was minor flooding along the Wakarusa River […]

Storm Derails Train Cars In NE Kansas

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Crews are using heavy equipment to move 52 empty coal cars away from tracks in northeast Kansas after they were derailed by high wind amid powerful storms. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis tells KNZA-FM (bit.ly/1tINaSF ) no one was injured when the cars were toppled around 12:05 a.m. Wednesday in the Brown County community of […]

Sunday Storms Bring High Winds And Some Damage

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High winds caused most of the problems Sunday night as storms moved through Kansas. According to National Weather Service, winds reached 70 miles per hour in some areas causing downed power lines and some minor tree damage.  There were also reports of nickel sized hail. In Shawnee County, over 500 were without power.  In Douglas […]

Rain Chances Continue Through The Holiday Weekend

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If you’re not water logged yet, more chances for rain continue the next several days. Today a 40% chance of showers and storms under mostly cloudy skies and a high near 80. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall some high winds and hail. Tonight a 30% chance of rain and storms with a […]

VIDEO: Severe Weather Possible This Weekend

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Storms with hail, wind and possibly a tornado are possible this weekend. The National Weather Service in Topeka says there is a high hail threat associated with any potential storms that could pop up on Saturday and Sunday.  Hail could even be as big as baseballs.  Winds will also be a factor and heavy rain. […]

Weekend Gearing Up To Be Very Active With Severe Weather #kswx

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Weather experts have their eye on the sky as things are starting to come together for an active weekend with severe weather. The National Weather Service is calling for widespread outbreaks of severe storms and possibly tornadoes. Shawnee County Emergency Management Director Dave Sterbenz says NOW is the time to be prepared. “You need to […]

Family Supply List For An Emergency Kit

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(List provided by: ksready.gov) Family Supply List Emergency Supplies: Water, food, and clean air are important things to have if an emergency happens. Each family or individual’s kit should be customized to meet specific needs, such as medications and infant formula. It should also be customized to include important family documents. Recommended Supplies to Include […]

Facebook Could Make You Miss Emergency Information

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If you use social media to get emergency information like tornado warnings or storm warnings, you might be missing important information. That’s because Facebook has been reducing the amount of posts you see from pages you like. According to CBS Radio News Technology Analyst Larry Magid, it’s because Facebook has come up with an algorithm […]

Researcher Seeks Clue To Some Tornadoes’ Paths

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Weather officials will be watching major thunderstorms this year for a clue that may help indicate the path of potential tornadoes. The research stems from tornadoes last year in Kansas and Oklahoma that baffled weather researcher Jon Davies. The two large tornadoes — one near Bennington in north-central Kansas on May 28, and another near […]

Topeka National Weather Service Announces Storm Spotter Class Schedule #KSWX

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Each year, the National Weather Service holds a series of classes to help educate the public on severe weather, and how to spot storms. This year, according to their website, “The 2014 show will focus on severe storm safety, preparedness, and awareness. Storm structure and accurate identification of important cloud features associated with supercell and […]

More Snow On The Way Starting Monday #KSWX

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The latest round of winter weather was a just the start, as Monday night could bring more of the powdery white stuff. Current forecast models show we could see possibly three straight days of snowfall. According to the National Weather Service, accumulating snows are anticipated to start Monday night, lasting through Wednesday. Currently there could […]

Chilly with Snow

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Today will be cloudy with light snow continuing north of I-70 and along the Nebraska border.  Occasional flurries are possible elsewhere with highs today only making the upper 20s to around 30 degrees.  Snow is likely tonight through early Saturday morning.  2-4” looks like a likely range for accumulations across most of northeast Kansas though […]

Wintry Mix Moving Through Kansas #KSWX

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Ice, snow and slick roads.  Oh my! A wintry mix is starting to move through Kansas. Sleet and snow are expected to move through the Topeka and Shawnee County areas starting around 2pm. The National Weather Service has place the entire WIBW Listening area under a Winter Storm Warning through 6:00am Sunday morning. Here is a […]

Snow To Start After Midnight, Less Than Thought #KSWX

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It looks like the WIBW NewsNow listening area won’t get as much snow as previously thought. According to the National Weather Service, the heaviest parts of the storm that are set to start moving in around midnight Saturday night, will dump the most snow along the Kansas Nebraska Border. They are calling for 2-3 inches […]

Stuck in the Cold

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  It will be mostly cloudy and cold today with highs only reaching the lower to mid 20s.  There will be a chance for light snow south of I-70 this afternoon and across more of northeast Kansas tonight.  Lows tonight will drop into the mid teens.  Friday should be partly cloudy with highs in the […]

Uh Oh, Much Colder

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 Under a cloudy sky we will see slowly falling temperatures today along with drizzle.  Some freezing drizzle is possible west and north of Topeka.  Tonight will be mostly cloudy and much colder with lows in the upper teens.  Thursday will be mostly cloudy with highs only in the lower to mid 20s.  There will be […]

Warmth Gets the Boot

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  It will be partly cloudy and mild one more day with afternoon highs in the lower 60s.  It will be mild early tonight but turning breezy and colder after midnight.  Lows will drop into the upper 20s and lower 30s while north winds increase to 12-20mph with gusts around 25.  Wednesday will be mostly […]

2 More Days of Mild

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 It will be very mild today and tomorrow before very cold air settles in for the remainder of the week and this weekend.  Highs today will reach the mid 60s.  For Tuesday afternoon highs will range from the mid 50s near the Nebraska border to the lower 60s elsewhere.  Temperatures north of I-70 should be […]

Six-Pack of Mild

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 We will see a mild and generally dry stretch of weather today through the middle of next week.  High temperatures for this period should range from the upper 40s to mid 50s.  Overnight lows will warm from the mid to upper 20s tonight into the lower to mid 30s by Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  If […]

Mild, Thankfully

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 It will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy today with high temperatures warming into the lower 40s.  Under mostly clear skies tonight lows will settle into the lower and mid 20s.  Friday will be breezier and warmer with highs in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees.  The weekend will be dry and mild with […]

Chilly but Calmer

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 Today will be sunny, cool and calmer.  Highs should range from the lower to mid 30s.  Under clear skies tonight lows will settle into the lower and mid 20s.  Thanksgiving will be sunny and warmer with highs in the lower to mid 40s.  Mild weather will be with us Friday through the weekend with highs […]

Cold Northerns

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 Today will be sunny, breezy and chilly with highs in the mid 30s.  North winds should range from 13-20mph this afternoon with gusts to 30.  Under clear skies tonight lows will drop into the lower to mid teens.  Sunshine should be abundant Wednesday but warmth will be lacking as highs only reach the upper 20s […]

Can’t Shake the Cold

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 Cold and dry weather will hold through the middle of the week as highs top out in the upper 30s today, the mid 30s tomorrow and upper 20s Wednesday.  By Thanksgiving we should start to moderate temperatures some as highs climb back into the upper 30s to lower 40s.  For the bulk of the holiday […]

Now Just Cold

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  It is going to be a cold, mostly cloudy and breezy day today with high temperatures only making the range of the upper 20s to lower 30s.  However the wind chill today will most likely never get much above the lower 20s.  Under partly cloudy skies tonight lows will settle into the upper teens […]

Winter Weather Awareness

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The National Weather Service in Topeka has provided WIBW NewsNow with these tips to help you and your family safe as winter weather moves into the area. ——————————————- WINTER DRIVING One of the leading causes of death and injuries during winter storms is traffic accidents Driving in winter weather takes extra skill, time and caution. […]

Warmth Hangs Tough

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 Showers and a few thundershowers will end by noon today followed by partly cloudy skies this afternoon.  Highs will range from the upper 50s to lower 60s.  Under a mostly cloudy sky tonight lows will drop to the mid and upper 40s.  There will be a chance for more showers late tonight, Thursday and into […]

Uh Oh, Snow

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 It will be breezy again today as winds increase to 14-22mph by afternoon with gusts up to 30.  It will also be a little warmer with highs in the lower 60s.  Clouds should be increasing tonight with a slight chance for scattered showers, mainly east of the turnpike.  Lows will drop into the mid 40s.   […]

Whew, Not as Windy

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 Sunny skies and light winds will kick off this week as highs today warm into the upper 50s.  It will of course become breezy tomorrow with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.  Clouds should be on the increase Wednesday followed by a chance for scattered showers by afternoon and evening.  Highs will still […]

Oh NO, More Wind!!

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 It will be breezy for a while, what else is new?, as south winds gust up to and occasionally over 30mph today and tomorrow.  Highs today will return to the lower 60s.  Saturday’s highs will range from the upper 60s to around 70.  There will be a slight chance for scattered showers late tonight through […]

Still Warming

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 It will be partly cloudy and mild today with highs in the mid 50s.  Tonight will be partly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 30s.  We’ll end the week tomorrow with sunshine and highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.  There will be two chances for light rain over the weekend; the […]

Warmer but Breezy

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  It will be a warmer but breezy day today with south winds gusting over 30mph by afternoon.  Highs today should range from the upper 40s to around 50.  Under clear skies tonight lows will settle into the lower 30s.  Thursday will be mostly sunny and mild with highs in the mid 50s.  Winds will […]

Cold Sunshine

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 Under sunny skies today high temperatures will only warm into the mid 30s.  Fortunately winds today will be light and northerly.  Under clear skies tonight lows will drop back into the upper teens and lower 20s.  Wednesday will be sunny, warmer and breezy.  Southwest winds will be gusting close to 30mph by afternoon.  Highs tomorrow […]

Going Backwards

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  Temperatures will lose ground from around noon on today as a sharp cold front passes through Northeast Kansas.  Late morning temperatures should be in the mid to upper 50s.  By evening upper 30 to lower 40s will be the rule.  Along with the cold we will see increasing north winds and a slight chance […]

A Good Looking Weekend

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 Today will be mostly sunny, breezy and warmer with highs settling into the mid 60s.  Southwest winds will gust to or just above 30mph by afternoon.  It won’t be as breezy Saturday as highs return to the lower 60s.  Under sunny skies Sunday afternoon highs will top out in the upper 50s to around 60. […]

Nice A While Longer

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 Mild and dry weather will hold through very early next week.  High temperatures will return to the mid 50s today and should settle into the lower 60s for Friday and Saturday.  Upper 50s will be the rule Sunday and Monday before much colder air settles in for the middle of next week.  As colder air […]

Brighter and Dry

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 Morning clouds will give way to mostly sunny skies this afternoon as high temperatures reach the upper 40s to around 50 degrees.  Northwest winds will be brisk but should gradually diminish later this afternoon.  Under clear skies tonight lows will drop to around 30.  Thursday will be sunny with highs in the mid 50s.  Friday […]

A Mild Rain

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 Under cloudy skies morning drizzle will give way to afternoon rain.  Some of the rain could be locally heavy.  Highs today will range from the upper 50s to around 60.  Rain is likely tonight but should end late.  Lows will drop into the mid and upper 30s.  Wednesday will be partly cloudy and cooler with […]

A Time to Dry

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 It will be partly cloudy and breezy today with highs warming into the upper 50s and lower 60s.  Northwest winds will range from 15-24mph with gusts over 30.  Under clear skies tonight lows will settle into the mid 30s.  The weekend will be dry, and by Sunday breezy again.  Highs Saturday will be in the […]

‘Nother Day of Rain

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Rain and an occasional rumble of thunder are likely through early afternoon followed by partial clearing.  Highs today will find the range of the upper 50s to around 60 degrees.  Under mostly clear to partly cloudy skies tonight lows will drop into the upper 30s to around 40.  Friday will be partly cloudy, breezy and […]

More Late Season Storms

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 It will be cloudy but mild today with highs in the mid to upper 60s.  Cooler temperatures will be found generally west of the turnpike.  There will be a chance for showers and drizzle through early afternoon.  As the afternoon wears on the chance for stronger storms will increase for Eastern Kansas with some hail […]

More Rain to Come

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 Under cloudy skies today high temperatures will return to the mid 60s.  Rain should end early this morning followed by a slight chance for spotty showers by late afternoon.  A little better chance for showers and possibly a thundershower will be present after midnight.  Lows will only drop  into the lower 60s.  There is a […]

The Skies Open Up

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Clouds will increase today followed by a good chance for showers and thunderstorms this evening through Tuesday morning.  Highs today will range from the upper 60s to around 70.  Most of Tuesday afternoon will be partly sunny with a slight chance for widely scattered storms again late in the day.  Highs tomorrow will again range […]

Another Nice Weekend

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  It will be mostly sunny and warmer today with temperatures warming into the upper 50s to around 60 this afternoon.  The weekend will be dry and mild with highs Saturday around 60 and in the mid 60s by Sunday.  Monday will be partly cloudy and warm with a chance for showers and possibly a […]

A Warmer Weekend

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 It will be partly cloudy and cool today with highs in the lower to mid 50s.  Under mostly clear skies tonight lows will drop into the upper 20s to lower 30s.  Friday will be breezier and warmer with highs back in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees.  Saturday and Sunday will be mostly sunny […]

Another Mild Day

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 It will be partly cloudy and a bit cooler today with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.  Under partly cloudy skies tonight lows will fall back into the lower to mid 30s.  Thursday will be the coolest day of the week with afternoon highs only reaching the lower 50s.  It looks like our […]

A Sun & Cloud Mix

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 Under partly cloudy skies afternoon high temperatures will return to the upper 50s to around 60 degrees.  Skies should become mostly clear tonight allowing for lows to fall into the lower and mid 30s.  A frost advisory has been posted for Eastern Kansas tonight.  Under a mostly sunny sky tomorrow highs will find the range […]

Up & Down Temperatures

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 Temperatures this week will be up and down as cool fronts parade their way through the Central Plains.  Today will be partly cloudy and cooler with highs in the upper 50s to around 60.  Under partly cloudy skies tonight lows fall into the lower 40s.  There is a slight chance for sprinkles early tomorrow otherwise […]

Forecasts Call For Above-Average Snow This Winter

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Forecasters say this winter could be snowier than normal with occasional bursts of below-normal temperatures. AccuWeather meteorologist Guy Pearson says snowfall should be more spread out than it was last year, when much of the 30 inches that fell in Wichita came in two snowstorms in less than a week. National Weather Service meteorologist Larry […]

Grey and Chilly

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  Today is going to be a mostly cloudy to cloudy and cold day with a chance for light rain from about noon on.  Highs today will only reach the upper 40s to around 50 degrees.  The chance for rain ends this evening followed by a decrease in cloud cover.  Lows tonight will settle into […]

Sunshine & Rain

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 Not together…  It will be sunny and very mild today with afternoon highs hitting the range of the upper 60s.  Clouds will be on the increase tonight as lows settle into the lower 40s.  Friday will be cloudy and cold with showers likely, especially along and south of I-70.  Highs tomorrow will only be in […]

Calmer & Cool

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 Winds will be lighter today as high temperatures find the range of the upper 50s and lower 60s.  Under partly cloudy skies tonight lows will drop to around 40.  Thursday will be mostly sunny and mild with highs in the mid to upper 60s.  Clouds will be back Friday along withl a slight chance for […]

Crisp and Blustery

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 Behind the cold front that brought .25-.50” rains to many areas of eastern Kansas we will see rather breezy conditions today as northwest winds occasionally gust to 30mph.  Highs today will only make the upper 50s and lower 60s.  Wednesday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s to lower […]

Rain and Breezy

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  We will start this week with mostly cloudy to cloudy skies and a good chance for occasional showers and thunderstorms.  The best chance for rain will fall between mid-afternoon and midnight.  Highs today will reach the upper 60s.  Rain chances end around midnight tonight followed by breezy and cool conditions with lows dropping into […]

80s One More Time

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 Today will be mostly sunny and warm with highs headed for the lower 80s.  There is a slight chance for widely scattered thunderstorms late this afternoon and evening, mainly east of the turnpike.  The severe weather threat should remain very low.  Under partly cloudy to mostly clear skies tonight lows will drop into the upper […]

Warmth Holds On

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 We will see another couple of warm and breezy days today and tomorrow before cooler weather settles in for the weekend.  Highs today and Friday will reach the lower 80s.  Winds will be southerly with gusts between 25 and 30mph.  There is a slight chance for widely scattered thunderstorms late Friday but areal coverage should […]

Mild Streak Continues

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 It will be another sunny, breezy and warm day today with highs headed back into the upper 70s to around 80.  Thursday will most likely be windier as southerly winds gust over 30mph by afternoon.  Highs tomorrow will settle right around 80.  There is a slight chance for widely scattered thunderstorms late Friday afternoon.  If […]

Little Blustery

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  It is going to be warm and breezy for the rest of the week with high temperatures topping out in the upper 70s to around 80 degrees.  Southerly winds will be the rule through Friday with gusts today and Thursday at or above 30mph.  By late Friday we will see a chance for scattered […]

Nearing Perfection

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 It will be a sunny and warmer start to the week today as high temperatures return to the lower 70s.  Tuesday will be sunny and rather breezy with winds gusting between 25 and 30mph by afternoon.  Highs tomorrow will be back in the mid to upper 70s.  Wednesday will be sunny with highs in the […]

Gets a Little Bumpy

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 After some passing thundershowers early today we will see an increased chance for thunderstorms late this afternoon through late evening.  Some of the storms will most likely be severe with hail and damaging winds being the primary threats.  Highs today will make the upper 80s.  After the rain and storm chances pass prior to midnight […]

Breezy Today, Rain Friday

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  Under partly cloudy skies today high temperatures will warm into the upper 80s.  Tonight will be mostly clear to partly cloudy with lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s.  Friday will be partly cloudy and warm again with highs in the mid 80s.  By mid to late afternoon showers and thunderstorms will develop […]

Early Fall Heat

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 It will be sunny, warm and a little breezier today as highs warm back into the mid 80s.  There is a slight chance for widely scattered showers and thundershowers tonight.  Lows will drop into the mid 60s.  Thursday will be breezy and warmer with highs in the upper 80s.  The chance for showers and thunderstorms […]

Warmer Before More Rain

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 It will be sunny and warm today and tomorrow with highs warming into the lower to mid 80s.  Warmth will stick around for Thursday as highs return to the mid 80s.  By Thursday afternoon there will be a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly in north-central and far northeast Kansas.  The chance for rain […]

Warm & Stormy

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 It will be mostly sunny, breezy and warm today with scattered showers and thunderstorms likely by late afternoon and evening.  Some of the storms may produce hail and damaging winds.  Highs today will return to the upper 80s to lower 90s.  Showers, thunderstorms and locally heavy rain are likely through midnight tonight.  Lows will settle […]

Little Warm, Little Breezy

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 It will be partly cloudy, breezy and warm today and Thursday with highs in the upper 80s to around 90.  There is a good chance for showers and thunderstorms from mid-afternoon Thursday through about midnight.  Some of the storms could become severe.  Locally heavy rain will also be possible.   Friday through early next week will […]

Wet & Warmer

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 Scattered showers and thunderstorms will move northeast and come to an end by midday, leaving behind mostly to partly cloudy skies.  Highs today will be in the upper 70s to around 80.  Under partly cloudy skies tonight lows will only fall to the upper 60s.  Wednesday and Thursday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy, […]

More Rain to Come

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 Under cloudy skies we will see a chance for scattered light showers through about midday with a little better chance for heavier showers and possibly thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening.  Highs today will only be in the upper 60s to lower 70s.  Occasional showers and thunderstorms are on tap tonight as lows settle into […]

Kansas NWS Using Social Media As A Necessity To Alert Public

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It’s National Preparedness Month, and according to the National Weather Service, one way to be prepared is by using Facebook and Twitter. Chance Hayes is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist in Wichita, and he says their office is using Social Media as a major tool for distributing emergency alerts and information. “The majority of folks now […]

Mild Awhile

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 It will be partly cloudy and very mild today and tomorrow with highs in the upper 70s to around 80 degrees.  The chance for rain return late Saturday night and will continue off and on through early Tuesday.  Some locally heavy rains will be possible.  Highs Sunday and Monday will be in the upper 70s […]

September Is Back

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 It will be mostly cloudy and cooler today with highs topping out in the mid 80s.  Scattered morning showers should shift south by afternoon leaving dry weather behind for Friday and Saturday.  Highs heading into the weekend will be very mild,  ranging from the upper 70s to lower 80s.  Highs Sunday will be in the […]

Finally Cooler, Tomorrow

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 Today will be the last 90+ degree day for a while as a cool front will be slipping south across northeast Kansas later tonight and tomorrow.  Highs today will still make the lower to mid 90s.  There will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms near the Kansas/Nebraska border this afternoon.  As the front slowly […]

Relief is Near

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 It will be another very warm thirty-six hours before a cool front slips south, bringing relief from the 90+ heat we’ve been able to enjoy these past several days.  Highs today and tomorrow will still top out in the lower to mid 90s.  By Thursday highs will fall into the mid 80s and lower to […]

Slowly Coolin’ It

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 After record setting heat yesterday temperatures will slowly back down this week.  The arrival of a cool front Wednesday will help a lot, not only with temperatures but with an increased chance for rain.  Highs today will still make the upper 90s. Highs Tuesday will be in the mid 90s and by Wednesday we will […]

Gettin’ Toasty

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  The heat will continue to build as we head into the weekend with highs Saturday about the hottest that we’ll see.  After lower 90s today highs tomorrow will peak in the upper 90s.  Sunday through Tuesday will still be very warm with highs ranging from the mid to upper 90s.  There is a very […]

Same Chapter, Next Page

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 It will remain mostly sunny and warm for the next several days with little relief expected before Tuesday.   Highs today will top out right around 90 degrees.  Friday’s highs should be in the lower 90s while afternoon highs over the weekend reach the mid 90s.  Lower to mid 90s are likely again Monday and Tuesday. […]

Warming Some More

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 Mostly sunny skies and warm to very warm temperatures will be the rule today through this upcoming weekend.  Highs today will peak right around 90 degrees.  For the rest of the week through Sunday temperatures will inch up about a degree per day, ending up in the mid 90s for the weekend.  Lows will gradually […]

Edging Upwards

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 After a mild start to the week we will see temperatures gradually warm through Friday.  Highs today will still be relatively mild, ending up in the mid 80s.  Highs tomorrow and Thursday will top out in the upper 80s.  Friday through the weekend will provide a little more warmth with low 90 degree highs returning […]

Midwest Hot, Dry Spell Brings Back Drought Worries

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A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and its impact on crops. Experts say corn and soybeans may not have enough moisture in dry areas to develop to full weight, which could reduce this year’s harvest. The weekly Drought Monitor report released […]

1 Hon Dread

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  It will be scorching hot today and Saturday as high temperatures range from the upper 90s to around 102.  In between we’ll see lows tonight only dropping into the mid 70s.  There is a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday night and early Sunday.  The chance for afternoon storms Sunday should settle south […]

Heat: A Major Killer

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(Story By: The National Weather Service) Heat is one of the leading weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. In the disastrous heat wave of 1980, more than 1,250 people died. In the heat wave of 1995 more than 700 deaths in the Chicago area were attributed to heat, making this the […]

Hot A Little Longer

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 It will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy and hot today with highs in the upper 90s.  Under sunny skies highs Friday and Saturday should end up at the century mark.  By Saturday night there will be a slight chance for showers and possibly a thundershower.  The chance for rain may linger into early Sunday […]