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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.
National Weather Service issues tornado watch, other advisories
March 27, 2014
In like a lion and out like a lion?
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.
Ozone alert in effect Tuesday in metro KC
August 1, 2011
The prospect of unhealthy levels of smog today has prompted officials to issue an orange Ozone Alert for the entire metropolitan Kansas City area.
NWS warns: Weekend will be hot
July 14, 2011
Temperatures during the weekend heat watch could reach as high as 100 degrees. Factoring in humidity, heat indices will be between 105 and 110 degrees.