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Summer heat is back!

August 3, 2009

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.

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

July 22, 2009

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

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Hot June leading us to much cooler July

July 21, 2009

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.

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Dry air, cool temperatures ahead this weekend

July 17, 2009

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

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

July 14, 2009

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

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

July 14, 2009

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

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July 8th storm assessment

July 10, 2009

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.

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Despite the heat and humidity, there is a bright side

July 9, 2009

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

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The Ring of Fire

July 8, 2009

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

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Another heat wave settling in over northeast Kansas

July 8, 2009

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.

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The biggest window in space

June 30, 2009

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.

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Computer prediction models not always so hot

June 29, 2009

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.

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The Hottest “Feeling” Place in the World?

June 25, 2009

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.

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How the heat index works

June 24, 2009

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?


Growing up in Desoto

June 17, 2009

Life isn't always what you plan but hopfully it turns out alright.

softball fan

Disappointed in reporting

April 24, 2009

The April 23,2009 "Sports Briefs" noted only that DeSoto softball lost 2 games at Paola. There was no mention of the sweep by the Wildcats at Wellsville last Thursday. Those young ladies deserve to have their victories celebrated. I noticed that the baseball team had complete coverage.



January 23, 2009

Your article on prescription drug abuse. When the drug store in your home town where you used to work as a kid does away with the soda fountain and sells only drugs, you know your town your whole socity is in deep doo dooo. The osteopath who has swallowed up realestate around my home town, Drexel, and has a pharmacy (sellling nothing but drugs), is making millions. I reacall as a youth, his selling me diet pills and didn't tell me that they contain amphetamines. This man and thousands like him are getting fat wallets, pious attitudes, and making zombies, drug addict out of millions. When will they sit with a patient and look them in the eye, tell them they must change life styles, diets, stop smoking, drinking, get out and away from t..v. They won't because they're making too much money off damaging people w/drugs.