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Storm Safety 2020: Tornadoes

Aware 2020: Not fortunate enough to have your wedding photobombed by a tornado? Here are some tips on identifying tornadoes, choosing a shelter…and only a couple side trips into other stuff.

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Scott Roberts

Chase Log: May 16, 2017

We caught the storm of the day for Kansas, staying with it from shortly after initiation southeast of Meade, documenting numerous funnels and wall clouds, and damage in three communities including both ends of the tornado through Barton county rated at EF-3 for the damage it caused west of the Great Bend airport.

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Severe Weather Season Gears Up this Week. Are You Prepared?

Multiple rounds of severe weather are possible in Kansas this week, with longer-range forecasts showing a fairly active pattern through early June. With the slightly late start to the season, some have become complacent about severe weather in our area. If you are new to the area or haven’t updated your plans and preparedness activities, here are some tips.

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Severe Weather Awareness: The Rain came Down, the Water Came Up

Flash flooding is consistently one of the top storm-related killers each year. In 2016, floods closed many roads in Sedgwick, Sumner, Cowley and Butler counties following a couple of very heavy thunderstorm complexes in the late summer, and one person died. Simple action can save your life the next time you encounter high water.

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Severe Weather Awareness 2017

Time to get ready for severe weather season in Kansas, starting with the annual Severe Weather Awareness Week. Get started a bit early…kind of like the season…with interesting information about the WSR-88D. It’s the weather service’s eye on the sky.

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New Outdoor Warning Sirens in Salina

The City of Salina is replacing its Cold War-era warning sirens with a modern system that allows sirens to be sounded for only the part of town under a warning. I speak with Saline County Emergency Manager Hannah Stambaugh about the system and why they’re so excited to have it.

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Salina CLASS: Intro to Storm Tracking

Learn why some days produce supercells and others produce squall lines. Find out how to interpret radar and the sky to position yourself safely to observe and report severe weather.

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What I actually reported

Yesterday, I posted a just for fun item…offering you a chance to try your hand at making a storm report based on video of last Friday night’s event. Here’s how I called it at the time…

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Chase Logs
Scott Roberts

April 15, 2016 Chase Log

Numerous photos and videos from my storm chase from near Stratford, TX to near Elkhart, KS. Includes some panoramic shots and video; five tornadoes seen this day….three of them in the span of 2.5 minutes.

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Safety
Scott Roberts

The Best Argument for Getting a Weather Radio

You hear advice to pick up a weather alert (or all-hazards, they’re the same thing) radio before pretty much any severe weather outbreak. Here’s another view: why the off-season may be prime time to pick one up.

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Outlook

This week will keep on keepin’ on, as no precipitation or hazards of note come into the forecast until late this weekend. Cooler Tuesday, then warmer for Wednesday and Thursday with a little breeze stirring things up on Wednesday.

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