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Follow up to “Quiet start to 2018”

You’ll recall last week I wrote that 2018 has been tornado-free thus far here in Kansas. According to data from the National Weather Service (thanks Chance Hayes/Robb Lawson!) and the Tornado History Project website, only 3 years since 1950 have been tornado-free during the first 4 months: 1962, 1967 and 1980. We’re just 9 days

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Quiet start to the Severe weather season

Given the weather has been more Winter-like the last 2 weekends (cold Easter; record snow and lows this past Sunday) it’s no shock that the severe weather season in Kansas has gotten off to a very slow start. In fact, the Wichita branch of the National Weather Service has issued just 3 severe thunderstorm warnings

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2018 Storm Outlook: Another View

This seasonal forecast is based on the La Nina/El Nino patterns Rodney mentioned in his outlook. It leans toward more overall activity in Tornado Alley. In Kansas? Maybe not so much.

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Mark’s Take on the 2018 Severe Weather Potential

To me, this spring’s severe weather threat hinges on one word. Drought. It is a word that has become all to familiar, it seems over the last 10 years here in Kansas. In my experience, the dry line follows the drought and with a hot, dry, baked soil extending now all of the way to

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With a new season upon us, I wanted to take a moment to introduce the new members of our team…and to invite those of you who see this on social media to visit the site and comment on the new layout and features.

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Thoughts on Spring 2018

What a wild day yesterday! Wind gusts between 55-70 mph, countless wildfires, blowing dust and even snow was reported across Kansas. And if that weren’t enough, you might have heard tornado sirens too. Thankfully, the latter was just a test, but soon we’ll have to contend with severe hail, high winds and tornadoes. One of

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Ready for the Madness

Spring is my favorite season. It always has been. It isn’t all about the weather, although it makes up a good portion of it. For me, it also has to do with sports: the NCAA tourney and baseball. One season reaches its zenith while another starts anew. It’s the promise of warmer days and the

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Preparation Checklist

Cancel Saturday Events on Friday: Nope. Stock Up on Bread and Water: oops, this isn’t winter. Get some cash from the ATM? Not a bad idea. 5 steps for families to prepare and 3 suggestions for event organizers.

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