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2020 04 20
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Scott Roberts

A Tribute

Though he passed nearly two months ago, our hearts are still hurting over the loss of a valued member of the KSStorm.Info team — Steve Boleski. As we enter storm season we offer a look at some of the chasing photos Steve was able to take over the past four seasons.

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Matt Harding

Aware 2021: The 2020 Iowa Derecho and What Kansans Can Take From the Event

Monday, August 10, 2020 started as just another “normal” Monday for the folks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Amidst the daily hustle and bustle, the corn was nearing full maturity, and students were preparing to start socially distanced classes at the height of a global pandemic. Nick Stewart, a meteorologist for Iowa’s News Now in Cedar Rapids, watched the weather late Sunday evening into Monday morning. A complex of storms developed in eastern Wyoming and western

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Blog
Mark Bogner

Will This Be a Bad Severe Weather Season?

Will it be a “busy” storm season? It’s all relative! If there’s only one single tornado this year, that’d be a dud, right? Unless it hits your house or town, then 2020 is a “bad” year…for you. Mark Bogner looks at the climate hints that point to what this spring may look like.

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Safety
KSStorm Media

Shelter from the Storm

Thanks to Trooper Ben for the impetus for this post! Here’s a map and photos of the Kansas Turnpike shelters, along with a discussion of where to seek shelter in your community if your home does not have underground shelters. I also talk about considerations if you’ve been thinking about a shelter for your home.

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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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Scott Roberts

There is No Such Thing as a Professional Chaser

A lot of the storm-related narrative so far this year, at least in the Wichita TV market (i.e. most of Kansas) has been chaser hordes. There are many reasons we try to avoid them. The real problem is not the number of chasers…it’s the hangers-on who fancy themselves chasers because they have a cell phone and a radar app. There are some chasers who have a legitimate purpose on the road, and an order of magnitude more who do nothing but make it more dangerous for everyone.

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Outlook

Grey skies with a few showers will be the weather story to finish out the workweek, but the payoff is a beautiful weekend. We are also closely monitoring what appears to be the first significant severe weather threat of the season for the state.

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A Tribute

2020 04 20

Though he passed nearly two months ago, our hearts are still hurting over the loss of a valued member of the KSStorm.Info team — Steve Boleski. As we enter storm season we offer a look at some of the chasing photos Steve was able to take over the past four seasons.

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