Category: Area News

Extreme Grassland Fire Danger, Strong Northwest Winds Expected Today

Winds will become northwest and increase considerably later this morning. Sustained speeds from 20 to 35 mph are likely with the strongest winds in Central and South-Central Kansas. The strong northwest winds will bring drier air into Kansas to cause an Extreme Grassland Fire danger, especially in Central and South-Central Kansas. Grassland burning is greatly […]

Dickinson County Jail Booking Report – December 10, 2017

Recent booking activity for the Dickinson County Jail. This report represents recent booking information for the Dickinson County Jail in Abilene. Booking dates, if available, are listed. The Salina Scoop assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy of this information. All individuals shown in this report are innocent of crimes until proven guilty in […]

McPherson Chamber Announces Agriculture Scholarship

MCPHERSON – The McPherson Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with Agriculture Future of America (AFA) to support an agricultural scholarship program. AFA is a 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to helping support higher education and leader development of future agriculture producers and rural business leaders. The Agriculture Committee of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce is raising funds […]

Red Flag Warning in Effect Through Monday Evening

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 032…033…047…048…049…050…051 AND 067… Effecting the counties of Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson and Reno. The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Red Flag Warning for extreme […]

Cold Front to Bring Gusty Winds, Fire Danger Monday; Much Cooler Temperatures Tuesday

A strong cold front will move through the region Monday, with gusty southwesterly winds ahead of the front, and stronger northwest winds behind the front in central Kansas. Strong and gusty northwest winds behind a cold front will result in very high to possibly extreme grassland fire danger on Monday across central Kansas. Meanwhile, isolated […]

Wind Advisories in Effect for Monday

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM CST MONDAY… Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson and Reno Counties Including the cities of Russell, Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Great Bend, Ellsworth, Wilson, Salina, Lyons, Sterling, McPherson, and Hutchinson The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect […]

Patchy Fog Possible After Midnight, Mild Again Sunday, Changes Coming Monday, Colder Tuesday

Patchy fog could reduce visibilities to between one and two miles in localized areas after midnight across parts of south central and eastern Kansas. After some morning clouds and patchy fog, some sunshine and increasing south winds will help warm central and eastern Kansas into the upper 60’s on Sunday afternoon. A strong cold front […]

Unseasonably Warm Weekend Ahead, Cooler Temperatures Coming Next Week

Temperatures will be unseasonably warm through this weekend, with dry conditions persisting. Colder air will arrive by Tuesday and will persist for the remainder of next week. Although it is shaping up to be a nice weekend with gradual warming expected through Sunday, a cold front is forecast to move through the area early next […]

KHP: Four Fatal Crashes on Kansas Highways Over Holiday Weekend

TOPEKA – The Kansas Highway Patrol released its Thanksgiving Weekend Holiday Activity Report on Monday. The reporting period for the holiday weekend ran from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, through 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 26. KHP personnel assisted 1,058 motorists over the holiday reporting period. Four fatal crashes were worked during this reporting […]

Record High Temperatures Today, Above Normal Temperatures for This Weekend

Record high temperatures are likely across the region today as southwest winds bring much warmer air into the area. Warm, above normal temperatures will prevail this weekend across Kansas. This Afternoon – Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. West southwest wind 13 to 16 mph becoming north. Winds could gust as high as 24 […]

Think Safety as Christmas Lights Help Keep Holidays Bright

TOPEKA – As Thanksgiving leftovers are packed into the refrigerator, talk of Christmas decorating starts to fill the air. Awareness can help ensure that holiday lights and decorations are installed and operated safely. Lighting safety: Before using strands of lights or other decorations, check them for signs of damage, paying special attention to electrical cords. […]