Category: Regional News

Kansas Governor Orders Flags to be Flown at Half-staff in Honor of Victims of Florida Shooting

TOPEKA – In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down beginning immediately and continuing through Monday, February 19 to honor the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. “On behalf of Kansans everywhere, our […]

KHP Releases Results from January Special Enforcements

TOPEKA – Throughout the month of January, the Kansas Highway Patrol worked numerous special enforcements related to traffic safety issues, including speeding, seat belts, and DUI patrols. These enforcements were in addition to the work Patrol personnel conduct on a regular basis on Kansas’ roads. “Last year, I asked KHP commanders to add an additional […]

Warming Trend Expected Through Thursday, Winter Temperatures Return Friday

Expect temperatures to climb into the mid-50’s today as a warming trend begins. Mostly sunny skies should prevail over the area. Southerly winds with sustained speeds up to 20 mph with gusts in excess of 25 mph are possible. Much warmer conditions are expected for Wednesday as southwest winds pick up. Many areas will reach […]

Wintry Mix Expected This Weekend

Another round of light wintry precipitation is expected this weekend across central and eastern Kansas. Light snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches is possible across central Kansas late Saturday through early Sunday. Some light freezing drizzle could also result in slick roads, especially across southeast Kansas late tonight into Saturday. This Afternoon – Cloudy, […]

Another Round of Snowfall Expected This Weekend

Another round of precipitation is forecast for this weekend from Friday night through early Sunday. There could be mixed precipitation across portions of south central and southeast Kansas late Friday night into early Saturday. This would be in the form of freezing drizzle. Possibly freezing rain could occur in the southeast corner of the state […]

K-State, Eisenhower Presidential Library Renew Partnership Agreement

MANHATTAN – After five years of fruitful partnership, two Kansas organizations hope to create even more of a good thing. In January 2013, Kansas State University and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene entered a partnership to give researchers greater access to both institutions’ scholarly assets. Now, the two […]

Sub-zero Wind Chills Late Tonight Through Early Wednesday, Warmer Thursday

Sub-zero wind chills will impact central and northern Kansas overnight into Wednesday morning. Warmer weather will return for Thursday, with highs in the 50’s to near 60 degrees. Tonight – A 20 percent chance of snow before 8 p.m. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 5. Wind chill values […]

Snowfall Expected Late Tonight Through Tuesday Evening

A storm system will spread areas of light snow across the region late tonight through Tuesday evening. Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with locally higher amounts, are possible across generally the northern half of Kansas. Meanwhile, snow accumulations across the southern half of Kansas will be much less, generally under one-half to one inch. […]

Snow Diminishing This Afternoon, Good Chance of Winter Precipitation Tuesday

Light snow will spread across the remainder of southeast Kansas early this afternoon. Falling and blowing snow may reduce visibilities below a mile at times. Accumulations at most locations will range from a trace to three quarters of an inch, with isolated one inch totals possible. The snow will rapidly diminish late this afternoon and […]

Light Snow Expected Through This Afternoon, Much Colder Today

Light snow will expand in coverage across the Flint Hills and into southeast Kansas this afternoon. Falling and blowing snow may reduce visibilities below a mile at times. Accumulations at most locations will range from a trace to three quarters of an inch, with isolated one inch totals possible. It will be much colder today […]

Above Normal Temps Today, Colder with Light Snow Possible Sunday, Chance of Wintry Precipitation Tuesday

Warm above normal temperatures will prevail across Kansas today. Much colder air will surge across Kansas on Sunday along with chances of light snow for central and east central Kansas. Very light accumulations of snow are possible along a line from Great Bend to Eureka, to Chanute. A weather system will bring decent chances of […]

Above Normal Temperatures, Elevated Fire Danger Tuesday

High temperatures will climb above normal on Tuesday. Strong south winds and low relative humidity values will result in very high to possibly extreme grassland fire danger across the entire area Tuesday afternoon. A fire weather watch has been issued for most of south central Kansas. Outdoor burning is discouraged. Tonight – Partly cloudy, with […]

Cut Fiber Optic Line Causes 911 Systems Outage Across Kansas

Officials say a cut fiber optic line caused numerous 911 systems to go down across Kansas late Saturday evening. An AT&T fiber optic line was cut at around 7:30 p.m. causing outages in several counties. Among them were Saline, Clay, Dickinson, Ottawa, Ellsworth, Russell, Lincoln, Sedgwick, Reno, Osborne, Sheridan, Cheyenne, Norton, Rawlins, Nemaha and Sherman. […]

Pleasant Conditions Today, Cooler Temps to Start the Work Week

Light winds, above normal temperatures and plenty of sunshine will result in pleasant conditions today across the area. Cooler temperatures are expected for the start of the work week with highs Monday in the 30’s and 40’s. This Afternoon – Sunny, with a high near 58. West northwest wind 8 to 11 mph. Tonight – Mostly clear, […]

Mild Temperatures, High Winds and Elevated Fire Danger Thursday

Winds will pick up significantly Thursday afternoon out of the southwest. Wind gusts up to 40 mph are possible in some areas. High profile vehicles should use caution on the roads. Warm temperatures are expected on Thursday. High temperatures will climb into the lower 60’s. With above normal temperatures, low relative humidity, and gusty winds […]