Ottawa County Adopts Face Covering Ordinance

MINNEAPOLIS – The Ottawa County Commission on Monday adopted a resolution establishing an ordinance requiring the wearing of face coverings and social distancing in public spaces. According to the Ottawa County Health Officials, the new ordinance took effect at 12:01 a.m. today. The resolution indicates when face coverings are to be worn. The ordinance also … Read more

Chances for Showers and Storms to Start the Week; Drier Conditions, Seasonable Temperatures for Thanksgiving

After morning clouds, expect full sunshine this afternoon across the area with seasonable, mid 50’s temperatures. Chances of showers and storms increase for the first half of the work week. Expect drier conditions later in the week with temperatures in the 50’s for the Thanksgiving holiday. Today – Sunny, with a high near 54. North … Read more

UPDATE: Statewide Silver Alert Canceled After Wichita Man is Located at Traffic Accident Near Topeka

SHAWNEE COUNTY – Robert Hood, 88, of Wichita, was located by the Kansas Highway Patrol after a traffic accident along Interstate 70 near Topeka. He was taken to a Topeka hospital, and his condition is currently unknown. The statewide silver alert has been canceled. — SEDGWICK COUNTY – The Wichita Police Department requested that the … Read more

Kansas Governor Announces Statewide Mask Order

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly says she is establishing a statewide facial covering protocol. Governor Laura Kelly announced in her news conference today that her administration is implementing several new steps to combat the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the state. She said the new plan includes a public health campaign, … Read more

Wind Advisory in Effect through 6:00 PM

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING… For the counties of… Saline, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Chase, Ellsworth and Dickinson. * WHAT…South winds 30 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph expected. * WHERE…Portions of Central Kansas. * WHEN…From 9 AM this morning to 6 PM CST this evening. * IMPACTS…Gusty … Read more

Red Flag Warning in Effect through 6:00 PM

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Red Flag Warning for extreme grassland fire danger, which is in effect from 9 AM this morning to 6 PM CST this evening. For the counties of… Saline, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Chase, Ellsworth, Washington, Cloud, Clay, Ottawa and Dickinson. * Extreme Grassland Fire Danger…Is forecast. * … Read more

Salina Teen Causes Injury Crash in Ellsworth County

ELLSWORTH COUNTY – A Salina teenager escaped injury in a two vehicle crash that authorities say he caused late Friday afternoon in rural Ellsworth County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Wayne Richard Elder, 14, was driving a 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup southbound on K-14 Highway, about 4/10th of a mile north of … Read more

Kansas Governor Orders Flags to be Flown at Half-staff Sunday in Honor of Leavenworth County Firefighter

TOPEKA – In accordance with Executive Order 20-30, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Sunday, November 15 until sunset in honor of Easton Township firefighter Johnny Ivison, Jr., according to a media release. “This brave Kansan lost his life in the line of duty, volunteering to help his … Read more

Seasonal Temperatures Today, Showers and Thunderstorms Possible Friday Night

Seasonal temperatures are expected today in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s. A strong cold front will push south in the afternoon with temperatures turning colder for tonight. Showers and a few embedded thunderstorms will be possible across southeast Kansas Friday evening through Friday night, with the best chance east of the Kansas Turnpike. A … Read more

Mostly Sunny, Seasonal Temperatures Expected through Friday

Here is the three day forecast for today through Friday. Mostly sunny skies for most areas through Friday afternoon. Seasonal temperatures are expected. There is a chance of sprinkles in southeast Kansas on Thursday afternoon. The chance of showers increase for most locations for Friday evening and Friday night. Above normal temperatures are expected for … Read more

Kansas Governor Orders Flags to be Flown at Half-staff in Honor of Leavenworth County Deputy

TOPEKA – In accordance with Executive Order 20-30, Governor Laura Kelly has ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff on Thursday, November 12 until sunset in honor of Leavenworth County Deputy Corporal Daniel Abramovitz. “Deputy Corporal Abramovitz lost his life in the line of duty after serving and protecting his community for 26 years,” … Read more

Chance of Showers and Storms Monday Evening through Tuesday Morning; Much Cooler Nights on the Way

Chances of seeing showers and storms will increase tomorrow evening and night as a cold front moves across the area. Quarter size hail and wind gusts will be possible with the strongest storms. With the passing of the cold front, comes much cooler temperatures. Expect lows in the 20’s and 30’s by Tuesday night. Tonight … Read more

Wind Advisories Issued for Sunday

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY… For the counties of… Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson and Marion. Including the cities of Russell, Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Great Bend, Ellsworth, Wilson, Salina, Lyons, Sterling, McPherson, Hillsboro, Marion, and Peabody. * WHAT…South winds 30 to 35 mph with gusts up … Read more

Windy Conditions Expected Over the Next Few Days, Showers and Thunderstorms Possible Monday

Windy conditions will be expected over the next few days with Sunday being the windiest day. Fire danger will also be high today and very high Sunday. Outdoor burning should be avoided due to these conditions. Monday will continued windy but showers and thunderstorms will become possible in the late afternoon and evening. Temperatures will … Read more

Warm and Windy Through Monday

The upcoming weekend will be sunny and mild through Sunday with temperatures expected to be well above normal for this time of year. Winds will be picking up each day and will become quite windy Saturday and especially Sunday. The dry conditions and the higher winds on Sunday will create a very high to critical … Read more

I-70 Rest Areas in Ellsworth County Closed for Maintenance

ELLSWORTH COUNTY – Rest areas on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County will be closed today for maintenance. According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, the westbound rest area will be closed this morning and the eastbound rest area will be closed this afternoon, both for maintenance work. Updates and information can be found at the … Read more