Risk Assessment: No Severe Storms Expected


Chase Log: May 16, 2017

We caught the storm of the day for Kansas, staying with it from shortly after initiation southeast of Meade, documenting numerous funnels and wall clouds, and damage in three communities including both ends of the tornado through Barton county rated at EF-3 for the damage it caused west of the Great Bend airport.

Severe Weather Season Gears Up this Week. Are You Prepared?

Multiple rounds of severe weather are possible in Kansas this week, with longer-range forecasts showing a fairly active pattern through early June. With the slightly late start to the season, some have become complacent about severe weather in our area. If you are new to the area or haven't updated your plans and preparedness activities, here are some tips.

Severe Weather Awareness 2017:
The Rain came Down, the ...

Flash flooding is consistently one of the top storm-related killers each year. In 2016, floods closed many roads in Sedgwick, Sumner, Cowley and Butler counties following a couple of very heavy thunderstorm complexes in the late summer, and one person died. Simple action can save your life the next time you encounter high water.

Severe Weather Awareness 2017

Time to get ready for severe weather season in Kansas, starting with the annual Severe Weather Awareness Week. Get started a bit early...kind of like the season...with interesting information about the WSR-88D. It's the weather service's eye on the sky.