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This is Lightning Safety Awareness Week

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Summer is the peak season for lightning, one of weather’s most deadly occurrences. On average over the past 50 years, at least one Kansan has died from a lightning each year. Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 23 to 29) sponsored by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, and the American Red Cross, is a nationwide effort ... Read More »

Extra Caution Needed During Extreme Heat

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The National Weather Service is reminding the public each afternoon through Saturday that air temperatures will range from the middle 90s to around 100 degrees and heat index values will range from 102 to 107 degrees. With the prolonged period of heat expected…the risk for heat related illnesses will increase each day during the peak afternoon hours. Take extra precautions ... Read More »

National Weather Service Issues Heat Warning

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With triple-digit heat in the forecast for Topeka and northeast Kansas later this week, the National Weather Service has posted an excessive heat watch for the area through Saturday evening. Forecasters say high pressure building over the Plains will spread a “very warm” air mass into northeast Kansas. High temperatures Wednesday through Saturday will range from the mid-90s to near ... Read More »

Statewide Tornado Drill Postponed

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Due to a chance of scattered thunderstorms in the forecast, the National Weather Service and Kansas Department of Emergency Management have postponed the statewide tornado safety drill that had been scheduled for Tuesday. The tornado safety drill will now be held on Thursday afternoon at 1:30. Read More »