Meteorology

In this undated photo provided by NOAA, William Lapenta poses at the Weather Prediction Center, in College Park, Md. Lapenta, a federal scientist who oversaw weather prediction centers that track ocean, hurricane and even space conditions died Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, after lifeguards pulled him from the surf in rough seas on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. (NOAA via AP)
October 02, 2019 - 2:13 pm
DUCK, N.C. (AP) — A top weather forecasting official, who oversaw the government’s prediction centers that track ocean, hurricane and even space conditions, has died in rough seas on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. William Lapenta, 58, died Monday after lifeguards pulled him from the surf off the...
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This satellite image provided by Roscosmos Space Agency, taken on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, shows forest fires in Sakha Republic region, Eastern Russia. Russian officials say forest fires are spreading in remote areas of Siberia and the Far East that firefighters cannot reach. (Roscosmos Space Agency via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 7:32 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's meteorological service says he sees global climate change as a factor behind the wildfires blazing throughout Siberia and the country's Far East. The total area of the blazes increased on Friday to about 31,000 square kilometers (12,000 square miles), according to...
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In this photo provided by Hurricane Fall, responders treat a passenger on an Air Canada flight to Australia that was diverted and landed at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu on Thursday, July 11, 2019. The flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered "un-forecasted and sudden turbulence," about two hours past Hawaii when the plane diverted to Honolulu, Air Canada spokeswoman Angela Mah said in a statement. (Tim Tricky/Hurricane Fall via AP)
July 12, 2019 - 3:03 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Passengers on a flight from Canada to Australia said they had no warning about turbulence that suddenly slammed people into the ceiling of the plane and injured more than three dozen — a phenomenon that experts say can be nearly impossible to spot or predict. The Air Canada flight...
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This image from NOAA shows a portion of a tornado warning for Alabama issued at 1 p.m. CST on Sunday, March 3, 2019 before a tornado hit later in the day. Predicting with any precision where a tornado is going to go is still beyond the limits of meteorology, which is why warnings went out for a large two-county area when a tornado might be only half a mile wide. And getting people to listen and take precautions is another matter altogether. (NOAA via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes in forecasting tornadoes, you can get everything technically right, and yet it all goes horribly wrong. Three days before the killer Alabama tornado struck, government severe-storm meteorologists cautioned that conditions could be ripe for twisters in the Southeast on...
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January 09, 2019 - 3:56 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Did a TV meteorologist broadcast a racial slur or simply flub a line? That polarizing question has reverberated in this upstate New York city and beyond since WHEC fired Jeremy Kappell after he apparently referred to a park in his weather report as "Martin Luther Coon King Jr...
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Dreamstime
May 29, 2018 - 7:46 pm
Despite the Kansas weather activity over the last couple of days, meteorologists believe that we are on track to see some record low numbers for tornadoes this summer. Ross Janssen of KWCH says it might be hard to believe, but if things progress through the summer as they have this spring, we will...
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Dreamstime
March 17, 2018 - 8:49 pm
Much needed rain is in the forecast on Sunday (today), but with it comes the so possibility for severe weather. Today, clouds are going to increase as a system moves in from the west. Highs will reach the low to mid 60s ahead of our chance for rain. By Sunday afternoon, the first round of showers...
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State of Kansas
March 16, 2018 - 11:50 am
Governor Jeff Colyer along with Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey and Kansas Water Office Director Tracy Streeter toured parts of southwest Kansas Thursday, March 15, surveying the drought conditions currently affecting the entire state. The Governor made an executive order declaring a...
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Dreamstime
March 13, 2018 - 3:43 pm
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has declared a drought emergency, warning or watch across the entire state. Colyer signed an executive order Tuesday following several weeks of abnormally dry conditions in all 105 counties. He declared an emergency for 28 southern Kansas counties and a warning for 29 other...
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Dreamstime
March 05, 2018 - 3:53 pm
This year Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas is March 4 through 10. The statewide tornado drill is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. Sedgwick County Emergency Management will not test sirens at noon today rather they will be tested at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, weather permitting. To help the...
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