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Weather
12:15 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

National Weather Service Is Looking For Storm Spotters

May 19 tornado near Harper and Kingman county lines.
Credit Niccolò Ubalducci Photographer / flickr Creative Commons

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week for the state of Kansas, the National Weather Service is offering a storm spotter training class Tuesday night in Wichita.

Spring is the most active tornado season in Kansas.

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Government
1:47 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

VIDEO: How Was Your Commute? Mayor Says Street Crews Did 'Outstanding Job'

Streets are mostly clear in downtown Wichita Tuesday not long after record snowfall.
Credit Carla Eckels / KMUW

During a City Council Workshop Tuesday, Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer thanked the city maintenance crew that cleared snow from streets.

"Through this entire time frame, through both of the snows, we have to say hats off to our guys that were out there working the streets," said Brewer.

Brewer said the crew worked through the first storm and then immediately prepared for the next one to come in.

"They did an outstanding job in getting our streets all taken care of and getting them all cleaned up." said Brewer.

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News
6:57 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Top Morning News 2.26.13

Winter weather brings delays and cancellations; Heavy snow won't cure the Kansas drought; Brownback's reading plan draws criticism.

Second Round Of Winter Weather Brings More Cancellations And Delays

Monday's snow storm is winding down and streets are being cleared in Wichita.

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Weather
7:53 pm
Sun February 24, 2013

Monday School Closings (UPDATED)

Some south-central Kansas schools closed Monday in anticipation of inclement weather.
Credit Briana O'Higgins / KMUW

Updated: 7:05 am

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Wichita and the surrounding areas beginning at midnight Monday until at least noon Tuesday.

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Weather
12:43 pm
Sun February 24, 2013

Wichita Officials: Get Ready For Storm, Round Two (UPDATED)

Updated: Monday 11:30 am

City officials are now saying that they have replenished the supply of sand and salt to treat the roads. However, they are still urging residents to stay home, if possible.

Joe Pajor with the Public Works and Utilities department says they will plow the roads throughout the duration of the storm, but will keep the majority of the salt and sand to treat the roads at the storm's end.

The conservation approach will likely make roads slicker and more difficult to navigate.

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Weather
3:17 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Why Wichita Didn't Call The Storm 'Q'

Winter storm "Q" blanketed the Wichita State University Campus with snow.
Credit Briana O'Higgins / KMUW

The Weather Channel tried its hand at winter storm naming for the 17th time this week.

The storm they named "Q" made its across the state, dumping 14.2 inches of snow in Wichita, making it the second worst snow storm in the city’s recorded history.

But if you were following storm updates from Wichita residents and media, you might not have even known it was called "Q."

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Weather
3:07 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

VIDEO: 'Boulder-Sized' Snow Falls From Old Town Office Building

Giant chunks of snow fall from office building in Old Town Square Friday afternoon.
Credit Amanda Laviana

  There's been an endless supply of snowy photos and videos posted to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram the past two days as the historic snowstorm rolled through. 

But this one sets itself apart:

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Weather
1:16 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Storm Breaks Into Wichita's Top 5 All-Time Biggest Snowstorms (Updated)

Snow starts to come down again in the Riverside neighborhood on Thursday afternoon.
Briana O'Higgins KMUW

Updated 5:01pm:

At 4:56pm the National Weather Service reports the snow is winding down in the Wichita area. They recorded 14.2 inches of snow as of 4:40 pm, just shy of the all-time record of 15 inches.

Updated 4:15 pm:

As of 3:45pm, the National Weather Service reports Wichita is in the number two all-time multi-day snowstorm, with 14.0 inches being recorded.

Updated 3:03 pm:

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Government
10:41 am
Thu February 21, 2013

What The City Is Doing About All This Snow

Snowy conditions on West 13th Street and across Wichita Thursday. Drivers were asked to stay home and off the roads if at all possible.
Credit Briana O'Higgins / KMUW

Wichita city officials held a news conference Thursday morning to give an update on the conditions in the midst of one of the city’s worst snow storms.

The Wichita area has already received more than 10 inches of snow over the past two days, causing drifts, vehicle accidents, delays and school closings.

Here are the updates from multiple city departments: 

Wichita Police Department

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Weather
7:10 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Friday School Closings (UPDATED)

The snowy conditions outside KMUW Wednesday.
Credit Briana O'Higgins

  Updated: 5:32 AM

The snow is here, and more is expected. Many schools have canceled classes and activities.

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