Storm blows through area
A pleasant spring day turned ugly late Thursday afternoon in Lansing, with a severe thunderstorm rolling through the city, storm sirens blaring and high school athletes scurrying for cover.
The sirens came on about 5:20 p.m., shortly after a downpour began. Northern Leavenworth and southeastern Atchison counties in Kansas and Platte County, Mo., had just been put under a tornado warning when the sirens stirred.
At 5:45 p.m., the weather had calmed enough that the tornado warning was replaced by a severe thunderstorm warning, which was allowed to expire at 6:30 p.m.
The storm did interrupt outdoor activities Thursday, including the Lansing vs. Perry-Lecompton high school baseball game at Lion Field and the LHS-Perry softball game at LHS. The games were called and rescheduled