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Weather Watch

Just in time for severe weather, learn why summer storms usually bring straight-line winds

July 14, 2009

6News Meteorologist Alex Harrington explains some of the reasons why winds blow straight in some thunderstorms, but twist in others.

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If you haven't noticed, it's humid — but some relief is on the way

July 14, 2009

Well, if you haven't noticed by now there is most definitely a connection between how humid it is and what the dewpoint is.

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July 8th storm assessment

July 10, 2009

There has been a lot of talk about the storms that rolled through eastern Kansas on Wednesday, and the assessment of the storm is finished by the National Weather Service.

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Despite the heat and humidity, there is a bright side

July 9, 2009

We often complain about the Kansas heat and humidity. Myself included. However, in one respect we can consider ourselves a bit lucky.

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The Ring of Fire

July 8, 2009

Why a potential back off in "hottest" temperatures may increase thunderstorm chances in Northeast Kansas through the weekend.

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Another heat wave settling in over northeast Kansas

July 8, 2009

It's like a heat wave... Whether it's the forecast or a song by Martha and the Vandellas, the phrase "heat wave" is often overused. Probably because when day after day of heat and humidity set in, everyone is talking about it and there just aren't enough good phrases to sum up the unpleasant weather.

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The biggest window in space

June 30, 2009

You might have always hoped for the corner office just for the view from the corner window. NASA is working to give the crew of the International Space Station a new workspace with the best view yet.

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Computer prediction models not always so hot

June 29, 2009

So looking ahead to the next few days, there is most definitely one thing that is apparent. The models are teasing us with a bigger cool down than we'll actually see. This is a case-in-point of why you can't just trust a computer program or automated website to get your forecast.

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The Hottest “Feeling” Place in the World?

June 25, 2009

Believe it or not, parts of the American Midwest see some of the hottest temperatures in the world during summer months. While the actual temperature may not be all that impressive — 100°F is commonly reached all over the world — the Midwest humidity can make it feel much, much worse.

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How the heat index works

June 24, 2009

The bulk of the extended forecast is calling for more hot weather with the heat index in well over 100°, but what exactly is the heat index?

Please Help Our Puppy

Abandoned by Delta Airlines

June 21, 2009

Delta denied boarding to an 8 week old puppy because of no rabies vaccination. As you may know, dogs under three months cannot be given rabies vaccinations.

Garage Sale to Benefit Walk MS 2009

Garage Sale to Benefit Walk MS 2009

March 18, 2009

Saturday, March 28th starting at 8:00 AM till ???. 18050 158th Street (158th and Evans Road) Basehor, KS. This garage sale will benefit MS Walk Team Wings for Ronda, Ronda (McMackin) Sirkovic who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1999, all proceeds will be donated to the MS Society.

Caliber

No to Annexation

February 14, 2009

There should be a clearly defined increase in value to go along with the increased cost.

Notes from the desert

On patrol, danger is around the corner and over the hill

May 28, 2008

On a desert road, soldiers in training learn lessons that should serve them well.

Notes from the desert

Improvisation is the word

May 28, 2008

Troops I followed on Monday had to make quick decisions to encounter and defend against possible insurgents. That included two who set and tried to detonate improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. And Sunday night my tent almost blew over.

Notes from the desert

The (real) first day

May 28, 2008

Here at Fort Irwin, what was once a mock battlefield between American and Soviet forces, depicted by U.S. Army units dedicated to playing the enemy, is now a plot of 1,200 square miles made up to look like Iraq.

Notes from the desert

Reporter reflects on Memorial Day as he prepares to join Army units in training

May 28, 2008

Reporter Alex Parker reflects on Memorial Day as he prepares to join the 1st Infantry Division as it goes through desert warfare training in California.

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