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By Hannah Davis | July 28, 2013
A several year drought could be over. In the last week Mid-Continent Airport has recorded more than six inches of rain in Wichita. If those numbers are correct Wichita is no longer in a drought. Few people are excited about this news as local farmers. Kevin Winter runs a farm in Sedgwick county. He's thankful for the rain. " It all boils down to the rain," Winter said, "because if we don't get the rain we don't have anything. " More rain means more money for Winter. He says this weeks rain will allow him to plant and harvest an extra crop of alfalfa which will bring in thousands of dollars.
By Hannah Davis | August 12, 2013
People in Hutchinson are tired. For the past month they've been hit with heavy rains that are causing flooding and lots of damage to homes. Jeff Howell's basement is the driest it's been in more than a week. Last Sunday the water was nearly to the ceiling. Workers came by to install a new furnace and help clean up. But Howell is afraid he'll have to do this again. "It's taken a toll on us," Howell said. "Even my dogs are stressed to the max. We're just having to go one day at a time.
by Pat Mueller and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | March 11, 2013
The rain over the weekend helped Cheney Reservoir.  The City of Wichita says the rain on Saturday March 9th added six inches of water to the reservoir.  It's now 59% full, up from 58%.  Although until it's 100% full, the city is asking residents to conserve water.  Cheney Reservoir is where Wichita gets much of its drinking water. City leaders are considering water restrictions if conditions do not improve soon.
By Samantha Anderson | August 3, 2013
Rain slowed down, but didn't stop, the NBC Tournament Friday night. They had a two and a half hour delay, but fans still stuck around. "They love baseball," said fan Ryan Seaver. "They like the atmosphere. They want to support what is going on just to keep it here and keep it going. " Seaver and hs friiends were camping out, he said the rain wasn't bad, as long as their tents didn't leak. Once the rain stops it doesn't take the NBC field crew very long to get things going.
By Meteorologist Ross Janssen and Storm Team 12 | March 24, 2011
A storm system coming over the Rockies tonight will bring scattered showers and a few thunderstorms to the area. The best chance will be in central and eastern parts of the state, and the activity should remain isolated. No severe weather is expected with any storm that develops. Look for the rain to move out early Friday with a return to some sunshine for the afternoon. Highs will range from the mid 60s in the southwest to the mid 50s across northern Kansas. Winds will be out of the east or northeast through much of the day. There's going to be another chance for some rain coming up Friday night into Saturday.
By Dave Roberts and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | July 4, 2010
Grilling on the barbacue is an Edmond family tradition. Whether it's chicken, pork chops, or hot dogs, Otha Edmund says he knows how to prepare them to perfection. But he won't reveal his secret recipe. "You just got to know what you're doing," he says. "You just got to know what you're doing. " On July 4th, the Edmunds got together under a gazebo at Riverside Park to escape from the rain. They seriously had the entire park to themselves because no one else was there. "They said this party was going to happen whether it was rain, sleet or snow," said Kalvin Hill.
By Meteorologist Ross Janssen and Storm Team 12 | March 18, 2011
A cold front has stalled out over central Oklahoma and clouds continue to develop along the front. Kansas has not seen any rain through Friday evening, but that will change on Saturday as low level moisture begins moving back across our area. Expect low temperatures to range from the mid 30s in the northwest tonight, to the lower 40s in southcentral Kansas. Clouds will be thickening overnight, and scattered showers and storms will develop Saturday morning and be rather scattered during the afternoon.
By Meteorologist Mark Larson and Storm Team 12 | April 20, 2011
Kansas will be between storm systems Wednesday with a mix of clouds and sun, lighter winds and unseasonably cool afternoon highs in the mid 50s to near 60 degrees. Expect a northeast to easterly breeze around much of the state with wind speeds less than 20 mph. Another weather-maker will move in from the west Thursday into Friday dragging clouds back to Kansas along with chances for scattered showers and storms by Thursday afternoon. A few of the storms may produce small hail on Thursday, but widespread severe weather is not expected.
June 15, 2010
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A new report confirms what most Kansas farmers already know: The state's wheat harvest stalled almost as soon as it began. Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that just 1 percent of the winter wheat crop was cut last week before heavy rain hit much of the state. The agency says about 6 percent of the wheat is normally cut by this time of year, although the harvest hadn't even started at the same point one year ago. Wheat condition was pegged as 9 percent excellent, 48 percent good and 30 percent fair.
By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | September 4, 2011
Rain has forced the postponement of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Atlanta until Tuesday at 10 am Central Time. NASCAR president Mike Helton made the announcement on the race broadcast that they made the unusual decision to move the race back 48 hours out of a concern for public safety. Sunday nights rain is the front end of Tropical Storm Lee and forecasters expect the rain to linger for the next 36 hours. NASCAR held in a rain delay for an 2 hours and 15 minutes and where just moment from having the track dry and calling the cars to the track, when the rain began again, washing out the race.
By Meteorologist Mark Larson | October 29, 2013
Meteorologist Mark Larson says there's more rain on the way Tuesday and Wednesday however it looks like we'll dry-out just in time for Halloween. One area of storms pushed out of eastern Kansas early Tuesday leaving behind a few pockets of locally heavy rainfall but no reports of severe weather.  Tuesday afternoon will bring lots of clouds, patchy drizzle and a few sprinkles but nothing too heavy. Highs will range from near 50 degrees over northwest Kansas to the mid-60s and lower-70s elsewhere.  Gusty southerly winds will once again rule the day over the eastern half of our state.
By Meteorologist Mark Larson | October 15, 2013
Meteorologist Mark Larson says, our wet weather is gone for now but there will be an October chill in the air for several days to come. Put the rain gear away, find your jackets and sweaters as the coolest air we've seen so far this season moves into our area Tuesday and Wednesday. Early Tuesday, skies cleared in the wake of a cold front that brought severe weather to parts of Kansas Monday. Temperatures tumbled into the mid to upper-30s for the west and low to mid 40s elsewhere.
By Meteorologist Ross Janssen | October 13, 2013
Meteorologist Ross Janssen says get ready for rain and some much cooler air for the week ahead. Rain is likely across western Kansas overnight, but will spread into central and eastern Kansas early Monday. Overnight low temperatures will stay in the 50s as southeast winds kick in around the state. Rain and a few thunderstorms are likely on Monday as temperatures for much of the state will be in the upper 60s. Southwest Kansas may get some dry time in the afternoon, and temperatures could jump into the low 70s with south winds expected to be rather gusty.
By Meteorologist Dean Jones | September 28, 2013
A cold front moving through Kansas this morning will continue southeast into Missouri and Oklahoma by midday and afternoon.  Morning rains should end with clouds clearing by midday into the afternoon across central Kansas, while sunny skies and cooler weather impacts much of western Kansas today.  Highs will range from the 60s in the north and west to the mid 70s in the southeast portions of the state. Clear skies and light winds tonight will allow for a cool, but comfortable night with lows in the 40s to near 50. Sunny skies and light winds for Sunday - a picture perfect end to the weekend as high pressure moves east of the area.  Highs will warm into the middle and upper 70s statewide.
By Meteorologist Dean Jones | September 14, 2013
It looks like the rain will hold off for the majority of Kansas today, however better chances of rain tonight and Sunday.  A mix of clouds and some sunshine today with an isolated shower or storms possible in the northwest later this afternoon.  We'll see highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.  Better chances of rain and rumbles of thunder tonight in the west and north along an advancing cold front.  Mostly cloudy to cloudy skies are...
By Meteorologist Rodney Price | September 12, 2013
Rain chances will linger through the overnight in central and western Kansas while chances have wrapped up in the east.  Low temperatures will be mostly in the 60s. On Friday, the western half of our state will have thicker clouds and some showers and storms.  Expect more breaks in the clouds in parts of central and eastern Kansas. Tomorrow's highs will be in the 70s and 80s. Warmer temperatures will return this weekend and stick around through most of next week. Another round of showers or storms will also be possible late Sunday into Monday.
By Meteorologist Mark Larson | September 12, 2013
Weeks of hot, dry weather will come to an end Thursday as a cold front ushers in cooler temps, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Most of Kansas will see below normal high temperatures Thursday and Friday. Occasional showers, light rain and isolated will slowly roll though sentral and western Kansas through Thursday afternoon along with light winds from the east/northeast. We have seen some locally heavy rains but generally speaking most of us will see amounts ranging from a few tenths to nearly an inch by day's end. Thursday will be much cooler statewide with afternoon highs ranging from the lower 70s northwest to the low to mid-80s southeast.
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