The number of UFO sightings in Missouri has been on the rise since May 2011, and it's not slowing down. This is according to Margie Kay, a field investigator with the Missouri chapter of the Mutual UFO Network.
Kansas Citians will partially see a partial solar eclipse Sunday, weather-permitting. The reason for all the partitioning is due to two phenomena: One is that the moon will only partially cover the sun, and the other, more familiar reason is that the sun will be setting when all this happens.
The tornado systems that roared through Kansas over the weekend had an historic quality to them. An early warning appears to have limited the number of injuries as more than a hundred tornadoes touched down.
The tornado season started early in much of the nation and continued over the weekend. Spotters reported more than 120 tornadoes on Saturday. One killed five people in Woodward, Oklahoma. Others ripped into homes and businesses in Iowa and Kansas. And that includes the heart of the economy in Wichita, the aviation industry. Here's Frank Morris from member station KCUR.
Several deaths and injuries have been reported following a tornado that rolled across Woodward, Okla. It was just one of the twisters that struck the Midwest on Saturday and overnight. As Kansas Public Radio's J. Schafer reports, more than 100 tornadoes touched down across four states.
Originally published on Sun April 15, 2012 8:29 am
The midsection of the U.S. was wracked by storms and tornadoes overnight, with the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center forecasting more severe weather to come. Five deaths have been confirmed in northwest Oklahoma, the state's Department of Emergency Management tells NPR.
The National Weather Service's Winter Weather Advisory has been lifted, but slick conditions on local roads and highways persist. Several accidents were reported during this morning's commute, and drivers are encouraged to use extra caution.
SALINA, Kan. – Last year was the deadliest ever for children left in hot vehicles, with 49 fatalities nationwide. While temperatures have cooled a little in the Kansas City area, Bryan Thompson reports officials still are worried that this year could be even worse.
Farley, MO. – Fifty thousand sandbags are filled and stacked and more are being made in a Missouri area five miles east of Leavenworth. Local observers expect a quick rise in the Missouri River by early next week.
Levee district leaders want to add another 2 to 3 feet to the tops for a margin of safety. 18 years ago water was running over the protective ridge for a mile.
Rural Platte County, MO – The Missouri River approaching Kansas City is becoming more bloated than it's been in decades. Overflow, by millions-of-gallons a minute is being dumped from brimming reservoirs in the Dakotas. Interests along the river watch with a keen eye. They range from farmers to railroads to people who live behind levees. KCUR's Dan Verbeck has been attuned to the river for weeks and filed this account.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sometimes when we hear about flooding in our area, it's easy to get a little leery about what's coming out of our facets. That's especially true when the tap water tastes a little different than usual. Could there be sewage or pesticides leaking into our water supply? Is it safe? This week, Alex Smith investigated.
Parkville, MO – An automatic sandbag filling machine roared through a parking lot in downtown Parkville today. The river town is the only Kansas City suburb not protected by a flood wall. Hundreds of volunteers appeared to stack sandbags against a flood expected as early as next week. KCUR's Dan Verbeck was there.
Kansas City, Missouri – John Davies is an experienced storm chaser. He analyzes data for weather outlets, including the National Weather Service. He and his wife were struck when driving toward the Joplin tornado how many people were out on the streets, going about their daily business.
Kansas City, MO – More is coming out about how a thrown-together setup was able to move the injured from Joplin's tornado.The critical need for more ambulances than the city could provide was worked out early in the disaster. In the analysis that came days later, three emergency services from the Kansas City area and a Springfield hospital turned chaos into something workable. KCUR's Dan Verbeck has more of the story.
Kansas City, Missouri – People need to pay attention to severe storm warnings, even though it may seem unnecessary.
Severe weather yesterday caused at least one tornado to touch down around 151st and Metcal in South Johnson County, and another around Harrisonville, according to law enforcement officers. Area police departments dispatched officers and trained storm spotters to the periphery of the county to file weather reports and check on residents and businesses.