Daily Archives: 4 March, 2013

Severe weather safety classes in Butler County

Butler County Emergency Management will be presenting severe weather safety classes at various locations around the county over the coming weeks.

The first is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Andover at the Andover Police Department’s training room, 909 N. Andover Road.

Other classes are listed below:

March 9, 10 a.m. El Dorado Civic Center (Annual Public Spotter class taught by Chance Hayes with the National Weather Service)
El Dorado, Kansas
201 E. Central, El Dorado, KS

March 11, 7 p.m. Rose Hill Fire Department Class
Rose Hill Fire Station – Training Room
911 N. Rose Hill Rd, Rose Hill

March 14, 6:30 p.m. Vintage Place of El Dorado
1650 E 12th, El Dorado

March 18, 7 p.m. Cassoday Fire Department Class
Cassoday Community Building
133 S. Washington, Cassoday

March 20, 7 p.m. Whitewater River Consolidated Fire District Class
Whitewater Fire Station, Whitewater

April 4, 6:30 p.m. Potwin Fire Department Class
Potwin Community Building

Live web chat Tuesday about severe weather

This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas, with the statewide tornado drill set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

I’ll be hosting a live web chat about severe weather at 11 a.m. Tuesday at www.kansas.com. Joining me will be Chance Hayes, warning coordination meteorologist for the Wichita branch of the National Weather Service.

We’ll be happy to answer your questions and share tips to help you and your family stay safe during severe weather.

Wichita weather: Windy, with a chance of rain late

Wichita can expect a windy day with a splash of sunshine during the day and then a chance for a splash of rain in the evening.

Forecasters say highs should reach the mid-40s under mostly cloudy skies. North winds will intensify into the teens, gusting at times to nearly 30 miles an hour.

The evening brings a slight chance of showers, with temperatures slipping into the upper 20s. It will remain blustery, with gusts again surging to nearly 30 miles an hour.

Sunshine returns Tuesday, forecasters say, with highs reaching the low 40s. Blustery north winds will persist, gusting into the upper 20s.

Tuesday night will be colder, with lows falling into the low 20s.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.