Daily Archives: 10 May, 2013

Fewest tornadoes in Kansas in more than 15 years

Kansas hasn’t had such a quiet start to tornado season since the previous century.

Only 4 tornadoes have touched down in the Sunflower State so far in 2013, according to the National Weather Service. None have been near Wichita and all have been weak and short-lived.

It’s the fewest tornadoes to date in the state since 1997.

Meanwhile, Iowa is posed to break its record for longest stretch since a tornado touched down. Thursday marked the 350th day since a tornado touched down. The current record is 355 days, between between May 5, 1955, and April 26, 1956.

The record would be tied on Tuesday and broken on Wednesday.

Wichita weather: 70s and some sunshine

A break in the rainy weather arrives today for the Wichita area, forecasters say.

Highs could touch 70 under partly sunny skies, with north winds in the teens and gusts near 20 miles an hour. Lows tonight will duck below 50, with skies becoming mostly clear. Winds will ease and eventually become calm.

The weekend will see slight chances return for showers and thunderstorms, forecasters say, with highs in the 60s and 70s. Skies will be partly sunny.

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