Daily Archives: 14 October, 2013

Can you spot the tornado in this photo?

Actually, there are no tornadoes in this photo of construction work on I-70 earlier this year in northwest Kansas. But when I saw the shot, my first thought was that some people would see the rain shafts in the background and mistake them for tornadoes.

When I mentioned this to Kansas Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Swartz in an e-mail, his reply was spot on: “Surely they’ll remark about the dedicated construction crew that isn’t fazed by an approaching twister.”

Tornado threat for central Kansas today

There’s a chance of tornadoes west of Wichita in central Kansas later today, the Storm Prediction Center reports.

While 5% may seem like a small figure, weather experts advise that anything above 2% is worth close attention. The elevated zone is roughly from Pratt to Dodge City and points north of there.

Wichita weather: Showers and thunderstorms

Expect a rainy Monday in the Wichita metropolitan area.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected today, forecasters say, with highs in the upper 60s. Southerly winds will be in the teens, gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour at times.

Showers could linger into the early morning hours of Tuesday, forecasters say, with lows dropping to about 50 as clouds begin to disperse. Tuesday will be sunny, with a high in the low 60s. It’ll be chilly, with north winds gusting near 30 miles an hour.

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