severe weather

Weather
8:00 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Kansas: The quiet start of tornado season might not last

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Tornado season has begun, and it’s off to a pretty quiet start, but weather officials say that won’t last according to a recent article in the Wichita Eagle.

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Weather
8:00 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Construction Is The Silver Lining of the Amarillo Hailstorm

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The May hailstorm in Amarillo was the 10th costliest storm in the history of the state of Texas with an estimated price tag of $500 million.  With most of 2013 in the rear view mirror, the good news is that construction in Amarillo is up, and repairs from the spring storm is a significant part of the pie.  As a matter of fact, 43 percent of construction projects in the city are roofing according to the Amarillo Globe-News.

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Severe Weather
8:00 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Texas Panhandle Communities: Weather Warning Systems

  While communities in the Texas Panhandle work to improve severe weather warning systems and equipment, experts say the best plan is your own.  

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2:12 am
Fri June 14, 2013

There is Beauty in the Supercell Beast

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Rotating clouds drive High Plains residents to cover. Timelapse photographs reveal there is beauty to be found in the beast.
Phoenix-based photographer Mike Olbinski has captured stunning footage of a supercell, or a rotating thunderstorm, near the Texas panhandle town of Booker. It's something Olbinski, who says he's been capturing storms like this since 2010, hasn't seen before, at least not of this magnitude. No, there was no tornado.
Environment
8:01 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Loss of Storm Chaser Has Rippling Effects

Credit The Discovery Channel/Denver PostTim Samaras, right, an engineer who designed and deployed his own instruments in the path of tornadoes, recorded data to help scientists understand the thermodynamics of tornado formation.Edit | Remove

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Environment
8:01 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Keep Important Documents Safe During Storm Season

The spring storm season is in full force across the high plains, and one thing to cross off your worry list is your important documents.  The official federal government website, USA.gov, recommends that you keep one copy of vital documents in an off-site location, such as a safe deposit box, and another in a fire and water proof container at home for easy access.  You also may want to consider digitizing documents so they can be placed on a thumb drive.

Here is a partial list of documents to be included for safe keeping:

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Storm season
9:22 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Severe weather coverage by HPPR

In order to provide notification of severe weather to the public, most of HPPR’s transmitter sites are equipped to continuously monitor the National Weather Service (NWS) and immediately interrupt regular programming and directly broadcast any severe weather warning issued by the NWS.  These warnings include severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings. 

The list below identifies the counties covered by this notification service.  Next to the county is the HPPR station(s) to tune to in order to hear the NWS warnings.

KANSAS

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