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System uses sound to find whales, avoid ship strikes

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Ship strikes are the top human-related cause of death for these mammals, which are in danger even from this vessel, a slow-moving research boat called the Shearwater. But new technology could soon help safeguard the whales by using sound, not sight, to track the creatures' movements.

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New Orleans mayor pushing residents to leave FEMA trailers

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Lingering fears about formaldehyde fumes inside federally issued trailers and the impending hurricane season have Mayor Ray Nagin pushing to empty thousands of the structures, intended as temporary housing after Katrina.

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Rain Check

Posted: 05/04/2008 - How has our rainfall compared to average so far in 2008?

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Several Rain Chances this Week

Posted: 05/04/2008 - A powerful storm system will impact our weather for a good chunk of the work week that will bring lots of rain and a chance for severe weather too.

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Interactive Storm Report Map

Updated: 05/02/2008 - zoom in and click on the icons to read about storm reports from t-storms that have produced some severe weather Thursday evening. If the map does not show up click on the "view larger map" at the bootom of the page.

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Tornado Rips through North Central Kansas

Updated: 04/26/2008 - An EF 2 tornado tore through portions of North Central Kansas early Friday morning. There have been numerous reports of power outages and homes damaged or even destroyed. The tornado had winds estimated at 115 MPH.

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