Severe Weather

John Monteverdi via National Weather Service website

WICHITA, Kansas — Tornadoes aren’t forming at the same pace as usual this year, creating one of Kansas’ quietest storm seasons in recent memory.

New Exhibit On Wild Weather Blows Into Exploration Place

Sep 27, 2019
Exploration Place

Here's your chance to immerse yourself in extreme, real-world weather conditions.

Fly through a hurricane, swirl along a tornado’s path, map lightning strikes or stand in the middle of a raging winter storm.

Wild Weather, a national traveling exhibit, arrives at Exploration Place on Saturday. Throughout the exhibit, participants can learn about different types of weather conditions. They also can go behind the scenes with meteorologists and learn about the science of severe weather.

(Updated at 4:45 p.m.) 

With trees shredded into tinder and homes ripped asunder, scores of families in and around Lawrence and Linwood, Kansas, surveyed lives that forever will be marked by the time before and after Tuesday’s tornado.

Updated at 9:49 p.m. with tornado warnings canceled — A large tornado caused damage south of Lawrence and in the small town of Linwood, Kansas, on Tuesday night, but looked to miss the majority of the Kansas City metro area.

Niccolo Ubalducci / flickr Creative Commons

Kansas is about to make it through the end of April without a tornado for only the fourth time since record keeping began.