• Afternoon storms could pack a punch

    Morning showers will gradually weaken before more storms fire up in the afternoon in KAKEland and some could turn severe. High wind will be the most likely threat in KAKEland Tuesday afternoon followed by large hail, brief flooding and tornadoes.

  • Severe storms possible Friday and Saturday

    Two rounds of storms on the way to KAKEland late in the day Friday and Saturday and both could bring severe weather. Large hail, high wind and even a couple of tornadoes will be threats across much of KAKEland as we march into the weekend.

  • Neighborhood near Big Ditch has basement flooding problems

    "It's 1500 square feet down there and every bit of it's underwater, or was," said Odie Edwards about her basement in West Wichita Wednesday. The Big Ditch saved their neighborhood from flooding.  But now neighbors are dealing with another problem caused by so much rain.  

  • A few severe storms possible Tuesday

    Spotty showers and storms are possible Tuesday across KAKEland with the best chances coming in the late afternoon along and ahead of a cold front. A few storms during the late day hours could be severe with large hail and high wind being the most likely threats.

  • Governor requests 'major presidential declaration' for Kansas flooding, tornadoes

    Governor Laura Kelly sent a request to President Donald Trump on Monday asking for a major presidential declaration for the public assistance program for 63 counties in Kansas due to record rainfall and severe weather.

  • May precipitation sets all-time records in Kansas

    May was the wettest month in Kansas history. The Kansas State University Weather Data Library says average rainfall in May was 10.26 inches, the wettest month on records going back 125 years. 

  • The City of Winfield says it will have to level this restroom on the Cowley County Fairgrounds.  It shared this photo as part of a series showing the damage to the fairgrounds on the city's Facebook page.

    Plans in place to repair Cowley County Fairgrounds

    Thursday, the City of Winfield announced the planned timeline for repairs to the heavily flood damaged Cowley County Fairgrounds.  

  • Heavy rains in Cowley County on June 6th caused flash flooding at Strother Field between Winfield and Ark City, as captured by KSOK Radio's Brett Coplen.

    Rain fatigue in Cowley County

    “I think the biggest thing is everybody’s just tired and drained,” said Taggart Wall, Winfield City Manager, as he looked out the window at more rain coming down. Heavy rains and flash flooding returned to Cowley County Thursday, burying Strother Field and other low areas in as much as two feet of water. 

  • More rain leads to flash flooding in south-central Kansas

    Several inches of rain Thursday morning has caused flash flooding in several south-central Kansas counties. 

  • Reno County man dies in accident on flood damaged road

    One person has died in an accident, likely due to flood waters Saturday in Central Kansas. 

  • Kansas man who lost wife in previous tornado hit again, home damaged

    Dennie Roberts he choked up a little when he talked about what just happened. He thought of his wife, Sherry, who died of injuries from a tornado not far away in 2003. 

  • Here's why the US has seen tornadoes, floods and extreme heat in the past few weeks

    If you feel like the weather has been out of control in much of the United States, you're right.

  • South of Lawrence (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

    Vicious storm tears through Kansas City area spawning tornadoes

    The storms in Kansas City Tuesday were the 12th straight day that at least eight tornadoes were reported to the National Weather Service.

  • Floods trap Belle Plaine family

    “Every time it floods we're pretty much stuck here,” said Matt Hutchison, who was able to leave his home for the first time in days Tuesday. Some folks simply expect flooding to leave them stranded, but not three times in a month.  

  • Tornado shelters provided for drivers along Kansas Turnpike

    A Tornado Watch until 10 p.m. Tuesday includes the entire Turnpike from Oklahoma to Kansas City.  That's why the Kansas Turnpike Authority wants drivers to know it has shelters at nearly all of its plazas for the public to use in an emergency.

  • Exhaustion sets in for emergency management workers

    “The coffee pot has been used and abused,” John Stradal with the Cowley County Emergency Management Office laughed Tuesday.  Exhaustion is setting in for those tasked with keeping us safe during severe weather.

  • Flooding at 13th and Maize Road in Wichita on Friday, May 24, 2019 (KAKE)

    It's the 2nd wettest May on record for Wichita

    This month is the second wettest May for Wichita and the fifth wettest of any month since records began in 1888. 

  • This aerial photo shows tornado damage at the Westbrooke Village Apartment complex in Trotwood, Ohio, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (Doral Chenoweth III/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

    Tornadoes leave trail of destruction across Ohio, Indiana

    A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another.