Archive for the ‘weather’ Category

Snow Day

February 15th, 2011 at 10:38 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: an old Unruh family photo SNOW DAY For hours, the snow falls. City crews plow, one blade following another. Shovels scrape concrete; a mountain of snow rises alongside driveways and sidewalks. Classes are cancelled. Again. Snow days pile up on the spring calendar, extending the […]

columns, nostalgia, seasons, weather

Sun on snow

February 11th, 2011 at 6:56 am

Sun on fresh snow. Wednesday.


Helping out

February 9th, 2011 at 8:17 am

The cool thing about disasters or like today in Emporia when nature simply overdoes, is that people are eager to help someone out. Now I saw this guy drive by and his front wheel wasn’t moving, well before he applied his brakes. Apparently he had issues when he got to the corner and stopped. Seeing […]

life on the ground, weather

“When February Comes”

February 2nd, 2011 at 3:29 pm

A poem from Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg: “When February Comes.“ ***

other people's stuff, weather

Blizzard on its way

January 31st, 2011 at 11:33 am

Big snowstorm on its way. Snow begins this evening.


They Came to Stay

January 18th, 2011 at 10:48 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: “They Came to Stay” by Greg Todd, Sherman County Courthouse, Goodland. THEY CAME TO STAY As last week’s winter storm began to move across the state, my mind returned to a trip I took to northwest Kansas last fall. Traveling I-70, it was around Russell […]

columns, history, seasons, weather

Season’s first accumulation

January 10th, 2011 at 10:51 am

Don’t know that it’s a record, but today, Jan. 10, is the first real accumulation of the season. I’d say we have had 4 inches so far. Still snowing off and on. More expected here in Emporia today.

seasons, weather


December 31st, 2010 at 10:28 am

The grocery cart corral at Reeble’s.

E-town, weather

Bumpy ice

December 31st, 2010 at 9:48 am

Ice came down in splats last night – much better than glazing. There’s a lot of texture with this ice. The streets seem to be in pretty good shape. Even the side streets aren’t bad because there’s enough crunch to the ice.


Tin in a tree

December 20th, 2010 at 8:57 am

“After a while, it just becomes part of the scenery,” Terry Smith said about the tornado debris on a neighbor’s property near his home in Pratt County. I visited Terry and Nancy Smith in October. The May 4, 2007 Greensburg tornado passed over the Smiths’ house. The following night, May 5, another tornado struck. Those […]

life on the ground, weather

November sky

November 21st, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Flyover Weather: It’s a glorious day out there, especially for late November. Partly cloudy, 72, no wind.

sky, weather