Lawrence may see rain, snow on Christmas; city shares winter weather reminders

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Although temperatures are expected to be above freezing during the day Monday in Lawrence, the area may see some rain and snow. 

As of Sunday evening, the National Weather Service in Topeka forecast shows a 50% chance of rain and snow in Lawrence on Christmas Day. There’s a 30% chance of snow overnight Monday into Tuesday.

A 50% chance of snow continues through the day Tuesday and Tuesday night, and about a 20% chance of snow continues Wednesday.

North central Kansas has a greater chance of seeing snow accumulations, according to NWS.

Temperatures are forecast to be in the mid- to high 30s during the days, dropping into the high 20s overnight. Wind gusts could be as high as 30 mph Monday, and as high as 20 to 25 mph Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday expected to see mostly sunny skies and temperatures around 40°, with overnight lows in the mid-20s.

Under the city’s 2022 snow and ice control plan, priority streets are treated first and residential streets follow. City crews will begin snow and ice control operations on residential streets only once accumulations reach 2 inches or more, which is not anticipated in the next several days.

Property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks directly adjacent to their properties within 48 hours of ice forming or the end of a snowfall. If removing the ice is impossible, property owners must place sand on sidewalks within 48 hours.

Community members who are physically unable to keep their sidewalks clear during snow events can visit the city’s website for more information about the Safe Winter Walkways Program,

See more, including a map of snow response vehicles when they’re on the roads, at

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Severe weather resources

National Weather Service local office (Topeka):
 Find the latest weather forecast info and severe weather advisories for the Lawrence area at this link.

In the event of rapidly changing severe weather, such as tornadoes, the NWS posts frequent updates on Twitter, @NWSTopeka. You do not need a Twitter account to see tweets from NWS.

NWS is also on Facebook,

 Call 785-234-2592 to hear the forecast.

Douglas County Emergency Management:
Follow @DgCoEM on Twitter or Douglas County, KS- Emergency Management on Facebook,

Sign up to receive emergency alerts at

Find lots of tips on severe weather and other emergency preparedness on DgCoEM’s website at

Report storm damage (for non-emergencies only, and after storm danger has passed) by calling the nonemergency dispatch line at 785-843-0250 or 785-832-7509.

Evergy outages:
Check the status of power outages on the Evergy outage map,

Report a power outage at, or call 800-544-4857.

For down powerlines, call 911.

City of Lawrence snow info:
The city has snow information and a map at that shows information about road conditions and snow plow locations. The city typically begins snow and ice control for residential roadways when 2 or more inches of snowfall or icing occurs.

Air quality:
Check the current air quality index in Lawrence and elsewhere through AirNow,

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