Piper students sail through KVL math competition

Piper High School students did extremely well in the Kaw Valley League math competition.

Piper took 15 students to the competition, and 12 returned with medals.

Piper medalists included:

KVL champions in calculus:  Jared Davis, Martin Galindo, Zak Roy

Advanced math trig:  Taylor Beashore, Laura Clark, Sidney Thompson placed 3rd.   (Tied score for 2nd place, but lost tiebreaker)

Algebra 2: Tyler Nguyen, Kylie Jorgenson, Elizabeth Warner placed 2nd.  (Tied score for 1st place, but lost tiebreaker)

Algebra 1: Sophie Roper, Alexander Falk, Kara Evans placed 2nd.

In all events totaled together, Piper students did better than the other schools competing.

Piper students also answered more questions correctly (92 correct answers) than the other schools.

–    from Doug Key, Piper activities director

More storms possible Thursday

Severe weather risk Thursday (National Weather Service graphic)

Thursday’s forecast includes a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon.

Skies will be cloudy with a high near 64 on Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service, Wyandotte County is under a slight risk for severe weather today, while an area of central Missouri is under a moderate risk.

This severe weather between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., contains a higher risk of tornadoes, large hail and severe weather in central Missouri.  Storms should move out of the region by 9 p.m. and midnight.

Tonight brings a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms before 10 p.m. in Wyandotte County, then a slight chance of showers between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. The weather will turn windy with 17 to 21 mph wind speeds and gusts up to 29 mph.

Friday’s weather wlll be mostly sunny, with a high near 50. The breezy weather continues with winds from 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high of 30 mph.

Tornado risk Thursday (National Weather Service graphic)


Hail risk Thursday (National Weather Service graphic)
Wind risk Thursday (National Weather Service graphic)


Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Wyandotte County

National Weather Service graphic

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Wyandotte County through 10:45 p.m.

A thunderstorm watch is in effect from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday.

Strong to severe storms are possible, with the primary threat of large hail and heavy rainfall.


National Weather Service graphic


National Weather Service graphic
National Weather Service graphic