If I got to KS, it'll be the Lawrence/Leavenworth area. A friend was telling me about having to retrieve his horses the day they got out in 6 degree, snowy weather.
well, as long as your not in the some of the city limits you should be ok. Lawrence, home of KU, is THE home of the left wing in Kansas. Leavenworth is somewhat ok, the War College and the Fort helps there. Douglas County (Lawrence) is not to bad, but Lawrence itself is pretty far out there. the area around Leavenworth, Lansing (State Maximum security prison) , etc, is ok as long as your not in "suburbia". Lots of gun shows, gun clubs, places to shoot, some decent stores, Simmons, Cabales, Bass Pro, etc. Nascar (Kansas speedway). Lots of bedroom communities in that area.
Weather wise, you would be moving into the winter weather equivalent of Tornado Alley. Everything we get hit with, goes East, through Lawrence, following I-70 and then on east toward KC. Same with the Spring and Summer storms for that matter. Only thing worse then a Kansas thunderstorm moving East, is a Missouri storm coming west into Kansas. Good thing that don't happen very often.
Winter really don't last long here however, so, it's only short periods of time. days usually instead of weeks.