spring http://wkms.org en La Nina Comes to an End http://wkms.org/post/la-nina-comes-end <p>&nbsp;La Nina is over, according to the National Weather Service.&nbsp; The weather pattern based on central Pacific Ocean temperatures has been to blame for some of the unseasonable weather we&rsquo;ve had over the course of a few years.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ve gone from the wettest April&rsquo;s on record in 2011 to a very dry April this year.&nbsp; To discuss some of our weather pattern oddities Chad Lampe&nbsp; spoke with Warning Coordination Meteorologist Rick Shanklin.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Chad Lampe 17867 at http://wkms.org La Nina Comes to an End Odd weather patterns lead to record highs http://wkms.org/post/odd-weather-patterns-lead-record-highs <p>Weather thus far for 2012 has not only broke high-temperature records for our region, but for the majority of the US as well.&nbsp; March highs for the Four Rivers region were nearly 15 to 20 degrees warmer than normal.&nbsp; The national average for the same period was just over 8 and a half degrees higher.&nbsp; According to The Paducah Sun, the National Weather Service is reporting the past winter as the third warmest on record for the area.&nbsp; Paducah meteorologist Robin Smith says the warmer weather is due to an extended La Nina effect, preventing fronts from moving through the regi Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:36:55 +0000 Todd Hatton 17565 at http://wkms.org Odd weather patterns lead to record highs