NWS http://wkms.org en Severe Weather Coming to Region http://wkms.org/post/severe-weather-coming-region <p></p><p>Severe weather is expected across the region over the next 48 hours.</p><p></p><p>The national weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch through 9:00pm for the &nbsp;WKMS listening area. A wind advisory will also be in effect beginning at 1:00am.</p><p>Forecasters expect a second line of storms to reach the area in late afternoon tomorrow. The storms should last late into the night. Forecasters say the conditions will be favorable for high winds, hail and tornadoes. Rainfall totals are expected to be 1 to 2 inches.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:44:31 +0000 Drew Adams 30697 at http://wkms.org Severe Weather Coming to Region Transportation Crews Prepare for Winter Storm http://wkms.org/post/transportation-crews-prepare-winter-storm <p></p><p>Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews plan to pre-treat area highways ahead of&nbsp;freezing rain, sleet and snow expected to sweep through the region Thursday night into Friday. National Weather Service forecasters predict up to two inches of snow along a line north of Cape Girardeau to Madisonville with a mix of sleet freezing rain and snow south of that line.&nbsp; NWS officials say the forecast may change. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:32:40 +0000 Whitney Jones 27120 at http://wkms.org Transportation Crews Prepare for Winter Storm Last night’s storms produce little damage http://wkms.org/post/last-night-s-storms-produce-little-damage <p>Little damage is being reported throughout western Kentucky in the wake of a line of strong thunderstorms that passed through the area last night.&nbsp; The storms lasted for about two hours, producing rain and high winds that downed trees and power lines.&nbsp; The National Weather Service reports those winds gusted as high as 50 and 60 miles per hour in McCracken, Graves, and Marshall counties.&nbsp; Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says a motorist in Calloway County struck a tree that had fallen across the road.&nbsp; Otherwise, no injuries were reported last night.&n Fri, 07 Sep 2012 13:16:02 +0000 Todd Hatton 21823 at http://wkms.org Last night’s storms produce little damage 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