severe weather http://wkms.org en Summer Storm Causes Damage in Calloway County http://wkms.org/post/summer-storm-causes-damage-calloway-county <p>Severe weather in Calloway County over the weekend caused some minor damage and power outages.</p><p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 23:16:58 +0000 Parker Franklin 41141 at http://wkms.org Summer Storm Causes Damage in Calloway County Tornado Watch Tonight, Isolated Severe Showers Possible http://wkms.org/post/tornado-watch-tonight-isolated-severe-showers-possible <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Update 6:00 pm:</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Main power restored to Murray State campus. We were off the air briefly this afternoon due to storms and on a backup generator shortly thereafter.</span></p><p>Our live broadcast tonight from the Pennington Folk Festival featuring Rhonda Vincent and the Rage is still scheduled to broadcast at 8 pm.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 20:14:59 +0000 Matt Markgraf 41136 at http://wkms.org Tornado Watch Tonight, Isolated Severe Showers Possible Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL http://wkms.org/post/severe-weather-sweeps-through-western-ky-and-southern-il <p>Communities throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois are contending with high water, hail damage, and downed trees this morning following severe storms that passed through our region last night.&nbsp;</p><p>Residents in Beulah in Hopkins County reported a large funnel cloud at about 7:30 p.m., and a large wedge-shaped tornado close to a mile wide was reported in Christian an hour later.&nbsp; Winds of up to 70 miles an hour were recorded near Elkton in Todd County.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:09:35 +0000 Troy Taylor & and Todd Hatton 41071 at http://wkms.org Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL Paducah NWS Meteorologist Reflects on Spring, Looks to Summer Months http://wkms.org/post/paducah-nws-meteorologist-reflects-spring-looks-summer-months <p>A local meteorologist says while the region has had a relatively mild spring, the coming summer months could bring severe weather, especially lightning.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:54:49 +0000 Parker Franklin 41060 at http://wkms.org Paducah NWS Meteorologist Reflects on Spring, Looks to Summer Months TVA: Moderate Risk of Power Outage at MSU Main Campus, Classes and Events Continue as Scheduled http://wkms.org/post/tva-moderate-risk-power-outage-msu-main-campus-classes-and-events-continue-scheduled <p>From Murray State University:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">TVA has notified Murray State University officials that there is a moderate risk of a power outage on MSU’s main campus in Murray.</span></p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:40:33 +0000 Matt Markgraf 38214 at http://wkms.org TVA: Moderate Risk of Power Outage at MSU Main Campus, Classes and Events Continue as Scheduled Three Dead and Many Injured Following Sunday Storms http://wkms.org/post/three-dead-and-many-injured-following-sunday-storms <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>UPDATE: The Illinois State Police held a press conference at 10:30 this morning.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Weather Service's Rick Shanklin&nbsp;addressed the press saying three crews are surveying damage in southern Illinois to get an estimate on the strength of some of the tornadoes that struck the community.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 04:02:16 +0000 WKMS News 36651 at http://wkms.org Three Dead and Many Injured Following Sunday Storms Severe Weather, Tornado Watch Until 7 PM Tonight (Sunday) http://wkms.org/post/severe-weather-tornado-watch-until-7-pm-tonight-sunday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nearly all of our region is now under a MODERATE to HIGH Risk today.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 7 tonight &nbsp;for all Kentucky counties west of Daviess, McLean, and Muhlenberg. &nbsp;The watch area also includes Alexander, Massac, Pope, Johnson, and Pulaski counties in southernmost Illinois as well as Henry, Obion, Dyer, Lake, and Weakley counties in northwest Tennessee.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The watch is the result of a strong storm system rapidly moving east through our region out of the plains states. &nbsp;This system will also bring high winds gusting up to 40 miles an hour and a chance of large hail.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes in the area. &nbsp;Be ready to move to a safe place if threatening weather approaches. &nbsp;Again we have a tornado watch in effect for our region until 7 tonight. &nbsp;We'll keep you updated as the situation develops.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pah/">&nbsp;See details on the National Weather Service Paducah site</a>.</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:06:16 +0000 Whitney Jones, Todd Hatton & Matt Markgraf 36616 at http://wkms.org Severe Weather, Tornado Watch Until 7 PM Tonight (Sunday) Widespread Flash Flooding of Roadways in Western Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/widespread-flash-flooding-roadways-western-kentucky <p><em>From the American Red Cross:</em></p><p>The Paducah Area Chapter of the American Red Cross has opened a temporary shelter for those in need due to flooding at First Baptist Church, 2890 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001. If you need to seek shelter, bring your medications or other necessary items with you. If you need immediate disaster assistance, please contact American Red Cross at 270-442-3575.&nbsp;</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From Keith Todd, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:</em></p><p><strong>Update at 10:09 am: </strong>Floodwaters have shorted out the traffic signal at the I-24/US 60 Exit 4 Interchange in McCracken County. &nbsp;4-Way stop signs will be put out at this intersection as soon as floodwaters recede. Hickman County reports KY 80 is closed by floodwaters at the 3 mile marker in the Arlington West End area. KY 1628 is closed between the 1 and 3mm in Hickman Co. Motorists should avoid these areas. Also, City of Paducah Parks are closed due to flooding, Live on Broadway canceled.&nbsp;</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Update at 8:35 am:</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Additional counties are now reporting widespread flooding of roadways.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Calloway reports flooding at the intersection of KY 94 at KY 1660/Johnny Robertson Road and at several spots along KY 121 in the county. &nbsp;A tree is reported blocking KY 121 in the New Concord area.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Trigg County reports water over various highways. &nbsp;Water is over US 68 between the 11 and 12 mile marker. &nbsp;This is near the entrance to Lake Barkley State Park.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hickman County reports KY 58 is CLOSED by floodwaters at the 10 mile marker near Clinton.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KY 1820 is CLOSED by floodwaters at the Graves-Hickman County line.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Water is over roadways at other locations too numerous to list.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Motorists are urged to avoid unnecessary travel. &nbsp;If you do have to travel slow down and use extreme caution.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pah/">Latest weather conditions from Paducah National Weather Service</a>.</span></p><p> Sat, 01 Jun 2013 15:19:27 +0000 Matt Markgraf 31841 at http://wkms.org Widespread Flash Flooding of Roadways in Western Kentucky Quinn Issues Emergency Declaration After Illinois Flooding http://wkms.org/post/quinn-issues-emergency-declaration-after-illinois-flooding <p></p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn has issued an emergency declaration following the flooding and severe weather affecting areas across Illinois yesterday.</p><p>The action allows the state to access federal resources including generators, pump systems sandbags and additional funds. It is a step below a disaster emergency declaration.</p><p>Quinn says the American Red Cross has opened two shelters in north central Illinois. One is in Oglesby and another in Roanoke. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:09:30 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30772 at http://wkms.org Quinn Issues Emergency Declaration After Illinois Flooding Moderate Risk of Thunderstorms, Hail, Tornadoes Today http://wkms.org/post/moderate-risk-thunderstorms-hail-tornadoes-today <p></p><p>National Weather Service forecasters say a line of storms moving in out of the west this afternoon will bring a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms, damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes lasting into the evening. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:17:38 +0000 Todd Hatton 30720 at http://wkms.org Moderate Risk of Thunderstorms, Hail, Tornadoes Today