rain http://wkms.org en The Morning Cram [rain, rain go away edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-rain-rain-go-away-edition <p></p><p><strong>From NPR: </strong>Last year, drought devastated many <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/04/24/177783540/for-corn-fickle-weather-makes-for-uncertain-yields">corn farmers</a>, so you think they’d welcome all the spring rain. But it’s putting them behind schedule because they can’t plant in soaked fields. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:44:33 +0000 Whitney Jones 30953 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [rain, rain go away edition] Weekend Storm Temporarily Alleviates Dropping Water Levels http://wkms.org/post/weekend-storm-temporarily-alleviates-dropping-water-levels <p></p><p>This weekend’s rainfall has briefly alleviated dropping water levels on the Mississippi River, but it didn't put a dent in persisting drought conditions in the area. National Weather Service meteorologist Robin Smith says most places in western Kentucky got 4 to 5 inches but they are still up to 20 inches below average rainfall. The Mississippi River levels are between 12 and 13 feet but Smith expects those levels to drop back to 5 feet in just a few weeks. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:32:45 +0000 Whitney Jones 26761 at http://wkms.org Weekend Storm Temporarily Alleviates Dropping Water Levels Corps of Engineers Moves Ahead with Missouri River Cutoff http://wkms.org/post/corps-engineers-moves-ahead-missouri-river-cutoff <p></p><p>The Army Corps of Engineers has begun reducing the flow from a Missouri River reservoir, a move expected to worsen low water conditions on the Mississippi River and potentially halt barge traffic at St. Louis within weeks. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:30:54 +0000 Associated Press 24860 at http://wkms.org Corps of Engineers Moves Ahead with Missouri River Cutoff Hurricane Isaac will bring rain to this region this weekend http://wkms.org/post/hurricane-isaac-will-bring-rain-region-weekend <p>The now-Category 1 hurricane Isaac is expected to hit landfall near New Orleans tonight. National Weather Service meteorologist Robin Smith says Isaac’s effect on this region could vary, but that rain is expected Friday night and Saturday.</p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:39:59 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 21404 at http://wkms.org Hurricane Isaac will bring rain to this region this weekend The Morning Cram [Rain's-on-the-Way-But-Keep-on-Going-to-Work Edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-rains-way-keep-going-work-edition <p><strong>From NPR:</strong> &nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 23.200000762939453px; background-color: rgb(229, 229, 229); ">When the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=160081650" style="color: rgb(51, 102, 204); font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 23.200000762939453px; background-color: rgb(229, 229, 229); " target="_blank">Republican National Convention</a><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 23.200000762939453px; background-color: rgb(229, 229, 229); "><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/08/28/160156299/romneys-forces-are-in-control-for-now-but-maybe-not-forever">&nbsp;</a>finally gets underway today in Tampa, it will renew a civil war that's been raging — off and on — for more than a century. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:30:42 +0000 Dave Shinall 21389 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [Rain's-on-the-Way-But-Keep-on-Going-to-Work Edition] Isaac Brings Rain to Drought-stricken Mississippi Valley http://wkms.org/post/isaac-brings-rain-drought-stricken-mississippi-valley <p></p><p>Meteorologists say the remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac could bring welcome rain to some states in the Midwest this week, although it is unlikely to break the drought that gripped the region. States in the Mississippi River valley are the most likely to benefit from the storm. Some areas are more than a foot of rain short this year. The National Weather Service predicts 2 to 6 inches of rain later this week. Heavy showers could also aid traffic on the Mississippi River, which has seen temporary closures due to low water conditions.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:38:47 +0000 Dave Shinall & The Associated Press 21380 at http://wkms.org Isaac Brings Rain to Drought-stricken Mississippi Valley Six County-Wide Burn Bans Left in W. Ky. http://wkms.org/post/six-county-wide-burn-bans-left-w-ky <p>Six county-wide burn bans remain in western Kentucky after Marshall and McCracken county officials lifted their bans today. The river counties of Ballard, Hickman, Fulton and Carlisle still have burn ban notices in effect. Christian and Graves counties also have burn bans. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:25:59 +0000 Angela Hatton 20932 at http://wkms.org Six County-Wide Burn Bans Left in W. Ky. Open Fires Banned in LBL http://wkms.org/post/open-fires-banned-lbl <p>The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area has banned open fires due to prolonged high heat and dry conditions in the region. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:52:03 +0000 Drew Adams 18644 at http://wkms.org Open Fires Banned in LBL Storms Bring Needed Rain http://wkms.org/post/storms-bring-needed-rain <p>Strong storms that passed through our region yesterday brought some much-needed rain, but caused little damage.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:39:57 +0000 Todd Hatton & Paducah Sun 18322 at http://wkms.org Storms Bring Needed Rain Inclement Weather Strikes This Afternoon http://wkms.org/post/inclement-weather-strikes-afternoon <p>Damage Reports are coming in following a line of storms in far western Kentucky that continue to move east through our region. Police in Crittenden County say there have been a few reports of trees down across a few roads, but nothing severe at this point. There is a storm shelter open at the Crittenden County Courthouse. In Hopkins County officials say they&rsquo;ve had no reports of damage thus far. A shelter is open at that courthouse as well. Officials in Ballard County say strong winds ripped the roof off of a trailer in LaCentre. And there are also some reports of trees down.. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 11:20:11 +0000 Drew Adams 17117 at http://wkms.org Inclement Weather Strikes This Afternoon