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Mon January 14, 2013
Weekend Storm Temporarily Alleviates Dropping Water Levels
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.
The weekend storms spawned an EF-2 tornado that touched down in Livingston County and damaged two churches.