National Weather Service

Last year, according to government figures, there were 16 "climate disaster events" with losses exceeding $1 billion each in the U.S.

So the weather is something to keep an eye on, and since 1870 what's now known as the National Weather Service has been doing that. But for the last several years, it's been doing so with serious staff shortages.

Now, it faces the prospect of permanent job losses.

The Trump administration wants to eliminate 355 jobs, and $75 million from the weather service budget.

National Weather Service Paducah

Monday Evening:

A winter storm warning is now in effect, until 4 a.m. Additional snow accumulation of 2 to 3 inches is expected tonight, on top of the snow today and remaining snow from the storm last week.


  The National Weather Service in Paducah is encouraging volunteers to join the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network, or ‘CoCoRaHS'.


  The National Weather Service will be simplifying parts of their hazard advisory system starting October 2.

NOAA Paducah,

Update 5:30 p.m. 

The National Weather Service in Paducah is forecasting rainfall totals between a half and inch to one-and-one-quarter inch in the region this week as remnants of Irma move through the region. 

The colors the National Weather Service uses to show rainfall on its weather map couldn't represent the deluge in southeastern Texas, so the NWS added two more purple shades to its map. The old scale topped out at more than 15 inches; the new limit tops 30 inches.

National Weather Service Paducah,

The National Weather Service in Paducah is predicting a stormy start to Memorial Day weekend. NWS says the skies should clear by Monday. 

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A round of arctic temps and winter weather could cause hazardous road conditions this weekend.  

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Weather officials say "un-November-like" weather -- unusually dry conditions and above average temperatures -- will likely persist until next month.

National Weather Service Paducah,

Sunday Night/Monday Outlook:

Thunderstorms continue this evening, with possible flooding regionwide due to heavy rainfall.  The National Weather Service in Paducah says widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected again Monday. Severe storms are possible, with damaging winds. Locally heavy rainfall is possible into Monday evening. Storms and high temperatures are possible through the rest of the week.