National Weather Service

6:31 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Flood Warnings for Kentucky, Tennessee Near Mississippi River

The National Weather Service is issuing flood warnings in Kentucky and Tennessee as the Mississippi River starts to slowly rise from northern floodwaters, but officials say the rising water should not have a significant impact.

NWS Meteorologist Marlene Mickelson in Memphis says the lower part of the Mississippi River will see elevated levels through the next two weeks.

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7:17 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Moderate Risk of Thunderstorms, Hail, Tornadoes Today

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.

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Afternoon Update
1:44 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Severe Weather Coming to Region

Credit NWS

Severe weather is expected across the region over the next 48 hours.

The national weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch through 9:00pm for the  WKMS listening area. A wind advisory will also be in effect beginning at 1:00am.

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. 

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4:09 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

National Weather Service to Use New Warning System

Credit NOAA,

The National Weather Service is using a new severe weather warning system in Kentucky starting April 1. NWS spokesperson Rick Shanklin says the Impact Based Warning System is primarily for tornado warnings, especially after the 2011 Joplin, Mo., tornado.

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3:29 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

National Weather Service Plans Change to Emergency Alert Wording

The National Weather Service plans to tweak its wording in weather warnings in April.

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9:02 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week Focuses on Safety

As spring weather approaches, Tennessee’s emergency officials and weather forecasters are launching a campaign during the state’s Severe Weather Awareness Week to provide important weather safety information. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, along with the National Weather Service and the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, are conducting educational activities and drills this week. 

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Severe Weather
12:40 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Severe Weather Predicted For Overnight Hours

Credit Storm Prediction Center

A strong storm system with damaging wind, heavy rain and a possible tornado is leading a cold front into the Four Rivers region tonight.

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7:14 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Paducah Gets Weather System Upgrade

Credit Paducah National Weather Service

Paducah’s National Weather Service Forecast office will soon receive new radar technology. The nearly 20-year-old dome will be popped open today for upgrades designed to generate new, high-quality radar data. The Paducah Sun reports the upgraded technology will give meteorologists the ability to scan approaching weather systems more accurately in addition to creating a clearer radar picture for impending emergency situations.

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10:19 am
Tue December 25, 2012

Heavy Snowfall Expected with Christmas Blizzard (8 AM UPDATE)

NOTE: Information on the blizzard is changing as the storm system approaches. Visit the National Weather Service for updated information.

Snow will continue to fall this morning with some areas in Illinois receiving up to a foot. Kentucky and Tennessee has received between 2 and 7 inches of snow.

Light now is expected to continue into the afternoon.

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2:22 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

National Weather Service Predicts 'Crippling' Winter Storm

The National Weather Service's total snowfall prediction for the next 30 hours as of Monday afternoon.

NOTE:  The National Weather Service plans to provide regular updates as the forecast develops. Check their website often.

The National Weather Service in Paducah is predicting a major winter storm Christmas night. NWS forecasters upgraded a winter storm watch to a blizzard watch this afternoon.

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