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11:31 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Possible Severe Storm Heading Toward Region

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A storm heading into the region from the west is bringing with it a chance for damaging winds and winter weather tomorrow.

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11:43 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Heavy Rain, High Wind Expected Through Labor Day Weekend

National Weather Service officials say remnants of former Hurricane Isaac will bring gusty winds and rain to the region this weekend. Forecaster David Humprhey says heavy rain will be the biggest effect of the storms, with 2-3 inches expected between now and Sunday. But high winds are also a concern. Humphrey says NWS has issued a lake wind advisory today through Sunday.

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11:47 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Remnants of Isaac Heading for Region

Path of Hurricane Isaac through US
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The former Hurricane Isaac is due to reach the region sometime tomorrow afternoon, much weaker than when it hit Louisiana yesterday. National Weather Service forecaster David Humphrey says the storm will probably skirt the outside of the Four Rivers Region.

“The track still looks like it’s gonna come up out of Louisiana, go through Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana. That’ll take the very heaviest rain, along that track”

10:00 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Drought Brings New Challenges to River Traffic

Captain Ehlman's ship docks at Paducah's riverfront to change crews.

Much of western Kentucky has been upgraded to “exceptional” drought status .This means crops are struggling, sport practices are being canceled, and bottled water sales are up. The effects reach past the shoreline, though, to our waterways. Regional lakes and rivers are below normal levels. Rose Krzton-Presson explores how a nearly 10 foot drop in the Ohio River has affected traffic for both the Four Rivers Region, and all of the southeastern United States.

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11:39 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Regional Drought Expected to Continue Through End of Year

National Weather Service drought outlook map for the United States, with focus on the region.

The drought in western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee will continue through the end of the year. That’s the latest outlook from the National Weather Service’s Jim Noel.

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8:50 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Weather Advisory Extended

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An excessive heat warning for the region has been extended yet again, and is now in effect until 7 pm Saturday. 

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8:05 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Heat Advisory in Our Region

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a heat advisory for the Four Rivers region beginning tomorrow afternoon and running through Sunday night.  

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7:39 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Storms Bring Needed Rain

Strong storms that passed through our region yesterday brought some much-needed rain, but caused little damage.  

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Severe Weather
2:44 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Severe Weather in the Four Rivers Region

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From the National Weather Service:

At 3:40 pm: A line of intense showers and thunderstorms is currently moving through southwest Indiana and west Kentucky. It will continue pressing southeast and affect the rest of southwest IN and west KY. Very heavy rain and some severe storms (damaging winds/hail) will be possible. These storms are also producing a good deal of lightning. Light to moderate rain is falling behind the main line as well.

More at the National Weather Service website.


2:34 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Freeze Warning

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The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for the region tonight. A clear sky and lack of wind between 3 and 8 am will bring temperatures near or below freezing. The NWS suggests disconnecting water hoses to reduce the risk of burst pipes and take in or cover plants sensitive to cold. Click here for a complete list of counties effected by the advisory.