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

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

Paducah Gets Weather System Upgrade

Jan 7, 2013
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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.

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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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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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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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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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”

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