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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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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
National Weather Service

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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