Morning Cram
7:44 am
Wed April 24, 2013

The Morning Cram [rain, rain go away edition]

From NPR: Last year, drought devastated many corn farmers, so you think they’d welcome all the spring rain. But it’s putting them behind schedule because they can’t plant in soaked fields.

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2:32 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Weekend Storm Temporarily Alleviates Dropping Water Levels

Credit NOAA, wikipedia.org

This weekend’s rainfall has briefly alleviated dropping water levels on the Mississippi River, but it didn't put a dent in persisting drought conditions in the area. National Weather Service meteorologist Robin Smith says most places in western Kentucky got 4 to 5 inches but they are still up to 20 inches below average rainfall. The Mississippi River levels are between 12 and 13 feet but Smith expects those levels to drop back to 5 feet in just a few weeks.

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3:30 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Corps of Engineers Moves Ahead with Missouri River Cutoff

The Army Corps of Engineers has begun reducing the flow from a Missouri River reservoir, a move expected to worsen low water conditions on the Mississippi River and potentially halt barge traffic at St. Louis within weeks.

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12:39 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Hurricane Isaac will bring rain to this region this weekend


The now-Category 1 hurricane Isaac is expected to hit landfall near New Orleans tonight. National Weather Service meteorologist Robin Smith says Isaac’s effect on this region could vary, but that rain is expected Friday night and Saturday.

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Morning Cram
9:30 am
Tue August 28, 2012

The Morning Cram [Rain's-on-the-Way-But-Keep-on-Going-to-Work Edition]


From NPR:  When the Republican National Convention finally gets underway today in Tampa, it will renew a civil war that's been raging — off and on — for more than a century.  

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8:38 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Isaac Brings Rain to Drought-stricken Mississippi Valley


Meteorologists say the remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac could bring welcome rain to some states in the Midwest this week, although it is unlikely to break the drought that gripped the region. States in the Mississippi River valley are the most likely to benefit from the storm. Some areas are more than a foot of rain short this year. The National Weather Service predicts 2 to 6 inches of rain later this week. Heavy showers could also aid traffic on the Mississippi River, which has seen temporary closures due to low water conditions.

3:25 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Six County-Wide Burn Bans Left in W. Ky.

Six western Kentucky counties remain under burn ban orders.

Six county-wide burn bans remain in western Kentucky after Marshall and McCracken county officials lifted their bans today. The river counties of Ballard, Hickman, Fulton and Carlisle still have burn ban notices in effect. Christian and Graves counties also have burn bans.

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3:52 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Open Fires Banned in LBL

Wikimedia Commons

The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area has banned open fires due to prolonged high heat and dry conditions in the region.  

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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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Weather Update
5:20 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Inclement Weather Strikes This Afternoon

Damage Reports are coming in following a line of storms in far western Kentucky that continue to move east through our region. Police in Crittenden County say there have been a few reports of trees down across a few roads, but nothing severe at this point. There is a storm shelter open at the Crittenden County Courthouse. In Hopkins County officials say they’ve had no reports of damage thus far. A shelter is open at that courthouse as well. Officials in Ballard County say strong winds ripped the roof off of a trailer in LaCentre. And there are also some reports of trees down..

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