Rick Shanklin


A local meteorologist says while the region has had a relatively mild spring, the coming summer months could bring severe weather, especially lightning. 


The National Weather Service in Paducah is calling for thunderstorms to arrive in our listening area from the west tomorrow with some having a chance to become severe. 

National Weather Service: Snow Likely Tonight

Feb 7, 2014

The National Weather Service says a disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere will move across the Mississippi Valley tonight, bringing a spread of snow across the Ohio River Valley. We will likely receive roughly 1 to 2 inches of snow this evening, which may make roads hazardous. Rick Shanklin of NWS in Paducah gives us an outlook on weekend weather.

La Nina Comes to an End

May 4, 2012
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 La Nina is over, according to the National Weather Service.  The weather pattern based on central Pacific Ocean temperatures has been to blame for some of the unseasonable weather we’ve had over the course of a few years.  We’ve gone from the wettest April’s on record in 2011 to a very dry April this year.  To discuss some of our weather pattern oddities Chad Lampe  spoke with Warning Coordination Meteorologist Rick Shanklin.