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Severe Weather Coming to Region

Apr 17, 2013
NWS

Severe weather is expected across the region over the next 48 hours.

The national weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch through 9:00pm for the  WKMS listening area. A wind advisory will also be in effect beginning at 1:00am.

Forecasters expect a second line of storms to reach the area in late afternoon tomorrow. The storms should last late into the night. Forecasters say the conditions will be favorable for high winds, hail and tornadoes. Rainfall totals are expected to be 1 to 2 inches. 

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.

Wikimedia Commons

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

UPDATE: 3:48 p.m.  National Weather Service Forecasters predict wind gusts up to and possibly exceeding 40 m-p-h in advance of a cold front that will bring severe thunderstorms to southeast Missouri, southern Illinois and the purchase region of western Kentucky.  Forecasters say the storm system will impact our region between 4:00 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Paducah predicts severe storms for the early evening. McCracken County Emergency Management Meteorologist Beau Dodson says the storms are forming in front of a cold front that should start sweeping through the area soon. 

NWS Paducah

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for our area. NWS is reporting winds in excess of 60 mph and penny-sized hail.

Affected Counties are:

WESTERN CALDWELL COUNTY
CALLOWAY COUNTY
SOUTHERN CRITTENDEN COUNTY.
LIVINGSTON COUNTY
LYON COUNTY
MARSHALL COUNTY
TRIGG COUNTY

Warning is in effect until 8:15 PM.

Kentucky Utilities Sending Crews to Help with Isaac Damage

Aug 30, 2012
wikipedia.com

Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric have answered the call to help with restoration efforts following Hurricane Isaac. KU spokesman Cliff Feltham,

“What we have decided to do is send roughly two hundred of our…a combination of employees and our contractor crews south to be deployed wherever they are needed, and they left early this morning.”

Feltham says the crews will report to a staging area in either South Tennessee or North Mississippi, and will fan out from there.  He believes their first assignment will be in the Baton Rouge area.

Storms Bring Needed Rain

Jun 12, 2012
wikipedia.org

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

Severe Weather in the Four Rivers Region

Jun 11, 2012
Paducah National Weather Service

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.

 

Afternoon Round-Up 6/4/12

Jun 4, 2012
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pah/

The region is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 PM tonight with a 60% chance of rain and possible thunderstorms.
Primary hazards include damaging winds and hail. Storm movement will be southeast up to 35 MPH. Low around 61.

Around the Commonwealth:

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