severe weather

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:

Madisonville residents are the first in the Pennyrile region to have free curbside recycling provided by the city.

There have been twenty-one confirmed deaths in Kentucky after tornadoes tore through the state on Friday. Seven of those deaths were in Morgan County, where the county seat, West Liberty, was leveled by the storms. Louisville resident Alex Wright is a doctor with Norton Healthcare Systems. West Liberty is his hometown, and his extended family still lives there. He headed to the town Saturday morning to see how he could help, and described the scene he saw driving through downtown to Kentucky Public Radio’s Erica Peterson.

Storm Victims Eligible for State Medicaid Aid

Mar 5, 2012

Kentuckians displaced by recent storms who receive Medicaid benefits can receive up to a 30 day supply of their medicines with co-pays waived. Governor Beshear issued the first-ever executive order of this kind, which also allows residents of counties that were declared in a state of emergency to receive emergency refills. The order does not allow for emergency refills of controlled substances.

Afternoon Round-Up 3/5/12

Mar 5, 2012

The US 60/62 Mississippi River Bridge at Cairo will reopen tomorrow after being shut down for over a year.

Kentucky Politics:

House Bill 335 sponsored by state Representative Joni Jenkins would require drug and alcohol support to receive extra training to be licensed in that field.

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