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7:09 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL

Funnel Clouds were spotted in several communities in our region last night.
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Communities throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois are contending with high water, hail damage, and downed trees this morning following severe storms that passed through our region last night. 

Residents in Beulah in Hopkins County reported a large funnel cloud at about 7:30 p.m., and a large wedge-shaped tornado close to a mile wide was reported in Christian an hour later.  Winds of up to 70 miles an hour were recorded near Elkton in Todd County. 

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Society
4:32 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Dodson to Cut Back on Weather Updates

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A volunteer meteorologist in Paducah says he is cutting back on his weather coverage this year.

Beau Dodson has volunteered with the McCracken County Emergency Management Agency sending weather updates online, but says after a decade of service he will stop sending email updates for the agency.

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Environment
2:43 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Wild Weather Tied To Unusual Jet Stream Activity

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Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 5:25 am

There has been a lot of extreme weather in the Northern Hemisphere this year, including the recent torrential rains in Colorado, flooding in Europe, bitter cold in Florida and a heat wave in Alaska. And scientists say all of it is related to some odd behavior by the powerful air currents called the polar jet stream.

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Culture
10:37 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Study Links Headaches and Migraines to Weather

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If you've ever blamed the weather for a splitting headache, you might be right.  A new University of Cincinnati study finds that lightning may affect the onset of headache and migraines.

"What we found was that on days with lightning around the patients'  homes there was approximately a 30-percent increase in headache activity, or headache occurrence, and also a 30-percent increase in migraine," said fourth-year medical student Geoff Martin, one of the researchers.

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Government
4:37 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

LIHEAP Numbers Decline With Warm Weather

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The energy assistance program for low-income families, or LIHEAP (LYE-heep) is seeing a drop in Purchase area applicants by almost 25 percent this winter due to unusually warm weather. West Kentucky Allied Services administers the program in Mayfield.

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Environment
10:11 am
Wed November 21, 2012

2012 Could Be Hottest Year on Record for Region

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This year could go on record as the hottest year ever, both nationally and regionally. The National Weather Service says the year to date average temperature for the Paducah region is 63.6 degrees, 1.2 degrees higher than the second warmest year in 1954.

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Environment
11:43 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Heavy Rain, High Wind Expected Through Labor Day Weekend

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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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Weather
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”

Environment
12:39 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Hurricane Isaac will bring rain to this region this weekend

NOAA

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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Environment
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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