Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wet Weekend Warmup

So NICE that the frigid temperatures are gone and actually ABOVE AVERAGE temperatures are on the way for the weekend, but NOT without cost.  We'll have a chance for showers actually beginning in earnest Saturday evening, and ESPECIALLY on Sunday.  Could also see a thunderstorm but at this time, not expecting anything severe! All this as the southerly flow picks up ahead of an approaching low pressure system which should arrive just to our west on Sunday.

Now for the GOOD NEWS:  High temperatures Saturday should approach 60 and Sunday's highs could get into the low 60s!  If you're planning on anything outdoors....Saturday is definitely your day. Sunday....not so much....BUT at least it will be above average temperature wise.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Last Night's Snowfall Amounts

Most of Western Kentucky and the KenTenn received 2 inches of snow or less, however, right around the Ohio River, many areas approached 3 inches of snow, and a few areas even got a little more than 3 inches of snow!
Courtesy: National Weather Service, Paducah, KY
Some reported snowfall amounts:
Barlow, KY            4.00"
Brookport, IL         3.00"
Calloway Co, KY   0.50"
Calvert City, KY     2.30"
Christian Co, KY    0.50"
Dublin, KY             2.00"
Eddyville, KY         1.00"
Fulton, KY             1.75"
Henderson, KY       5.00"
Hickman, KY          1.00"
Lone Oak, KY        2.60"
Marion, KY             3.00"
Martin, TN              0.50"
Metropolis, IL         3.00"
Paris, TN                 0.50"
Princeton, KY         2.00"
Sturgis, KY             5.00"
Tiptonville, TN        2.00"
Union City, TN        1.50"
Wingo, KY             2.00"
Williamson Co, IL  2.00"

* We'll update these figures as more reports come in.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

WINTER STORM WARNING! Increased Snowfall Possible!

A WINTER STORM WARNING has now been issued for a portion of the region tonight, with increased sleet/snowfall totals being expected by the National Weather Service in Paducah.

It appears the heaviest snowfall totals now could range from 2 to 5 inches along the counties closer to the Ohio River.  Elsewhere, 1 to 3 inches is possible with most receiving 2 inches or less. Changeover to snow should occur tonight as low pressure passes to our southeast, and a cold front approaches from the northwest.

Of course, snowfall totals can vary, even over short distances, so stay tuned to updates!

From the National Weather service in Paducah:

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM
CST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR SLEET AND SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 AM CST MONDAY. THE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR AREAS
ALONG THE OHIO RIVER IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND
WEST KENTUCKY...AND PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ALONG HIGHWAY 60
FROM DEXTER EASTWARD. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* TIMING...WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME LIKELY BY THIS EVENING
  OVER MUCH OF THE AREA. ANY RAIN AT ONSET LATE TODAY SHOULD
  TRANSITION TO SLEET THEN SNOW THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.

* SNOWFALL AMOUNTS...INCLUDING SOME SLEET...SHOULD RANGE FROM 3 TO
  5 INCHES BEFORE THE SNOW TAPERS OFF LATER TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL BE THE MAIN IMPACT.
  CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE QUITE HAZARDOUS DURING THE
  MORNING COMMUTE ON MONDAY. STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS
  GUSTING UP TO 30 MPH ON MONDAY MAY CAUSE SOME BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING OF THE SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.






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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

SNOW This Weekend???

SNOW in the forecast for the weekend?  Well yes, but don't get too excited! Any snowfall right now, Saturday night into Sunday appears to be 2 inches or LESS.

The main thing is STILL the COLD. High temps Thursday and Friday in the 30s and lows in the upper teens to low 20s. Gee Thanks, Polar Vortex!



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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Return of the Polar Vortex!

Watch out for temperatures which are more like December and January over the next few days, as we get a return visit from the Polar Vortex.  VERY COLD air moving into the region! By midweek, we could see high temperatures only in the 30s and overnight lows dropping to the upper teens to low 20s!  Bundle up!!!

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Chances For Severe Storms Today and Tonight

We'll have a chance of Severe Storms today and tonight as a cold front approaches, then moves through the area!  The biggest threats will be large hail and damaging winds with come possible tornadoes.  A squall line is expected to form and move through the region this afternoon into tonight which could include some high winds (up to 75 mph) and possible embedded tornadoes (perhaps STRONG tornadoes).  Ahead of this, we could see some individual storms reach severe levels.  Along the way, we're still expecting additional rains!

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

HEAVY Rainfall Possible Next Few Days!

HEAVY RAINFALL is a big concern between now and the end of this rainy pattern.  That won't be until Tuesday.  EVERY DAY and NIGHT we'll have a good chance of showers and thunderstorms until then, with a chance of upwards of 6 inches of rainfall total during these next few days.  There will also be a chance for strong storms Monday (Columbus Day) and Monday night but still a ways off from then.  In the meantime, prepare for lot's of water!


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