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Huge Lightning Storm Hits Tri-State [Video]

A couple of weeks ago, there were fireworks displays all over the tri-state for 4th of July.  But, last night, Mother Nature decided to give us a big pyrotechnic show of her own.  We could tell something was brewing because the sky was basically pink around 8pm last night and it was STRANGE.  And, then, to quote the big disco hit "Knock On Wood," it was thunder and lightning!!  Ma Nature lit it up!  Check out the show we got in Owensboro . . .

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Dave Spencer Makes Hot/Cold Pact

Like the rest of you, I am a human being. Like many of the rest of you, I am a human being from Kentucky, United States of America, North America, Northern Hemisphere. I don't believe any of us were designed for more than a week's worth of temperatures above 100 degrees. Thankfully, that appears to be ending. But I won't soon forget it. So, I've decided to make a pact.

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Category: Humor, Weather
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Kenergy Asks You To “Beat The Peak”

Kenergy needs your help! Kenergy is asking their customers to help them "Beat The Peak".

Due to yet another day of record high temperatures, Kenergy is asking you to conserve as much energy as possible. Today, July 6th, from 3:30pm - 5:30pm is the requested time period for "Beat The Peak". You can do this a few different ways:

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Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Water Shortage Declaration Issued for East Daviess County

Late last week, severe to extreme drought conditions prompted a water shortage declaration for West Daviess County. This shortage and subsequent declaration have now headed east, according to this release:

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What WAS That Wet Substance Falling from the Sky? [VIDEO]

Okay, so we go, like, 63 YEARS without a single raindrop, and, all of a sudden, the sky opens up and dumps a ginormous amount of rain on Owensboro.

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Summer 2004…Come Back, We Miss You

Late Saturday night/early Sunday morning, I was watching a movie and remembered I needed to get something out of my car. When I came back inside, I checked the temperature. It was 89 degrees...at 1AM! Welcome to the Equator!

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Category: Weather
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West Daviess County Water Shortage Declaration Issued

The following directive has just been issued by Judge Executive Al Mattingly and West Daviess County Water District General Manager William Higdon. 

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A Sunscreen Ban in This Heat Would Be Foolish and Dangerous

I read, with great interest, the story of the two Tacoma, Washington students who were sunburned during outdoor school activities because the school has a ban on applying sunscreen. I also read this piece with great horror and aggravation.

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Category: Health, Newsletter, Weather
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Tips on How to Beat the Summer Heat

The forecast is calling for temperatures in the 100's for the rest of the week - going to be HOT!

A person can sure get dehydrated fast - be sure to drink plenty of fluids and don't forget about your pets outside either

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Red Cross Cooling Stations Open in Owensboro and Henderson Starting Wednesday

Record high temperatures (105 degrees) and heat indices (110+) are heading for the Tri-state this week and the Evansville Chapter of the American Red Cross isn't taking any chances. To help beat the heat cooling stations across the tri-state will be open starting Wednesday.

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Photo by Dave Spencer
Photo by Dave Spencer
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Three Ways to Keep Cool Without a Pool

So, you've read the headline and you're thinking, "Yeah, I know--a swimming pool or lake." And, it goes without saying, those are great ideas. But what if a body of water isn't on your agenda?

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Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Record Heat This Holiday Weekend

The excessive heat continues this Holiday weekend! With record or near record high temperatures in the mid and upper 90's likely in most locations...Heat index values should stay close to the actual air temperatures

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Category: Weather

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