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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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Owensboro Hit with Freak Hailstorm [VIDEO]

Roxianne the Receptionist appeared in the studio doorway this afternoon, afflicted with a mild case of shock and awe, to tell me that it was HAILING outside.

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Ladies and gentlemen, our tri-state!  (Google Earth)
Ladies and gentlemen, our tri-state! (Google Earth)
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Evansville-Owensboro Weather Can be Whacky!

They say (who are “they” anyway?) “if you don’t like the weather, stick around a spell, it’ll change”, and nowhere is that more true than in the Tri-State of Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.

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Oklahoma Wall Cloud Spawns Two Tornadoes [Video]

Forecasters knew, days in advance, that Saturday, April 14th was shaping up to be a treacherous day for tornado outbreaks in the Plains.  Many areas in Oklahoma and Kansas were placed under a HIGH risk for severe weather and residents were warned of a potentially life-threatening weather situation.  And, as predicted, Mother Nature delivered.  Twisters were everywhere!  But, outside Cherokee, Oklahoma, Ma Nature pulled a rare one-two punch.  Not only did she drop one tornado out of a wall cloud.  She dropped two!  Watch!

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(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Chilly Temperatures Overnight Bring A Freeze Warning

Old man winter isn't done with the Bluegrass state quite yet.  Plunging temperatures overnight have prompted a Freeze Warning from the National Weather Service. 

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bsabarnowl, Flickr.com; Dave Spencer
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16 Years Ago This Week, Owensboro and the Tri-State Were Under a Blanket of Snow

It's a tale of two Marches. As I write this, it is 83 degrees and the sun is shining. Flowers are blooming or have bloomed. Folks are mowing the yard. Yes, it's the first day of spring. But it feels like it started a month ago. The normal high for today is in the high 50s. Well, the high 50s would have been a blessing if this were March 20th, 1996.

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Getty Images Willoughby Owen
Getty Images Willoughby Owen
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2012 Severe Weather Workshop Tonight In Owensboro

Daviess County Emergency is hosting a free to the public, life saving severe weather workshop at Brescia University this evening. The workshop will feature lots of weather photos, video, and valuable information on how you can become a trained weather spotter.

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Don Farrall, Getty Images
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Kentucky Tornadoes Bring Back Memories of Scary Sirens, Cigars, and Vanishing Kiwanians

The tornado (we think it was one) that blew past the WBKR studios on Friday afternoon took me back 12 years to 2000. That F3 tornado (we knew it was one) that ripped through Owensboro on January 3 created the exact same high-velocity visuals we saw just two days ago. Yes, Friday's storms took me back 12 years. The sirens took me back even farther.

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Amazing Footage of West Liberty, KY Tornado [Video]

YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!!  My Facebook friend, Nathan Nelson, posted this video yesterday.  It's of a massive funnel cloud swirling overhead in West Liberty, KY.  As you know, that town was hard hit by the twister you are to see.  But what makes the video even more powerful is the woman in it.  She stands underneath this monster storm, her hand extended up to it in ferocious prayer.  She is literally trying to will the beast away from her house and town.  This is one of the coolest videos I have ever seen.  It truly looks as if it's ripped right out of the movies.  WATCH!

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Deadly Tornadoes Hit Hard In Indiana & Kentucky

Large twisters caused severe damage & multiple deaths in Kentucky and Indiana with reports of tennis ball size hail, damaging winds and many tornadoes touching the ground and causing widespread damage. Just today the National Weather Service issued 255 Tornado Warnings and 312 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings.

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Sonic becomes "So" (Photo by Dave Spencer)
Sonic becomes "So" (Photo by Dave Spencer)
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Tornadic Storm Takes Out Signs Near WBKR Studios

We were listening to and watching the Eyewitness News severe weather coverage. It got windy, and then, very suddenly, horizontal rain and hail blasted the WBKR parking lot. Steve Horn's pickup truck moved sideways about 6 to 8 inches and filled up with ice pellets.

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Strong Storm Hits Owensboro — Was it a Tornado?

Sirens began wailing and continued for most of the early afternoon in Owensboro today. What appeared to be at least a VERY strong storm passed over the Roosevelt House area and along 25th street. I drove that entire area around 2:30 and saw nothing but branches down, overturned trash barrels and bent signs in front of some businesses, for example Toribios near Wesleyan Plaza

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