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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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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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Shelters from the Storms in Our Area Are Open

For today’s tornado threat event only, the following churches will be opening their basement for a shelter:

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WKU CAMPUSES CLOSING EARLY BECAUSE OF STORM THREAT

Western Kentucky University campuses will close early today in advance of threatening weather. The Bowling Green campuses will close at 12:30 p.m.  the Glasgow and Owensboro campuses at 1 p.m. and the campuses in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Ft

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National Weather Service Predicting High to Moderate Risk of Tornadic Storms This Afternoon

According to the National Weather Service, a Tornado Watch is in effect for the tri-state region through 8 p.m. If you are experiencing power outages, you can tune into WBKR on your smart phone by downloading the RadioPup app.

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Moderate Severe Weather Risk Is Lousy News, Can’t Be Too Prepared [VIDEO]

I didn't catch Wayne Hart's forecast earlier tonight on Eyewitness News. Considering there's a moderate risk for severe weather for the entire tri-state for Friday, it was kinda one I should have. This could be a nasty set of storms, and just in case you didn't catch it either and you're as a big a weather junkie as I am, check Wayne's latest update here.

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Texas Storm Chasers Come To Kentucky Today

The tri-state is under a Moderate risk for severe weather today with large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are even possible, be sure to keep your radio on 92.5 WBKR we will keep you up to date with the very latest watches & warnings that come our way, and if your traveling on Kentucky roadways you might see well known Texas Storm Chasers they are on their way with vehicles traveling with weather instruments on top tracking storms. And, for your mobile devices download Radiopup.

Please be careful! Here are some safety tips if a tornado is in your area....

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Storm Devastation Documented on Social Media Sites [PHOTOS]

Photos, status updates, tweets and well wishes quickly spread across Facebook, Twitter, Twitpic and other social media sites Wednesday as news of the storms that may have produced tornadoes in Newburgh, IN and Harrisburg, IL broke. The storm, which was possibly an F1 tornado, caused widespread damage and power outages in Newburgh. Multiple deaths were reported in connecti

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Breaking News: Daytona 500 Rained Out Running Tonight At 6pm CST

I was ready to for some NASCAR action Sunday, then I saw the weather radar for Florida, and it didn't look good. NASCAR officials tried to dry the track for about 4 hours with no break in the rain long enough to get the "All American Race" underway

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Above Normal Tornadoes Expected In 2012

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, tornadoes are expected to be above normal for 2012 going to pray and hope that isn't the case. In 2011 there was a report of 1,709 tornadoes in the U.S. close to the record of 1,817 set in 2004.  2011 is ranked as the 4th most deadly tornado season ever recorded in the United States.

The National Weather Service says there's a possibility of Severe Weather late tomorrow afternoon and evening especially if conditions become more unstable tomorrow with temperatures expected to be in the mid to upper 60's.

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Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Til 6am Tomorrow

Sure has felt like Winter the past few days and it's going to look like Winter this afternoon and tonight as The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory and that means periods of snow, sleet and freezing rain with cause travel difficulties

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