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Owensboro Tornado Made for a Memorable Monday 12 Years Ago Today [VIDEO]

Has it really been 12 years since a massive F3 tornado swept through Owensboro destroying more than 100 homes and and damaging nearly 800 more? Time has certainly flown in the dozen years since the city was hit by that nasty storm.

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images / Edwin Martinez1, Flickr / Scott Olson, Getty Images / Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Mother Nature’s Top 10 Freakout Moments of 2011

Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images / Edwin Martinez1, Flickr / Scott Olson, Getty Images / Mario Tama, Getty Images

Every year, Mother Nature likes to remind us who’s the boss and 2011 was no different. In fa

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An Animated White Christmas [VIDEO]

Sorry to report bad news but unless we experience a Christmas miracle NO white Christmas for us this year, temperatures are expected to be around 50 on Christmas day, but on the positive side when you pack the kids & gifts in the car to visit family & friends the temperature will feel real nice!

Check out the video's I found, we can make believe it's going to be a white Christmas can't we? Merry Christmas to you & your family from all of us at 92.5 WBKR!

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NOAA Weather Radio’s At Walgreens Today 4 – 6pm

Join me this afternoon from 4 to 6pm at Walgreens on Frederica in Owensboro, I'll be telling you all about NOAA Weather Radio's from News 25  and how they can keep your family safe when severe weather breaks out. So come out and see us this aftern

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Slight Risk For Severe Weather This Afternoon And Evening

The last few days have been very windy and a little warmer each day, today we are expecting those windy conditions to continue with High's in the 70's. This afternoon and evening we have a slight risk for severe weather

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5 Simple Ways To Get Your Car Ready For Winter

Yesterday I was checking my anti-freeze on my vehicles making sure they had the right blend of anti-freeze & water so my engine block doesn't freeze this winter, and today I checked the tires and discovered a nail in one of my tires, I'm glad I caught that problem before it turns 5 degrees outside. So don't wait til it gets too cold outside to check over your vehicle because freezing cold temperatures will be here before you know it.

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Need A Good Laugh? When Weather Graphics Take Over The News [VIDEO]

Here it is Wednesday, halfway through the work week we all need a good laugh to help make it through the rest of the week, unfortunately these news broadcasters have no control when graphics and whatever else takes over their newscasts. Even we professional radio broadcasters have bloopers on live radio too, but we will never share them.  LOL Enjoy - This is funny stuff!

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Autumn Weather’s Arrival Not a Moment Too Soon

Finally, our reward for suffering through a blistering hot summer--I'm lookin' at you, July--has come to us in the form of cooler weather. While we're still a week away from the official beginning of fall--it doesn't arrive until September 23rd--we've already received a few nice shots of fall weather, today included. And everyone just seems to be in a better mood. Everyone's more comfortable. Everyone's ready to get this autumn party started.

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Labor Day Weekend Means Family, Friends & WBKR [VIDEO]

This Labor Day Weekend the weather looks just right for Barbeque on the grill with friends & family, expecting a High of only 80 on Labor Day and this Labor Day Weekend WBKR is reaching into our vault of classic country and bringing back alot of memories on a "Blast from the past weekend" if you have loved ones too far to travel tell them they can listen to WBKR anywhere, anytime! Click here for all the details to listen from your cell phone or listen via computer or laptop Click here. For all of us that work hard its our time to relax & enjoy this Labor Day Weekend & please make it a safe one don't drink & drive!

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Hurricane Irene (Courtesy of NASA)
Hurricane Irene (Courtesy of NASA)
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Hurricane Irene and Owensboro Tornado Seem More Frightening From Afar

Now that the east coast has, thankfully, said, “Good night, Irene,” I’d like to toss in my two cents regarding a comparison between the hurricane and our very own beloved 2000 tornado. First, I can’t speak for any of those who were affected by Hurricane Irene, nor would I make that attempt. But after seeing a photo of Irene from space, I thought, “That’s what I would have liked to have seen eleven years ago when the tornado ripped through.”

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Walgreens in Madisonville Set to Host Latest WEHT Weather Radio Promotion

News 25 WEHT and WBKR are teaming up to bring weather safety to the Tri-State once again. This time Madisonville residents can visit their local Walgreens at 1801 N. Main St. from 4pm to 6:30pm. News 25 Meteorologist Wayne Hart will be there programming weather radios with the help of The American Red Cross, and The Hopkins County EMA.

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Courtesy of flickr user Joelk75
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How Cool Is This? Heat Relief Shelters Are Open

I was talking earlier with News25 Chief Meteorologist Wayne Hart and he mentioned that while we will continue to experience excessive heat at least through this weekend, we likely won't be seeing anything like the 126 degree heat index we had last week. It's just that this heat wave is lasting longer. So we will all be seeking ways in which keep cool. Steve Horn gave us some good ideas for the indoors. But some of us have to be outdoors. And there are those of us who may not be able to keep our homes as comfortable as we'd like. Thank goodness, then, for relief shelters.

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