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National Weather Service Predicts Historic Snowfall [Video]

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the entire tristate and the National Weather Service says the approaching storm could produce historic snowfall.  In fact, during their 5pm briefing this evening, forecasters in Paducah predicted that Winter Storm Octavia could result in one of this region's top five snowfalls ever.  Here's video from the briefing.

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(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Tristate

Our mild and uneventful winter is going to come crashing to a halt this evening and tomorrow.  We're celebrating Washington's Birthday with a Winter Storm Warning!  Here's the latest forecast from the National Weather Service,  And, brace yourselves, we could have a pretty significant snowfall. Some areas could see over a foot.

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Winter Weather And Bitter Cold Headed Our Way

The Groundhog is a tricky little fellow. He can't seem to make up his mind this month, however, some significant snow will be affecting sections of our listening area the next couple of days. Oh, and it's going to be very cold. Here's the information from the National Weather Service at Paducah.

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Warming Shelters to Open in Owensboro for the Next Four Nights

 

Eyewitness News meteorologist Wayne Hart reports that we hit 62 degrees Saturday afternoon. Just Wednesday, we hit the low 50s. But the temperatures are expected to bottom out for the next four days.

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KY Highway Crews Pre-Treating for Anticipated Winter Precipitation Monday & Tuesday

 

-Keith Todd, Public Information Officer, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Highway crews across the 11 counties of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 plan to pre-treat area roadways in anticipation of a winter weather event with possible snow accumulation.  The long-range forecast indicates a significant chance of snow on Monday and Tuesday, with more possible later in the week.

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How Much Snow Does It Take To Cancel School? [PHOTO]

It's an age old question, especially in this area. It's safe to say, in Western Kentucky, it doesn't take much, but in the Northeast, where 2-3 feet of snow has fallen lately, you might be surprised. Take a look.

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Category: Newsletter, Photos, Weather
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First Baptist Church Will Double as a Warming Shelter Tonight

Anyone needing shelter from the extreme bitter cold we'll soon feel can head to First Baptist Church in downtown Owensboro beginning at 6PM.

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Thirteen Kentucky School Districts Dealing with Snow Days the Best They Can, Despite What and Oregon News Service Thinks

The number of school days missed last year in 13 Kentucky districts , due to winter weather, was four times higher than the previous year. Now, will someone tell me why an online Oregon news service cares so much?

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Category: Kentucky News, Weather
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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Warning Motorists of Freezing Rain that Could Create Travel Issues Monday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for areas of Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois for Monday from 3:00 a.m. to Noon in close proximity to our Western Kentucky Counties.- by Keith Todd, Public Information Officer District One & Two - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

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What’s Your Favorite Snow Day Activity? VOTE Here!

I'm jealous of y'all who are off work or out of school today. I'm stuck here at the studio, not getting to enjoy this beautiful snow day. But, that's ok, hopefully they'll be plenty of time this winter for fun in the snow! I got to thinking, what is YOUR favorite snow day activity??

Answer this one-question survey and let's see what our WBKR listeners enjoy the most about snow days...

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Here’s Your Transportation Resources for Your Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois Travel Plans Today

On snowy days, like today, I get up around 4 a.m. to do weather closings. Yeah, someone has to do these things in radio and TV. And, luckily, my boss goes in to work about the same time and can gauge the road conditions for me. He drives a Camaro so if he can make it in (which is ALWAYS), I can make it in.

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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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The 2014-2015 Winter Outlook from the National Weather Service [Video]

We're already off to a chilly and snowy start it seems.  Here in the tristate we have already been treated to our first dose of winter weather.  We are experiencing abnormally low temperatures and we've even had our first bout with sleet and snow.  But what can we expect for the rest of the 2014-2015 winter season?  Check out this video from the National Weather Service.  It explains.

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