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Inaccessible Internet Is the 21st Century Equivalent of the ‘Rainy Day’ [VIDEO]

When you're at work, and a lot of the work you do is on the Internet, and the Internet goes down, well you're pretty much left with making coffee, chatting with colleagues, or wondering what the color of the hallway carpet COULD be.

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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Parts of WBKR Listening Area

Is this a joke?  A big old nasty, slushy, snowy, cosmic joke?  The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the extreme northern parts of the tri-state and a Winter Weather Advisory for areas along the Ohio River.  The reason . . . Winter Storm Virgil.  That's the name The Weather Channel gave him, though I have a few other choice names we could christen him with!!  So how much snow can we expect?

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Evening Weather – Wednesday, March 20, 2013

EVENING: Clearing Skies. Very Cold. Temperatures between 25-30.

OVERNIGHT: Mostly Clear. Very Cold. Record Low of 18 (Record: 21 - 1986).

THURSDAY: Partly Cloudy. Very Cold. High 35.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Variable Clouds

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National Weather Service to Conduct Tornado Test Message as Part of National Severe Weather Prep Week

Day two of National Severe Weather Prep Week is underway. Tomorrow, March 5th, the National Weather Service, in conjunction with Kentucky Emergency Management and the Kentucky Broadcasters Association, will conduct a tornado test message at 9:07AM CST.

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The West Liberty Tornado: One Year Ago Today [Video]

What a difference a year makes.  While things are snowy, chilly and calm today, the same can't be said for March 2nd of 2012.  Exactly one year ago today severe weather threats surrounded us and tornadoes pounded parts of the tristate.  Remember this twister that hit West Liberty, Kentucky?  The footage that came from that storm was mind-blowing.  Take a look . . .

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Winter Weather – Snow, Freezing Rain and Ice – on the Way for Evansville and Owensboro 2/20/13

Local Highway Crews plan to pre-treat area highways to prepare for a threat of freezing rain and sleet that is expected to sweep across the region in the early morning hours on Thursday.

Temperatures on Wednesday night are expected in the mid-20’s

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National Weather Service Warns of Severe Weather Threat Tonight

Anytime it's 70 degrees one day in January and snow is scheduled for the following day, you know that can't be good.  That's not typically how Mother Nature rolls and you know that the hours sandwiched in between the warm front and the cold front could spell trouble.  And the National Weather Service says we could be in some trouble overnight.  Here's the latest special weather statement issued by the NWS office in Paducah.

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Kentucky Crews Prepare for Ice

From the hardest working man in Kentucky, Keith Todd at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, he reports District 2 Highway Crews plan to pre-treat area highways to prepare for a threat of freezing rain, sleet, and/or snow that is expected to sweep through the region on Thursday night into Friday morning

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Complete List of Kentucky School Closings for Wednesday, January 16th

Due to a wintry mix that fell across Western Kentucky on Tuesday afternoon, the following schools and businesses are either closed or on a two-hour delay.

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New Movie “The Impossible” Chronicles Deadly 2004 Tsunami [Video]

I remember waking up and hearing the news about 2004's deadly tsunami in the Far East.  It seemed that for months raw video footage of that event surfaced as did harrowing accounts of survival.  I vividly remember an episode of Oprah in which Oprah staff member Nate Berkus shared a voicemail he left for his mother shortly after the disaster struck.  Nate was there vacationing with his partner Fernando, who was swept away by the waves and never found.  Hundreds, thousands of similar stories surfaced and all were terrifying.  Now, a new film called The Impossible recounts that tragic day and focuses on one family's attempt to survive.  Take a look at the trailer.  This looks unbelievable!

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Revisit Owensboro’s 2000 F-3 Tornado [Video]

I remember January 3rd, 2000 very well.  It was a holiday here at WBKR studios and I had worked for a couple of hours early that morning.  By that afternoon, it was sunny.  Our temperatures were hovering near 80 degrees and I was ready for a big afternoon nap.  That nap was cut short.  Cut short by blaring emergency alert sirens ringing through Owensboro-Daviess County.  I jumped out of bed and headed for the station.  I knew if a storm was going to hit, that's where I needed to be.  Boy, did it hit.  And Wayne Hart, like he is always, was in his studio with the play-by-play.  Check this out!

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Winter Weather Advisory Through New Year’s Day

Via the National Weather Service, a winter weather advisory has been issued beginning today at noon until 6:00am New Year's Day.

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