It's week three of severe weather season in the tri-state and, today, we face our first substantial threat of the spring. This afternoon and evening variables are expected to line up for an event with damaging straight line winds and possible tornadoes embedded in a squall line. Get full details here at WBKR.com!
I am very excited about a text message I received this morning. I get weather alerts and commentary sent to my phone and I always enjoy reading the information, but the one this morning was especially interesting.
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.
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?
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.
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 . . .
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.
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
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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