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Has Cicada Season Begun in Kentucky? [VIDEO]

I'm no entomologist, Lord knows, but I do know a cicada shell when I see one. And THAT'S a cicada shell. And that can only mean there was once a cicada in it.

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Category: Animals, Weather
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News 25 Severe Weather Facebook Page
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Excessive Heat Warning in Effect Thru Thursday

After a very nice weekend of weather, we step back in the sauna with a heat index near 105 every afternoon and overnight lows only in the mid 70s - creating dangerous heat conditions. Take care of yourself if you have to work outside and don't forget about your outside pets

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Summer 2012′s Umpteenth Excessive Heat Warning Issued

It was a really nice weekend. Saturday was, dare I say it, comfortable. Sunday was a little hotter, but the humidity was still within shouting distance of decent.

Didn't matter.

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Lightning Safety Tips

I was sitting in my apartment Thursday night, and I was calm. I was watching a movie I had saved on my DVR, but I was checking Twitter on my phone to keep up with any severe weather information. I don't know how many lightning strikes there were, but it was something to see, from the safety of my living room.

According to the NOAA, each year in the United States, more than 400 people are struck by lightning. On average, about 70 people are killed and others suffer permanent neurological disabilities. Lightning often strikes outside the area of heavy rain and may strike as far as 10 miles from any rainfall. If you hear thunder, a thunderstorm is close enough to pose an immediate lightning threat to your location.

Here are some tips to keep you safe if you are outside an a storm strikes.

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Huge Lightning Storm Hits Tri-State [Video]

A couple of weeks ago, there were fireworks displays all over the tri-state for 4th of July.  But, last night, Mother Nature decided to give us a big pyrotechnic show of her own.  We could tell something was brewing because the sky was basically pink around 8pm last night and it was STRANGE.  And, then, to quote the big disco hit "Knock On Wood," it was thunder and lightning!!  Ma Nature lit it up!  Check out the show we got in Owensboro . . .

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greggoconnell/Flickr Creative Commons; KimCarpenter NJ/Flickr Creative Commons
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Dave Spencer Makes Hot/Cold Pact

Like the rest of you, I am a human being. Like many of the rest of you, I am a human being from Kentucky, United States of America, North America, Northern Hemisphere. I don't believe any of us were designed for more than a week's worth of temperatures above 100 degrees. Thankfully, that appears to be ending. But I won't soon forget it. So, I've decided to make a pact.

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Category: Humor, Weather
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Kenergy Asks You To “Beat The Peak”

Kenergy needs your help! Kenergy is asking their customers to help them "Beat The Peak".

Due to yet another day of record high temperatures, Kenergy is asking you to conserve as much energy as possible. Today, July 6th, from 3:30pm - 5:30pm is the requested time period for "Beat The Peak". You can do this a few different ways:

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Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Water Shortage Declaration Issued for East Daviess County

Late last week, severe to extreme drought conditions prompted a water shortage declaration for West Daviess County. This shortage and subsequent declaration have now headed east, according to this release:

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What WAS That Wet Substance Falling from the Sky? [VIDEO]

Okay, so we go, like, 63 YEARS without a single raindrop, and, all of a sudden, the sky opens up and dumps a ginormous amount of rain on Owensboro.

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Summer 2004…Come Back, We Miss You

Late Saturday night/early Sunday morning, I was watching a movie and remembered I needed to get something out of my car. When I came back inside, I checked the temperature. It was 89 degrees...at 1AM! Welcome to the Equator!

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West Daviess County Water Shortage Declaration Issued

The following directive has just been issued by Judge Executive Al Mattingly and West Daviess County Water District General Manager William Higdon. 

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A Sunscreen Ban in This Heat Would Be Foolish and Dangerous

I read, with great interest, the story of the two Tacoma, Washington students who were sunburned during outdoor school activities because the school has a ban on applying sunscreen. I also read this piece with great horror and aggravation.

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Category: Health, Newsletter, Weather

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