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Audubon Parkway at the Zion exit. (Facebook/WEHT)
Audubon Parkway at the Zion exit. (Facebook/WEHT)
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Severe Weather Outbreak Yields Damage, Stark Imagery [PHOTO GALLERY]

A severe weather outbreak encompassing Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio produced multiple tornadoes up north and few on-the-ground twisters here in the tri-state.

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Category: Regional News, Weather
National Weather Service
National Weather Service
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The Latest Severe Weather Update

The National Weather Service in Paducah continues to forecast a very stormy Sunday afternoon and evening.  Much of the tri-state remains in under a MODERATE RISK for severe weather today, while areas north of Interstate 64 (where Tornado Watches have already been issued) are under a HIGH risk for dangerous storms, which could include long-track tornadoes.  Here's the latest forecast . . .

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National Weather Service
National Weather Service
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Moderate Risk of Severe Weather on Sunday

It doesn't appear that Sunday is going to be a day for rest in the tri-state.  A major cold front is bringing a significant chance for severe storms.  In fact, the National Weather Service in Paducah says there is a moderate risk of severe weather tomorrow and we have the latest details on the forecast for you here at WBKR.com and our plan for severe weather coverage with Eyewitness News.

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Photo by Danny Beeler/Heart of the City Design
Photo by Danny Beeler/Heart of the City Design
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Sleet and Snow in Forecast Tonight

The weather outside is shaping up to be frightful tonight!  The National Weather Service has we have a chance to seeing our first sleet and snow of the season.  Get the full forecast and hear Kizzy's take on the possibility of winter weather here . . .

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Typhoon Yolanda Strikes [Video]

Eyewitness News meteorologist Wayne Hart tweeted this video of footage from Typhoon Yolanda, which smashed into the Philippines yesterday with 195 mile per hour winds.  Watch how quickly the flood waters rose in Tacloban City.  This is pretty frightening and, for the city, the second massive flood in just three years.

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Category: Weather, World News
Kizzy Does NOT Like Humidity (Facebook)
Kizzy Does NOT Like Humidity (Facebook)
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Hot and Humid Forecast for Last Week of August [Audio]

Ugh!  The forecast this week is made up of two words:  HOT and HUMID!  And one person in the tri-state who is no fan of that uncomfortable combo is Kizzy, who called The WBKR Waking Crew to discuss just how unpleasant our current conditions are making her feel.  Listen!

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Category: Humor, Weather Tags: ,
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YouTube
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Fog Bank Overtakes Mountain in Awesome New Video

On the first day of my vacation, nearly two weeks ago--geez, has it been that long already?--we left before the sun and encountered an incredibly dense bank of fog through most of southern Indiana.

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See The Blue Moon Tonight

I don't know how to say this, but a "blue moon" is not really blue. Hey, I didn't know either. Weather permitting, you will be able to see what is called a "seasonal blue moon" tonight.

Honestly, the color of this blue moon you will see is sort of a pale orange. The only way t

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YouTube
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Huge Lightning Bolt Caught on Video in Australia [Video]

This would make me pee my pants.  I love storms.  In fact, I have a tattoo on my left forearm that says "Let the sirens sound!"  But THIS would scare the holy crapola out of me and I would probably soil my pants and legs.  Watch what happens when some Australian storm chasers set up cameras during a lightning storm.  Mother Nature provides them quite a show . . . from just a few feet away.  YIKES!

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Category: Videos, Weather
Photo by Nicole Gray
Photo by Nicole Gray
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Lightning Storm Hits Tri-State [Photos]

Remember the old disco song "Knock On Wood?"  Well, it was like "thunder and lightning" last night in parts of the tri-state as random severe thunderstorms blew in.  They brought with them some very impressive lightning and some of my Facebook friends were outside with their phones and cameras aimed at the sky to capture some "electric" moments.  And some of them did.  Check this out!

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Demonstration Illustrates Danger of Leaving Pets in a Hot Car [VIDEO]

It drives me crazy when I see cars in parking lots on hot summer days with dogs closed up inside them. I usually tell someone inside the place of business, usually a store, so that an announcement can be made.

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Category: Animals, Weather, What's New
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Meteorologist David Heckard Leaving Eyewitness News

The weather team at Eyewitness News is losing a familiar face.  David Heckard, who started working for WEHT in Evansville in 2006, announced yesterday via Facebook page that he is taking the next step in his career.  Wanna know where he's going?

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