National Weather Service http://wkyufm.org en Winter Storm Brings Multi-inch Snowfall, But 'Could've Been Much Worse' http://wkyufm.org/post/winter-storm-brings-multi-inch-snowfall-couldve-been-much-worse <p>Most of Kentucky received between 2-3 inches snow Sunday night into Monday morning. Mike Callahan with the National Weather Service office in Louisville says that snow was preceded by quite a bit of freezing rain and sleet<br /><br />“Then, the cold air aloft came in and changed the freezing rain over to sleet, and it sleeted for quite a while,” said Callahan. “In the Bowling Green area, we had reports of as much as two inches of sleet. And finally, after midnight in changed into snow.”<br /><br />Callahan says the storm "could have been much worse" had there been more freezing rain Sunday night.&nbsp; He says temperatures should climb above freezing Tuesday and we should see a warming trend for the rest of the week.&nbsp;<br /><br />But will this mark the final winter storm of the season?<br /><br />“Unfortunately, it is too early to tell,” said Callahan. &nbsp;“However, our long-range patterns are starting to show perhaps a break in this cold pattern, maybe starting in mid-March.”<br /> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:39:28 +0000 Emil Moffatt 44560 at http://wkyufm.org Winter Storm Brings Multi-inch Snowfall, But 'Could've Been Much Worse' Winter Weather Impacting Listening Area Tuesday http://wkyufm.org/post/winter-weather-impacting-listening-area-tuesday <p></p><p><strong>Update at 8:02 a.m.:</strong></p><p>Snow is falling over a large portion of Kentucky and threatens to make the morning commute slow and messy.</p><p>Kentucky Department of Transportation officials said salt trucks were out treating roadways, but noted that arctic air and continuing snow on Tuesday could still make for slick conditions.</p><p>Several school districts in the state canceled classes.</p><p>South-central Kentucky regions should see around an inch of snow with temperatures falling into the lower teens Tuesday night.</p><p>Some parts of western Kentucky may see an inch or two of snow with scattered flurries elsewhere and single-digit temperatures.</p><p>The forecast calls for up to 5 inches of snow in parts of northern Kentucky, and lows of around zero to 5 degrees.</p><p>Central Kentucky is expecting between 1-4 inches of snow with lows around 10. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:00:43 +0000 WKU Public Radio News & Associated Press 42682 at http://wkyufm.org Winter Weather Impacting Listening Area Tuesday Winter Weather Affecting Region Through Wednesday Morning http://wkyufm.org/post/winter-weather-affecting-region-through-wednesday-morning <p></p><p>Winter weather is affecting a large part of the WKU Public Radio coverage area overnight.</p><p>Winter Weather Advisories and Ice Storm Warnings have issued by the National Weather Service,&nbsp; lasting through mid-morning Wednesday.</p><p>The National Weather Service office in Louisville said light freezing rain is expected in many areas, causing hazardous driving conditions.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/" target="_blank">More from the National Weather Service.</a></strong></p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 03:40:06 +0000 National Weather Service 24894 at http://wkyufm.org Winter Weather Affecting Region Through Wednesday Morning Severe Weather, Possible Tornado Strike Western Kentucky http://wkyufm.org/post/severe-weather-possible-tornado-strike-western-kentucky <p></p><p>Officials in far western Kentucky report damage to two churches, a grain silo and other structures as strong winds and a possible tornado hit Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of any deaths or injuries associated with the storms.</p><p>In Livingston County, a gym at North Livingston Baptist Church was destroyed and a steeple blown off at Hampton Methodist Church. Hickman County Sheriff Mark Green confirmed that grain bin fell over in Clinton. Part of U.S. Highway 51 has been closed. KY 80 is closed at the 2.5 mile marker in Carlisle County between Arlington and Columbus.</p><p>Other counties have reported minor damage and flooded roadways associated with the afternoon storms. The National Weather Service and local officials will be inspecting the impacted areas Sunday to determine if damage was caused by straight line winds or a tornado.</p><p>Kentucky Emergency Management is reminding residents to remain alert for further weather updates by weather radio and local media broadcasts.</p><p>Weather forecasts, alerts and warnings can be found <a href="http://www.weather.gov" target="_blank">here</a>. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 15:09:30 +0000 Joe Corcoran 24810 at http://wkyufm.org Severe Weather, Possible Tornado Strike Western Kentucky Owensboro, Madisonville, Hopkinsville Included in Heat Warning http://wkyufm.org/post/owensboro-madisonville-hopkinsville-included-heat-warning <p>Heat and humidity are again building in Kentucky and the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for western counties in the commonwealth. The warning is from 10 a.m. Monday through 7 p.m. Thursday. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:12:20 +0000 Associated Press 16064 at http://wkyufm.org Owensboro, Madisonville, Hopkinsville Included in Heat Warning Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning for Fire Threat http://wkyufm.org/post/weather-service-issues-red-flag-warning-fire-threat <p>Low humidity and windy conditions are creating a critical fire danger in some parts of the Commonwealth today. The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for an area that includes the cities of Owensboro, Madisonville, and Hopkinsville until 7pm. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:50:47 +0000 Associated Press & Dan Modlin 10555 at http://wkyufm.org Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning for Fire Threat Weather Service Warns of Threat of Tornadoes in Tennessee Valley for Wednesday http://wkyufm.org/post/weather-service-warns-threat-tornadoes-tennessee-valley-wednesday <p>The National Weather Service says conditions are right today for the possible development of tornadoes and damaging wind over parts of the Tennessee Valley to the Southern Appalachians. The areas most likely to experience this activity include Northern Alabama, Northern Georgia, Southern and Eastern Kentucky, Northern Mississippi, Western North Carolina, and much of Tennessee.</p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:06:12 +0000 Dan Modlin, Joe Corcoran & Associated Press 8274 at http://wkyufm.org