*UPDATED 7:00 p.m. 04/18/13 - It appears that our phone lines are back up. KVWX/KHPX radar data and NOAA Wx Radio should be operating properly.
*UPDATED 3:55 p.m. 04/18/13 - The phone company found the problem and are currently working on the issue. Estimated time: an hour and a half before our lines are back up.
*ORIGINAL POST - FROM THE NWS - PADUCAH: DUE TO A MAJOR TELECOMMUNICATION OUTAGE (FIBER OPTIC CUT) SOME OF THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH, KENTUCKY HAVE BEEN IMPACTED.
ALL WARNINGS AND STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH ARE BEING TRANSMITTED OUT OF THE OFFICE. THE CURRENT WARNINGS, STATEMENTS AND OTHER PRODUCTS ARE ALSO BEING TRANSMITTED TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH WEB PAGE AND THROUGH LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS. HOWEVER, THE LATEST RADAR DISPLAYS FOR THE EVANSVILLE INDIANA AND FORT CAMPBELL RADARS ARE BEING DELAYED DUE TO THE TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS.
IN ADDITION, NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTERS IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA WILL BE IMPACTED AND MAY NOT ACTIVATE YOUR WEATHER RADIOS.
PLEASE STAY TUNED TO YOUR LOCAL COMMERCIAL RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS AS WELL AS THE INTERNET FOR THE LATEST STATUS OF ACTIVE WATCHES, WARNINGS AND STATEMENTS DURING THIS SEVERE WEATHER EVENT. IF YOU SEE SEVERE STORMS APPROACHING YOUR AREA BE PREPARED TO SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU CAN SAFELY REPORT ANY SEVERE WEATHER OR STORM DAMAGE PLEASE FORWARD YOUR INFORMATION TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT OR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR YOUR COUNTY.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH IS ACTIVELY WORKING TO RESOLVE THIS TELECOMMUNICATION ISSUE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
From the Gibson County Sheriff's Office: The weather siren on the east side of Princeton is not working at this time. Service provider is waiting on the parts
Due to the possibility of severe weather tonight, April 10, 2013, we would like to take this time and advise the public that the weather siren near Dike Addition, east side of Princeton near the old Patoka Twsp Fire Station, is not working at this time.
We are waiting on the service provider to install the parts once they come in. As a reminder, keep tuned to local media for possible warnings that may occur.
FROM THE NWS - PADUCAH
A late March winter storm system will move east northeast across central Illinois Sunday afternoon. Widespread rains will likely change over to snow over portions of southern Illinois along and north of a Pinckneyville to Grayville line through the afternoon. Accumulations of 1 to 2 inches will be possible in this area, as temperatures drop to near the freezing mark. Temperatures will likely fall throughout the area Sunday afternoon, and light rains may mix with snow before ending over much of the area by the end of the day.
(Updated 4:30 p.m - 03/23/13)
Tonight: Cloudy, with a low around 33. Light northeast wind.
Saturday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 54. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4am. Low around 34. East northeast wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday: Rain before 1pm, then rain and snow between 1pm and 4pm, then snow after 4pm. Some thunder is also possible. High near 39. East northeast wind 8 to 16 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 28. West northwest wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
FROM THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION:VINCENNES, Ind. – A winter storm is expected to drop a variety of precipitation types across the state later today into Wednesday. It is anticipated the storm will mainly be rain; Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) crews have begun pre-treating bridges, ramps and roadways with salt brine, an anti-icing solution.
INDOT will continue to monitor developing forecasts, as well as its statewide network of road and bridge pavement sensors, to deploy the needed personnel, equipment and materials ahead of any predicted accumulation. INDOT’s top winter priority is to plow and treat its more than 30,000 lane miles of interstates, U.S. highways and state routes.
As the storm moves across the state, motorists may find themselves sharing the roadway with INDOT plows, especially during the evening commute. INDOT asks drivers to give snow plows room to operate. Don’t tailgate or try to pass as the roadway will be clearer behind the snow plow than in front of it. Drivers are reminded to accelerate gradually, drive slowly, brake early and allow greater distance between you and the car in front of you.
Motorists are encouraged to keep an eye on evolving weather forecasts. Plan ahead by visiting www.trafficwise.in.gov
or by dialing toll-free 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) for updated Indiana travel information, including road conditions, road closures, construction information and other traffic alerts.FROM THE KENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION CABINET:
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are gearing up to respond to an extended period of snow showers that are expected to move across the region overnight.
At this time, we are expecting the heavier bands of snow beginning around 10 p.m. and continuing through about 9:00 a.m., CST, on Wednesday morning. This could create hazardous driving conditions during the overnight hours and on the morning commute.
Crews in the 11 counties of KYTC District 2 will maintain some personnel on alert with trucks loaded and ready to roll through the evening hours. Additional crew members will be reporting as the snow ramps up and temperatures drop during the overnight hours. Based on temperature expectations, our main concern is slick spots on bridges and overpasses. Winds overnight are expected in the 25 mile per hour range, creating an additional driving hazard. In some heavier snow showers blowing snow could create hamper visibility. Motorists are reminded to closely monitoring the weather forecast and changing weather conditions as these snow showers move through.
Timely traffic advisories for the 11 counties of KYTC Highway District 2 are available by going to www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict2
. You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.
WEATHER ALERT: Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 6pm this evening to 6am Wednesday.
Counties included: Gibson, Pike, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer, Henderson & Daviess. Including the cities of Fort Branch, Petersburg, Poseyville, Evansville, Boonville, Rockport, Henderson and Owensboro.
248 PM CST TUE MAR 5 2013
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY. THIS ADVISORY IS FOR SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND THE HENDERSON AND OWENSBORO AREAS OF WESTERN KENTUCKY.
* SNOWFALL: SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AROUND ONE INCH ARE EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND THE HENDERSON, OWENSBORO AREAS. THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS WILL BE IN PIKE AND SPENCER COUNTIES WHERE UP TO TWO INCHES COULD FALL.
* TIMING: THE FIRST ROUND OF SNOW WILL END THIS AFTERNOON WITH UP TO AN INCH OF SNOW ON GRASSY AREAS. ANOTHER MORE SIGNIFICANT ROUND OF SNOW WILL OCCUR TONIGHT MOSTLY BETWEEN 9 PM AND 3 AM. THIS ROUND OF SNOW IS MORE LIKELY TO ACCUMULATE ON PAVED SURFACES.
* MAIN IMPACT: ROADS MAY BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS. BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES ARE USUALLY FIRST TO BECOME SLIPPERY.
* OTHER IMPACTS: STRONG WINDS WILL CAUSE SNOW TO BLOW ACROSS ROADWAYS POTENTIALLY REDUCING VISIBILITY. THE WINDS MAY ALSO MAKE VEHICLE HANDLING MORE DIFFICULT.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
SOURCE: NWS - Paducah
Be a Force of Nature: National Severe Weather Preparedness Week
March 3-9, 2013. Know your risk. Take action. Be an example.New: Presidential Message for National Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2013During this week, NOAA and FEMA are highlighting the importance of planning and practicing how and where to take shelter before severe weather strikes. Being prepared to act quickly can be a matter of life and death.
Being a force of nature goes beyond taking appropriate preparedness action. It’s about inspiring others to do the same. We’re asking people not only to be prepared, but also to encourage their social network to act by texting, tweeting, or posting a Facebook status update.BE A FORCE OF NATURE TOOLKIT - GET INVOLVED:
You, too, can Be a Force of Nature
in your community. Tweet, write a blog post, develop a presentation – we have everything you need to get started. Be a local hero and spread the word about preparing for severe weather.Talking Points
Get the facts about how severe weather impacts everyone – and how to prepare for it.Blog Post
Download and customize for use on your blog.Press Release
Issue a press release on the themes of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.Op-Ed
Submit an opinion piece to your local newspaper.Social Media Tools
Learn how to share your severe weather preparation plans through Twitter and Facebook.Presentation
Make a presentation to a local group on National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.Public Service AnnouncementBe a Force of Nature
with this public service announcement.Poster
Download and share the 2013 National Severe Weather Preparedness Week poster.Be a Force of Nature Logo
Download the Be a Force of Nature
graphic for your website.SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS IN YOUR STATE:
Many states have their own severe weather preparedness weeks. Check the Weather Awareness Events Calendar
to find yours.
SOURCE: National Weather Service
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
248 PM CST THU JAN 31 2013
STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONT TO BRING QUICK SWATH OF SNOW LATE TODAY AND THIS EVENING...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR QUICK BURSTS OF SNOW...POSSIBLY LOCALLY HEAVY AT TIMES...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT.
* LIGHT SNOW SHOULD BEGIN FALLING OVER SOUTHEAST MISSOURI DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON HOURS. THIS SNOW COULD QUICKLY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES IN BANDS ACROSS THE REGION. THIS AREA OF PRECIPITATION WILL RAPIDLY MOVE EAST INTO SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...WESTERN KENTUCKY AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA EARLY TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL LIKELY TAPER OFF JUST AS QUICKLY AS IT BEGAN OVER SOUTHEAST MISSOURI EARLY TONIGHT...THEN END OVER THE REST OF THE REGION BY AROUND MIDNIGHT.
* THE MAIN IMPACT WILL COME WITH BURSTS OF LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW IN EAST TO WEST BANDING PRECIPITATION. WHERE...AND HOW NARROW OR THICK THESE BANDS OF SNOW BECOME WILL DETERMINE HOW MUCH SNOW A GIVEN LOCATION RECEIVES. AT THIS TIME...IT SEEMS LIKE MUCH OF THE ADVISORY AREA WILL SEE UP TO A QUICK INCH OR SO OF SNOW. HOWEVER...THERE WILL LIKELY BE LOCALLY HEAVIER BANDS THAT PRODUCE A QUICK 2 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR RAPIDLY FLUCTUATING VISIBILITIES TO UNDER A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.
* OTHER IMPACTS INCLUDE THE FACT THAT MUCH OF THE SNOW WILL OCCUR DURING INCREASED TRAFFIC BETWEEN 4 PM AND 7 PM...ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND THE WESTERN TIP OF KENTUCKY AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
COUNTIES IN OUR AREA OUTLINED IN BLACK ARE INCLUDED IN THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
Today is a SEVERE WEATHER ALERT DAY, a day to stay updated on the latest weather conditions and to be ready to react quickly if severe weather threatens. The Storm Prediction Center has placed areas along and south of I-64 in a MODERATE risk (see map) for severe weather later tonight and early Wednesday. Strong damaging straight-line thunderstorm winds will be the primary threat, although brief tornadoes will also be possible. A very strong cold front will move through the tri-state overnight and the transition from today's high temperatures in the upper 60's to Wednesday's high temps in the 30's may be a rough one. The following is taken from the SPC Outlook issued at 2:00 p.m. January 29th, "Widespread and significant damaging winds will also be possible as far NE as the lower Ohio Valley ..."
Remember to make EvansvilleWatch a PART of your personal severe weather alert system. We feature INSTANT weather alerts via ReadyWarn on Facebook and Twitter! However, do not rely on just one source for all your weather warnings. Technology fails and it's possible you may not receive an alert if you do this do this.
Be sure you follow our local broadcast media and have your NOAA weather radio close by and ready to alert. Utilizing these and other weather sources ensures you receive the latest watches/warnings/advisories so you can keep your family safe from the storm.
SPC OUTLOOK ISSUED 2:00 P.M. - JANUARY 29, 2013
Pike County – Friday morning, January 25, at approximately 11:38 a.m., Indiana State Police responded to I-69 at the 42 ½ mile-marker after a bus flipped over onto its side and injured four Murray State University students.
Preliminary investigation revealed Jennifer Severns, 33, of Murray, KY, was driving a passenger bus northbound I-69 near the 42 ½ mile-marker when she lost control due to icy conditions. The bus left the roadway on the east side and flipped over onto its driver’s side. The driver was not injured. Four Murray State University students were transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital in Jasper where they are currently being treated for minor injuries. The bus was traveling to Indiana University in Bloomington for an indoor track meet. The driver of the bus was also the team’s coach.
• Katie Forsehy, 21, Murray State University, Murray, KY
• Tonia Pratt, 19, Murray State University, Murray, KY
• Abbie Oliver, 20, Murray State University, Murray, KY
• T.J. Wirth, 23, Murray State University, Murray, KY
PHOTOS: Indiana State Police
FROM THE VANDERBURGH COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Please be advised that the following roads will be closed to all traffic due to high water:
(LIST UPDATED 3:30 p.m. - 01/17/13)
Happe Rd. from Duesner Rd to Old Henderson Rd
King Rd from Happe Rd to Old Henderson Rd
Golden Rule Rd from Old Henderson Rd to Seminary Rd
Seminary Rd from Duesner Rd to Old Henderson Rd
Hickory Ridge Rd from Happe Rd to Old Henderson Rd
Old Henderson Rd from Newman Rd to Hickory Ridge Rd
Newman Rd from Old Henderson to Hickory Ridge Rd
South Weinbach from levee to Waterworks Rd
West Franklin from Old Mt. Vernon to Smith-Diamond
Waterworks Rd from Marina Pointe to Hwy 41
Roth Rd from Cypress Rd to Seminary Rd
County Line East from Millersburg Rd to Warrick Co Line