Deep South Seeing Extreme Rainfall Amounts

While there have not been any significant weather events in the Ohio Valley during the month of December, many locations along the Gulf Coast have seen multiple rounds of heavy rainfall over the past several weeks. Check out this map illustrating the percentage of normal precipitation over the past two weeks: Anywhere you see cooler […]

Tornado Hits Florida Prison

As those of us here in Kentucky have been focusing on winter weather lately, severe weather has been affecting the south. Just this morning, a radar-confirmed tornado struck the Florida panhandle, damaging a prison in Blountstown. No inmates escaped from the Calhoun Correctional Institution, but two workers were injured. According to WFLA in Tampa, the […]

Tornado Watch Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Butler, Warren and surrounding counties in south central Kentucky until midnight.  A strong frontal system continues to progress our way from the west, with a potent squall line organizing out ahead of it.  As this line of storms approaches and tracks east across the area, […]

Severe Threat Continues Overnight

The severe weather threat for southern Kentucky will continue overnight.  The Storm Prediction Center recently updated their outlook.  They have kept all of south central Kentucky in a ‘Slight (think enhanced) Risk’ of severe weather through early tomorrow morning: Our atmosphere remains juiced with ingredients that support strong convection.  A boundary is currently sweeping east […]

Holy Hail

Strong storms impacted the region today, a few of which reached severe criteria. Check out this footage of the hail producers from afar, courtesy of Dr. Joshua Durkee and the WKU CHAOS drone: 10.06.14 – Strong Convection Over Bowling Green, KY. from Landon Hampton on Vimeo. Torrential rainfall, violent lightning and potent winds were felt […]

Strong Storms Possible Today

Real Time Regional Radar:   Today 8/19 – Isolated Thunderstorms – High 90° / Tonight – Strong Thunderstorms – Low 73° If you’re an early commuter, keep your eyes peeled this morning…dense fog has enveloped much of the region. Today’s weather will bring some more warm, humid conditions to the region. We’ll be placed in the […]

Arthur Reaches Hurricane Strength

As we mentioned yesterday, there was potential that Arthur would intensify to hurricane strength.  This morning, that came true.  Hurricane Arthur becomes the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, with max sustained winds of ~80mph.  Here is what Arthur looks like via visible satellite: This tropical system is currently crawling at ~10mph northeast along the […]