Smoke Plume in Western Kentucky Detected by Radar

A large structure fire in Draffenville, KY created a large, dark smoke plume. This smoke plume was detected by the radar at the National Weather Service in Paducah, KY.   Looks like KPAH saw smoke from large fire in Draffenville, KY. @NWSPaducah @JRukavinaWPSD — Jacob Wilkins (@JacobWilkinswx) April 5, 2016 According to West Kentucky […]

Paducah, KY Flash Flooding

Heavy rain from a thunderstorm complex left flooding across the Paducah, KY region early this morning. According to the ASOS station in Paducah, 2.98″ of rain has fallen, with 2.63″ of that falling in a two hour time span. Locations north of the ASOS station received over 5″ of rain according the National Weather Service. […]

10 Year Anniversary of Monster Ohio Valley Snowstorm

December 22 – 23, 2004 marks one of the largest snowstorms along the Ohio River since recording began. The heaviest snowfall fell along and north of the Ohio River, with amounts totaling close to 30 inches in areas. Damages from this storm were estimated at 900 million dollars. Here is a look at the snowfall […]

EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in Marshall County

A line of storms pushed through western Kentucky overnight and produced severe weather in many locations. The folks from the NWS Paducah office conducted a storm survey just south of Benton, Kentucky today and found EF-1 tornado damage in Marshall County. Check out the official storm report: “EF-1 TORNADO SOUTH SIDE OF BENTON. PEAK WIND […]

Cold Air Funnels Spotted to the West

West of the Bowling Green region, a few cold air funnel clouds were reported. The National Weather Service in Paducah, KY reassures folks that cold air funnels rarely touch down. Furthermore, if they do touch down, they rarely do significant damage. A few isolated showers caused the cold air funnels to condense. Cold air funnels […]

Paducah NWS Open House

The National Weather Service Office in Paducah, KY is opening its doors to the public this Saturday. This will be an open house event for anyone in the region willing to travel to Paducah, KY. For weather enthusiasts and aspiring meteorologists alike, this provides a unique experience to see what a National Weather Service office […]

EF-0 Tornado Confirmed In Muhlenberg County

On Sunday evening, Muhlenberg County experienced massive flooding that brought areas to a standstill.  It turned out that flooding wasn’t their only concern. Today, a team from NWS Paducah conducted a storm survey where damage was reported near the Muhlenberg/Ohio County line.  After conducting their survey, the team found that an EF-0 tornado with peak […]

NWS Paducah Investigating Storm Damage

**Update**  The Paducah National Weather Service has determined a straight line wind event impacted a large area spanning from Nebo, Ky to the south side of Christian County, Ky. The max width this event covered was ~10 miles, with a length spanning to ~50 miles.  Peak wind speeds were estimated at ~85mph…all impressive statistics. —————————————— The National Weather […]

EF2 Tornado Confirmed In Christian County

After the passing of yesterday’s inclement weather, heavy damage was reported 5-10 miles northeast of Hopkinsville, Ky.  The Paducah National Weather Service conducted a storm survey today, and determined that an EF2 tornado caused the damage. I posted this radar grab via twitter as the storms were working over Christian County yesterday afternoon.  The County […]