New Quad State Outlook gives more information

The National Weather Service in Paducah is proud to annouce the new Quad State Outlook. This is a visual depiction of potential hazards for the next 36 hours. It will always be located on the front page, in the "forecast at a glance" section. When a hazard is expected...the Quad State Outlook will automatically give the hazard name and alert level.


Previously, the Quad State Outlook was limited in scope and could only list certain hazards. That is no longer the case. The hazards listed will be determined by the event. If snow is expected, then the word "snow" will show up in the appropriate time period and a hazard level will be assigned to that hazard. The hazards can be anything and easily range from drought and fire weather issues to river flooding.

To determine what the individual hazard levels (Low, Medium, & High) are for those hazards listed, just click the 

"Click for risk level information."

button, which is found at the bottom of the outlook.

If no hazards are expected, then the Outlook will state "No Hazards are expected."

Remember that hazards will be listed if they occur anywhere within the Quad State area. These may or may not affect you, the individual. Just click on your location on the map near the top of our front page to get a detailed forecast.

We hope that this new outlook  is helpful to you. Comments may be sent to e-mail to

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