Winter Weather Update
|Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
336 PM CDT TUE JUL 22 2014
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336 PM CDT TUE JUL 22 2014
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS...SOUTHWEST INDIANA...WESTERN KENTUCKY AND SOUTHEAST
.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE INTO PARTS OF SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AFTER MIDNIGHT. ANY STORMS THAT
DEVELOP WILL REMAIN BELOW SEVERE LIMITS.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL RISE INTO THE 95 TO 100
DEGREE RANGE, MAINLY OVER WEST KENTUCKY. THIS MAY CAUSE A CONCERN
FOR THOSE SENSITIVE TO OUTDOOR HEAT AND HUMIDITY.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
MOST OF THE THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT WILL LIKELY BE ELEVATED ALONG
AND BEHIND THE COLD FRONT. HOWEVER, A FEW STORMS MAY APPROACH
SEVERE LIMITS FROM SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...EXTREME SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
AND WESTERN KENTUCKY...MAINLY BETWEEN 11 AM AND 5 PM CDT.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS RETURN TO THE FORECAST OVER THE WEEKEND.
SOME POTENTIAL DOES EXIST FOR SOME SEVERE STORMS...ESPECIALLY ON
SUNDAY...AS ANOTHER COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION CANNOT BE RULED OUT WEDNESDAY...WEDNESDAY
EVENING...AND ALSO AT TIMES OVER THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.
|LOCAL ROAD AND WEATHER INFORMATION
Criteria for issuance of winter weather products used at WFO Paducah
- Winter Weather Advisory - Issued when any combination of snow, sleet, and/or freezing rain results (or is expected to result) in hazardous conditions, but not in sufficient quantity to meet Winter Storm Warning criteria. If precipitation is all snow, issued whenever 2 inches or more is forecast. For the first snow event of the season, an advisory may be issued for as little as an inch. Usually issued for the first 24 hours of the forecast.
- Freezing Rain Advisory - Issued when a light glaze of freezing rain is expected to produce hazardous conditions. Glaze thickness is forecast to be less than one-quarter inch.
- Winter Storm Watch - Issued when conditions may reach winter storm warning criteria in the next 24 to 60 hours. Provides advance notice to the public of potentially significant winter weather.
- Winter Storm Warning - Issued when any combination of snow, sleet, and/or freezing rain is expected to fall in sufficient quantity to become a significant event, causing major travel disruptions. For heavy snow, accumulations are expected to be at least 4 inches in a 12-hour period or 6 inches in a 24-hour period. For sleet, at least one-half inch is expected. Usually issued for the first 24 hours of the forecast.
- Ice Storm Warning - Issued when precipitation is expected to fall mainly as freezing rain, producing ice coatings at least one quarter inch thick. Power lines and trees may be damaged, and travel may become extremely hazardous.
- Blizzard Warning - Issued when the following conditions are expected to prevail for at least 3 hours: Sustained wind or frequent gusts to at least 35 MPH, and considerable falling or blowing snow reducing visibility to 1/4 mile or less.
- Wind Chill Advisory - Issued when wind chill temperatures are forecast to be minus 10 degrees to minus 25 degrees.
- Wind Chill Warning - Issued when wind chill temperatures are forecast to be minus 25 degrees or colder.