...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Illinois...kentucky...missouri... Ohio River At Cairo .moderate Flooding Continues Along The Ohio River At Cairo Due To Runoff From Previous Heavy Rainfall And Backwater Flooding From The Mississippi River. The River Will Hold Nearly Steady Around 48.8 ...Read More.
Effective: June 13, 2019 at 12:29pmExpires: June 23, 2019 at 12:30pmTarget Area: Ballard; Carlisle; Fulton; Hickman
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Kentucky...missouri... Mississippi River At Cape Girardeau...thebes...new Madrid .major Flooding Continues Along The Mississippi River At Cape Girardeau And Thebes. Minor Flooding Continues At New Madrid. Water Levels Are Slowly Falling At Cape Girardeau And Thebes. ...Read More.
Effective: June 13, 2019 at 12:08pmExpires: June 20, 2019 at 2:00pmTarget Area: Fulton
Kentucky Frequent Weather Alerts: Tornadoes, hail, flooding, and severe thunderstorms.
Kentucky, nestled in the eastern part of the south-central US, has a number of eco-systems due to its varied topography, but the overall climate remains relatively consistent throughout the State. The severe weather you see is usually centered around its humidity and the accompanying severe thunderstorms.
From early spring all the way through to the fall, Kentucky is continually pelted with severe thunderstorms that bring high winds, flooding, and sometimes hail throughout different parts of the State.
While not traditionally part of “Tornado Alley,” forecasters are stating that Kentucky and Indiana (which is a neighbor) are becoming a part of a new Tornado Alley. This area is nicknamed “Dixie Alley,” and has started to see a sharp increase in tornadoes throughout the region within the last 4 decades. In 2017 alone, Kentucky experienced over 2 dozen tornadoes.
Even when there isn’t a tornado touching down, the various valleys throughout Kentucky also have to deal with severely strong winds, some of which can break over 60 miles per hour. Flooding is also common.
Kentucky’s location puts the state in a precarious situation in regards to winter weather. While it is typically not cold enough to snow (blizzards are uncommon), ice storms are incredibly common. In 2009, the state was hit with 2 very large ice storms that crippled the region.
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