This Day in History: The 1917 Ohio River Ice Jam

On December 16, 1917 an ice jam closed the Ohio River from Warsaw, KY to Rising Sun, IN. This area of the Ohio River is located between northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. According to David Ludlum, the ice jam reached 30 feet high and lasted 58 days. This backed up trading traffic on the Ohio […]

Kentucky Streams and Rivers on the Rise

April 2015 has proved to be a wetter than average month across Kentucky thus far. Louisville, Lexington, and Frankfort are all on pace to become the wettest April on record and the Bowling Green Airport has already picked up nearly 6″ of rainfall through the first half of the month. All of this rainfall has […]

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 […]

Thursday Morning Weather Update

Real-Time Bowling Green Weather Radar: Today 11/6 – Mostly Cloudy; Stray Shower Possible; Windy – High 55º / Thu Night – Stray Shower Possible Early; Mostly Cloudy; Cold – Low 35º 6am 51º – 9am 52º – 12pm 54º – 3pm 55º – 6pm 51º Good morning, we saw one cold front and the associated area of rain […]

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 […]