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A heat advisory has been issued for four counties in Kentuckiana by the National Weather Service in Southern Indiana. This does not include Louisville. It goes into effect at noon today until 8 pm tonight. Below is an image of the counties included and more information. The National Weather Service... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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Question: What's the dew point got to do with it? Answer: A lot! Once spring hits, the WDRB meteorologists talk about the dew point all the time on WDRB News. In fact, we discuss it almost every time we are on the air! It can tell us so much! How... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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HEAT! It's a killer- literally. It is one of the leading weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. In fact, on average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. In the disastrous heat wave of 1980, more... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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An Air Quality Alert has been issued by the National Weather Service in Louisville, The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. It is in effect for tomorrow for more counties than we typically see in an Air Quality Alert. It includes Jefferson, Bullitt,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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*12:30 pm UPDATE SPC has upgraded the NW portion of Kentuckiana to a slight risk of severe weather. This was something I wrote about below. See the rest of the blog written within the last 2 hours below. A morning complex of showers and storms has continued to weaken as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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STICKY SLOW SET UP Summer is still 12 days away but the heat and humidity has surged in the last few days - making it feel like summer is in full force! Those two ingredients could also fuel weekend storms starting this afternoon. Storms look to blossom late afternoon and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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An Air Quality Alert has been issued by the National Weather Service in Louisville, The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. It is in effect for tomorrow for Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, Floyd, Clark Counties or the metro area from 8 am until midnight... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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Did the last month feel very warm? If you thought it was - you were right! In fact, The National Weather Service in Louisville says Every single day of May was warmer than normal in Louisville (as well as Lexington, Bowling Green, and Frankfort). This resulted in the warmest May... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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We are sunny, dry, warm and humid! But notice below, there is actually quite a bit of activity happening in our atmosphere and just to our west. That cold front in the plains is headed toward us and will bring our next best chance for showers and storms. BUT...it not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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Check out this wild video! While you hear the photographer say this is a "tornado" is not! It is steam and happened next to the lava in Hawaii from the Kilauea eruptions. It is actually similar to a dust devil or fire whirl. We could call this a lava whirl,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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UPDATE: A few counties have been removed from the initial watch, while others have been added. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for a portion of our viewing area now until 6 pm EDT and includes Louisville. Below is an image of the counties included in both watches as... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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The Storm Prediction Center is monitoring the conditions for our area for severe weather for the next day. Based on the data, it is likely that a thunderstorm watch will be issued. The main threats are going to be gusty, damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning, heavy rain. Isolated tornadoes are... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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All is quiet, for now, in Kentuckiana. It is warm and humid again with a mix of sun and clouds. However, once again, we have a chance for showers and storms. But these are being brought to us courtesy of Subtropical Storm Alberto. If you look below, you can see... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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Say hello to Subtropical Storm Alberto. It is the first named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. In order to be a tropical storm, it needs to have winds of at least 39 mph and stay below 73 mph. It is expected to intensity, but does not look like it... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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There is an upper level disturbance that will cross over Kentuckiana today. This will increase our storm potential starting today and will continue through the weekend. It will not rain all day, every day though. There will be some dry time too. Today: A few stray showers are possible during... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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We have been dry the last few days, but as humidity increases, shower and storm chances will return - just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. It will be sticky and warm too. Highs will be nearing 90 and feel like the low 90s. Once dew points reach the upper... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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SUMMARY: For the upcoming 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75-percent chance that it will be near- or above-normal. OUTLOOK DETAILS: Forecasters predict a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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An Air Quality Alert has been issued by The NWS in Louisville, The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. It is in effect for tomorrow from 7 am until 12 am for metro Louisville. This includes Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, Floyd, Clark Counties. This... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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SET UP: There is a front and another low, near our region, that will keep showers and storms in the forecast for this evening. At this point, the threat is conditional, because my confidence is not that high we will see that many showers and storms actually develop later today.... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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SET UP: The low that has been bringing showers to Kentuckiana in the last day will be pushing east by mid-afternoon and showers will slowly come to an end late this afternoon. Tonight will be mostly dry with a few clouds. However, there is a front and another low, near... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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The Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii has been wreaking havoc for two-weeks. These before and after satellite images on Hawaii's Big Island show the damage from Kilauea's volcanic eruptions in recent weeks. Lava as spewed from the volcano and flowed to the surrounding areas, like Leilani Estates, were these shots are... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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Not your average wake up call. An eruption from the Kilauea volcano's summit has shot ash, smoke and rock, about 30,000 feet into the air, early this morning on Hawaii's Big Island. Residents were warned to shelter in place. The National Weather Service issued an ashfall advisory warning after radars... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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This week, people and photographers alike, flocked to Southern California to catch a glimpse of a rare sight. The Ocean waves GLOWED...literally! As algae blooms (more on that below) made the waves light up a neon blue, at night, a phenomenon called bioluminescence. This happens when phytoplankton gather in large... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog
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WOWZA! Who turned up the heat?! Several records are in jeopardy of being broken and we will be in the 80s/90s for the next several days. Our low temps, starting tonight through Thursday, are all likely to be record breakers. In case you were unsure (probably not) this unseasonably warm.... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at WDRB Weather Blog