THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND SLEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3
AM TO 6 PM CDT SUNDAY.
A strong trough in the upper levels of the atmosphere will move in and help produce widespread rain, snow and sleet in the tri-state early Sunday. Greatest chance for accumulating snow will be along and north of I-64 with 1-3 inches likely.
Submitted by Byron Douglas on Wednesday, March 13th, 7:35 am
Our radio partner WITZ radio in Jasper reported light snow sticking to surfaces in Jasper down to Ferdinand. Today is going to feel like February 2nd...Groundhog day...instead of March 13th. Highs will reach the upper 30s...15 degrees below normal. Also, snow reported north of Petersburg.
Remember last March...15,000 record high temperatures broken across the U-S. The warmest March on record. Zero snow cover across Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois.
The Dubois County Emergency Management Agency will help you program your NOAA Weather Radio on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT at the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Newton Street.
NOAA weather radio operates 24 hours a day and is a reliable source of timely weather information such as severe weather, Tornado Watches and Tornado Warnings. The advanced alerts provided by this service can be a life saver. Many weather radios currently on the market have Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) capability allowing users to choose the counties for which they want to receive weather watches and warnings.
A week of rain and unseasonable warmth in January replenished the ground with enough water to eliminate dry conditions across Indiana except for the far northern part of the state.
The report by the State Climate Office, based at Purdue University, is good news for crop farmers, who rely on rain and snow over the winter to "recharge" soils with water needed for spring plantings.
"We can't overemphasize the significance of this recharge in creating the much-needed reserves of soil moisture that can help alleviate the impacts of dry conditions if we start getting that around planting time," said Dev Niyogi, state climatologist. "While the general outlook is for normal rains in coming months, our recent experience guides us to think the threat of drought again is just round the corner and not off the mind or landscape. These rains and snow events are critical."