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Tropical Storm Cindy to Bring Heavy Rainfall to East Kentucky

Abundant tropical moisture in advance of the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy will bring the threat of heavy rainfall and possible flooding to eastern Kentucky through the weekend. The addition of a cold front dropping south into the area in combination with Cindy may produce a few strong storms on Friday. Read More >

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First Snowfall Climatology for Eastern Kentucky

Using history as a guide, we can get an idea of the first snowfall climatology for eastern Kentucky, and it's no surprise that elevation is a key factor in determining when you can expect that first measurable snow to occur.

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East Kentucky Severe Weather Threat Climatology

When it comes to severe weather preparedness, it is important to know what threats you may face in your community. A look at the past many times can prepare you for what may come in the future. The following resources can be used to identify the severe weather threats your community has faced in the past, and may face again in the future.

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Kentucky Flood Death History and Statistics

Even though Kentucky accounts for only a little over 1% of the U.S. population, between 1996 and 2015, flood deaths in the state accounted for almost 5% of the total flood deaths that occurred in the United States.

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The Hazards of Light Wintry Precipitation

While the major winter storms get all the publicity, very light wintry precipitation can be enough to wreak havac for travelers.  In fact, less than 1/100th of an inch of freezing rain can be enough to bring traffic to a standstill and cause series traffic accidents.

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The Three Tiered Approach to Keeping You Informed of Severe Weather

The National Weather Service utilizes a three-tiered approach to alerting citizens to the potential for severe thunderstorms and/or tornadoes.  The three tiers are OUTLOOK, WATCH and WARNING.

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How to Measure Snowfall Accurately

Measuring snowfall accurately and precisely is important but surprisingly hard sometimes.  This article will detail how to properly measure snowfall and then how to get these measurements to the forecasters at NWS Jackson.

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