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Turning Stormy in the Northwest

An active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires. Read More >

The National Weather Service in Louisville monitors multiple sources of webcam imagery as "eyes on the ground" for weather information, especially in areas not covered by automated weather observing stations.  Another benefit of this program is to try and forecast what cloud cover may be for the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse, on August 21st.  Below are a series of webcams across southern Kentucky and north central Tennessee and what they looked like last year at around 2:30 PM EDT/1:30 PM CDT from August 14th to 28th.  It is still too early to get an exact forecast for any larger weather systems in the region for that date.  But looking at previous imagery can give some insight into the conditions possible for this year.

Lafayette, TN (courtesy of David Flynn, Technology Director, Macon County School District)

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Russellville, KY (courtesy of WBKO, Bowling Green)

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Greenville, KY (courtesy of WBKO, Bowling Green)

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Franklin, KY (courtesy of WBKO, Bowling Green)

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Bowling Green, KY (courtesy of WBKO, Bowling Green)

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Next are a series of visible satellite images from the same 2-week period, showing cloud cover across more of the region.  Click on any images to make them larger.

Visible Satellite Imagery

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