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Wintry Weather Tonight into Wednesday Evening

As a low pressure over the Southeast U.S. moves up the eastern seaboard an upper level disturbance will slowly cross the area. Colder air will move in, resulting in rain changing to snow. The Wed AM commute will likely be impacted in many locations. Read More >

NWS Jackson, KY is a member of the East Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee, a regional subcommittee of the statewide Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee.  The committee is made up of a diverse group of partner agencies and organizations including emergency management, first responders, public health, transportation, media, and volunteer organizations.  The committee's purpose is to work together to improve east Kentucky's severe weather preparedness.  In addition, the committee also serves as an Integrated Warning Team in which committee members work to foster improved communication, relationships, and planning for future severe weather events. 

On Wednesday April 22, KWPC-East met at the WYMT studios in Hazard, KY.  WYMT's Brandon Robinson, a KWPC-East member, gave committee members a tour of the WYMT facilities and demonstrated how the weather team puts together a weather broadcast.  Brandon spoke about how the WYMT news and weather teams use the information provided by all of the agencies in attendance and about the importance of social media in this process.  Some pictures from the tour have been included below.

We want to thank Brandon Robinson and the entire crew at WYMT for hosting the meeting and thanks to all of the committee members who were able to attend the meeting! 

For more information on how NWS Jackson, KY is working with our partner agencies and organizations to build a Weather Ready East Kentucky, please visit