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  • Will Texas Tornadoes Impact Our Weather?

    Will Texas Tornadoes Impact Our Weather?

    Thursday, May 16 2013 10:59 AM EDT2013-05-16 14:59:04 GMT
    A dearth of tornadoes across the U-S this year due an unseasonably cold spring and lack of wind shear. Sadly, this changed Wednesday as tornadoes ripped Granbury, Texas…killing at least six people andMore >>
    A dearth of tornadoes across the U-S this year due an unseasonably cold spring and lack of wind shear. Sadly, this changed Wednesday as tornadoes ripped Granbury, Texas…killing at least six people andMore >>
  • Look who's hitting 95 degrees this week !

    Look who's hitting 95 degrees this week !

    Monday, May 13 2013 6:35 PM EDT2013-05-13 22:35:40 GMT
    A beautiful start to the week as temperatures climb into the low to middle 80's on Tuesday and Wednesday. A look at the current surface map shows high pressure to our south that will provide a broad,More >>
    A beautiful start to the week as temperatures climb into the low to middle 80's on Tuesday and Wednesday. A look at the current surface map shows high pressure to our south that will provide a broad,More >>
  • Unusual late season frost expected tonight

    Unusual late season frost expected tonight

    Monday, May 13 2013 1:10 PM EDT2013-05-13 17:10:15 GMT
    By now, you've probably heard that the entire tri-state and much of the region is under a Frost Advisory Sunday night/early Monday. High pressure helping to funnel very cold air from Canada is the culprit. WhileMore >>
    How unusual is a frost this time of year?More >>
  • Slight Risk for severe weather on Thursday in the Tri-State

    Slight Risk for severe weather on Thursday in the Tri-State

    Wednesday, May 8 2013 4:38 PM EDT2013-05-08 20:38:18 GMT
    The waiting game continues as we track showers and thunderstorms that will arrive in the Tri-State on Thursday. The current surface map shows a cold front off to our west that will provide the focus/energyMore >>
    The waiting game continues as we track showers and thunderstorms that will arrive in the Tri-State on Thursday. The current surface map shows a cold front off to our west that will provide the focus/energyMore >>
  • Check out the Tri-State's risk for severe weather this week

    Check out the Tri-State's risk for severe weather this week

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-05-08 01:25:19 GMT
    Scattered thunderstorms will pop up each day in response to heating by the sun. These storms will travel from northeast to southwest as the follow the surface and upper air winds circulating around theMore >>
    Scattered thunderstorms will pop up each day in response to heating by the sun. These storms will travel from northeast to southwest as the follow the surface and upper air winds circulating around theMore >>
  • Wabash River Falling

    Wabash River Falling

    Wabash River Falling

    Tuesday, May 7 2013 8:48 AM EDT2013-05-07 12:48:16 GMT
    Despite torrential rainfall this past weekend, the Wabash River will continue a slow fall. On average, many areas received 2-inches of rain. However, the Wabash River, will drop below flood stage inMore >>
    Despite torrential rainfall this past weekend, the Wabash River will continue a slow fall. On average, many areas received 2-inches of rain. However, the Wabash River, will drop below flood stage inMore >>
  • Still a little more rain in the clouds for the Tri-State

    Still a little more rain in the clouds for the Tri-State

    Monday, May 6 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-05-06 20:40:01 GMT
    After 2-3" of rain drenched the Tri-State over the weekend, the clouds and showers will linger for the first half of the week. Low pressure is dug in to our south, and it will keep the showers and cloudsMore >>
    After 2-3" of rain drenched the Tri-State over the weekend, the clouds and showers will linger for the first half of the week. Low pressure is dug in to our south, and it will keep the showers and cloudsMore >>
  • Rainy pattern a big departure from 2012

    Rainy pattern a big departure from 2012

    Monday, May 6 2013 10:55 AM EDT2013-05-06 14:55:14 GMT
    What a difference a year makes.  Last year by this time, rainfall was already well below normal as the drought started to really take hold in the tri-state.Through May 5th, we've had 19.22 inches of rainMore >>
    Not surprisingly, our relatively rainy pattern this year is a big change from the record drought the tri-state experienced last year.More >>
  • Seeing Double

    Seeing Double

    Monday, May 6 2013 10:53 AM EDT2013-05-06 14:53:37 GMT
    Snapped this pic of a double rainbow Friday evening in Haubstadt. Sure…we all have seen a rainbow but a double rainbow is a rare weather viewing treat. Yes…it is possible to have more than two. TheMore >>
    Snapped this pic of a double rainbow Friday evening in Haubstadt. Sure…we all have seen a rainbow but a double rainbow is a rare weather viewing treat. Yes…it is possible to have more than two. TheMore >>
  • Cut-off low cutting off our sunshine

    Cut-off low cutting off our sunshine

    Sunday, May 5 2013 7:36 PM EDT2013-05-05 23:36:46 GMT
    After this soggy weekend, you may be thinking our pattern has to change soon, right? Well, it will change this week... a bit. The reason we've had wave after wave of rain move through since Friday nightMore >>
    A slow moving cut-off low is responsible for our soggy and gloomy weather the last few days.More >>
  • Timing and rainfall amounts for the Tri-State update

    Timing and rainfall amounts for the Tri-State update

    Thursday, May 2 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-02 22:41:49 GMT
    I'm watching storms move from southeast to northwest over southern Illinois. You can see on today's surface map that the scattered storms ahead of the front are following the surface winds and pushingMore >>
    I'm watching storms move from southeast to northwest over southern Illinois. You can see on today's surface map that the scattered storms ahead of the front are following the surface winds and pushingMore >>
  • Timing and rainfall amounts for the Tri-State update

    Timing and rainfall amounts for the Tri-State update

    Thursday, May 2 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-02 22:40:08 GMT
    I'm watching storms move from southeast to northwest over southern Illinois. You can see on today's surface map that the scattered storms ahead of the front are following the surface winds and pushingMore >>
    I'm watching storms move from southeast to northwest over southern Illinois. You can see on today's surface map that the scattered storms ahead of the front are following the surface winds and pushingMore >>
  • Will the weekend be a washout across the Tri-State ?

    Will the weekend be a washout across the Tri-State ?

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 6:54 PM EDT2013-05-01 22:54:16 GMT
    Rain is lining up along and behind a cold front to our west. This front will push into the the Tri-State beginning Thursday afternoon and continuing through early Saturday. Showers and a few thunderstormsMore >>
    Rain is lining up along and behind a cold front to our west. This front will push into the the Tri-State beginning Thursday afternoon and continuing through early Saturday. Showers and a few thunderstormsMore >>
  • How long will the great weather hang around the Tri-State ?

    How long will the great weather hang around the Tri-State ?

    Monday, April 29 2013 4:41 PM EDT2013-04-29 20:41:04 GMT
    High pressure and southerly winds will dominate the forecast for the first half of the week. The surface map shows a cold front up to the northwest of the Tri-State, but this will be blocked by the highMore >>
    High pressure and southerly winds will dominate the forecast for the first half of the week. The surface map shows a cold front up to the northwest of the Tri-State, but this will be blocked by the highMore >>
  • April rainfall is below normal... so why are rivers up?

    April rainfall is below normal... so why are rivers up?

    Sunday, April 28 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-04-29 02:44:33 GMT
    Although the tri-state escaped heavy rainfall this weekend, minor to moderate flooding continues in many communities along the Wabash, White, Little Wabash and Embarrass Rivers. Here are some of the stagesMore >>
    Several tri-state rivers remain above flood stage even though April rainfall is pacing slightly below average.More >>
  • Will the weekend be a complete washout in the Tri-State ?

    Will the weekend be a complete washout in the Tri-State ?

    Friday, April 26 2013 4:44 PM EDT2013-04-26 20:44:16 GMT
    Low pressure will move in from the southwest tonight and bring rain across much of the Tri-State by the evening hours. Here's a look at the current surface map showing that low and the rain shield extendingMore >>
    Low pressure will move in from the southwest tonight and bring rain across much of the Tri-State by the evening hours. Here's a look at the current surface map showing that low and the rain shield extendingMore >>
  • How new rainfall forecast will affect rising Tri-State rivers

    How new rainfall forecast will affect rising Tri-State rivers

    Thursday, April 25 2013 4:37 PM EDT2013-04-25 20:37:22 GMT
    More rain is on the way for the weekend, but it looks like the heaviest amounts will fall south of the Ohio River. This will give the Wabash River a chance to "catch up" as it nears crest levels earlyMore >>
    More rain is on the way for the weekend, but it looks like the heaviest amounts will fall south of the Ohio River. This will give the Wabash River a chance to "catch up" as it nears crest levels earlyMore >>
  • Saturn Shines

    Saturn Shines

    Saturn Shines

    Thursday, April 25 2013 12:04 PM EDT2013-04-25 16:04:50 GMT
    The meteor shower was a bust because the Moon was nearly full and clouds were in the way at times. However, Saturn will be shining bright tonight and the next few months. Saturn rises in the East-Southeast...bestMore >>
    The meteor shower was a bust because the Moon was nearly full and clouds were in the way at times. However, Saturn will be shining bright tonight and the next few months. Saturn rises in the East-Southeast...bestMore >>
  • How will the rising Wabash impact Tri-State communities?

    How will the rising Wabash impact Tri-State communities?

    Wednesday, April 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-04-24 20:45:35 GMT
    The rains arrived on schedule overnight, and many of you saw at least a half-inch of rain by this morning. Showers have moved out for now and we'll see clearing skies tonight. Despite the lack of rainMore >>
    The rains arrived on schedule overnight, and many of you saw at least a half-inch of rain by this morning. Showers have moved out for now and we'll see clearing skies tonight. Despite the lack of rainMore >>
  • Rain will worsen flooding in parts of the Tri-State

    Rain will worsen flooding in parts of the Tri-State

    Tuesday, April 23 2013 4:33 PM EDT2013-04-23 20:33:27 GMT
    Rain will grab the headlines tonight, with sharply colder temps on tap for the rest of the week. The latest forecast data shows another inch of rain will likely fall over all the Tri-State tonight andMore >>
    Rain will grab the headlines tonight, with sharply colder temps on tap for the rest of the week. The latest forecast data shows another inch of rain will likely fall over all the Tri-State tonight andMore >>
  • A look at rising rivers and thunderstorm threats for the Tri-State

    A look at rising rivers and thunderstorm threats for the Tri-State

    Monday, April 22 2013 4:39 PM EDT2013-04-22 20:39:17 GMT
    A typical spring week ahead for the Tri-State: Warm temps, scattered thunderstorms, then cooler temps. While the week will be active, the severe threat appears to be minimal, at least through Wednesday.More >>
    A typical spring week ahead for the Tri-State: Warm temps, scattered thunderstorms, then cooler temps. While the week will be active, the severe threat appears to be minimal, at least through Wednesday.More >>
  • Stay Alert for severe storms Thursday

    Stay Alert for severe storms Thursday

    Wednesday, April 17 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-04-17 22:25:31 GMT
    After an active Tuesday withMore >>
    Stay Alert for a Slight to Moderate Risk for severe weather on Thursday. More >>
  • Be Aware: Storms possible this week

    Be Aware: Storms possible this week

    Sunday, April 14 2013 6:35 PM EDT2013-04-14 22:35:46 GMT
    A very mild finish to the weekend with breezy and dry conditions. The dry part is about to change. You may have heard about a pretty strong storm system in the midwest that's producing snow and heavyMore >>
    Another mild and unsettled week ahead with showers and thunderstorm chances growing each day.More >>
  • Will the weather cooperate with your weekend plans ?

    Will the weather cooperate with your weekend plans ?

    Friday, April 12 2013 4:36 PM EDT2013-04-12 20:36:38 GMT
    I'm sure you're ready for the weekend, so here's what you can expect over the next couple of days. Here is the current surface map showing high pressure building to our south. This will help pull warmerMore >>
    I'm sure you're ready for the weekend, so here's what you can expect over the next couple of days. Here is the current surface map showing high pressure building to our south. This will help pull warmerMore >>
  • Playing Baseball In The Snow...Say It Ain't So

    Playing Baseball In The Snow...Say It Ain't So

    Playing Baseball In The Snow...Say It Ain't So

    Friday, April 12 2013 11:32 AM EDT2013-04-12 15:32:09 GMT
    If Shoeless Joe Jackson were still around he would need his snow shoes to play Major League Baseball at Target field in Minneapolis. Pass that along to U of E grad and Newburgh native... Jamey Carroll...whoMore >>
    If Shoeless Joe Jackson were still around he would need his snow shoes to play Major League Baseball at Target field in Minneapolis. Pass that along to U of E grad and Newburgh native... Jamey Carroll...whoMore >>
  • Arch Madness

    Arch Madness

    Arch Madness

    Thursday, April 11 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-04-11 14:33:49 GMT
    Lightning hit the Gateway Arch in St. Louis last night and it was caught on camera. Photo credit to Brad Krischel Photography. The photo was taken with a Canon T3i, Sigma 8-16mm lens, 10 second exposure. Yes...theMore >>
    Lightning hit the Gateway Arch in St. Louis last night and it was caught on camera. Photo credit to Brad Krischel Photography. The photo was taken with a Canon T3i, Sigma 8-16mm lens, 10 second exposure. Yes...theMore >>
  • Be ready to take action as severe weather arrives tonight

    Be ready to take action as severe weather arrives tonight

    Wednesday, April 10 2013 9:38 PM EDT2013-04-11 01:38:06 GMT
    The system we've been tracking since late last week will finally bring our first widespread severe weather of the year later tonight. Here is a look at the surface map from this afternoon. You can seeMore >>
    The system we've been tracking since late last week will finally bring our first widespread severe weather of the year later tonight. Here is a look at the surface map from this afternoon. You can seeMore >>
  • See the odds of severe weather in the Tri-State Wednesday

    See the odds of severe weather in the Tri-State Wednesday

    Tuesday, April 9 2013 4:05 PM EDT2013-04-09 20:05:39 GMT
    Storms will begin to fire in the central plains this evening and migrate east toward the Mississippi River by early Wednesday morning. Here is a look at Wednesday afternoon's surface map. I've markedMore >>
    Storms will begin to fire in the central plains this evening and migrate east toward the Mississippi River by early Wednesday morning. Here is a look at Wednesday afternoon's surface map. I've markedMore >>
  • Be Aware: Severe weather shaping up for Wednesday inTri-State

    Be Aware: Severe weather shaping up for Wednesday inTri-State

    Monday, April 8 2013 4:30 PM EDT2013-04-08 20:30:02 GMT
    Windy, warm weather kicks of the week and will likely provide the fuel for severe thunderstorms by Wednesday and Thursday as a cold front triggers storms to our west. Check out the current winds acrossMore >>
    Windy, warm weather kicks of the week and will likely provide the fuel for severe thunderstorms by Wednesday and Thursday as a cold front triggers storms to our west. Check out the current winds acrossMore >>
  • Be Aware that severe weather is possible this week

    Be Aware that severe weather is possible this week

    Sunday, April 7 2013 10:42 PM EDT2013-04-08 02:42:42 GMT
    We're in the "Be Aware" stage for the possibility of severe weather this week. The Storm Prediction Center has portions of the tri-state outlooked for the chance of severe storms on Wednesday, particularlyMore >>
    Unsettled weather will be with us the next few days, but most of the storms will hold off until midweek.More >>
  • Super weekend and Supercells may be on the horizon

    Super weekend and Supercells may be on the horizon

    Friday, April 5 2013 10:10 PM EDT2013-04-06 02:10:58 GMT
    The stars and planets have aligned, the sun will rise in the east and we will have the nicest pair of weekend days we've seen in many months. For the first time this year, the temperature will finallyMore >>
    The stars and planets have aligned, the sun will rise in the east and we will have the nicest pair of weekend days we've seen in many months. For the first time this year, the temperature will finallyMore >>
  • Hurricane definitions changing this year due to Sandy

    Hurricane definitions changing this year due to Sandy

    Friday, April 5 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-04-05 16:18:19 GMT
    The tri-state doesn't have to deal with tropical systems very often, but many of us remember the 80 mph winds that the remnants of Ike dealt to the area in 2008. After Hurricane Sandy caused so much destructionMore >>
    Hurricane Sandy caused millions of dollars in destruction and has changed the way the National Hurricane Center issues alerts in the future.More >>
  • Today marks anniversary of the worst weather day in U.S. History

    Today marks anniversary of the worst weather day in U.S. History

    Wednesday, April 3 2013 4:31 PM EDT2013-04-03 20:31:58 GMT
    Today marks the 39th anniversary of one of the worst days in U.S. weather history: The Super Outbreak of Tornadoes of April 3-4, 1974. In all, 148 tornadoes tore across 13 states in a 24-hour period…aMore >>
    Today marks the 39th anniversary of one of the worst days in U.S. weather history: The Super Outbreak of Tornadoes of April 3-4, 1974. In all, 148 tornadoes tore across 13 states in a 24-hour period…aMore >>
  • Our cold weather pattern may soon be over!

    Our cold weather pattern may soon be over!

    Wednesday, April 3 2013 11:40 AM EDT2013-04-03 15:40:51 GMT
    It appears we may be turning the corner from our very chilly pattern with the worst of the cold weather almost over. Tuesday morning we set a record low of 27 and Wednesday morning made it down to 26.More >>
    Our very cold weather pattern is showing signs of finally ending.More >>
  • Big changes coming to tornado warnings

    Big changes coming to tornado warnings

    Wednesday, April 3 2013 10:55 AM EDT2013-04-03 14:55:49 GMT
    There's no severe weather threat today, but April 1st is the start of a new way of doing things when it comes to the way tornado warnings are issued. From now on, when the National Weather Service issuesMore >>
    The National Weather Service is trying a new approach at warning for tornadoes.More >>
  • Spelunkers will be warmer than most Tri-Staters this week

    Spelunkers will be warmer than most Tri-Staters this week

    Monday, April 1 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-04-01 19:44:43 GMT
    Most caves have a steady temperature of around 54 degrees. For the next few days, you'll be warmer there than you will be in the Tri-State. Even though we'll have more sunshine and fewer stalactitesMore >>
    Most caves have a steady temperature of around 54 degrees. For the next few days, you'll be warmer there than you will be in the Tri-State. Even though we'll have more sunshine and fewer stalactitesMore >>
  • More cold air next week... but there's warm weather hope

    More cold air next week... but there's warm weather hope

    Thursday, March 28 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-03-29 03:39:27 GMT
    March temperatures are running over 6 degrees below normal(when you average the highs and lows together). Although we'll have a brief warm-up this weekend, the extended forecast has another cold air massMore >>
    The next two weeks should be more of the same in the tri-state, but warmer weather is in the long range outlook.More >>
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  • March 2012 versus March 2013... no contest

    March 2012 versus March 2013... no contest

    Tuesday, April 23 2013 12:27 PM EDT2013-04-23 16:27:27 GMT
    Remember last March when flowers had long bloomed and trees were in full green mode? What a difference a year makes. Last year, the jet stream... which helps steer storm system and helps usher in coldMore >>
    This March pales in comparison to March 2012 when the tri-state enjoyed record warmth.More >>
  • Dogwoods telling the weather story

    Dogwoods telling the weather story

    Friday, March 22 2013 10:41 AM EDT2013-03-22 14:41:56 GMT
    A viewer called this morning and stated he had already cut his grass twice last March. Of course the grass in still dormant at this writing with little signs of life. Alright...maybe your tired of hearingMore >>
    A viewer called this morning and stated he had already cut his grass twice last March. Of course the grass in still dormant at this writing with little signs of life. Alright...maybe your tired of hearingMore >>
  • How will the Mid-South Winter Storm affect your spring break ?

    How will the Mid-South Winter Storm affect your spring break ?

    Thursday, March 21 2013 3:31 PM EDT2013-03-21 19:31:40 GMT
    Early spring breakers should keep tabs on the weather tonight and Friday as the Mid-South Winter Storm rakes across Arkansas, Tennessee and northern Mississippi and Alabama. The storm track has playedMore >>
    Early spring breakers should keep tabs on the weather tonight and Friday as the Mid-South Winter Storm rakes across Arkansas, Tennessee and northern Mississippi and Alabama. The storm track has playedMore >>
  • Heavy spring snows near the Tri-State by Friday

    Heavy spring snows near the Tri-State by Friday

    Wednesday, March 20 2013 3:46 PM EDT2013-03-20 19:46:55 GMT
    Spring arrived this morning at 6:02 a.m., but you probably couldn't tell as you were scraping frost from your car and hunting around for gloves and a coat. It's hard to believe that just last year, weMore >>
    Spring arrived this morning at 6:02 a.m., but you probably couldn't tell as you were scraping frost from your car and hunting around for gloves and a coat. It's hard to believe that just last year, weMore >>
  • The secrets of a "blood stained" Tri-State tree revealed.

    The secrets of a "blood stained" Tri-State tree revealed..

    Wednesday, March 20 2013 11:48 AM EDT2013-03-20 15:48:44 GMT
    When I posted this picture of the "blood stained" tree on Friday, I never dreamed it would generate this kind of response: Over 50,000 of our 14News Facebook fans clicked on it, and many shared theMore >>
    When I posted this picture of the "blood stained" tree on Friday, I never dreamed it would generate this kind of response: Over 50,000 of our 14News Facebook fans clicked on it, and many shared theMore >>
  • 88th Anniversary of the worst tornado in U.S. History

    88th Anniversary of the worst tornado in U.S. History

    Monday, March 18 2013 6:36 PM EDT2013-03-18 22:36:21 GMT
    Today marks the 88th anniversary of one of the worst tornadoes in U.S. history, and it happened right here in the Tri-State. Don Parke sent several pictures of the devastation in Griffin, Indiana.More >>
    Today marks the 88th anniversary of one of the worst tornadoes in U.S. history, and it happened right here in the Tri-State. Don Parke sent several pictures of the devastation in Griffin, Indiana.More >>
  • Tri-State Tornado Anniversary

    Tri-State Tornado Anniversary

    Monday, March 18 2013 10:55 AM EDT2013-03-18 14:55:30 GMT
    Today is the anniversary of the Tri-State Tornado that is the worst tornado disaster in U-S history. On March 18th, 1925, the storm had one of the longest paths…nearly 220 miles…of any recorded tornado.More >>
    Today is the anniversary of the Tri-State Tornado that is the worst tornado disaster in U-S history. On March 18th, 1925, the storm had one of the longest paths…nearly 220 miles…of any recorded tornado.More >>
  • Winter isn't over yet!

    Winter isn't over yet!

    Saturday, March 16 2013 10:47 PM EDT2013-03-17 02:47:51 GMT
    A cold front moved through the tri-state Saturday and is now just to our south. That means we're on the cold side of the system, which isn't good if you don't like winter weather. A vigorous upper levelMore >>
    Winter Weather Advisories in effect north of the Ohio River on Sunday with accumulating snow likely.More >>
  • See where thunderstorms and severe weather will strike this weekend.

    See where thunderstorms and severe weather will strike this weekend.

    Friday, March 15 2013 2:58 PM EDT2013-03-15 18:58:18 GMT
    The unsettled weather pattern developing this weekend will bring thunder and even the chance of severe weather to parts of the Tri-State. High temperatures will drop back into the mid 50s on SaturdayMore >>
    The unsettled weather pattern developing this weekend will bring thunder and even the chance of severe weather to parts of the Tri-State. High temperatures will drop back into the mid 50s on SaturdayMore >>
  • Will the weather cooperate with your weekend plans ?

    Will the weather cooperate with your weekend plans ?

    Thursday, March 14 2013 10:05 PM EDT2013-03-15 02:05:09 GMT
    The first really decent temps of the season will arrive on Friday and last for part of the weekend, but there's a catch: Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be part of the deal. In looking overMore >>
    The first really decent temps of the season will arrive on Friday and last for part of the weekend, but there's a catch: Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be part of the deal. In looking overMore >>
  • See Comet Panstarrs Dazzle the Tri-State !

    See Comet Panstarrs Dazzle the Tri-State !

    Wednesday, March 13 2013 11:10 PM EDT2013-03-14 03:10:32 GMT
    The clouds finally vanished and Comet Panstarrs appeared over the Tri-State on Wednesday night. Many local astronomers and photographers and loyal 14News viewers captured the sight for all of us to enjoy.More >>
    The clouds finally vanished and Comet Panstarrs appeared over the Tri-State on Wednesday night. Many local astronomers and photographers and loyal 14News viewers captured the sight for all of us to enjoy.More >>
  • Comet Panstarrs premiers tonight

    Comet Panstarrs premiers tonight

    Tuesday, March 12 2013 4:15 PM EDT2013-03-12 20:15:55 GMT
    Tonight will be one of the best chances to see comet Panstarrs as it passes 28 million miles from the sun and over 100 million miles from earth. Despite the distance, if you are patient and find a goodMore >>
    Tonight will be one of the best chances to see comet Panstarrs as it passes 28 million miles from the sun and over 100 million miles from earth. Despite the distance, if you are patient and find a goodMore >>
  • March Madness Temps

    March Madness Temps

    Tuesday, March 12 2013 11:39 AM EDT2013-03-12 15:39:42 GMT
    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. As of last Friday, most of Indiana wasMore >>
    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. As of last Friday, most of Indiana wasMore >>
  • Check out Comet Panstarrs over the Tri-State this week !

    Check out Comet Panstarrs over the Tri-State this week !

    Monday, March 11 2013 4:28 PM EDT2013-03-11 20:28:13 GMT
    A celestial visitor is about to arrive in our western sky after sunset this week. You'll want to make a point of checking it out, as comets are a relatively rare occurrence…especially ones that are visibleMore >>
    A celestial visitor is about to arrive in our western sky after sunset this week. You'll want to make a point of checking it out, as comets are a relatively rare occurrence…especially ones that are visibleMore >>
  • Become a weather spotter through webinars

    Become a weather spotter through webinars

    Sunday, March 10 2013 11:06 PM EDT2013-03-11 03:06:56 GMT
    The National Weather Service offers several ways to become a weather spotter, including through the Internet. Spotters are an invaluable resource, particularly when it comes to severe weather events. IfMore >>
    The National Weather Service offers several ways to become a weather spotter, including through the Internet. Spotters are an invaluable resource, particularly when it comes to severe weather events. IfMore >>
  • Winter isn't over yet

    Winter isn't over yet

    Tuesday, March 5 2013 12:03 PM EST2013-03-05 17:03:08 GMT
    Did you put away your winter coat yet? Bad idea. Winter weather will be affecting the tri-state, the midwest, the Ohio Valley and the northeast. A fast moving low to our southwest will sweep northeastMore >>
    Meteorological Spring is here, but winter weather isn't over quite yet.More >>
  • How will tonight's winter storm impact the Tri-State ?

    How will tonight's winter storm impact the Tri-State ?

    Tuesday, March 5 2013 11:43 AM EST2013-03-05 16:43:05 GMT
    Another week, and another winter storm is headed toward the Tri-State. As with the past 2 storms, this one will pass almost directly over our area, so the snow and wintry weather will steer north, whileMore >>
    Another week, and another winter storm is headed toward the Tri-State. As with the past 2 storms, this one will pass almost directly over our area, so the snow and wintry weather will steer north, whileMore >>
  • Major winter storm developing to our west

    Major winter storm developing to our west

    Monday, March 4 2013 9:08 AM EST2013-03-04 14:08:24 GMT
    Another major winter storms is ramping up over the plains, with winter storm watches, warnings and winter weather advisories already in effect: Minneapolis is expecting 6-12 inches of snow, ChicagoMore >>
    Major winter storm to our north over the next couple of days.  Light snow possible here Tuesday night.More >>
  • Snow ending as system finally moves east

    Snow ending as system finally moves east

    Saturday, March 2 2013 10:06 PM EST2013-03-03 03:06:51 GMT
    The same low pressure system that brought rain to the area last Monday, is finally moving east after getting hung-up to our northeast. The system is what we call a cut-off low, meaning it's detachedMore >>
    Cloudy and unsettled pattern coming to an end.More >>
  • Wondering what the sun has been up to lately ?

    Wondering what the sun has been up to lately ?

    Thursday, February 28 2013 4:22 PM EST2013-02-28 21:22:24 GMT
    I've always been fascinated with astronomy and the relationship of the sun to our seasons on earth. Since we've been stuck in the clouds and cold weather for much of the week, I thought you might enjoyMore >>
    I've always been fascinated with astronomy and the relationship of the sun to our seasons on earth. Since we've been stuck in the clouds and cold weather for much of the week, I thought you might enjoyMore >>
  • Tri-State Stuck in Spin Cycle

    Tri-State Stuck in Spin Cycle

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 4:26 PM EST2013-02-27 21:26:09 GMT
    The Tri-State is caught in the "spin cycle" from the low pressure system that brought wintry weather to the Great Lakes and plains yesterday. As I mentioned in yesterday's blog, this type of low pressureMore >>
    The Tri-State is caught in the "spin cycle" from the low pressure system that brought wintry weather to the Great Lakes and plains yesterday. As I mentioned in yesterday's blog, this type of low pressureMore >>
  • Severe Weather Spotter Training In Jasper

    Severe Weather Spotter Training In Jasper

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 10:53 AM EST2013-02-27 15:53:03 GMT
    This is a pic I shot while storm chasing in Dubois County last March. Free weather spotter training is coming to the Jasper Community Arts Center on Wednesday, March 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. EDT. TheMore >>
    This is a pic I shot while storm chasing in Dubois County last March. Free weather spotter training is coming to the Jasper Community Arts Center on Wednesday, March 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. EDT. TheMore >>
  • Will you wake up to snow in the morning ?

    Will you wake up to snow in the morning ?

    Tuesday, February 26 2013 4:11 PM EST2013-02-26 21:11:09 GMT
    Another winter storm, and the Tri-State is again right on the line between areas that may see some snow in the morning and areas that will just have rain. In developing the forecast for today, I've beenMore >>
    Another winter storm, and the Tri-State is again right on the line between areas that may see some snow in the morning and areas that will just have rain. In developing the forecast for today, I've beenMore >>
  • Is your tornado safe spot really safe ?

    Is your tornado safe spot really safe ?

    Monday, February 25 2013 4:21 PM EST2013-02-25 21:21:41 GMT
    I've been working on a special report that will air tonight on 14 News at 10 called "Blueprint for Severe Weather". Basically, I'll introduce you to a Newburgh woman who will show us her severe weatherMore >>
    I've been working on a special report that will air tonight on 14 News at 10 called "Blueprint for Severe Weather". Basically, I'll introduce you to a Newburgh woman who will show us her severe weatherMore >>
  • How about some Thundersleet to spice up winter ?

    How about some Thundersleet to spice up winter ?

    Thursday, February 21 2013 2:40 PM EST2013-02-21 19:40:27 GMT
    Heavy sleet is mixing with rain over the western half of the Tri-State. This winter storm has definitely been working on its own schedule…the sleet is arriving about 6 hours later than our predictionMore >>
    Heavy sleet is mixing with rain over the western half of the Tri-State. This winter storm has definitely been working on its own schedule…the sleet is arriving about 6 hours later than our predictionMore >>
  • Slick Spots Tonight

    Slick Spots Tonight

    Thursday, February 21 2013 10:38 AM EST2013-02-21 15:38:40 GMT
    The last few days I forecasted that freezing rain would miss this morning...the models were running too fast. This evening we could see some slick spots in Wayne County which is under a Winter StormMore >>
    The last few days I forecasted that freezing rain would miss this morning...the models were running too fast. This evening we could see some slick spots in Wayne County which is under a Winter StormMore >>
  • Wintry mix targets parts of the Tri-State Thursday morning

    Wintry mix targets parts of the Tri-State Thursday morning

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 4:30 PM EST2013-02-20 21:30:59 GMT
    A winter weather advisory is in effect for Thursday for far southwest Indiana, including Gibson and Posey counties, and for Gallatin, White, Wabash and Edwards counties in Illinois. A winter storm warningMore >>
    A winter weather advisory is in effect for Thursday for far southwest Indiana, including Gibson and Posey counties, and for Gallatin, White, Wabash and Edwards counties in Illinois. A winter storm warningMore >>
  • Freezing Rain Running Late

    Freezing Rain Running Late

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 10:53 AM EST2013-02-20 15:53:09 GMT
    I wrote on Tuesday that the models might be running too slow to bring us freezing rain by Thursday morning. I forecasted on 14 News Sunrise that the potential for freezing rain would arrive late. TheMore >>
    I wrote on Tuesday that the models might be running too slow to bring us freezing rain by Thursday morning. I forecasted on 14 News Sunrise that the potential for freezing rain would arrive late. TheMore >>
  • Waiting for winter to mix it up again

    Waiting for winter to mix it up again

    Tuesday, February 19 2013 5:54 PM EST2013-02-19 22:54:24 GMT
    Winter storm watches are posted to our west as the next system takes shape over the Pacific. The models are still bringing low pressure into the Mississippi Valley by Wednesday night/early Thursday.More >>
    Winter storm watches are posted to our west as the next system takes shape over the Pacific. The models are still bringing low pressure into the Mississippi Valley by Wednesday night/early Thursday.More >>
  • First Freezing Rain

    First Freezing Rain

    Tuesday, February 19 2013 10:24 AM EST2013-02-19 15:24:21 GMT
    So long spring weather…lower 60s from Monday are gone and winter is back. A potential icing system could develop in time for the morning commute/school day on Thursday. Why? Cold air will be lockedMore >>
    So long spring weather…lower 60s from Monday are gone and winter is back. A potential icing system could develop in time for the morning commute/school day on Thursday. Why? Cold air will be lockedMore >>
  • Soggy Monday night, then sharply colder

    Soggy Monday night, then sharply colder

    Monday, February 18 2013 8:33 PM EST2013-02-19 01:33:01 GMT
    A warm front moved through early this morning allowing very mild air to spill into the tri-state from the south. Highs reached the lower 60s in many areas thanks to the southerly winds. Those winds alsoMore >>
    Strong cold front bringing widespread rain and windy conditions to the tri-state tonight.More >>
  • Soggy, windy and mild Presidents' Day on the way

    Soggy, windy and mild Presidents' Day on the way

    Sunday, February 17 2013 6:36 PM EST2013-02-17 23:36:28 GMT
    Southerly winds pumped temps up a bit today into the low to mid 40s, which is close to normal this time of year. I'm tracking a warm front to our west which will move in early tomorrow morning. LowsMore >>
    A mild Monday on the way before a strong cold front triggers showers and isolated thunderstorms.More >>
  • Look, up in the sky...it's a meteor, it's an asteroid, it's a ???

    Look, up in the sky...it's a meteor, it's an asteroid, it's a ???

    Friday, February 15 2013 4:42 PM EST2013-02-15 21:42:37 GMT
    The sky seems to be falling lately, and here is something else to look out for right here in the Tri-State. In early March, a rare comet will be visible in the western sky. Read the email below fromMore >>
    The sky seems to be falling lately, and here is something else to look out for right here in the Tri-State. In early March, a rare comet will be visible in the western sky. Read the email below fromMore >>
  • Canada clips our temps

    Canada clips our temps

    Friday, February 15 2013 10:41 AM EST2013-02-15 15:41:59 GMT
    Alberta Clippers…sounds like the name of a hockey team or an actual NBA team…but it is a weather system that impacts us in the form of colder temps and bursts of snow. Can you name the hockey team fromMore >>
    Alberta Clippers…sounds like the name of a hockey team or an actual NBA team…but it is a weather system that impacts us in the form of colder temps and bursts of snow. Can you name the hockey team fromMore >>
  • How will the next round of wintry weather impact your weekend ?

    How will the next round of wintry weather impact your weekend ?

    Thursday, February 14 2013 4:19 PM EST2013-02-14 21:19:27 GMT
    Just when you thought winter would ease its grip on the Tri-State…poof ! Another surge of cold air will plunge in behind a clipper system over the weekend. Snow chances are slim, but we will likely seeMore >>
    Just when you thought winter would ease its grip on the Tri-State…poof ! Another surge of cold air will plunge in behind a clipper system over the weekend. Snow chances are slim, but we will likely seeMore >>
  • Will a wintry mix mess with your Wednesday morning commute ?

    Will a wintry mix mess with your Wednesday morning commute ?

    Tuesday, February 12 2013 5:37 PM EST2013-02-12 22:37:03 GMT
    A winter weather system is moving in from the south tonight and early Wednesday morning. The timing is going to be a little off for anything more than light rain, or some light snow accumulations by WednesdayMore >>
    A winter weather system is moving in from the south tonight and early Wednesday morning. The timing is going to be a little off for anything more than light rain, or some light snow accumulations by WednesdayMore >>
  • Mercury Rising

    Mercury Rising

    Tuesday, February 12 2013 9:45 AM EST2013-02-12 14:45:23 GMT
    I took a pic last evening of the crescent moon and caught the planet mercury. I admit my camera is not the best for catching the smallest planet. But some pretty cool viewing on clear nights this timeMore >>
    I took a pic last evening of the crescent moon and caught the planet mercury. I admit my camera is not the best for catching the smallest planet. But some pretty cool viewing on clear nights this timeMore >>
  • Where is your safe spot ?

    Where is your safe spot ?

    Monday, February 11 2013 9:58 PM EST2013-02-12 02:58:44 GMT
    We give tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings often during the spring and summer months, but what do YOU do when one is issued for your location ? I am looking for some willing volunteers to show usMore >>
    We give tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings often during the spring and summer months, but what do YOU do when one is issued for your location ? I am looking for some willing volunteers to show usMore >>
  • Polar Bear Plunge Breaks Records

    Polar Bear Plunge Breaks Records

    Monday, February 11 2013 10:40 AM EST2013-02-11 15:40:43 GMT
    The 2013 Polar Bear Plunge at Scales Lake in Boonville was a record breaker. This benefits the Special Olympics of Indiana. What a tremendous honor to emcee this event for the past 10-years…and the supportMore >>
    The 2013 Polar Bear Plunge at Scales Lake in Boonville was a record breaker. This benefits the Special Olympics of Indiana. What a tremendous honor to emcee this event for the past 10-years…and the supportMore >>
  • It hadn't happened in 219 days....

    It hadn't happened in 219 days....

    Thursday, January 31 2013 10:31 AM EST2013-01-31 15:31:05 GMT
    It happened yesterday, A tornado in Adairsville, Georgia, killed at least one person in a mobile home park. (Photo source: UREPORT@CBSAtlanta.com) It was the end of a record. Before that, the UnitedMore >>
    It happened yesterday, A tornado in Adairsville, Georgia, killed at least one person in a mobile home park. (Photo source: UREPORT@CBSAtlanta.com) It was the end of a record. Before that, the UnitedMore >>
  • A look at last night's storms (what really happened?)

    A look at last night's storms (what really happened?)

    Wednesday, January 30 2013 12:35 PM EST2013-01-30 17:35:59 GMT
    First of all, thanks to all of you who are reading this blog and posting your weather reports on Facebook and Twitter during our wall-to-wall coverage last night. Chad Sewich and I were on from 10:30More >>
    First of all, thanks to all of you who are reading this blog and posting your weather reports on Facebook and Twitter during our wall-to-wall coverage last night. Chad Sewich and I were on from 10:30More >>
  • Are Jan. tornadoes rare?... Let's look back five years for the answer

    Are Jan. tornadoes rare?... Let's look back five years for the answer

    Wednesday, January 30 2013 11:54 AM EST2013-01-30 16:54:19 GMT
    A great viewer question...January tornadoes are something new to our area? The answer is no. In fact, most tornadoes in January, February, March, and early April will occur east of the Mississippi River.More >>
    I captured this tornado in northern Posey Co., on January 29th, 2008. Sadly, the 2008 tornado killed 2-people in Posey County.More >>
  • Warm and stormy Tri-State on Tuesday

    Warm and stormy Tri-State on Tuesday

    Monday, January 28 2013 4:01 PM EST2013-01-28 21:01:11 GMT
    A strong cold front will push toward the Tri-State on Tuesday. Ahead of the front, we'll have strong southwesterly winds at 10-20 mph which will force the temperature to near 70-degrees...almost a record.More >>
    A strong cold front will push toward the Tri-State on Tuesday. Ahead of the front, we'll have strong southwesterly winds at 10-20 mph which will force the temperature to near 70-degrees...almost a record.More >>
  • Wintry mix possible early Sunday, then mild and stormy

    Wintry mix possible early Sunday, then mild and stormy

    Monday, January 28 2013 3:53 PM EST2013-01-28 20:53:13 GMT
    Even with temperatures a bit below normal on Saturday, all of that ice from Friday has melted. Unfortunately, there is a small chance for a wintry mix... including light freezing rain, on Sunday. THEMore >>
    Wintry mix is possible early Sunday with a big warm-up and possible storms early next week.More >>
  • Mild and stormy start to the workweek

    Mild and stormy start to the workweek

    Monday, January 28 2013 3:52 PM EST2013-01-28 20:52:29 GMT
    A warm front moved through last night, bringing spring-like temperatures to the area. In fact, I'm expecting temps to be 20 to 25 degrees above normal through Tuesday. The record high for Tuesday isMore >>
    A warm front moved through last night, bringing spring-like temperatures to the area. In fact, I'm expecting temps to be 20 to 25 degrees above normal through Tuesday. The record high for Tuesday isMore >>
  • Wintry weather tonight... severe storms next week?

    Wintry weather tonight... severe storms next week?

    Saturday, January 26 2013 12:46 PM EST2013-01-26 17:46:27 GMT
    Watching a developing storm system to our south that will affect the tri-state late tonight and into early Friday. THE SET-UP: Low pressure developing to our southwest today will rapidly move northeastMore >>
    A light wintry mess will move in late tonight and we're watching for the possibility of severe weather next Tuesday and early Wednesday.More >>
  • From icy roads to near-record highs

    From icy roads to near-record highs

    Saturday, January 26 2013 12:45 PM EST2013-01-26 17:45:23 GMT
    After waking up to icy roads and a wintry mix, temperatures will begin a steady climb as we move into the last week of January. High pressure will drift to the southeast and turn the winds around to theMore >>
    After waking up to icy roads and a wintry mix, temperatures will begin a steady climb as we move into the last week of January. High pressure will drift to the southeast and turn the winds around to theMore >>
  • Travel troubles return Friday morning

    Travel troubles return Friday morning

    Saturday, January 26 2013 12:42 PM EST2013-01-26 17:42:54 GMT
    PIC 1 A weak weather system will move in from the southwest late Thursday night and Friday. After looking at the different models and the amount of moisture in the air at that time, I think this willMore >>
    Wintry mix will make slick conditions over Kentucky on Friday morning.More >>
  • Cold tonight... wintry mix later in the week

    Cold tonight... wintry mix later in the week

    Tuesday, January 22 2013 9:37 PM EST2013-01-23 02:37:16 GMT
    Today's computer models are bringing a little more focus to that storm system that will move in to the region on Thursday and Friday. The storm will develop late Wednesday and early Thursday to our southwestMore >>
    Today's computer models are bringing a little more focus to that storm system that will move in to the region on Thursday and Friday. The storm will develop late Wednesday and early Thursday to our southwestMore >>
  • A chance for another round of snow on Thursday

    A chance for another round of snow on Thursday

    Tuesday, January 22 2013 3:56 PM EST2013-01-22 20:56:50 GMT
    Hard to be believe that Spring like weather was here on Saturday with a sunny high of 57-degrees. Some of the area golf courses were busy. Since then a parade of arctic air is sinkingMore >>
    Hard to be believe that Spring like weather was here on Saturday with a sunny high of 57-degrees. Some of the area golf courses were busy. Since then a parade of arctic air is sinkingMore >>
  • Deadly 2008 Muhlenberg County tornado remembered

    Deadly 2008 Muhlenberg County tornado remembered

    Monday, February 11 2013 11:38 AM EST2013-02-11 16:38:39 GMT
    This week marks the 5 year anniversary of the deadly Muhlenberg County tornado.
    More >>
    Last week, Muhlenberg County was hit by an EF-2 tornado with the town of Penrod in the path.  Although there was extensive damage to some mobile homes and many trees, thankfully there were no injuries.More >>
  • Severe storms rips through the south Sunday

    Severe storms rips through the south Sunday

    Monday, February 11 2013 11:38 AM EST2013-02-11 16:38:39 GMT
    Home and business owners continue to assess the damage in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and surrounding communities as a tornado swept through the area late Sunday afternoon.The storm hit Hattiesburg aroundMore >>
    Severe storms, including tornadoes, sweep through the deep south on Sunday.More >>
  • Showers and thunderstorms on the way

    Showers and thunderstorms on the way

    Sunday, February 10 2013 6:44 PM EST2013-02-10 23:44:37 GMT
    An historic blizzard is now exiting the northeastern U.S. after dumping up to 40 inches of snow in some spots along with hurricane force winds of up to 80 mph. The next weather system to affect the tri-stateMore >>
    A system will bring showers and thunderstorms along with the threat of heavy rain to the area on Sunday.More >>
  • Winter Golf: Just As Fun

    Winter Golf: Just As Fun

    Thursday, February 7 2013 12:05 PM EST2013-02-07 17:05:01 GMT
    February is not known as a golf month. This week, however, has been perfect to get outdoors and hit the links. I played 9-holes on Wednesday. Winter golf is a little different than summer but it canMore >>
    February is not known as a golf month. This week, however, has been perfect to get outdoors and hit the links. I played 9-holes on Wednesday. Winter golf is a little different than summer but it canMore >>
  • Ohio River Falling

    Ohio River Falling

    Thursday, February 7 2013 10:15 AM EST2013-02-07 15:15:37 GMT
    Dry weather this week and up river have afforded the Ohio River to begin falling. Flooded roads like Waterworks remained closed but many area roads will have a chance to reopen in time for the MondayMore >>
    Dry weather this week and up river have afforded the Ohio River to begin falling. Flooded roads like Waterworks remained closed but many area roads will have a chance to reopen in time for the MondayMore >>
  • Has winter withered for the Tri-State ?

    Has winter withered for the Tri-State ?

    Wednesday, February 6 2013 11:26 PM EST2013-02-07 04:26:36 GMT
    By the way the week has played out, you'd think we are done with winter…at least for awhile. But how long ? I checked out the Climate Prediction Center's 6-10 day temperature and precip outlooks, andMore >>
    By the way the week has played out, you'd think we are done with winter…at least for awhile. But how long ? I checked out the Climate Prediction Center's 6-10 day temperature and precip outlooks, andMore >>
  • Here comes the rain again

    Here comes the rain again

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 6:43 PM EST2013-02-05 23:43:13 GMT
    As a series of cold fronts pushes across the Tri-State, we'll have increasing chances of rain. The first batch will come on Thursday, but as you can see by the HPC forecast, this will only net aroundMore >>
    As a series of cold fronts pushes across the Tri-State, we'll have increasing chances of rain. The first batch will come on Thursday, but as you can see by the HPC forecast, this will only net aroundMore >>
  • Zonal pattern means calmer weather this week

    Zonal pattern means calmer weather this week

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 11:34 AM EST2013-02-05 16:34:57 GMT
    The Tri-State will be in a zonal flow pattern for much of the week. You can see in this model the lines on the map are almost horizontal…these are the height lines at 300 mb, and the winds tend to blowMore >>
    The Tri-State will be in a zonal flow pattern for much of the week. You can see in this model the lines on the map are almost horizontal…these are the height lines at 300 mb, and the winds tend to blowMore >>
  • Here's your chance to become a weather spotter

    Here's your chance to become a weather spotter

    Tuesday, February 5 2013 11:30 AM EST2013-02-05 16:30:54 GMT
    It's only the first week in February and already the tri-state has had two severe weather events.If you would like to learn more about how severe weather forms and is detected, you may be interested inMore >>
    Several weather spotter courses will soon be held in the tri-state.  Here's your chance to learn more about severe weather.More >>
  • Some of the coldest air of the season tonight and Tuesday

    Some of the coldest air of the season tonight and Tuesday

    Tuesday, January 22 2013 3:57 PM EST2013-01-22 20:57:44 GMT
    Strong high pressure from the arctic continues to move into the tri-state, creating some of the coldest temperatures we've seen this season... and the coldest wind chills we've experienced in at leastMore >>
    Strong high pressure from the arctic continues to move into the tri-state, creating some of the coldest temperatures we've seen this season... and the coldest wind chills we've experienced in at leastMore >>
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