Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police are reporting a flatbed lumber semi-truck has overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan. Police are reporting the driver is out of the truck, and seems to be okay. PoliceMore >>
A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:08 AM EST2013-12-11 14:08:15 GMT
The Rev. Franklin Graham posted a note to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website on Tuesday, asking for prayers for his father, 95-year-old Billy Graham. The letter, unedited in its entirety,More >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham posted a note to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website on Tuesday, asking for prayers for his father, 95-year-old Billy Graham.More >>
TRI-STATE (WFIE) -
In a year of extremes, it's only natural to wonder what mother nature has up her sleeve for the winter season.
Last year's forecast for a cold, snowy winter was a complete bust as global weather patterns failed to materialize as expected.
So, what kind of confidence can we have in this year's winter outlook?
The top question coming into the weather office in the last few months has been: we had such an incredibly hot and dry summer, does that mean we're going to have a really bad winter?
Seems like a reasonable assumption, especially with the many weather records broken this year.
To answer that question, 14 News had to dig through 100 years of climate data from here in the Tri-State to look for any correlation between extreme drought and severe winters.
To start, we picked out years with rainfall that was at least five inches below the normal of 42.5". For those 23 years, 14 News then looked at the snowfall for the following winter season.
For example, in 1994, our rainfall was 36.75", 5.8 inches below normal. The winter of 1994-95 produced only 1.8" of snow, one of the least snowy seasons in the last hundred years.
Of the 23 years with dry summers, 14 were followed with winters with below-normal snowfall. On average, 6.77" of snow, or about half the normal of 14.2".
But, the other nine winters following a dry summer had heavier than usual snowfall. In the case of 1976, we had only 32" of rain, about 10 less than the average, yet we had to dig out of 26.8" of snow during the winter of 1976-77.
In fact, these nine winters averaged 18.8" of snow, not including the 67.7 inch monster winter in 1917. That winter alone would skew the average to 24.2".
So, what does it all mean? Based on research, 14 News would say that the odds are in our favor for a winter with near-normal to slightly warmer temperatures and less than average snowfall. We could expect 6-7" of snow for the season. Although the drought has eased a bit in the last couple of months, we could expect to see below normal rainfall through the winter as well.
What about El Niño?
Each fall, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, releases its long range winter forecast. Government forecasters say that this year is one of the most challenging outlooks they've produced because El Niño decided not to show up as expected.
In fact, the forecast calls for "equal chances" of above or below normal temps/precip across the Tri-State. As you can see from our research, nine of the winters after a drought had heavy snow and 14 did not.
We're hanging the forecast on the greater number of below normal snowfalls in winters following drought.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >>
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Monday, December 9 2013 8:17 PM EST2013-12-10 01:17:55 GMT
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world again, and he's taking his whole band with him. Brooks remains theMore >>
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world, and he's taking his whole band with him.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:35 PM EST2013-12-11 02:35:35 GMT
Voting is almost over in a special election in Western Kentucky. The election is to fill the 7th House District seat vacated when Representative John Arnold stepped down. The district covers all of UnionMore >>
The polls closed at 6 Tuesday night, and results show a winner in the election for the 7th District House seat. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-11 13:41:37 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:51 PM EST2013-12-11 02:51:15 GMT
Officials with the EVSC say schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday. When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the followingMore >>
When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the following exceptions:More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:38 PM EST2013-12-11 04:38:05 GMT
The Indiana State Board of Education is hearing from EVSC officials Tuesday night on why Glenwood Leadership Academy should stay open and under the school corporation's control. EVSC Superintendent DavidMore >>
A sixth consecutive 'F' grade could be facing Evansville's Glenwood Leadership Academy and that could force the state to take drastic action. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:54 PM EST2013-12-11 04:54:32 GMT
(RNN) - Gil Brandt of NFL.com and ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum are reporting that Alabama's Nick Saban is in contract negotiations with the university for a contract extension that would pay him $7 millionMore >>
Reports are swirling that Alabama football coach Nick Saban has a contract extension on his desk from Alabama. Meanwhile, conflicting reports coming from Texas say that coach Mack Brown may be on his way out this week. More >>
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