Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:48 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:48:53 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:35:26 GMT
A Henderson driver was injured Sunday morning when her vehicle overturns. KSP says 59-year-old Tara Coomes, of Henderson, pulled out of the Zion Country Store on KY 351 in Zion, and was traveling eastboundMore >>
A Henderson driver was injured Sunday morning when her vehicle overturns.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.
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:58:35 GMT
There's a problem with the paint that was used when the Twin Bridges were repainted in 2007 and now the bridges will have to be painted again.Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials tell 14 News theMore >>
The bottom line, KTC officials say, is that the Twin Bridges will have to be painted again at some point in the future, much sooner than expected.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:27:30 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One person has died after a traffic crash on Interstate 64. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange. TheMore >>
The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedMore >>
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
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