March 11, 2011: Japan Struck By Massive Earthquake...

March 11, 2011

8.9 Earthquake strikes Japan and causes major destruction

Incredible video footage

Incredible photographs

March 11, 2011

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Area residents should remember not to cross flooded roadways.

Weather radar can be viewed here - we have an assortment of radar options (will soon be adding more cities to the list!)

Bottom Line It For Me Beau...

Friday:  Cloudy with scattered showers and/or snow showers.
Highs: Highs in the upper 50s | Wind: West/southwest 10 mph.

Friday night:  A few clouds. 
Lows: lower 40s | Wind: Southwest winds at 10 mph.

Saturday:  Sunny and warmer.
Highs: Highs in the middle 60s | Wind: West/southwest winds at 10 mph.

Saturday night:  A few clouds.
Lows: upper 30s | Wind: North winds at 5-10 mph.
Sunday:  A few clouds.
Highs: Highs in the middle 50s | Wind: Northeast winds at 10 mph.

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The forecast for severe or extreme weather risk for today, tonight, and tomorrow: None

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Barometer readings can be viewed here  - Barometer Readings.


Typical weather - for March.   Up and down temperature pattern. 

Severe weather threat - below normal for the near term.  Nothing shocking there :) - the pattern has kept us mostly on the cool side of the storm systems.  The warm sectors have been staying south of our region.

Meteorologist Beau Dodson
McCracken County Office of Emergency Management


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