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For more frequent updates visit my weather Facebook page - click here and hit like at the top of the page.

The world keeps changing and it seems like a lot of people have moved over to Facebook.  I post frequent weather updates on the weather Facebook page - see the link above.  If you are in need of the latest weather information then please visit me over there.  Otherwise, I have provided you below with most of the links you might need to keep weather aware.

The Weather Observatory main web-site - click here

National Weather Service forecast for your location - Click here - then enter your zip code (top left of the screen) for the most up to date forecast from the National Weather Service.  The National Weather Service updates their forecast multiple times each day. 

For the latest National Weather Service watches and warnings - click here and then click your state and county

We have regional radars and local city radars - if you see a problem or can't get one to work then try another one. 

If you have any problems then please send me an email beaudodson@usawx.com


We also have a new national interactive radar - you can view that radar by clicking here.

Local city radars include St Louis, Mt Vernon, Evansville, Poplar Bluff, Cape Girardeau, Marion, Paducah, Hopkinsville, Memphis, Nashville, Dyersburg, and all of eastern Kentucky - these are interactive radars.  Local city radars - click here


Want to learn more about how to use our radars?  Here is a video with more information
Click here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfLa0hI3adU 
For the latest National Weather Service watches and warnings - click here and then click your local state and county
Satellite view - track the cloud cover

Day 1
Severe Weather Outlook from the Storm Prediction Center - graphic below and you can look at the details by clicking on this link:  Storm Prediction Center

What does slight, medium, and high risk mean?  Click here
Day 2 Severe Weather Outlook

Current Severe thunderstorm and tornado watches from the Storm Prediction Center.  For additional watch information click here

Mesoscale discussions from the Storm Prediction Center (mesoscale discussions are typically issued in advance of severe weather watches and/or to update what is happening within a severe thunderstorm or tornado watch.   If your area is circled in red then click on the map to read the latest discussion.

Current WARNINGS (a warning means take action now) that are in effect - click warning map for more information.

24 hour rainfall forecast from the Weather Prediction center (first map) and the 5 day rainfall forecast map (second map).  Keep in mind that thunderstorms can drop locally heavy rainfall.

If you would like to view all of the precipitation forecast maps then click here 

If you would like to view all of the precipitation forecast maps then click here   

You can listen to local emergency services, SKYWARN storm spotters, and more by visiting our scanner feed page - click here

The Weather Observatory is a strong partner with the National Weather Service - click here to visit your local NWS web-site.  For the most up to date warnings/advisories hit refresh on their page.

Meteorologist Beau Dodson
McCracken County Emergency Management

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