Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY
AWUS83 KPAH 170909
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
409 AM CDT Mon Mar 17 2014
Wintry weather continued to make an appearance Sunday afternoon,
bringing a mixture of snow and sleet to parts of Southeast
Missouri, Southern Illinois, Southwest Indiana and adjacent parts
of West Kentucky. Unconfirmed reports of nearly an inch of snow
was received west of Evansville Indiana, but for the most part any
snow and sleet accumulation was less than an inch, and mainly on
Brisk north and northeast winds continued through the afternoon
hours across the Quad State Region, with gusts between 30 and 40
mph quite common. Rainfall was also quite impressive...with a few
locations, especially in Southeast Missouri and West Kentucky
reporting near or in excess of an inch of rain or its equivalent
in wintry precipitation. Where snowfall and sleet were common,
precipitation amounts remained generally between one quarter to
locally three quarters of an inch.
Highs on Sunday were in the 50s, but most of those readings came
early in the day. Paducah Kentucky and Poplar Bluff Missouri began
the warmest with a high of 57 degrees. Evansville Indiana and
Carbondale Illinois came in with relatively cool highs of 51 degrees.
By 4 am CDT Monday morning, temperatures had fallen into the
upper 20s to lower 30s under much lighter north winds across Quad
The area will remain under a fairly fast northwest to southeast
flow of winds. A couple of weather systems will move over the
region late Tuesday into Wednesday, then again late Friday of this
week. Precipitation amounts will be relatively light given the
speed of these weather systems.
With the exception of highs in the 40s today, 50s and 60s will be
the rule for highs through the remainder of the week. Spring is
slowly, but surely making its presence known across the area.
FOR A MORE DETAILED METEOROLOGICAL DISCUSSION, REFER TO THE
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION PRODUCT (PIL SDFAFDPAH).