Rain

The Union County area could see the remnants of what had been Hurricane Harvey as the week comes to an end. The storm has caused disastrous, deadly flooding in south Texas. The National Weather Service in Paducah reported on Tuesday that the chance for heavy rain and flooding from Harvey will peak...
With apologies to Stealers Wheel: there was rain to the left of me...and rain to the right...stuck in the middle with no place dry to go...
Scripture came to mind one day last week while yours truly was standing in the midst of a veritable deluge. Allow me, if you will, an opportunity to paraphrase a few verses from the Book of Genesis... ...in the six hundredth year of Noah's life (well, sometimes I feel about that old), in the...
The sun truly was shining bright on this old Kentucky home, which was the setting for a wedding your writer and his traveling companion attended a couple of weeks ago.
A couple of weeks ago, The Other Half and her traveling companion – that would be yours truly – journeyed to Paris for a very special occasion. The special occasion: somebody we had known for a few years tied the knot. Got hitched. Up and married. We have known the groom for a while. The bride is a...
Work was being done Saturday, May 6, to stabilize a sand boil situation along the Mississippi River levee near Wolf Lake.
Recent spring downpours and flooding have caused around $500,000 in damage in Union County. An update on the flooding – and the damage that it caused – was shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse...
Lick Creek School eased past rival Goreville to win the 65th Lick Creek Invitational Track Meet April 28. It was a soggy day due to wet weather but the track was solid, but slick with some falls during the relays.  The meet started with the running events. The running events attracted 168 runners...
Water rushed over a ford at the Trail of Tears State Forest last Saturday morning following a night of very heavy rain fall.
Union County officials were hoping for the best as major flood conditions were in the forecast this week for the Mississippi and Big Muddy rivers in Southern Illinois. The hopeful outlook came even as forecasts were calling for the possibility of more heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday, today....
Do you enjoy recording weather conditions in your own backyard?  Do you like to keep track of how much rain or snow fell at your location?  If so, the National Weather Service office in Paducah says that you might want to consider joining the CoCoRaHS network. In a notice which was posted on its...
Record-setting precipitation was recorded in the region during August. The summer of 2016 also has been a record-setter when it comes to rainfall. The National Weather Service office in Paducah reported on its website that “numerous locations” in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western...
The statewide average rainfall for August was 6.89 inches, 3.30 inches above normal and the wettest August on record, according to Illinois state climatologist Jim Angel with the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. This year’s rainfall just beat the old...
A pickup truck made its way through water on Illinois Route 146 near Ware early last Saturday afternoon. At the time, water was covering nearly half of the highway.
The rain started during the early morning hours of Saturday in the Union County area...and kept on coming... ...into Sunday...Monday...and continued on Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Md., reported on its website Monday afternoon, Aug. 15, that the heavy...

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