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The remnants of a tropical storm were expected to impact parts of the region late last week. The National Weather Service was calling for the possibility of a “significant heavy rainfall event” from last Thursday through Friday evening in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky....
With the arrival of hot weather, the Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, urges motorists to be alert for the possibility of pavement buckling on roads during periods of extreme heat. Very high temperatures can lead to pavement expanding and ultimately buckling or blowing out, causing...
Area residents once again face the impact of major flooding. Rivers rose to flood levels after very heavy rain fell in the region. Flood warnings were in effect late last week for rivers throughout the region. Heavy rain was falling in Union County Thursday morning, when this issue of Monday’s Pub...
With winter 2017 mostly missing in action for many areas in the Northern Hemisphere, it appeared by the end of February that spring had sprung early, or was just around the corner.  Balmy seasonal temperatures were also felt in numerous locations around the globe, the National Oceanic and...
Daffodils...on Friday evening...yours truly took this picture during my daily walk. Snow was in the forecast for Friday night...
Ugh! Monday morning. Here again! Wake up! It's still dark! Look outside! And, in the immortal utterance of the legendary blockhead Charlie Brown, "AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!" Complete with a whole bunch of exclamation points!!!! Just so you know, this writer absolutely does not like exclamation points! Don't...
Snow and cold followed quickly on the heels of 75-degree temperatures during the past week in the Union County area. Bitter cold temperatures were in the forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings of this week.  The National Weather Service office in Paducah early this week issued a freeze warning...
A utility pole in Anna was left leaning haphazardly following heavy thunderstorms Tuesday night, Feb. 28, into the early morning on Wednesday, March 1. Photo by Amber Skelton.
A week after the region experienced deadly tornadoes, another round of severe weather rumbled through the region Monday night and early Tuesday, March 6-7. Tornadoes swept through Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois Monday night and early Tuesday morning, Feb. 28 and March 1. The tornadoes...
Call this one a look back at the winter weekend of my discontent. Before we go down that road, let me take a moment or two of your valuable time to reflect on what seems to have been a senseless, unexplainable act which was brought to your writer's attention. A call came in late Wednesday morning...
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...
December...2012...folks with even a teeny, tiny bit of common sense would have stayed home following a blizzard on the day after Christmas.
This week, we're going to start with a few numbers: 1,035.2, 86.3 and 113. We'll get back to those numbers in just a bit. First up, allow me to make a bit of a serious observation. One day last week, your intrepid observer of The Journey Through Life was motoring back to The Paragraph Factory after...

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