National Weather Service

So much for early spring

Mar 13, 2018

The Evansville area had to deal with ice and snow just over a week before the start of spring. 

The National Weather Service says Evansville received 2 inches of wet snow Sunday, setting a record for the date.

The old record for March 11th was just a half inch set in 1960.

The snow that fell Sunday afternoon froze early Monday morning, leaving a layer on ice on roads, bridges, sidewalks, and parking lots – just in time for morning rush hour.

Ohio River to crest near 47 feet in Evansville

Feb 27, 2018
John Gibson

A number of Tri-State roads remain closed as the Ohio River continues to rise slowly.


Heavy rain on Saturday flooded dozens of roadways and caused the city of Evansville’s sewer system to reach its capacity.

The rain ended by Sunday morning but the Ohio River is still rising, and forecasters predict it won’t crest until Wednesday.

As of noon Monday, the Ohio at Evansville was just below 46 feet – nearly 4 feet above flood stage.

Cold now, but warm-up in sight

Jan 16, 2018

The Tri-State can expect a break from the frigid temperatures later this week. 

The threat of more snow is gone for now, after an additional 2-to-3 inches fell on the Evansville area Monday.

The new layer of snow was followed by single digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills.

Experts warn that such wind chills can cause frost bite to exposed skin within 30 minutes.

The snow and frigid air prompted widespread school closings, but a warm-up and melt-down are in sight.

No sweat: summer was mild

Sep 11, 2017

Meteorologists have confirmed what many of us suspected: it was a mild summer in the Evansville area. 

The National Weather Service considers the period of June 1st to August 31st as Meteorological Summer, and Evansville recorded fewer 90-degree days than any summer since 2004.

The weather service recorded just 23 days that the temperature reached or exceeded 90 degrees in Evansville.

The average is 36 days.

The weather service also says we had many stretches with comfortable humidity levels.

Heat Watch starts Wednesday

Jul 18, 2017

The National Weather Service is warning of a potentially dangerous heat wave. 

Forecasters call it “our first prolonged duration heat event of the summer.”

They’ve issued an Excessive Heat Watch beginning Wednesday afternoon through Sunday evening.

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-to-upper 90’s with heat index values peaking near 105 degrees each afternoon.

Forecasters warn the combination of heat and high humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness.