Daily Archives: November 29, 2011
Good evening my little winter weather weenies. The slow moving storm system continues to slowly pull away from the state, but not before leaving us with a taste of winter weather. Many areas picked up on some snow showers and flurries earlier today and now the backlash snows begin to work in.
I put out this snow forecast Monday afternoon and it seems to be holding up very well…
Western parts of the state got in on a period of heavy snow with up to 3″ in a few spots. Based on your comments… doesn’t sound like too many weather outlets were calling for that.
Wraparound snows will work into much of central, northern and eastern Kentucky tonight and early Wednesday. This will initially be mixed with rain this evening before making the switch to light snow. Snow accumulations tonight will range from a coating to MAYBE an inch in a spot or two. A lot of what falls will melt and elevated surfaces will be the prime areas for anything to stick.
Let’s track it here…
What’s coming our way after this? A few seasonal days will carry us through the end of the week into the start of the weekend. That takes us into a period likely featuring several shots of cold and possibly arctic air. This would also provide several shots at snow. Check out the European Model for next Tuesday…
That is a wicked cold shot moving in later Monday into Tuesday and that northwesterly wind would result in snow. Again… assuming that is correct.
Notice the second blast of arctic air way up to the north? The Euro says LOOK OUT BELOW and brings it in here by day 10!
More on all that later tonight. Post the weather where you live and try to get some snow pics for us. Take care.
Good Tuesday everyone and welcome to a day of some big weather changes across the state. The heavy rain is moving out and a touch of winter is moving in as temps take a tumble from south to north. This will allow for a bit of a mix for some today and a shot of light snow and flurries tonight and early Wednesday.
Let’s break it down…
- Heavy rains of the past several days will continue to cause issues today. Rivers and streams will continue out of their banks as runoff continues. Several flood warnings are out across the state to start the day. Watch water levels closely where you live and be prepared to move to higher ground if necessary.
- The heaviest rains end early today as colder air surges in from the south. This means an early morning mix of rain and snow will be possible across much of central and southern Kentucky. Areas of western Kentucky will see mainly snow with some accumulation possible.
- Some dry air will work in underneath the cold upper low as it passes on top of us. This will shut the precip off for several hours into the afternoon as some rays of sun return for a bit. Winds are going to crank as the low works over top of us.
- Backlash rain and snows will then work in from the northwest this evening into the overnight hours. These should carry us into the first half of Wednesday across central and eastern Kentucky. A light accumulation will be possible in some areas. This would generally be on elevated surfaces.
Follow the changes…
We are always looking ahead here on the blog and our pattern is growing much colder as the first few weeks of December have that fun and games look.
- Another strong cold front will move our way late this weekend with an area of low pressure working northward through the Ohio Valley. This should bring a rain to snow situation to end the weekend and start next week.
- We have to watch for this front to check up just to our east. If that happens, a wave of low pressure could develop along it.
- A big shot of cold air is lurking for next week as the jet stream buckles.
More updates coming later today. Enjoy your Tuesday and take care.