Daily Archives: January 13, 2012
Good evening and welcome to the weekend. Snow showers and flurries continue to fly across much of central and eastern Kentucky. This action can still put down some light accumulation in a few areas… especially in the east.
Winds are gusty and arctic cold temps continue. Combine the two and you get feel like temps in the single digits for those out and about this evening. It’s a hot chocolate and fireplace kinda night.
The clipper moving into the state this weekend won’t have a ton of juice with it. This system looks to drop in late Saturday into Saturday night with a swath of light snow and flurries. The latest models continue to point toward central and eastern Kentucky getting in on the majority of the action. I suspect we won’t be able to pinpoint exactly where this snow streak winds up until we can track it on radar tomorrow.
Temps begin to moderate early next week ahead of a plains storm. This heads into the lakes by Tuesday and pulls another arctic front through here. Rain will be possible late Monday though Tuesday with a switch to snow showers by Tuesday evening into Wednesday as temps come way down. This is a decent shot of cold showing up on the models and the European Model is picking up on this…
Check out the AMAZING amount of cold filling up Canada and pushing into the northern tier of America. That is going to be a force to be reckoned with before this winter is over. That air is so extreme that it will throw the models for a big loop!
Have a great evening and take care.
Good Friday everyone. It looks like a lot of those snow dances paid off as dozens of school systems are shut down across the state today. Boogie down, my friends. Thursday was an amazing weather day around here as we had a little bit of everything. I had never used the phrase “squall line of thunderstorms along the arctic front” until Thursday afternoon and I suspect I may never use it again. That line of storms was quickly replaced by snow squalls and crashing temps. That equates to weather awesome-ness for your friendly weatherdude.
Today will feature cold temps, gusty winds and scattered snow showers and squalls. The best chance for some additional accumulation will be across the north and east. Slick travel is likely for many areas… especially early in the day. High temps will hang in the low and mid 20s for central and eastern Kentucky and near 30 in the west. A biting wind will make it feel much colder than that. Don’t forget to click on the tabs at the top of the page for all your weather tracking needs.
A few more snow showers and flurries try to build back into the north and east overnight as lows dip back into the teens.
I continue to watch a fast moving clipper working our way from the northwest late Saturday into early Sunday. This system is likely to produce a swath of accumulating light snow along and just to the north of the track. The latest run of the NAM shows central and eastern Kentucky to be in a favored region…
That would work out to an inch or two of snow for some areas and that’s something I will fine tune later today. Temps this weekend will run in the upper 20s to low 30s for highs with lows in the upper teens and low 20s.
Monday will find temps moderating ahead of another surge of arctic air into the plains states. This will cause low pressure to develop in the Mississippi River Valley and head toward the Great Lakes. This will drag a strong cold front our way Tuesday with another rain to snow situation possible. I’m not overly impressed with the snow part of this, but that is some impressive low level arctic air seeping southward…
I will talk more about our weekend clipper with an update later today. Have a great Friday and take care.