Daily Archives: February 21, 2012
Good Tuesday afternoon. You can’t keep a good weatherdude down! You hear what I’m saying flu bug? We have a spring-like few days ahead of us that will likely feature showers and thunderstorms and the possibility of some strong or severe storms.
The Storm prediction Center has parts of southern and southeastern Ky in a slight risk for severe storms over the next few days…
I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Thursday risk area moved farther northward. The setup will feature a strong cold front working into the Ohio Valley. There is likely to be a strengthening area of low pressure developing along this and working to the northeast. Temps and winds ahead of this on Thursday will really increase with 60s rather common for highs.
A big shot of cold air then dives in behind this front as it swings through on Friday. It’s a situation where we go from thunderstorms to snow showers to start the weekend. The European Model continues to look steady with how all this plays out…
The overall pattern is a very stormy one across the country over the next few weeks. Cold air is really building up in Canada and that could spell some monster amplifications into the middle of March.
Have a great rest of your Tuesday and take care.
Good Tuesday to one and all. Your friendly weather-dude isn’t feeling so friendly tonight as a high fever and flu-like symptoms have me down. NyQuil is on the job, so blame that for any misspellings or stupid comments. Oh wait… nevermind.
- A weak front is crossing the region today and will cause clouds and scattered showers to increase. This isn’t a washout, but one or two of them may find you. The tracking tools at the top will help you run away from them.
- A scattered shower may hang tough into Wednesday as milder air pushes in. Temps hit the upper 40s and low 50s today… 50s Wednesday and 60s for Thursday.
- A stronger front will move in Thursday night and early Friday. This will bring gusty winds, showers and some thunder and much colder air for the weekend. Some flakes are possible later Friday into Saturday.
- A few of the models develop a wave or low pressure along this front and that could make things a bit interesting. Could is the key word there.
Here’s a quick look back at the weekend snowstorm that had one of the sharpest accumulating cutoffs that I have ever seen. You could literally drive 20 miles and go from no snow to 4 or 5 inches of the white stuff.
Don’t believe me? Check out this amazing satellite shot from space that shows what a distinct cutoff there was:
That was taken shortly after daybreak Monday morning. The dark-colored areas show the bare ground. The white areas show the varying levels of snowfall. That is an amazing thing to look at and really shows where the moisture ran into a wall of drier air that was filtering in from the north.
For those who weren’t happy to see the snow missed their backyard. Keep this in mind… the power outages will have a longer life span than the snow that caused them. Most of the snow will be gone today, while the power won’t be on to some areas until later this week.
My NyQuil is kicking in, so I should wrap this up. Think I can get an endorsement deal from it? Me, either. Have a great Tuesday and take care.