Daily Archives: March 5, 2012
Good Monday everyone. Many areas of Kentucky are seeing quite a bit of the white stuff to begin the day. This white stuff is long overdue for many of the snow lovers who have been starving this winter. It’s also bad news for those trying to pick up the pieces from the deadly tornadoes that started our weekend.
The snow this morning will be wet and heavy and may cause a few power problems. Some areas will see better than 4″ or 5″ of snow to start the day. Roads will be slick and snow-covered in some cases. A ton of school kids and teachers will get the rare snow day.
You can track all the flakes with the radars and cams at the top of the page. The flakes will end quickly from northwest to southeast this morning. High temps will run in the 30s with our snow starting to melt away in the afternoon. Get out and enjoy it.
Milder weather is on the way for the next few days as southwesterly winds pick up. Check out the numbers from the NAM… Highs will soar toward the low 50s by Tuesday and into the 60s on Wednesday.
That nice weather shouldn’t last very long. A very slow-moving cutoff low across the plains states will drift our way as a trough digs into the Great Lakes. These two will help to give us a moist southwesterly flow starting Thursday and carrying us through the weekend and into early next week. That means we have the potential for rounds of showers and thunderstorms that can drop a whole lot of water.
The GFS is really picking up on the heavy rain potential… Given how extreme this pattern is… would flooding rains be a surprise?
While we are dealing with snow today… let’s not forget about the thousands of folks who are trying to piece their lives back together after Friday’s tornado outbreak. My first day on the job as Chief Meteorologist at WKYT-TV is today and the plan is to have me do live weather from my hometown of Salyersville. Much of the city was leveled by an EF-3 tornado.
West Liberty was also nearly wiped out by another EF-3 tornado. Take a look at this amazing video of the West Liberty twister…
That is an incredible and scary sight to see.
Have a great Monday and take care.