Daily Archives: January 18, 2013

Time posted: 4:24 pm

Friday Evening Update

Good evening, gang. I don’t have a whole lot to share as the forecast remains on track this weekend into next week.This is when the arctic express pulls into the state and this is a pattern that is going to hang tough through the rest of the month and into February.

The first arctic front moves in early Sunday with a few snow flurries possible. The real arctic air arrives on Monday as a system pushes in from the northwest. This will likely bring a round of light snow to much of the region. You can see that pushing in as early as Sunday night on the High Resolution NAM radar…


That will continue through Monday with snow showers and squalls kicking in as arctic air pours in from the northwest. That is some cold air and will bust the numbers you are getting from the models…


There will likely be another disturbance diving in from the northwest late Tuesday or Wednesday with another round of light snow.

The next system should be stronger as it moves in by the end of next week…Euro 2

On a side note… I don’t know what other forecasts are saying for next week and I simply don’t care. I also don’t know what the weather app on your phone says. Those things are useless and have NO human input.

I will have a full update later tonight. Enjoy the evening and take care.


Time posted: 1:42 am

Waiting On The Arctic Air

Jenkins SnowGood Friday to one and all. The above picture is from the snowstorm that blasted parts of southeastern Kentucky earlier today. Take a look at some of the snowfall totals from the NWS in Jackson:

Snow Totals

The thoughts and forecast we put out was pretty darn good. What made it even better is this storm was being talked about as a possibility about a week ago. Since this storm was behaving itself, I didn’t feel the need to update anything. That, and the fact that I have a few days off work to relax. 😉

This storm made it 3 winter storm impacts across the state this week. That’s not a bad way for winter to come roaring back just days after record highs.

That roar kicks into high gear later this weekend into next week as the arctic express rolls into town. The first front arrives early Sunday and may bring a few flurries or snow showers. Temps will come way down from the Saturday readings.

The next shot arrives on Monday as a clipper dives across the region. This should have a swath of light snow with it…


Check out the air that comes in behind that system…


That could produce single digit lows and teens for highs. Throw gusty winds into the mix and you may have sub zero wind chill readings.

The upper air pattern next week will continue to feature a big trough across the eastern half of the country. Hard to time systems will continue to dive in from the northwest and one those will try to amplify by the middle and end of the week..

Canadian 2I will try to give you another update later today. It all depends on how much “me” time I can work into my day off. Make it a great Friday and take care.