Daily Archives: November 3, 2016

Time posted: 2:26 am

Tracking A Cold Front

Good Thursday, everyone. We have a cold front crossing the state today, and this will bring a seasonal brand of temps into the region. I will take a look a look at that, and some interesting snowfall stats showing up across the northern hemisphere.

Gusty showers and storms will be noted today, but don’t expect a lot of rain. Winds will be very gusty with readings spiking warm ahead of the front, then crashing down into the upper 50s and low 60s behind the boundary late today…

A seasonal brand of temps dive in behind this front for Friday into Saturday. Check out the numbers from the GFS…

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Some frost will be noted for much of the state Saturday into Sunday mornings. Highs will be in the 60s on Saturday with plenty of sunshine. Temps for Sunday will be in the 60s east and near 70 in the west.

The models are having a tough go, as expected, with a potential system for the middle and end of next week. I have been talking about how they were likely rushing the colder scenario, and I still think that’s the case. I have been steadfast on the change across North America starting in the second week of the month and then kicking in for the second half of November.

That evolution continues to show up well on the Ensembles…

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The October snowfall numbers are in for the Northern Hemisphere and they are impressive. October 2016 finished with the 3rd highest snowfall on record, behind only 1976 and 2002…

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This year finished just ahead of 2014. Those winters were all very harsh across Kentucky. 1976-77 was one of the coldest ever. 2002/03 featured frequent snow and cold with an historic ice storm. 2014/15 produced back to back historic snowstorms with some of the coldest temperatures ever recorded.

Will this winter follow their lead and produce something historic? Who knows, but these are interesting winter weather times we are living in.

Make it a great day and take care.

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