Daily Archives: February 2, 2017

Time posted: 7:26 pm

Thursday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. We’re putting the wraps on a calm and quiet Groundhog Day across the bluegrass state. This calm weather lasts for a few more days and then things get cranking with a big storm system early next week.

With a faster and stronger arrival of this storm, it’s basically shredding the Super Bowl Sunday system. That thing zips through here early in the morning with a touch of light rain and snow, but nothing more. Afternoon readings will surge into the 40s with a 50 in the south and west.

Temps will then take off by Monday and Tuesday as we find ourselves ahead of this major storm cranking to our west. As that swings through here on Wednesday, temps absolutely crash….

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That’s a big time wind maker, too.

Here’s how that system plays out every 6 hours from Monday through Wednesday…

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That’s from the European Model and it shows heavy rain and storms to some wraparound snows by Wednesday.

The Canadian Model has a similar evolution, but handles this thing just a bit differently. It keeps showing a better snow threat behind it…

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The afternoon run of the GFS has the similar snow system showing up after the main storm goes through. Check this out…

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Enjoy your evening and take care.

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Time posted: 2:13 am

Happy Groundhog Day

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Good Thursday and Happy Groundhog Day. This is a big day for your furry forecasters across the country. Bluegrass Bubba retired a few years ago, but others carry on his fine legacy. Here’s hoping they all break out the shades and find us an early start to spring! đŸ™‚

Our weather out there today is pretty calm with readings ranging from the low 30s north to near 45 in the far west and south.

Similar temps will be noted for Friday with the potential for a snowflake or two possible. That sets the stage for a cold night with upper teens showing by for Saturday morning.

Clouds will thicken on Saturday as a weak system blows in here Saturday night into Super Bowl Sunday. This looks super weak, but can produce some light rains and snows across our region. Here’s the NAM Sunday Morning…

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That system shows up weaker because the following storm system is coming in quicker and will pack much more of a punch.

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Rain arrives on Monday and could include some late day rumbles of thunder. That happens as much milder air pushes in here.

The actual storm system then cranks up Tuesday into Wednesday and could deliver some pretty wild weather. Temps surge on Tuesday with the threat for thunderstorms and very gusty winds, then the numbers crash on Wednesday with the potential for wraparound snows.

The Canadian Model…

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The European Model is actually pretty similar to what the Canadian is showing…

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The model then follows that up with another system diving in here as the arctic air surges in…

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Both models show honest to goodness arctic air behind those storms. The Canadian is just a tad cold…

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As always, we will keep our eyes on the winding weather road…

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I will update things later today. Make it a good one and take care.

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