Daily Archives: September 7, 2017

Time posted: 7:36 pm

Thursday Evening Update

Good Thursday evening, folks. As we continue to enjoy an incredible run of October weather here in early September, it’s all eyes on Hurricane Irma. This storm continues to be a monster and will head toward Florida this coming weekend.

The satellite image below shows Hurricane Irma taking center stage, with Hurricanes Jose and Katia making cameos…

Hurricane Infrared GOES East

The forecast track from the National Hurricane Center is a worst case scenario for Florida and brings this thing straight toward Kentucky…

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This track is similar to the latest run of the European Model…

The European Model then brings what’s left of Irma into the lower Ohio Valley and Tennessee Valley.

The GFS is now very close to the European model and the NHC forecast…

The Canadian does too…

The latest Hurricane Models spaghetti plot are all tightly clustered toward a similar scenario…

No doubt about it… This is a worst case scenario for the state of Florida.

I will update things again tonight. Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 1:37 am

It’s All About Irma and Fall Temps

Good Thursday, folks. We continue to run in full blown fall mode across the bluegrass state, but all eyes are on Powerhouse Hurricane Irma churning toward Florida. The track on this is back to where we were focusing on a few days ago, the east coast of Florida to the Carolinas.

Before we get to Irma, let’s talk about the weather here in the bluegrass state.

Today may start with a few record lows, especially if skies are clear. Highs are in the mid and upper 60s central and east, with low 70s west.  There is just a small chance for a shower to go up this afternoon…

Friday sees temps in the 70s across the board, with a mix of sun and clouds. A weak front drops in Friday night and early Saturday and knocks a few degrees off the thermometer readings for Saturday.

The weekend looks absolutely awesome!!

Hurricane Irma continues an amazing run as a Category 5 Hurricane as it plows into the Bahamas…

Hurricane Infrared GOES East

The forecast track from the National Hurricane Center…

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The latest model trend is for this to stay just off the east coast of Florida as it heads north toward South Carolina. Still, this is just the current trend and bouncing back and forth can be expected in the models in the coming days. Here’s the current GFS…

You can see how what’s left of Irma throws rain and some wind back into the bluegrass state by Tuesday and Wednesday. The Canadian Model is very similar…

It’s also pretty incredible to watch Hurricane Jose coming up right behind Irma and doing a loop in the Atlantic.

Obviously, the exact track of Irma remains to be seen, but it can be a catastrophic hit from Florida to the Carolinas. That exact track will also influence our weather, with the potential for wind and rain, especially in the east.

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

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