Daily Archives: December 8, 2017

Time posted: 7:35 pm

Updating The Light Snow Potential

Good evening, folks. I’m tracking two systems over the next 24 hours. The first is a big snowstorm across the southeast that may brush far southeastern Kentucky. The other is a clipper diving into the Ohio Valley on Saturday, bringing some light accumulations to the region.

The first system could bring a few flakes to the Virginia border counties later tonight…

Our Saturday system continues to feature light snow and snow showers breaking out from northwest to southeast. The one forecast model that was a holdout, the NAM, has finally figured it out…

Light is the key word with this, but some accumulation will be possible…

I wasn’t going to make a first call, but work wanted one so I thought I would share it with you guys.

Winds will be very gusty in from tomorrow afternoon into the evening, with gusts making a run at 30mph…

That’s going to make those temps feel much, much colder right on through Sunday.

Clippers then dive back in here next week, with the next coming Monday night and Tuesday…

With another following that up…

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:19 pm

Friday Midday Update

Good afternoon, y’all. It’s a frigid Friday with many thermometers struggling to get out of the 20s with lots of clouds around. These clouds are ahead of a MAJOR southern snowstorm that looks to tease the southeastern corner of the state. Then, it’s all about clipper mania around here.

If you’re along the Virginia border, you have a chance to see some light snow from the southern storm. This is going to produce heavy snow from Texas to New England, but mostly is a miss for Kentucky. Here’s regional radar to see how close this gets to the southeast…

Our weekend clipper needed to be about 12 to 24 hours faster, then we would have had a major snowstorm in our part of the world. I really didn’t imagine it would be this close, but that northwest trend holds even when a system misses us. 😉

Speaking of the clipper, it dives into the Ohio Valley on Saturday. This will bring a band of gusty light snows along and ahead of the front, before the northwesterly flow kicks in with snow showers getting a boost from Lake Michigan…

Light accumulations will be possible Saturday afternoon and evening, especially across the eastern half of the state. Can someone squeeze out an inch or snow from this? Yes, they can. My worry is I’m underplaying that northwest flow. We shall see.

With gusty winds, things may look like a snow globe from time to time. Wind chill temps will then drop through the teens and into the high single digits by Sunday morning. The rest of Sunday is just flat out windy and cold.

The next clipper drops in Monday night and Tuesday, bringing our next snow chance…

That’s a very cold blast of air and it’s followed by another clipper by Wednesday…

Another follows that up by Thursday and Friday…

I continue to be bullish on our first snow days showing up in our region as we head into next week.

Over the weekend, I’m going to start focusing on the lead up to Christmas. It’s an interesting look showing up with the MJO following along with many of the analog years I’ve been all over since the summer.

I’m going to attempt to be on WKYT starting at 4 today. If you’ve been watching, you can tell my voice is shot from being sick. The voice is bad today and I’m still sick, but I refuse to be outworked. 🙂

See you guys for an update later this evening. Have a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 1:59 am

All Eyes On The Weekend Clipper

Good Friday, everyone. It’s a windy and cold day out there across the state, as we watch two winter weather systems that may impact our weather. One is a southern snowstorm, while the other is a clipper working in here on Saturday.

Let’s start the snowstorm blasting the south and working toward the Mid-Atlantic states. This is a shutdown snow for parts of the deep south and it is going to be a VERY close call with far southeastern Kentucky by this evening…

Several models now show snow threatening to get into the mountains along the Virginia border…

It wouldn’t take much of a west wiggle to impact far southeastern Kentucky, so lets keep track of how this unfolds today…

Our clipper zips in here Saturday into Saturday evening, bringing light snow and snow showers to much of the region. The GFS…

The European is a little more expansive with the light snow shield…

Light is the operative word here, but with such low thickness values showing up, there will be a bit of a fluff factor showing up by evening. That’s especially true when northwesterly winds pick up some Lake Michigan moisture and bring it in here.

I really have no changes to my light snowfall thinking from the past several days. A light accumulating snow across areas of central and eastern Kentucky shows up, but I don’t deem it “First Call-able”. Well, not yet. 🙂

Winds are going to be VERY gusty, giving us a snow globe affect at times.

A series of clippers will dive in here next week as our deep troughs keep coming…

With each clipper comes the chance for snow, with the first coming Monday night into Tuesday.

I will have your usual updates later today, so check back. Have a fantastic Friday and take care.

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