Daily Archives: December 10, 2017

Time posted: 8:21 pm

Weekend Wrap up

Good Sunday evening, folks. We are putting the wraps on a wintry weekend across the bluegrass state, with more winter weather on tap for the week ahead.

I’m going to keep this update rather short, so let’s get into it.

Our next light snow maker arrives late Monday night into Tuesday as another system works into the Ohio Valley from the northwest. This will kick off a strong northwesterly wind flow, with periods of light snow and snow showers. Here’s the HI-RES NAM…

That’s a stronger northwest flow than what we had Saturday evening, and may even contain some true snow squalls. Local snow amounts may hit 1″ or a littler better if some bands set up.

Here’s my initial look at…

I will try to get more specific with that later tonight and on Monday.

Additional light snow makers move in here for the rest of next week. I won’t rehash those from my earlier post.

I’m watching the trends for Christmas weekend and I’m seeing the potential for a lot of cold flooding the country. Don’t get caught up in individual runs of the operational models from this far out… The Ensembles are the way to go.

The European Ensembles show a massive cold air outbreak as Santa arrives…

The control run of the Euro is even colder looking…

If you want a White Christmas, you have to start with the cold and go from there. The cold is showing up strongly from this far out. Any snow chances will be ironed out as we move forward.

See you guys later tonight. Until then, take care.

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Time posted: 12:33 pm

Sunday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a windy and cold day in the bluegrass state, as we continue to focus on additional rounds of light snow for the week ahead.

There’s nothing to change about my overall thoughts on the pattern. We have several light snow chances lined up from Monday night through Friday.

The clipper moving in Monday night and Tuesday will likely be able to get a true northwesterly wind going behind it, leading to widespread snow showers and squalls across central and eastern Kentucky. The HI-RES NAM shows some help from Lake Michigan…

There’s a chance this outperforms what we just went through on Saturday. Pockets of 1″+ snows are possible with that scenario.

Winds will be super gusty as temps crash all day long on Tuesday. The same HI RES NAM has single digit wind chills by evening…

Another system rolls in here late Wednesday into early Thursday, bringing the potential for some light snow…

That is being pushed by a potent upper level system that takes on a bit of a negative tilt by Friday. Watch how the trough axis leans backward by Friday…

That suggest this system has room to grow stronger in future runs. As it stands now, light snows and snow showers look common Thursday and Friday…

With the evening update, I will look deeper into these snow chances and the overall pattern in the run up to Christmas.. Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:03 am

More Light Snow Chances Ahead

Good Sunday, everyone. Roads are still going to be a mess through early today, so please slow down and take it easy if traveling. Now it’s time to focus on the week ahead and additional light snow chances on the way to the bluegrass state.

For the weather out there today, some early morning snow showers and flurries will still be flying across eastern Kentucky…

Today is a VERY windy day, keeping wind chill numbers much lower than what your thermometer will be showing. A mix of sun and clouds will also be noted, and I can’t rule out a few flakes in the northeast.

Monday is a very windy day as clouds increase ahead of our next clipper. This dives in here Monday night and Tuesday, bringing our next chance for light accumulations of snow…

Much colder air presses in through the day, with temps dropping through the 20s. Roads could again slicken up.

Two more clipper systems then impact our weather from Wednesday through Friday. The GFS shows a nice little system on Wednesday, followed by the next one Thursday and Friday..

The Canadian Model tries to get just a little deeper with that late week clipper…

We will need to watch and see if one of those clippers can dig in much deeper than the models currently suggest. Regardless, snow chances are with us from Monday night through Friday. Our first snow days of the season may show up at some point during this time.

The pattern tries to relax some next weekend, but the Ensembles go right back into developing another huge trough engulfing the eastern part of the country early next week…

Check out Christmas weekend…

The southern branch of the jet stream may start to come to life around the same time. Hmm

I will have the usual updates later today, so check back.

Have a sensational Sunday and take care.

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