Daily Archives: January 25, 2019

Time posted: 7:36 pm

Friday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. We continue to watch a couple of light snow makers working toward the state for the weekend. Then, the bottom falls out as we head into next week. That’s behind an arctic front that will also throw some snow down in our region.

The best chance to see some light snow and flurries over the next few days is across the northern half of the state. The GFS is farthest north….

The Canadian is farthest south…

The first round of light snow and flurry action arrives overnight and you can track it here…

Next week continues to look very harsh for much of the country as the Polar Vortex rolls into the lower 48…

That’s what is pushing our Monday night arctic front that will have a big band of snow behind it. A weak wave of low pressure tries to develop along that front as it presses into central and eastern Kentucky, especially. If you’re a snow lover, that’s exactly what you want to happen.

The European Model continues to do just that…

Make it a great evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:45 pm

Friday Afternoon Thoughts

Good afternoon, folks. Sunny skies and frigid temperatures are showing up across the region to end the week and kick off the weekend. Once into the weekend, a couple of light snow and flurry makers roll through. This serves as the opening act to a very harsh period of winter weather.

The weekend light snow potential appears to be greatest across the northern half of the state. The GFS and Canadian Models are hitting this area with the greatest potential for light accumulations…

Canadian

GFS

 

The setup for Monday night into Tuesday has a very dynamic look to it. Brutally cold air is pushing an arctic front into Kentucky, but most of the moisture is in the cold air behind it. This happens as a wave of low pressure develops along the front.

With the snow falling into arctic air, snow ratios will be way up, giving our region the potential for decent snow totals. In looking at the setup, I’ve seen similar ones from the past produce thundersnow and whiteout conditions.

The GFS and Canadian Models are super similar with this setup and show another snow maker right behind it in the brutally cold air…

GFS

Canadian

The Icon looks very much like the last night’s European Model with a stronger low on Tuesday…

Temps after this have the potential to go well below zero for the middle and end of next week…

Again, you should be winterizing your homes and cars to prepare for what’s coming.

I will have the latest on WKYT starting at 4 today and another KWC update this evening. Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:17 am

Harsh Period Of Winter Weather Ahead

Good Friday, folks. Arctic winds are blowing across the state today and that’s a sign of things to come. The setup for the weekend will feature periodic areas of light snow and flurries rolling across the region, with a bigger system lurking for late Monday and Tuesday. That’s ahead of some brutally cold air entering the country.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Wind chills this morning range from -5 to +5 in many areas. Skies will be sunny, but cold temps hang tough all day.

The weekend will see several weak systems working across the region. A few rounds of light snow and flurries will be noted…

Light accumulations will be possible, especially Sunday.

The arctic front and low moving in early next week appears to be speeding up on its arrival time. This front slams in here late Monday with a snow behind it. That snow is falling in arctic cold temps that can give us some high ratio snows. There is also the increasing risk of us getting a bigger storm system out of this.

The European Model has been hinting at this for a few days now, with the latest run kicking it up a notch…

That’s got a little old school look to it.

The GFS trying to get a similar look, but is too progressive…

The Canadian Model is between the Euro and the GFS with the Monday night and Tuesday system, but keeps the polar vortex oriented in a fashion that allows other systems to sneaky underneath after that…

 

The European Model is also doing that, giving us additional systems riding to our south with brutally cold air in place in our region.

Folks, the pattern ahead is bitterly cold with the potential for multiple days with below zero lows. Obviously, the snow potential is certainly there, too.

I will have your normal updates later. Make it a good one and take care.

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