Daily Archives: January 27, 2019

Time posted: 1:48 pm

Sunday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. It’s another busy day for your friendly weatherdude, so this is a quick update with the chance I don’t get around to another one this evening. It’s all eyes on a very harsh period of winter weather for the week ahead. Arctic temps and snow chances take center stage.

The first system is out arctic front slamming in here Monday night. That boundary will have temps spiking ahead of it and tanking behind it with a band of snow taking over. As expected, this will primarily impact central and eastern Kentucky…

Right now, the best chance area looks like a few inch snowfall, with higher amounts near the Virginia border counties. Exactly where that swath begins in central Kentucky is still in question. Winds will be cranking and create some blowing snow for areas getting in on the action.

I like what the Canadian is doing in terms of coverage, but it’s too skimpy in the far southeast…

The NAM and GFS are a little more narrow with the snow band, but heftier in the southeast, which I like…

NAM

GFS

School delays and cancellations will likely come from that across the eastern half of the state.

As that system moves away, arctic snows break out from west to east across the entire state Tuesday night and early Wednesday. This is a low QPF scenario as it’s showing up in arctic air, so the atmosphere maximizes the snow potential. Notice how the numbers on the Canadian jump up when we add Tuesday and Wednesday together…

If you’re into the whole frozen tundra thing, Wednesday and Thursday are right up your alley. Bitterly cold temps and gusty winds will combine to send wind chills toward dangerously cold levels…

That’s some cold stuff, folks, but we are getting to the time of year I really start craving spring. Unfortunately, our winters no longer show up until late in the season and cut into our true spring. The past decade of weather has proven this to be the case more times than not. You know what I have to say about that? Blah, Blah, Blah!! 🙂

I’ll try to update again late this evening, but the long and winding road has my name on it. Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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