Daily Archives: March 5, 2019

Time posted: 7:29 pm

Updating The Flake Makers

Good evening, everyone. Another shot of cold air is pushing into the region tonight, bringing some snow showers and flurries along for the ride. This is the first of two flake makers I’m tracking, with the second one having a good shot at putting snow on the ground later in the week.

This evening’s snow showers may have some hit and run coatings with them…

It’s an interesting setup for late Thursday into early Friday as overrunning light snow develops in a northwest-southeast oriented band. This could be a healthy wet snowfall for some areas.

The models continue to show the north and northeast as having the best snow chance…

New GFS

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NAM

Milder winds will actually come in behind this as a major plains storm system cranks this weekend. Temps will head toward 60 this weekend as winds may reach 40-50mph at times. Strong thunderstorms may also be possible…

That’s one heck of a storm system.

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:26 pm

Tuesday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Frigid temps continue across the bluegrass state as we track a light flake maker into the region later today. This is the first of two flake makers coming in here before the week is over. After that, a busy and stormy setup takes shape.

Lows this morning hit the single digits in many areas and that’s rare for the month of March. Wind chills were below zero to boot. Clouds will increase this afternoon as a weak front drops in from the northwest. That will bring a few flurries or snow showers to the state…

Temperatures behind this may drop close to the single digits again tonight.

The next system moves in here on Thursday and will have a swath of snow on the leading edge of it. This may put down a swath of accumulating snow from northwest to southeast. Exactly where that sets up is still in question, but the models are close in their alignment…

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Canadian

New GFS

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Temps start to climb on Friday then increase this weekend ahead of a major storm in the plains. That system will send gusty winds and the potential for strong storms our way…

The Canadian has a similar look and shows a similar system following that up a few days later…

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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Time posted: 1:46 am

Late Week Changes Show Up

Good Tuesday, folks. It’s another frigid weather day across the bluegrass state as arctic air continues to pour in from the northwest. This hangs tough through the middle of the week, then the pattern hits the active button once again. That means additional potent storm systems targeting the region, potentially bringing strong thunderstorms.

Let us begin with today and roll forward. Temps are frigid and gusty winds are making it feel even colder. Those northwest winds may also team up with a weak disturbance to produce a few flurries or snow showers. The best chance for that is in the north and east…

Wednesday is a calm and cold day as temps slowly come out of the icebox.

Another system works in here Thursday and Friday, bringing the potential for a swath of light snow on the front end and some rain on the back end. The NAM only goes through 7am on Friday, but gives us a good look at the swath of accumulating snow…

The Canadian has a similar look…

Milder air surges in here behind that low, with rising numbers ahead of a more potent storm system taking shape for the weekend. That sets the stage for a big time storm system to develop in the plains. That has the chance to produce some big thunderstorms from the plains into the Appalachian Mountains…

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Canadian

High winds may also be a player with this storm system.

A similar storm will follow that up early next week…

I’ll have another update later, so check back. Make it a good one and take care.

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