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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10 Responses to All Eyes On The Weekend Clipper

  1. TennMark says:

    Webcams/livestreams in Laredo Texas and just southeast of Jackson Mississippi are showing snowfall at a good clip; the snow is sticking a little to the g-r-a-s-s and car tops.

    Fascinating (and to the chagrin of winter lovers like my wife) that these places get at least some measurable snow before our area does 😉 .

    • BubbaG says:

      That’s cause we are Fencetucky 🙂

    • Mike S says:

      Laredo and McAllen are typical national hot spots in the summer too and usually quite dry. Yet some moisture and plenty of cold is all you need.

    • Terry says:

      We have a little bit of virga going on in Harlan this morning looking towards VA/TN…has the “curtains in the sky look.” I wouldn’t be surprised one bit if we didn’t at least see a few flakes this evening, as time and time again, the models tend to have the precipitation skewed too far SE with these type of southern systems.

  2. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris for the updates. Seems like all the active winter weather is all around the edges of our great country. Maybe all of us will get in on the action latter on in the month. Have a great day everyone.

  3. Terry says:

    The models went all grinch on the weekend clipper but some might still get a little dusting here and there. We don’t get strong clippers ever year, but they (strong ones) can put down over 3 inches when the path is correct.

  4. Troy says:

    Meh. It would take a Christmas miracle to get a NW shift from the southern system into Bell, Haran, and other VA border counties., and now that GFS is showing it will, my money says that it doesn’t…

  5. C in BG says:

    Cold + little to no snow = meh.

  6. Schroeder says:

    This southern moisture stream is nothing more than an overrunning event over the colder air at the surface. It is not a complete storm until it hooks up with energy from the north. The series of clippers coming, are way east and look to stay mainly to the north. If the trough would shift back to the west and Kentucky was in the eastern upswing of the trough, then the clippers coming would collide with the overrunning moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to form a major snow or ice event, hopefully the latter.

  7. Jared from Letcher County says:

    Spitting a few snowflakes here now.

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