Wednesday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Our storm system continues to pull away, with some leftover light snow and a wintry mix working through the region. Icy roads are still a big problem for parts of the region, so stay safe out there. Also, watch for icy sidewalks.

Track the leftover action out of town…

A few snow showers and flurries will then fly across parts of northern and northeastern Kentucky later tonight, but this doesn’t look like a big deal.

Friday looks like the best weather day of the week, by far! Highs reach deep into the 50s and may flirt with 60…

That’s ahead of a weekend storm system that brings heavy rain back into the region by Saturday, with a big drop in temps and a mix to follow…

GFS

Canadian

Enjoy your afternoon and take care.


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55 Responses to Wednesday Afternoon Update

  1. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. Glad it hasn’t been any worse ice wise. Have a good hump day all

  2. WJ says:

    So that’s it, huh? Winter is just over? I’m so depressed.

  3. Admiral Ackbar says:

    This place is dead whenever an impending snowstorm is not on the docket. I think it would be great to discuss the weather year-round. I have noticed that this place is dead even during tornado season. Do you not agree? The first thing people talk about on a daily basis in face-to-face conversations is the weather. Why not make that a daily affair here as well?

    • Debbie says:

      It used to be really active whenever impending severe wx (of the thunderstorm/tornadic variety)was on the table.Just go back to the archives about 5 years and see. But as I related last evening, now it’s basically a “Who’s Who” of “Let’s-Bash-The-Next-Person-Who-Comments-Something-We-Other-Armchair-Meteorologists-Don’t-Agree-With”. I was on this blog as well as when another local L-Ville met had a very active blog around the same time, and both were very fun and entertaining,not just for me, but everyone who participated. Now when I come, if only to just read the comments about what others are seeing in their little part of the world, all I see is ill-will.

      • Bobt says:

        I agree. The blog used to have some very good weather discussions from people that could throw in some legit interpretation in-between CB update, but after being crucified by non-appointed CB blog police if their interpretation wavered from what some others had hoped they were then ran off. Those things should be a CB call , but for some reason this blog was full of self appointed blog police. Ran off a lot of good weather discussion over the years.

        • Admiral Ackbar says:

          This blog does tend to have a lot of arm-chair meteorologists that believe that the weather is influenced by the thoughts that occur in their own head. Whenever weather does not pan out how they think it should, Chris gets the brunt of the fallout energy.

      • B H says:

        There is nothing wrong about people telling what the weather is in there area. They have a right to make comments just like you. There are some on here who like to think they are at the top of the IQ list when it comes to weather and be a judge of everybody else.

      • Admiral Ackbar says:

        Debbie, this is the saddest post I have ever read on this blog. Wow. I wish that we could make this place fun again. “Make KyWeatherCenter Fun Again!”

        • Debbie says:

          I don’t know that I have it in me or not. But, irregardless, I meant the post above as everyone else who followed me said. I mean, I know he’s had health issues, but even Rolo doesn’t comment as much. Now, that’s one fun dude right there, and I miss his ramblings and “rolocoaster” musings. Some of us gave him a hard way to go at times, but it was all in jest and he never took it to heart. Just as it should be!

    • B H says:

      Admiral? That would be just fine but by the time everyone read all you comments they would forget what they were on here for in the first place. lol.

      • Admiral Ackbar says:

        Do you think that the people on this blog have the memory capacity of a 3 year old? I do not believe that at all.

  4. Jimmie says:

    Happily the thermometer never dropped below 32F at my house in east Lex last night. Woke up to a front yard under water which is better than trees full of ice. Guess the high-res NAM got this one right.

    • Admiral Ackbar says:

      See, Chris provides us with the tools to accurately track and predict the weather. People are way too hard on him in this blog.

  5. Jimbo says:

    I agree this blog is more of a snow blog. And it is a fun and interesting blog when there is a snowstorm to talk about. Problem is, there hasn’t been anything but phantom storms for 3 years, outside of the occasional overachieving Clipper system. We can talk rain anytime of the year, snow is more rare and becoming more scarce every year where I live.

    • Bobt says:

      Snow is a wide impact event most of the time. It actually will disrupt a persons life with cancellations and travel obstacles. Thunderstorms are usually isolated and usually not statewide and then on sunny days people are not usually that interested in a weather blog unless to just make sure it’s a flip flop day. Obvious why it’s more active with snow in the forecast.

      • Admiral Ackbar says:

        Snow is wide in impact and can disrupt the lives of thousands. Yet, here we are, in a blog that prays to the creator for high impact snow events. Absurd.

        • Bobt says:

          It’s the kid in a lot of us that we don’t want to give up. If you grew up in Kentucky big snow storms might only come three or four times in your childhood and boy what a blast those times were. Many like myself wish those same memories for our kids. Unfortunately I’ve already had a few grow up without a big snow event in their lifetime. SE Kentucky is on a two decade old “big” snow drought. We didn’t get the big totals like most of the state got a couple of years ago.

          • Admiral Ackbar says:

            But what is the deal with this entire “giving up” notion that people have? How does “hoping” for a snow have any effect on what truly happens? If you have not “given up”, then what are you doing? Snow dances? Prayers? I just find it bizarre that so many people say on this blog that they have “given up” in the same way that a person would do when pushing a rock that will not budge. It really just does not make any rational sense to me. The whole “take your bat and going home” thing would be relevant in a competition or something, but not with weather that humans can not control or even influence.

            • Bobt says:

              Two decades without a significant storm doesn’t put the odds in our favor in my part of the state. Will never forget about six or seven years ago when it was game on for a thumper for us less than 12 hours out and the NW shift made it all rain down here. London got a dusting and everything south of it all rain. Models showed double digits for a solid week..

        • winter lover says:

          There’s nothing wrong people want a big snow storm . It’s like people dreaming hitting the lottery. It’s call life fantasy Admiral.

          • Admiral Ackbar says:

            Exactly. A fantasy – fairytales. People can believe whatever they want, and any opinion is allowed on this blog (and encouraged), but this whole “giving up” thing never made any sense; it is like writing a term paper with writer’s cramp and giving up. “Giving up” on fantasy just seems asinine. Again, no judgment to those who put hope into fantasy. though. It is so interesting to read since it is so bizarre to me.

  6. bgbecky says:

    I love to learn about the weather! That’s why I am here and have been for a long long time!

    Side note.. Are everyone’s comments moderated? Or did I do something wrong at some point?! Lol

    • Admiral Ackbar says:

      Stay away from dirty words or dirty words within words that are not dirty.

    • Debbie says:

      Same with me. I never really gave much thought to weather until I became much older, other than the fact that I’ve always been a major snow freak and I don’t like tornadoes, but even now the scaredy-cat in me has dwindled a lot on that one! When I first started commenting on this blog, I had a few people who would be like, “Why are you even here? Nelson Co./Bardstown isn’t in the central KY area, blah-blah”….Well, I’m not that far, our cable carried WKYT at the time and I watched Chris all the time (which is how I learned about the blog to begin with!), and I considered it somewhat helpful if I could relate what was going on outside in my yard as a “heads-up” for those to the East of me in the event it was a damaging storm or whatever, I could let people know. Nothing wrong with that!
      You did nothing wrong. Leave it to the rest of them that are so qualified to do so lately. (wink-wink)

  7. Schroeder says:

    It’s coming to a point that if you don’t have a University degree in meteorology you have no business in making any weather predictions. Just make short comments and I think the comment section will get back to more of a fun forum. Don’t bash people who make comments that you don’t agree with. If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything. Please we need to get along. I plan to change my comments strictly to the current weather and no more forecast, because I am not a meteorologist. I just like talking about the weather with all of you. Have a great evening everyone.

    • Admiral Ackbar says:

      Wait, I am under the impression that we all do get along. I have also not seen any bashing of comments or people who have espoused ridiculous opinions. Also, when you say that it is “coming to a point” that people need a meteorology degree to predict the weather, that is really how it has always been. Nothing has really changed about the qualifications needed to accurately predict the weather. Sure, people can guess and farmers can rely on natural instinct, but it was not until the advent of technology that the weather could actually be “predicted” in an accurate fashion. So, I am not entirely sure what you meant by that phrase.

      • Bobt says:

        Don’t quit giving out predictions. The blog was much better in snow threat times when people could actually try to interpret the maps in-between CB updates. The self appointed CB police ran off a bunch though with arguments and put downs if anyone disagreed with what they wanted.. You gave out a bold prediction with the last storm but luckily all the backlash was in good humor..

        • Admiral Ackbar says:

          What was my bold prediction? I stated that even a breath could sway the weather one direction or another. That is as indecisive as it gets.

          • Bobt says:

            Schroeder’s prediction.

          • Debbie says:

            Yes, Schroeder predicted heavy snow across the state. I also predicted Bardstown would have ice, but only on my preconceived notion of past storms dumping on areas only within about 10-12 miles from me and we would end up with boo-coups of ice. lol! We did in fact have some sleet and light glazing around 4am this morning, but thankfully the rain came for the most part.

        • Debbie says:

          I apologize, but I saw no good humor about what was said about Schroeder’s prediction. Seemed to me everyone was really coming down on his hide and making him out to be the most stupid individual ever to comment. Not sure if you’ve been here and rode the “RoloCoaster” or not, but even though Rolo was all up in an “old school!!” one minute, then no snow for the foreseable future the next time the GFS had an “off run”, I don’t recall anything remotely as insulting being said about him. I mean, sure, at times, but it was all in good fun and no one ever got p.o.’ed about it. That’s how he came to be known as “RoloCoaster”! Good times. I miss them!

      • Debbie says:

        I re-read that post, and what I think Schroeder meant was about the folks on here making their own self-appointed predictions WITHOUT said advanced degrees in Atmospheric Sciences, Math, Physics and computer sciences and applications. At least that’s how I perceived it. Schroeder is welcome to correct me.

  8. Mike S says:

    February 7, 1812 – New Madrid destroyed by America’s strongest quake at 8.8; Mississippi River runs backward for a time.

    • Admiral Ackbar says:

      Superman flies clockwise around the Earth. Time itself went backwards, saving Lois Lane.

      • winter lover says:

        This is a weather related blog not a mock joke to someone comments. Admiral

        • Admiral Ackbar says:

          Who am I mocking or making fun of? I am stating one of my favorite facts from film. For someone who wants to treat this as a weather blog, you sure do a lot of whining about my posts. I love interacting with all of the users who post here, and I love reading the different hypotheses, predictions, guesses, and theories about weather related behavior under a variety of different atmospheric conditions.

    • winter lover says:

      Yep sure did as strange it seems.

  9. Formerly from KY says:

    Looking at the maps looks like all the Arctic air stay bottled in Northern Canada. There is a high probability that flooding vis going to happen in parts of the Eastern Conus. With numerous system moving up from the Gulf of Mexico with lots of moisture over the next few weeks.

  10. Formerly from KY says:

    My Uncle who lives in Erie said they set a record for snowfall in a winter season with 155 inches and still about 5 weeks of winter left.

  11. Barney says:

    I went back to the late January CB post, and the models was calling for a wild upcoming 2 weeks. Fortunately, they were wrong. Very little snow for most of the state, and as a whole, the systems underachieved per the models.
    Go take a look, the GFS, Euro and Canadian was just terrible outside of 48 hours.

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