Friday Evening Update

Good evening, everyone. Mother Nature kicked us in the teeth today with much colder air settling back into the region. This means our weekend is kicking off on a clear and cold note, but another super active setup is on the way from late this weekend into next week.

The first system arrives Sunday and may bring rain, mixed precipitation and a touch of snow…

There is some indication for a few hours of freezing rain before rain takes control. Once that rain takes control, it becomes heavy at times Monday into Tuesday. This is just another in a long line of systems ready to hit our region through next week…



Rainfall totals through next week are way up there and we could be looking at flooding on more than one occasion. Check out some of the totals…




The GFS Ensembles are also hitting this wet pattern over the next few weeks…

They also show the cold finally gaining control, bring more snow back into the picture…

Have a great evening and take care.

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16 Responses to Friday Evening Update

  1. Andy Rose says:

    I seen wild daffodils bloomed today despite it being winter.

  2. Terry says:

    The old GFS has my area in Harlan in the gold for next week….4 + inches. Not good. The least is the EURO for me and still near 3 inches in the upper 2 inch range…NOT GOOD!

    I stick with the GFS as the EURO is probably holding back the energy keeping me lower in total rain than likely!

  3. Jimbo says:

    Looks like all we can do is reminisce about snowstorms of the past. While we ride aboard the unstoppable rain train.

    • BubbaG says:

      Wuh? Just a few years ago we had three mega snows in less than twelve months. We had a biggish snow last March as well.

      That said, this winter seems destined for snow failure. The term “more snow” is a very relative one- not much.

      • Jimbo says:

        I didn’t get anything last March, it was cold with a few backside flurries. The three big ones you speak of. I got two of those. One was decent by our standards about 7 inches the two were 12 and 19 inches. But I know what you are saying and agree with you. This year just seems different with the big warmups and constant rain. I just don’t see any snow factoring in. Time will tell but it is running out.

      • Troy says:

        You may have gotten 3 big snows in a 12 month period Bubba, however, the overwhelming majority of the state only saw one or none….

        • BubbaG says:

          Good point, especially for the west.

          • TennMark says:

            The late January 2016 snow was the storm that got virtually everywhere in Kentucky and even Tennessee.

            I do recall Little Rock getting a fair dumping, but then the storm partially sputtered and gave Memphis only an inch or two (northwestern TN and western KY got more). The system then bounced back and dropped up to ten inches on parts of Nashville, eight inches officially (I measured about seven). What made this snow more challenging for Nashville was that there was nonstop rain beforehand. Thus crews pretreating the roads was not an option. At the flick of a switch, the heavy rain changed to heavy snow which accumulated quickly; even some plows and 4w drive vehicles were getting stuck!

            Booneview KY had 22 inches. The aerial views of the many vehicles stranded on nearby I-75 were shown over and over on the national news πŸ™ . But at least the snow melted relatively quickly.

  4. Debbie says:

    Snow??? What is this “snow” you speak of? LOL!

    • Terry says:

      I hope you got to read mine and TennMark’s post on the 1993 Super Storm on the previous blog update!

      I want retype my original words but here is the lync again just in case you don’t see the other posts:

      • Debbie says:

        I just read the previous post, and thanks to you and the others that commented. I do remember it, now that I’ve been! πŸ™‚ I had completely forgotten about it, and to be honest, if it didn’t snow here in my neck of the woods, the chances are slim to none I’d remember one iota of it! And also, on Derby day ’02, I suffered a teeny-tiny blood clot in the main artery to my ticker-long story, but I was 39, took ’em like 5 tries to get me going again, and because of it, I occasionally have blips in my memory. I can still recall things from waaayyy back, but if you asked me what I had for dinner 2 nights ago, I’d almost be at a loss. I’d have to study about it…lol!

        I’m still holding out for a snowstorm. If you don’t have faith, you don’t have much! πŸ™‚

        • Terry says:

          Watch Last of February through March. Dont want to over-excite anyone but the oscillations are trending more favorably a few weeks out…but, a few weeks out is longterm and we have to sit back for now and see if the pattern can actually change first as we are all tired of “a few weeks out or next week” lol:)

          As far as memory loss, I hate to hear you had that blood clot and have issues. I am not perfectly healthy, but I am in my mid 30s with small health issues and nothing traumatic has affected me health wise so far…I am blessed!

        • SpaceGhost says:

          Faith = belief based on bad evidence, ergo if you have faith, you don’t have much…

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