Cool and Damp Weather Continues

Good Sunday, folks. A hearty Happy Mother’s Day to all out moms out there in KWC blog land! Mother Nature isn’t doing the moms any favors today as gusty winds, cool temps and scattered showers continue. This cooler than normal pattern is locked in for several more days.

Let’s begin with what’s going on out there today. Rain continues to add up across southeastern Kentucky, where flooding issues may very well start the day. For the rest of the region, a few showers will be noted, with a gradual decrease from west to east as the day wears on…

Temps may have a tough time cracking 60 in some areas as northwesterly winds add a chill to the air.

Another system drops in here on Monday, bringing more gusty winds and scattered showers. This will help keep many thermometers locked into the upper 50s and low 60s for highs…

As skies clear up Monday night, temps drop to around 40 degrees…

Some of our colder valleys may drop into the upper 30s. The rest of the day will feature a mix of sun and clouds and temps in the 60s.

The northwesterly flow will bring another chance for showers and storms to town by Wednesday…

After that works through, temps should rebound toward normal for later in the week into next weekend. The European Weeklies go through the third week of June and have the overall normal to cooler than normal for much of the country…

It also keeps the majority of the country above normal with rainfall…

That’s impressive to see that much real estate being wetter than normal. Unfortunately, the wetter than normal never gets the love that the new low standard the weather community has come up with for a “drought”. Ask any farmer and they’ll tell you that too much rain can have just a big, or bigger, impact than dry weather.

Have a great Mother’s Day and take care.

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21 Responses to Cool and Damp Weather Continues

  1. TennMark says:

    Thanks, CB! Here we are, the country as a whole now in the peak of severe weather season (Tennessee and Kentucky on average peak earlier in the year but May can still be volatile). Yet the SPC has (and has had) multiple times this week and in previous weeks in which the potential is so low no severe wx is forecasted. Kind of crazy. Not that that is a bad thing of course.

    Last year had way below normal severe wx. But it was not all that long ago in which the tumultuous tornado seasons of 2011 and 2012 played out.

    • Schroeder says:

      I remember that day when my county was in the high category for tornadoes. I spent the entire day looking out to the southwest and spotted an area of circulation in the late afternoon but quickly dissipated. We were lucky, but others were not.

  2. Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

    Is there any food plant that enjoys a ma**ive amount of rain?

    • Schroeder says:

      Raise your plant beds and you should be able to grow any of the fruits and vegetables that are recommended for your area by your local agriculture extension agent.

  3. Mike S says:

    I’m ok with ‘drought’ Weather. I would rather have drier weather for my garden. With my rain barrel at full capacity, I can satisfy all of my plants’ watering needs for at least 3-4 weeks even if there’s not a drop of rain at 90 degrees. Of course, at the current rate, neither of these scenarios look to play out anytime soon.

    • feederband says:

      I agree. I put out a lot of several varieties of hot peppers and I’m afraid they may get disease from the damp cool weather. Gotta have the hot sauce. They did great last year with warm steamy weather. I have more pepper and tomato plants in the basement under lights so at least I have a backup.

      • Schroeder says:

        Still time to make those raised plant beds. Gardens won’t do well if the soil temperature is below sixty degrees anyway. Oh maybe sweet peas but not tomatoes, green beans and sweet corn.

  4. Prelude says:

    The CPC 6-10 day and 8-14 day outlook is forecast for above normal temperatures starting by mid-week.

    • Jeff Hamlin says:

      I hope it verifies.

    • Schroeder says:

      Prelude do you really believe that ? I take any long range forecast with a huge grain of salt. One time a weather caster predicted a long cold snowy winter and was spot on and that was in 1977-78.

      • Prelude says:

        NWS in Louisville seems to be onboard with the CPC as a matter of fact NWS in Louisville had this to say in there forecast discussion this afternoon about the long term outlook precipitation wise, how ironic is this…. The sum total of QPF for the entire extended only looks like 1/4″ to
        1/2″ which, when combined with the warming temperatures, could cause
        some vegetation to start wishing for a little more moisture.

  5. Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

    I have been reading today that the ceo of accuweather is being nominated to head noaa.

  6. Virgil E. says:

    You can always add water, you can’t take it away

  7. Terry says:

    2.40 in was my event total, so far. Most of the rain fell late yesterday evening and overnight.

  8. Schroeder says:

    Terry, no rain here just cool and gloomy.

    • Schroeder says:

      Terry is the Mountain Laurel blooming yet in Harlan ?

      • Terry says:

        It probably is but I haven’t been into the woods to see it. It usually starts around 15th of this month and blooms into early June. With a mild winter and warm spring, I about guarantee it is early this year like the rhododendrons were. Even Northern Catalpa is starting to bloom and it usually doesn’t start until Memorial Day week!

    • Terry says:

      Still warm and muggy here with rain filling in again!

  9. Schroeder says:

    I would like to say Happy Mother’s Day to all. Even though my Mother has past away years ago, she is still with me each and everyday.

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