Buckle Up For A Wild Ride

Good Monday, everybody. It’s Thanksgiving week and our weather pattern is in a hyper-active mood that will produce some pretty wild weather. We have 3 different storm systems to track through the holiday weekend and these could spawn a lot of wind and rain. The last of the bunch ushers in a winter pattern to start December.

Let’s take them one at a time and start with the first system arriving late Tuesday into early Wednesday. This comes as a strong low pressure works from the plains into the Great Lakes, dragging a cold front across Kentucky. Showers and thunderstorms will sweep eastward across the state, bringing the threat for high winds…

That’s going to bring near blizzard conditions for the plains and western Great Lakes. For us, the main threat appears to come from the high wind potential…


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A weaker system tries to throw a few showers our way at some point Thanksgiving, but this doesn’t look like a big deal. The same cannot be said of the next storm system. This one will be a major plains storm that looks to cut due east into the Great Lakes this weekend. The end result for us looks to be rounds of rain, the potential for strong to severe storms, gusty winds and a quick switch to cold and snow.

The GFS gives us a good look at this scenario…

The Canadian has a similar look, but shows the potential for a lot more rain before winter arrives…

The ICON doesn’t go out as far as the other models, but it shows a lot more rain before the switch to winter…

Once all that goes through, we are likely to see a system or two dropping in from the northwest next week. These can be light snow makers around here as arctic shots show up…

We will update things later today. Have a good one and take care.

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9 Responses to Buckle Up For A Wild Ride

  1. Terry says:

    So, I guess I will keep watching YouTube videos of snow until something good comes out this way. Kind of dreadful looking for the short term in terms of very rainy and not very white. Blah!

  2. TennMark says:

    How many recall this notable weather (and NFL) happening on this date back in 1993? I was nine years old at the time.

    A parody of the infamous Thanksgiving 1993 goof by Leon Lett (never mind all the Pro Bowls Lett went to and the Super Bowls he helped Dallas win)

    Significant winter storms in the Dallas/Ft Worth area are infrequent even in January, and this was November. I still recall ESPN the next day saying that Irving TX looked more like Green Bay WI! This game was played at the old Texas Stadium.

  3. Schroeder says:

    I do not remember any outstanding snowstorms in the 1990’s where I lived in southwest Indiana. My last snowstorm was on the 23rd of December 2004. Up to two feet of snow in my driveway on Christmas Day. The way it looks that will go down as my last. That’s life and that’s the way it is. I except that.

    • Winterlover says:

      I live here Henderson Co. I do recall one heck of a snowfall back in the 90’s and it could be 93. They shut. down Hwy 60 we had winds that drifted snow on roads.

      • Schroeder says:

        Yeah, there was a few snowstorms back in the nineties in southwest Indiana, but not to get up about. Most were under a foot. Only ice storm ( which is more common where I live here in central Kentucky ) was in early December 1977 in southwest Indiana, which set the stage for the historic Winter to follow. After that the weather took a dramatic change.

    • MarkLex says:

      Oh ………there are several…93 superstorm, 1994 Jan big snows….1996 Jan big snows. Feb ’98 monster storm where only a dusting was predicted and ended up with 18 to 20 inches. I believe also there was a nasty ice storm in 1994 that rivaled the 2003 ice storm.

  4. Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

    Artic air has started early this winter season.
    Eventually this will lead to a decent snowfall.
    Laws of averages hopefully will play out here.

    • BubbaG says:

      We shall see…. The winter outlooks have proven near meaningless, so let’s just see what happens. Models for snow around here ain’t too “smart”.

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