The Pattern Stays Busy

Good Monday, everyone. Even as your friendly weatherdude enjoys a day off from work, the weather never stops and neither does KWC. I’m working to correct some site issues, but it’s a process and you will be seeing a new and improved overall site. πŸ™‚

In terms of the actual weather, we are rolling through our Monday with a pretty good looking day. Clouds will continue to fight it out with the sun as temps hit the 50s in most areas.

A southern system will throw some showers and storms into parts of the state later tonight and Tuesday. The best chance for this action will be across southern and southeastern Kentucky, but some rain should make it to Interstate 64 or a little north. There’s even a low-end risk for strong to severe storms in the southeast. Here’s the Severe Weather Outlook from the SPC…

Again, that’s a small potential,but one worth watching. We will also have to watch for heavy rain issues across the southeast, where more than an inch of rain will fall…

Another front crosses the state on Wednesday and brings a few gusty showers into the region.Β  Temps behind this will come down for Thursday, but there’s a quick recovery ahead of a more potent system blowing in for the weekend. This arrives Saturday with the potential for more thunderstorms and high winds…

Look at those Saturday wind gusts…

You can see the cold air coming in behind this late Saturday into Sunday. That may bring a few flakes behind the front.

Confidence continues to grow for a very cold pattern engulfing much of the central and eastern parts of the country…

I’ll see you all later today for updates. Have a good one and take care.

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20 Responses to The Pattern Stays Busy

  1. Terry says:

    At least the PNA is trending positive and matches the ensemble forecast for a NW Ridge. Hopefully, this change to winter lasts more than a week and carries into February, and we actually get some snow and not a lot of cold rain. We wait and see…..

    • MarkLex says:

      Yes, we will have to wait and see. Quite a few times in the past we’ve had no winter until almost mid-Feb. 1993, 1998, 2014? or 13, can’t remember… Maybe other years too. Things would need to balance out, which should mean bitter cold and snow………UNLESS our climate has changed and there’s no need for a balance.

      • Terry says:

        I have used my AC and had my windows up more than the heat so far this January, so even if it gets a little chilly at month’s end, I shouldn’t have much of a heat bill for February πŸ™‚

        1993 really sticks out in my mind, even though I was only 10 years old. When looking at the data, 1993 barely made it to average on snowfall for the season through March 12th, then the 1993 Super Storm pushed the season into the top 10 snowiest winters for East KY, TN and probably many SE states like Alabama, North Carolina and West Virginia. It looks like 1993 was very snowless with a little early season action and then about nothing until February, but then only little snows until the late season March Blizzard.

  2. Bus Haynes says:

    Well no real cold for this week. January will be heading out soon and February will be here. Great I love these no snow roads to drive on.

    • Schroeder says:

      Bus that is one good thing having ” these no snow roads to drive on ” Back when we had real Winters in Indiana, there was no problem getting around even after the blizzard of 1978 when the National Guard was called out to help clear the Snow Emergency roads. Here, where I live in central Kentucky is not the case. Here in Campbellsville, there is not one Snow Emergency route sign anywhere leading to the hospital. I ask someone why that is and their reply was ” that it just doesn’t snow that often here in Campbellsville to put up those signs.” So why am I hoping it will snow when it is a very rare event in my area ? I just think that it is where I grew up and worked that I expected the same here in Taylor County, Kentucky. I will just have to except that my last major Snowstorm was in 2004 at Christmas in Evansville, Indiana. Have a great day everyone, and Chris Bailey enjoy your day off. In my opinion your weather blog is great the way it is, but there is always room for improvement.

      • Bus haynes says:

        It’s not the cold powdery snow that is hard to drive on. It is that wet heavy snow that is. I guess the older I get the less I like the cold the less I like shoveling snow. I was raised in the country and every time the snow plow came through he buried are driveway. Also the plows would not slow down when the came to your mail box and would damage it. So my dad put a 3 inch pipe in the ground and then used a smaller pipe to go down inside it. The pipe on top was shaped like an L side ways an he mount the mail box on top of it. So every time the snow hit it it would turn out of the way. All you had to do was to turn it back. Worked every time. There is three things I like about the weather we been having. Cheaper heating bills, no shoveling of snow, and clear roads to drive on.

        • Schroeder says:

          Bus, If you are close to 70 years old I would not shovel snow. I will be 69 years old this year in November, but I don’t think I will have to do any snow removal as long as I stay here in central Kentucky. Your Dad had a good idea with the mail box. Very innovating !

          • Schroeder says:

            My heating bills are really cheap ever since I lived here in Kentucky, going on twelve years now. The only thing that I don’t care for is the asthma I develop from the hibernating Asia Beetles in my home which make me sick. Thanks to a blunder by the USDA for releasing these harmful bugs back in the early 1980’s. The deer hunting here is great though and also many large wild Turkey abundant. Saves on the food bill.

  3. c-BIV says:

    No worries…once that cold arrives, the heavy amounts of precipitation will disappear.
    Just as sure as death and taxes in Kentucky.

  4. Bjenks says:

    c-BIV so you are around…

    So that is what my brother said when I told him the cold was finically showing up on the models. It will be cold and dry.

    I think the opposite in that we will get ours in a backloaded winter. The precipitation train should keep rolling as it hasn’t backed of for the last two years. I guess We will wait and see.

    • Terry says:

      I still think we will get something too. I am not going to say a 1993 Blizzard or even a big event like one of the 2015 storms, but at least an areawide ankle biting snow event (or two), before April. We will see…

    • BubbaG says:

      We were suppose be backloaded the previous three winters , but none panned out…. Not a spiffy trend πŸ˜‰

  5. Jeff Hamlin says:

    Cold and dry is good by me.

  6. Schroeder says:

    The forecast through next weekend for my area here in central Kentucky is for what we had this past weekend, but maybe a colder front will past through after all the moisture is gone and then it is back to warmer than normal and wetter pattern. This weather pattern we are in has a lot and unfortunately staying power, and in my opinion is due to warmer than normal Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Florida is having a warmer than normal temperatures of here lately compared to Januaries of the past.

  7. SpaceGhost says:

    Does this mean we won’t have the convenience of purchasing Adobe
    Acrobat through KWC any longer?

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