Sunday Afternoon Thoughts

Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a frigid day in the bluegrass state with a few bonus flakes showing up across central and eastern Kentucky. Huh, I guess it can still snow around here. 🙂 As we roll forward, we are tracking a cold start to the week before another storm system moves our way.

Temps tonight drop into the low and middle teens with a wind chill into the single digits.  A mix of sun and clouds will be with us on Monday and there’s a small chance for some flakes in the west. Temps will generally range from the mid 20s to low 30s, but the wind will make it feel much colder.

Our late week system continues to look like a system that moves right on top of us by late this week into the weekend. That low should then transfer energy to another low along the east coast. Those types of systems usually bring us rain that can end as some snow.

Here’s the Canadian…

The EURO

GFS

After some seasonal chill behind that, temps should bounce back before the pattern sends additional troughs into the eastern half of the country…

That should also have an active southern jet stream with it. Let’s see if this can deliver some winter weather around here.

Enjoy your day and take care.


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22 Responses to Sunday Afternoon Thoughts

  1. Ruth says:

    Surprisingly, we got an inch of snow today.

  2. Jill says:

    Looks like the typical 2 inches of rain followed up by 2 snowflakes.

  3. TennMark says:

    As important as advances like dual-pol radar are in providing advanced warning from tornadoes and other weather hazards, having trained spotters quickly p-a-s-s-I-n-g on additional “ground truth” remains vital. The peak spring severe weather/tornado season is just around the corner. Thus NWS offices are now offering Sky Warn courses (both online and traditional c-l-a-s-s-e-s) to train new spotters and keep current spotters up to date.

    https://www.weather.gov/skywarn/ky-skywarn
    For example, here’s NWS Paducah.
    https://www.weather.gov/pah/spottertraining

    The NWS appreciates reports/warnings all year long including snowfall/sleet/freezing rain/hailstone measurements, not just severe thunderstorms.

  4. Jeff Hamlin says:

    Despite an a-s-sertion otherwise, yesterday’s wind event was not “hyped” by Chris.

    • Winterlover says:

      It was pretty windy here in my next of woods. As a fact I drove to Nashville yesterday the winds were playing havoc to my vehicle. Jeff I don’t know we’re you live but the winds were there as Chris was saying.

    • Mike S says:

      CB even admitted for the past week he had highlighted another high wind maker…
      From January 18, “Good Saturday, everyone. It’s another super windy day across the bluegr-a-s-s state as arctic air blows into the region behind a potent storm system. The winds will be accompanied by lots of showers working through here, with just a small flake chance as the cold air crashes in.

      The wind aspect of today has been talked about for a week. High wind gusts of 40mph or greater look likely for many areas of the state. There’s the potential for winds to gust greater than 50mph at times. Obviously, this would be enough to cause power issues and cause a little more wind damage.”

      According to the source I provided earlier, I counted more locations below 40 mph gusts than above 40 mph. Not much power issues nor damage = a high wind maker hyped all week.
      https://www.weather.gov/lmk/peakwindgusts01182020

  5. Terry says:

    I am glad some of the viewers here got some flurries and snow showers. It never made it to Harlan:(

  6. Mike S says:

    As of today, the current teleconnections are supporting mostly normal to above normal temperatures. Three days of below normal readings will be offset by several more days of near normal to above normal readings. It’s looking more likely many locations will add a top ten warmest January to an already top ten December, making extra work for February to offset a blowtorch winter with historic cold. Could February provide a clean sweep instead? Hope everyone enjoyed the winter ‘show’. So far, it’s been all talk and not much action.

    • Terry says:

      I was leaning towards a slightly warmer than average winter but near average snowfall season: NOPE, BLOW TORCH CITY!

      The only way to get to average snowfall or even above average now would be a surprise late season big storm or at least 2 to 3 areawide ankle biters. Time is running out, especially on temps as it is nearly too late to offset the heat. Snow, we have a little more time as KY doesn’t average big numbers anyways.

  7. Terry says:

    It appears some Lake Effect is trying to build in tonight. Decent fetch off of Lake Michigan….fingers crossed for a few flakes later tonight. 🙂

    • Jimbo says:

      I have received some on and flurries today. Nothing but festive flakes. As for the hyped high wind maker predicted for yesterday. I didn’t have any in the tri-state unless it occurred in the early am hours today.

      • Terry says:

        I had a few gusts but nothing like last weekend. I still have no flurries. Sad thing is, I am desperate just to see flurries 🙁

  8. Bobt says:

    Three days of cold and normal to above normal for the rest of the month. Big change from last year considering we had nine sub 40 days compared to what looks like only three this January.

    • Terry says:

      I think we can manage a top 5 warmest January still for SE KY at London and Jackson WITH this cold spell. We are in top place right now, but these next few days will knock us back some!

  9. Jeff Hamlin says:

    I hope the Chiefs destroy the garbage city of San Fransicko 49ers.

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