Pattern Gets A Little More Active

Good Sunday, weather weenies. It’s another blustery day in the bluegrass state as we watch another weak system roll in here before the day is finished. This continues to be part of a pattern that’s becoming much more active as we close out January and roll into February. Can it deliver some TRUE winter weather before all is said and done? Yes. Will it? We shall see. πŸ™‚

Our day starts with a few flurries and snow showers flying for some, but a brief break shows up by the middle of the day. That doesn’t last long as a weak system zips through the southern half of the state late today and early Monday. A little bit of light rain will be noted from this, but there’s the small chance for a couple of snowflakes to join in.

Here are your Sunday Fun Day radars…

Some snow showers and flurries may follow this system up into Tuesday as we wait to see how much of an impact we can get from the Wednesday system. You can see both on the NAM…

The EURO likes that system a little better and has a streak of light snow on top of us…

That brings us to the setup for next weekend. It’s one that favors a much bigger storm system somewhere in the eastern part of the country. That’s about all I can say at this point, but it’s something for winter weather lovers to keep an eye on.

The models all show something, but change from run to run…



I have no idea what impact, if any, this possible system will have on our weather. Just making sure y’all get that! πŸ™‚

Updates come your way later today. Until then, have a good Sunday and take care.

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19 Responses to Pattern Gets A Little More Active

  1. Which Way is the Wind Blowing says:

    I don’t know if we have enough cold air in place, to support any path the storm takes next week.
    Maybe our best hope is that the Low will have a lot of moisture on its backside.
    If we do receive any accumulating snow it is going to be wet.
    At this stage of the winter I will take any type of snowfall.
    ”Beggars Cannot Be Choosy.”

  2. Terry says:

    No flakes in Harlan last night πŸ™

    For this next weekend storm, at least we have a different path but it is so dang warm that it is sketchy at this point to imagine much snow but possibly a changeover of some rain to snow if the low is stronger to the east. We simply need to cool this whole temp profile down about 10 degrees, stinks!

  3. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris, nothing really to comment on that would bring any major widespread snowstorms to our region. I’m currently studying the Arctic region where snow and Ice has been building for the last ten years. This is likely to continue over the next several years ( thousands of years) according to climatologist. In my opinion the Earth is trending towards a colder climate overall. This does not mean that the Ohio Valley will have a significant pattern change anytime soon, but I would speculate major interruptions to occur from time to time over the next decade. Have a bless and quiet Sunday everyone.

  4. BubbaG says:

    How the mighty blogs have fallen. We went from big snow, to ankle biters, to coatings and now streaks of snow. That’s a pretty humbling trajectory for snow expectations. It is what it is though πŸ™‚

  5. Illinois Mike says:

    Our total snow accumulation from the Friday night/Saturday storm system which was predicted to bring 3 to 5 inches of snow to the Chicago area: O’Hare Airport… 4/10ths of an inch; NWS Office in Romeoville (SW suburbs): 7/10ths of an inch.

    A disappointment to say the least, but with the temperatures being right at freezing and even slightly above, the forecasters here should have realized that would significantly cut into the snow amounts. It really fooled some of the computer models.

    We’re up to just 11.3 inches now for the season in the SW suburbs, and here it is the final week in January.

    For the next week here, the forecast is for cloudy skies with highs in the 30s and lows in the 20s with very little chance of any measurable snow or even rain. Talk about a boring pattern!

    Hope the southern storm track will give you guys in Kentucky a long-overdue snow soon!

    • Schroeder says:

      Thanks Illinois Mike, Enjoy reading your post. It is interesting to here comments about snowfall from other areas of the country. Here in my county of Taylor, which is in central Kentucky I’ve recorded two inches of snow on the ground back on November 12th, 2019. Our last major snow here was around 20 inches back in February 2016. The average snowfall for my part of the county is around 13 inches. Not exactly snow country. Usually more frequent snowstorms are in the mountain areas to my east.

      • Bobt says:

        I’m east of you schroeder and I’ve not had a snow over 6 -8 inches since the 1990s. A twenty inch snows in 2016 is old school for me.

      • Terry says:

        We can out this way, but honestly, you all did better there than Harlan. We had 11 inches and 8 inches plus a lot of freezing rain and sleet in late (two separate storms) in late February 2015 but no single storm with over a foot since the 1990s out here! Also, Harlan and Bell did better than Knox as poor Bobt didn’t get near as much as we did.

    • Terry says:

      I am sorry Illinois Mike. As lack luster as your season-to-date is, that would be average here in Harlan, but of course I want above average for snow since average down here isn’t much πŸ™‚

      I still have a long ways to go to reach average but at least the past 10 days have been near average on temps and that helps prevent too early spring growth, especially fruit trees. Harlan was in full bloom last year with many fruit trees in March which met their untimely death as that is just too early. LOL

    • Terry says:

      LOL…I wonder what the deal is with Louisiana? That would be huge for the Gulf but likely not correct….maybe that corrects north and fills in that KY donut whole…LOL πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • Schroeder says:

        Well Terry, Bobt, and Illinois Mike we will just have to wait for the pattern to change. Negative to the North and positive to our South would end this snow drought. Have a great evening all. PS : Just checked the current temperatures above the Arctic Circle and found the lowest at minus 65 degrees F in Siberia, and in Canada it range from minus 30’s to minus 50’s F throughout the entire continent. Also the snow cover up there is very impressive and interesting.

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