A Little Light Snow Possible For Some

Good Tuesday, everyone. It’s a cloudy and cold day across the state as a few flakes try and dot our skyline. As we look ahead, we are tracking a potential light snow maker for Wednesday, with an emphasis on the word “light”. Then, there’s another possible headache by the weekend.

Let’s begin with today and roll forward. Temps are in the 30s with cloudy skies and the potential for a few flurries. Areas across the south and far southeast may see some sun that boost temps a bit.

The system moving in from the west for Wednesday is one that weakens the farther east it gets. The NAM fam continues to bring a light snowfall to parts of the region, but differ on location.

The Hi Res NAM focuses a little stripe of snow across the south…

The NAM is a little farther north…

The GFS has nothing at all…

The EURO is somewhere between the Hi Res NAM and the GFS…

That’s pretty choppy looking and is indicative of how weak this system is as it moves in. Did I mention “light” is the name of the game for those who actually see some snow from this? 🙂

The weekend setup continues to find a big storm system trying to come out of the south and ride up the east coast. At the same time, a system is dropping into the Ohio Valley. If you want a big winter event around here, you want those two systems to hook up.

As of now, that’s not looking likely. Here’s the GFS…

The EURO continues to look different, but not as much as before…

I will have updates later today, so check back. Make it a great Tuesday and take care.


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19 Responses to A Little Light Snow Possible For Some

  1. Terry says:

    I always heard that having a lot of Robins around meant that Spring was close. Generally, I usually see a lot in February; however, i started getting a ton last weekend and now staying out in the yard daily. If that saying means anything….maybe the oscillations are faking us for February and no return, or I should say, late start to winter will actually occur at all in February 🙁

    Looks ugly as the temps are too warm and precip too light for Wednesday and now this weekend to really think snow. Trends killed this weekend and probably will before February comes in as well.

    • Bobt says:

      Looks like we are getting through the first 2/3 of meteorological winter with no measurable snowfall for a lot of people. I wouldn’t mind seeing a good snow, but also am looking forward to the upcoming spring . It’s not far away at all right now. As of this Sunday coming only five weeks until DST comes back. Days are already getting noticeably longer and it won’t be long to everything comes back alive. Since this has been such a lousy winter for snow, hopefully we have warm and sunny days in the near future..

      • Terry says:

        On a positive note: I have only had to cover up my palms for about 12 days total since November, and honestly, they probably would have survived with some burn damage but I have babied them as they are technically still babies and get much hardier when older. Again, these are common plants for the Deep South and shouldn’t be growing here but we have so few 0s or below anymore, I really think I may have some decent palms in the near future! 🙂

        As it stands now, 12 degrees is my coldest low this winter and only a handful of nights have reached below 20 with well over half above freezing.

    • Bus Haynes says:

      Hey, Terry? I have seen robins covered in snow sitting in my yard before. Standing still as if they were frozen solid. Ha! Ha!

      • Debbie says:

        Terry, up here in Nelson Co., I’ve had robins ALL winter. Not just this winter, but basically ALL YEAR, so that folklore tale is just that, I believe! Now, cardinals, snowbirds, some sort of little birds that look like small gray cardinals and doves are always covering my deck lately. We can’t hardly stay in bird feed between just 2 feeders! And of course my friendly little woodpecker! 🙂

  2. Jimbo says:

    This year is so pitiful that even the one storm with a great track up the east coast is a bust. And think temps are supposed to head back up next week. Good luck for your area on Wednesday, Terry. You look to have a better chance than me for a few flakes.

    • Terry says:

      I think Jim B’s too much green on the screen, trends and yawn meter have effectively killed out another winter season 😛

      Oh well, I am excited to see 0 damage on my “spring” growth for my palms. I did cover them up last week for 5 days but that has been it since early December.

      Palms are thriving in Harlan, LOL!

      • Jimbo says:

        I have 40’s predicted thru Sunday with no precip till Saturday when it will be rain. I then have 61 next Monday. Looks like mowing won’t be too far off.

        • Schroeder says:

          Jimbo, are you close to the Ohio River ? I am ninety miles southeast of the Ohio River and every plant is cold stone dormant and I hope it stays that way until mid April, then we will have a freeze free Spring ?

  3. Rickie H says:

    Terry, we had Robins in our yard last weekend but they moved on and I’m not really noticed anymore, they must’ve came to your house to set up camp. LOL, today is a new day that we’ve been given, we’ll make the best of it snow or no snow. At this point I would really like the snow but not looking likely. will make the best of my day. I hope everybody else does as well have a good one!

    • Terry says:

      Is there any truth in that saying I wonder?? A lot of the older generation past down some weather folklore that seems very true. Nature gives hints at times. One that people mess up every year is the wooly worm. People try to post about seeing ALL BLACK every single autumn but they look at the Wooly Bear Caterpillar that is ALWAYS BLACK and much larger than the real banded wooly worm. This fall and once again since 2015, the wooly was most red with a little more black this year at the tail end, but over 3/4 red….hummm.

      • Schroeder says:

        Bus, Terry, and Jimbo, I’ve seen all kinds of birds where I live in the middle of nowhere. Robins show up during the Winter when the Sumac berries are just right to eat. Read this morning on the NWS discussion out of Louisville that Winter will start soon next month. They feel there is a very high chance of this happening. Ground Hog is going to look foolish on Sunday for our area as the temperature is forecast to be in the low sixties LOL. In the Fall of 1969 I found a pure fat, black caterpillar and a spoon in the Persimmon seed. These two natural signs came true that Winter 1969-70 when Winter started in December and ended in April. Most snowstorms I’ve ever seen in any Winter.

        • Prelude says:

          And as each model run from the NAM comes in the little itty bitty snow system for Wednesday night gets more and more weaker. I imagine by tonight’s NAM run or tomorrow’s run the little itty bitty snow system will be completely gone. GFS looks to possibly add another W to its win column.

    • feederband says:

      The squirrels nests are higher this year but it’s all for nothing apparently. I’m okay with it. I like 40’s instead of 20’s and teens. Bring on spring. I got my fly rod out and bought new flies. Ready to fish.

  4. Russell says:

    RIP winter. Until we get a good snow thats my story and I’m sticking to it 😉

  5. Terry says:

    That is good to know for any snow hope. I am a$$suming that the Robins were surely already out before the great 1993 March Blizzard that year as it was pretty warm for part of that winter. Never no hope for snow, but like many on here, I get weary when close to Spring and start to just get the, “Let’s move on to warmer weather attitude.”

  6. Bus Haynes says:

    Where I live in southern Ohio they are calling for snow showers Friday night and Saturday.30 percent chance at this point. Only thing I got to say is if its going to snow lets get it over with in February. I like for it to snow in November, December, January, and February. After that bring on Spring.

  7. BubbaG says:

    We’re just a few days from a record for no snow in concurrent days.

    Again it’s a good thing, since all that melting that was supposed to take place and flood the earth is getting frozen 😉 Just like it does every 30 to 50 years. Manbearpig hates science.

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