A Quick Shot Of Winter

Good Thursday, everyone. It’s another windy and fairly mild day, but a cold front looks to take care of that later tonight. That will bring a shot of cold air in here for Friday and it could even bring some flakes across the eastern half of the state. This will be followed by a milder pattern for the weekend, with more wet weather next week.

5 years ago today, we were still getting slammed by the second of back to back historic snowstorms. Take a trip down memory lane…

The Day Before The Big Storm

Time To Get Excited

Today finds a mix of sun and clouds with temps making a run at 60 once again. A mix of sun and clouds will be noted as winds increase ahead of our evening front. There may be a broken line of showers along this front, especially across central and eastern Kentucky.

Here’s regional radar…

A strong northwest flow sets up behind this front late tonight into Friday. That’s likely to crank out some flurries and snow showers across central and eastern Kentucky. We may even see some light accumulations in the east with a lot of snow falling across the high ground of the West Virginia mountains…

Saturday looks much better with a cold start and better afternoon. Temps make a run at the low 50s with a mostly sunny sky. Sunday looks even better with highs reaching the 60s with more sunshine. Overall, the weather looks awesome!

Rain and some thunderstorms work back in here by Monday, setting us up with another pretty wet looking setup. It’s also a milder than normal look, too.

The GFS rain numbers for the next 2 weeks…

As mentioned, temps average above normal during this time. Check out the 7 day temp anomalies for next week from the GFS Ensembles…

The 7 day anomaly average for the following week is even warmer…

That’s a warm and stormy pattern taking for much of March.

I will update things later today. Until then, make it a good one and take care.

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11 Responses to A Quick Shot Of Winter

  1. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris for ” taking us down memory lane. ” That was the most snow I’ve seen here in Taylor County since I moved to Kentucky in July, 2008. I’am concerned for the possibility of an active severe weather season this Spring. The Tornado that hit Nashville, Tennessee early Tuesday morning has really upset me with all the devastation and lives lost, but lets all hope that weather event doesn’t occur ever again for any area. Next Winter, I am hoping for a colder and ” lots of Snow and not Ice and no Tornadoes.” One can hope, right ? Have a great day everyone ! #teamspring PS: Hope the coming Spring is normal and the Summer is warm and not too wet. Just had to get that in. LOL.

  2. Virgil E says:

    We have been in such an unusual climate pattern since the fall of 2012. I am hoping that since Spring seems to be actually hitting at the right time of year this year that we are shifting back into a more familiar weather pattern.

  3. c-BIV says:

    Is everyone excited for all the pest/bug problems this year?!
    Going to be pretty thick…and the farmers will be dealing with good ole mold issues.
    This is what a mild, wet winter, with no prolonged hard freezes and no snow gets ya snow haters. 😀

  4. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. I am ow fully on board with #teamspring. I’m tired of the cold damp wet weather. Yesterday was beautiful and the weekend sounds like a beautiful early spring one! I’ll take it! I have exciting news to share as well. As many of you may know I was very sick and wound up losing both of my legs above the knee. Well tomorrow, if they for right, I will get to try on my prosthetics and stand up for the first time in over 6 months!!! Don’t want any snow of any kind that prevents me from keeping that appointment! Have a great day everyone!

    • Faye says:

      Go Coffeelady! Prayers for success and happy to see you back on the blog.

    • Schroeder says:

      Coffeelady, I hope and pray that everything gets back to normal for you. I don’t understand why God lets bad things happen to good people. With your positive attitude you will get along just fine. I along with everyone on Chris Bailey’s Blog enjoy reading your comments. Take care and God Bless.

    • Illinois Mike says:

      Great news that you’re well on the road to recovery!

  5. Shawon says:

    Stand up, Coffeelady!

    Yeah, that snow storm from 5 years ago was the 2nd most snow in one event I had ever seen (15 inches, behind the “18 inches of a dusting” we all got back in February 1998) and when it was all said and done I ended up with a broken arm and a hateful attitude against snow and cold.

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