A Seasonal Cold Spell

Good Tuesday to one and all. The temperature ride over the past few days was every bit as dramatic as advertised. From the 70s to the 20s all courtesy of a powerhouse cold front that delivered a lot of rain and a touch of sleet and wet snowflakes.

We have settled into a seasonally cold pattern for the rest of the week and that should continue into the upcoming weekend. Here are some highlights:

- Temps over the next few mornings will be very cold with many areas in the low and mid 20s with some spots possibly hitting the upper teens.

- Highs today will range from 40-45 degrees under mostly sunny skies. Wednesday may be just a few degrees warmer.

- Thursday into the weekend will feature a bit more clouds with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

- There continues to be a lot going on in the atmosphere and it will lead to another storm off the east coast. Exactly where that forms remains to be seen. The European Model shows it off the Carolinas  by Monday…

Will that low be far enough west to throw some rain our way during that time? That remains to be seen and is something we will follow in the coming days.

The overall pattern continues to head toward a wintry look as we get past Thanksgiving and into early December as the blocking begins to really pick back up.

On a related note… I continue to be impressed with the amount of snow cover showing up across the Northern Hemisphere…

It continues to run well above average and that’s a good thing for those who want plenty of cold air this winter. You can’t have snow without the cold. ;)

Have a great Tuesday and take care.


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13 Responses to A Seasonal Cold Spell

  1. MIke says:

    Didn’t we hear last year about the impressive amount of early northern hemisphere snow? — Not downing Chris, I know he does the best he can and better than most. I am now a skeptic as far as snow goes rather than an optimist but I am still an avid blog follower.

    • BengalFan says:

      Yes, heard it before. I’m not even sure why i’m asking, but Chris, where’s your Winter Forecast?

      • Brian says:

        He typically puts it out around Thanksgiving.

        • Todd says:

          I hope we don’t get in last years pattern of looking wintry in a couple of weeks and then it never shows up, it is early in the winter game season, hopefully better luck this year for snow lovers! Now GO BIG BLUE!!

    • BubbaG says:

      Yes, we did here a similar thing and had a funky storm event. last year was a north east mega snow and this year a hurrican and snow. Neither event is probably a harbinger of big snow for the area. Well, last year’s surely was not.

      Will be interesting to see if this area busts the very long trend of mainly rain and then scraps when the temp gets below 32. Central KY has been the fence for winter systems almost long enough to become a weather institution. ;)

      • BubbaG says:

        “hear” not here….. “hurricane” not hurrican.

        Not picking on CB. The weather is what it is for this area as far as snow…. meh.

  2. Ready4Snow says:

    Found this chart interesting…Maybe the Dome lives after all…lol..Looks good for eastern ky though..

    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/people/mchen/CFSv2FCST/monthly/images/CFSv2.NaT2mProb.20121112.201212.gif

  3. Penny Kiser says:

    Can i get this to come to my facebook page

  4. Tom in Rockcastle says:

    I have learned my lesson chasing systems that are rain to snow, or storms that take a eastward track and need to come back to the west in order for Kentucky to get snow. They never seem to pan out for central Kentucky.

  5. Cameron Fry says:

    I think very highly of CB. I’m thinkin’ his winter predictions from LAST year were actually meant for THIS year ;)

  6. WXman says:

    Chris is a FANTASTIC weathercaster on TV. Great presentation skills and unlike a lot of TV mets, he actually cares about the science a little bit. You can tell that he puts his heart into it for the weather side of it, and not just for the TV side of it. In addition to that, he’s just a really nice guy in person.

    I do wish he’d be a little more bold with the timing of his winter forecast though. To me, it doesn’t make much sense to issue a winter forecast after meteorological winter has already begun. My buddy at an affiliate in Louisville put his out a while ago, and I started putting my thoughts out in October. Granted, November isn’t going the way I expected at all so far.. ;)

  7. winter lover says:

    I agree with the others CB you are awesome. I read this blog daily!!! I am like the other poster. I am really wanting to see Chris’s winter weather predictions….can’t wait! So glad you are back home in Lexington!!!!!

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