No Sign Of An Early Spring

Good Tuesday and welcome to a day of big weather changes. A powerful cold front is crossing the state early today and is bring a taste of old man winter with it. This is a sign of things to come as there are no signs of spring getting off to an early start.Yes, that officially bums me out. Wait… did I really say that?

Winds will be very gusty today as temps fall through the 30s behind our cold front. Showers will end as a period of light snow from west to east and a minor accumulation is possible for a spot or two. Some late day clearing will take place as the cold air continues to dive in.

Readings later tonight and early Wednesday will reach the teens in many areas. Some sunshine will do little to help out thermometers tomorrow with many areas having a tough time hitting the freezing mark.

Our next storm will begin to impact the region on Thursday with a wintry mix moving in during the afternoon and evening. Cold air will be in place as precipitation edges in and that means a little bit of everything may fall initially…

GFS

Most of that will be on the light side, but we will have to watch for some issues Thursday evening. Temps will rise Thursday night as rain takes over. Showers and 40s will be likely on Friday.

This pattern remains very stormy with low pressure areas impacting our weather every few days into early March. It’s very possible for one of these storms to blow up into a biggie.

Blocking continues to show up strongly on the models during this time. That’s never a good thing for those wanting spring…GFS 2Those are the forecast temp anomalies from the GFS Ensembles. That’s ugly into early March! Again… no signs of an early spring are showing up.

Have a great Tuesday and take care.


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32 Responses to No Sign Of An Early Spring

  1. Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

    Super we get the blocking In March. Where was this pattern in January for a long duration of time or period. The only good thing that might come from this will be a delay in the extreme heat and humidity.
    At least we are not seeing on this blog site any more fictional snow chance models. Chris now understands that they are not worth the time to post.
    The devil is not in the details when it comes to their reliability.

  2. Marsha says:

    Chris just please tell me you don’t see any tornado in our future….Please

  3. Bobt says:

    Good thing is some other models are showing it to be close to normal during this time. Hope the GFS is wrong as usual..

  4. Jason says:

    51 mph gust in Knott Co. a few hours ago?! Just crazy..

  5. BubbaG says:

    So we are in weather purgatory: No early spring and no real winter as far as snow. This shall be known as the Winter of Meh.

  6. Coffeelady says:

    I think we are all getting into spring mode. I know Chris is. Nothing funny about the wind and the cold temps last night and this morning. We had gusts of well over 50 mph last night. Trying to drive in it was a nightmare. Reminded me of March, which is now meteorologically, 9 days away. :D And then, we start getting all the ‘little’ winters. Dogwood, rudbud, blackberry (in may and early june) and a couple more.
    Still not complaining about the cold weather. It still should halp with the bug population in the summer months. Hopefully, some of the cold rain we have had will save up and keep us from being too dry, as well.
    Thanks, Chris, for all you do for us here on the blog. Guess we are just going to have to plan a trip for next winter somewhere where we can all get a BIG snow and go out to play in it! Have a great Tuesday, everyone!

  7. Lisa says:

    First baseball game on the 2nd. I need 70 and partly sunny. I LOVE snow, but that hope has died. Bring on the spring.

    I hate being in thermal gear and damp at games.

  8. troy says:

    Looking forward to Spring and not buying into the GFS nor the NAM models temp predictions. They are both continuously way off the mark sometimes falling well below what actual temps usually end up being. The tech built into both models are obsolete and wont be upgraded for some time to come so imo, most anything they say should be taken with a grain of salt.

  9. unclesi says:

    noticed he said won’t be early …. wow, can’t even get it right a few days out but going all out saying spring isn’t coming early …. hey then look at his 10 day defender forecast and every day in the 50′s for the last week of February …. isn’t that way above normal temps ? hey i’m not buying in on the whole early spring thing jack

  10. MarkLex says:

    I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday and she and I never talk about the weather. She had mentioned the white out she had gotten into a while back. She lives in Lexington and often goes to Richmond because she has family down there. I didn’t say a single word about the KY river to her and she said that it’s amazing the times she has driven to Richmond and noticed how the weather drastically changes at the Clay’s bridge. The ONLY time I ever remember seeing a drastic change was the ice storm of 2003. Then again, I don’t cross that bridge that often so there may have been other times this phenomenon has occurred.

    • BubbaG says:

      We have been saved south of the river from three big ice events since 1987. On the flip side, lost about three inches of snow for a few events. MORE than fair trade :)

    • Mike says:

      The last “snow” we had had a remarkable break at the river. At my house in Richmond – less than an inch, as I crossed the bridge heading north it was several inches. This happens quite a lot it seems.

  11. Todd says:

    Look at all the winter storm watches to the west of KY, then it just stops at KY, they can have the ICE in Arkansas where northern part now forecast to have over a 1/2 inch, the warm air is a friend this time, its going to save KY from a crippling Ice event!

  12. Andy Rose says:

    The title should be still no sign of true winter

  13. Bobt says:

    I would be fine if we just wasn’t in the world of in between weather. It is so depressing to always be stuck in the winter of the middle. Too warm too snow and too cold to go outside. I really would prefer to either be in a climate that has snow or to be in a climate that is much warmer than our area. Forty degrees is not a good temp and most of our winter stays in that range.

  14. Lincoln says:

    I don’t like Archie Goodwin.

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