Daily Archives: October 8, 2017

Time posted: 12:56 pm

Update On Nate

Good afternoon, everyone. The forecast is playing out very well as torrential rains drench the bluegrass state. Nate is now a Tropical Depression and will move right on top of Kentucky this evening into tonight.

Rainfall numbers for much of Kentucky are already into the 2″-4″ range for many, including a few spots approaching 5″ since the rains started late Saturday. The Kentucky Mesonet rain numbers just between midnight and noon EDT are impressive…

That is NOT an updating map and only shows a 12 hour period. The rainfall matches up very well with the area we said to watch for…

Heavy rains continue to push northward with another 1″-3″ of rain likely through tonight, especially across central and eastern Kentucky. This happens as Tropical Depression Nate moves over top of us…

Winds may gust to 40mph across the high mountains of eastern Kentucky as Nate rolls through.

Here are your tracking tools to follow the tropical rains…

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I will have another update later today, so check back.

Make it a great day and take care.


Time posted: 2:20 am

Nate To Move Across Kentucky

Good Sunday to one and all. A stalled front and the remnants of Hurricane Nate are combining to produce torrential rains across many areas of Kentucky. This can cause, at least, some local flash flooding problems into early Monday.

The day starts with out stalled front meeting tropical moisture and putting down a ton of rain, leading to a flash flood threat. I must say, I’m perplexed as to why a Flash Flood Watch wasn’t issued for this event. There is ZERO harm in issuing a watch. None. Nada. Zero.

I digress.

What’s left of Hurricane Nate will then push across central and eastern Kentucky later today into very early Monday morning. It will likely do so as a Tropical Depression, with a chance this is still a Tropical Storm as it crosses the Tennessee border. Winds will be gusty, especially across the mountains of eastern Kentucky.

As the depression moves through, heavy rainfall will persist, leading to additional potential for flooding. Many areas pick up a general 1″-5″ of rain for the duration of the event.

The rain will quickly taper off on Monday, as tropical air remains. This sets the stage for another rain maker coming in Tuesday and Wednesday. That system can also produce heavy rainfall and a few strong storms.

Here are your tropical rain trackers for the day….


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Current Watches
Current Watches

Possible Watch Areas
Current MDs

I will stop by for an update later today. Make it a good one and take care.