Someone Called Me Brave For Offering A White Christmas Forecast This Early

ME... BRAVE?!?!? No way! One of my colleagues, who wishes to remain anonymous, said I was either brave or crazy for throwing the White Christmas forecast out this early. I'll choose 90% Bravery and 10% Crazy!!!!

He was right though... I am either really brave or really crazy. I knew going into this that my mind and the models would change long before the date ever got here. This is also a lesson for many of you too! With me focusing on one date so closely you will get to see the struggles that we all go through with each forecast. Other things to talk about though..

A weak front pulled through Kentucky on Friday. It did bring a lot of wind and some pretty decent shower activity. The pre-frontal temps were even warmer that I imagined on Thursday. I'll admit... I was a little shocked when I saw some of the readings. Once this front moves through Kentucky we'll see temps take a hit. This won't be the shot of cold air that will knock you down, but it will not go through quietly. Highs will only be in the 40s & 50s this weekend.

As for rain chances... it looks like Saturday night will include those. The rain will last during the first part of the day on Sunday and then it changes over to snow. Sunday will have a high around 50, but you won't feel that outside during the afternoon hours. This high will likely occur around Midnight and then temps will give into the second storm system.

I have talked about the two systems all week. Now we are in between #1 & #2 Two brings the house down with it bite into the current temp situation. Highs by Monday fall into the 20s with teens for lows.

After further review of the White Christmas scenario... I have this latest forecast for you.

Yes - Snow Flying In The Air

I'll be out and about for much of the weekend so a Saturday post may be out of the question (Last minute Christmas shopping) Sunday I'll probably have one here for you guys to read. Got to keep you up-to-date!

C-Ya Bye

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  • by Matt Location: Canada, KY on Dec 22, 2008 at 10:59 AM
    Howdy jim wow sure was looking forward to a white christmas this year seems like when i was a kid we had a lot of them. These days though the weather patterns are really wacky. Its cold when it should be warm and warm when it should be cold, haha but hey we over here at canada ky appreciate the glimmer of hope you have givin us this year for a white christmas and we appreciate all your hard work as well. Well thats all for now jim you take care and have a merry christmas and a safe an happy new year.
  • by Matt Location: Canada KY on Dec 22, 2008 at 10:53 AM
    Hi jim, man i was sure looking forward to a white christmas ive learned not to get my hopes up these days though. Ya know seems like we used to have them alot when i was a kid but these days the weather patterns sure are wacky. itll be cold in september and november then winter gets here and it feels like springtime. Just dont understand it lol. well have a merry christmas and a safe and happy new years!!!
  • by Earwig Location: Prestonsburg on Dec 21, 2008 at 08:47 PM
    We appreciate your efforts to give us a white Christmas. Merry Christmas Jim...I enjoy your forcast very much.
  • by Stephanie Location: Marrowbone on Dec 21, 2008 at 06:55 PM
    It was snowing here earlier today, i just hope it does the same on Wednesday nite...i'd be satisfied with at least 4 inches of snow on christmas morning!! Stay warm Jimmy, it's soooo cold out
  • by Brandy Location: Elkhorn City on Dec 21, 2008 at 06:37 AM
    Well you may be brave but it gives us all hope anyway =]
  • by Melissa Location: Pikeville on Dec 20, 2008 at 11:17 PM
    I want a White Christmas as much as the next person, I just hope its not "too white" and I won't be able to travel! Gotta go see the family in the Lexington!! :-)
  • by Julia Location: Kentucky on Dec 19, 2008 at 07:54 PM
    Hey Jim, be it brave or just wishful thinking, let's hope it is a white Christmas. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
  • by sue Location: pineville on Dec 19, 2008 at 07:36 PM
    i hope so much for a white christmas. i'm not only hoping, i'm praying! "come on weather man give us a forecast snowy white" lol


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