Eastern Kentucky Weather

Is 30 Degrees Good Enough?

Well It is better than 0 and it doesn't have quite the same bite to it either!!!! That's about as good as it gets for a thwing period. Actually, 35 isn't out of the realm of possibility!

I have a wooden deck outside of my apartment and as I walked up it last night all I heard was SNAP>>>CRACKLE>>>>POP No those three little elves from the Rice Krsipies commercials weren't at my house... the wood was at its breaking point. It will have another rough night before we finally get out of the deep freeze.

Let's recap some lows courtesy the NWS.

  • BARBOURVILLE         0  
  • BEATTYVILLE 4N    -4
  • BLACK MOUNTAIN   -12
  • BAXTER      3
  • CARR CREEK   2
  • CAVE RUN LAKE    -1
  • CLOSPLINT 4ESE     0
  • CRESSY  -3
  • DRAFFIN   4
  • HAZARD  3
  • ISLAND CITY   -5
  • INEZ 2E   1
  • NWS JACKSON     -2
  • KINGDOM COME S.P  -5
  • LONDON CORBIN APT:    1
  • MONTICELLO 3NE   :  0
  • MOUNT VERNON      -3
  • PAINTSVILLE 1E    2   
  • PRESTONSBURG 3NW -2
  • RELIEF             -3
  • SALYERSVILLE     1
  • SKYLINE           6
  • SOMERSET 2N     0
  • STANTON 2W        -4
  • BOONEVILLE 1SE   -1
  • VICTORY 5NW        -3
  • WEST LIBERTY 3NW  -3
  • WHITESBURG 2SE    2
  • WILLIAMSBURG 1NW  1

Wind chill readings were well into the -10s. I think Saturday morning will be nearly as cold as Friday morning. Wind chills probably won't be quite as bad as the Friday though. Still... nothing to sneeze at!

Saturday will warm up to around 30 degrees in the afternoon. Then late Saturday night and into Sunday we see yet another system swing into Kentucky from the northwest. Yes... it's a clipper! This is the same thing that brought the insanely cold air into Kentucky on Thursday. However, this has nothing on that front. That one was a doozey! This only brings a chance for some snow shower activity to the region. With only limited warming pre-frontal we should have one heck of a chance for some snow shower activity. It looks like we will be seeing some light accumulations out of this system. Mayeb up to an inch or even slightly more for some. Basically, the potential for around 1-2 inches exists. The main thing is that it prevents any decent warm-up from coming.

A couple of you have left comments and made reference to a southern system next week. Just remember that we are several days out and one of those long range models, the GFS, has a tendency to over play some things this far out. It will bounce the data around until it finally comes up with a decent handle on the forecast. I am not knocking the GFS... I love it! But I have also learned it! I will let the speculation begin right now.

There is some moisture out there that will come towards us from the south. There will be more than enough cold air around... but will it get together with that moisture. That is still the big question! SO.... THE POTENTIAL FOR SOMETHING BI IS THERE...JUST DON'T GET TOO EXCITED!!!!!

I'll have more over the weekend or on Monday.

C-Ya Bye

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