Two Weather Worries

Not only I am concerned about the snow potential, but the rain could lead to high water in some areas. Snow is bad enough and we all know that very well. Flooding is a little more serious and something I am watching.

What a mess! If I got paid for stress... these last couple of weeks would have made me a millionaire a few times over. I know I had it hard during that run, but according the Health Magazine these jobs are worse.

Here's the top ten:
1) Inner City High School Teacher
2) Police Officer
3) Miner
4) Air Traffic Controller
5) Surgeon
6) Stockbroker
7) Journalist
8) Customer Service/ Complaint Worker
9) Secretary
10) Waiter

These people need a good pat on the back... well... according to Health Magazine! Sorry about the career advice, but I felt guilty saying that this job was stressful. If you compare it to others it is just fine.

Enough with that... you came here for weather and I will give it to you!

Flooding is always one of the top things on my mind when we enter a set-up like this one. Historically, flooding has been our knockout punch. I don't think the potential is there for one of those to be delivered, but it will be a situation that needs to be closely watched. The water content in the ground is pretty high and the forecast water coming from the sky is decent. The two of these make for perfect partners in weather crime.

There is a way to keep up with river forecasts and current water levels for many different locations. Check out this link from the NWS The link won't include the many creeks that will fill up and spill over, but it does include quite a bit of information. Here's why I am even talking about the flood potential.

GFS Rainfall Thru Sat AM


Normally, 1.5 wouldn't worry me. With everything else considered into the equation it at least has me concerned. So keep that in mind if you live in a flood prone area. Pay attention to water levels.

The wintry stuff is still looking like a possibility.

The NAM thru Sat night


GFS thru Sat night

My First Call

There is no doubt in my mind that the heaviest snow will fall farther north. Determining where the line cuts off is my only issue right now. This is my best forecast on the data that I have right now.

This weekend's system is only a bump in the road. The next one has even more snow potential and could begin attacking the area on Monday night and hang around through Wednesday.

I'll talk more about it's potential Friday. We still have to get through this mess first! But here is a glimpse!

Thanks for checking us out here and please keep sharing your comments!

C-Ya Bye



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  • by Amber Location: Pike County on Feb 5, 2010 at 08:18 AM
    Thanks Jim!
  • by Chad Location: Knott on Feb 5, 2010 at 07:35 AM
    I think we get 4-7 out of that system monday night through looks to be rather impressive on some models i have looked at
  • by Kaye Location: on Feb 5, 2010 at 03:37 AM
    thanks Jim.We in Johnson County appreciate all you do. I sure hope no one sees any major flooding this weekend. Waiting to see what you think about the next potential storm.
  • by Derek Location: Harlan County on Feb 4, 2010 at 08:47 PM
    looking good jim, I am hoping so bad for the system early next week to deliver, but that pesky 540 line keeps creeping up on SE KY. I hope it doesn't interfere with the snow. It is still way to far out to tell, but I am getting more and more anxious every new model run. We can only sit and wait for now. Thanks for the update and I'll call if there is any need for some boats here in Harlan County as this storm closes in. lol
  • by Brandon Location: Middlesboro on Feb 4, 2010 at 07:50 PM
    Jim, So Monday night through Wednesday we can see a decent amount of snow again? Will it be a mixture then a change over to snow or a all snow event? Thanks.
  • by Kristin Location: Leslie County on Feb 4, 2010 at 07:36 PM
    OK, Would you care to explain that last map a little bit? I guess that the blue is snow...and I see a "16" I think next to our area...I doubt that means 16 inches...And since there is lighter blue & purple down in to TN & LA, then I guess we won't get the worst of the storm...but is this looking like a decent accumulation, or another "dusting?" I know it's lightyears away in weather terms, but I don't understand that one at all...Thanks for any further explanation you can give us!! XOXO
  • by UK B BALL FAN Location: HUEYSVILLE(FLOYD co.) on Feb 4, 2010 at 07:34 PM
    Thanks for the update Jim, the link you posted was very helpful. keep he updates coming I know you will be working hard to monitor this system and keep everyone informed. I just hope we don't see any flooding, but the snow I can handle.awesome job, keep up the good work!


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