Let's get the housecleaning notes out in the open first.
December: I don’t really expect much to change between now (November 13th 2012) and the beginning of the month. Honestly, I think we’ll fair pretty well through the month. I’m certainly not saying we won’t see a couple of cold snaps.Yes, we'll see some snow. I just don't think the big players will be heading towards us yet. I am saying that we’ll have numerous great weather days. OFFICIAL CALL: Above Normal Temps with Below Normal Precip
January: Much like December… it’s relatively calm! Especially, the first 20 days of the month. Somewhere towards the end of the month I think true Winter will finally start creeping around. OFFICIAL CALL: Above Normal Temps with Below Normal Precip
February: Hello… My name is Winter and I’m a little late to the party! That will likely be the statement of the month. This looks like the beginning of the very active wintry part of the season. Watch for potential heavy hitters! OFFICIAL CALL: Below Normal Temps with Above Normal Precip
March: The first part of the month will be very active as far as wintry weather potential is concerned. Just like a switch being flipped... Spring will arrive right on cue. I think we’ll say good bye to those rounds of snow and we’ll welcome the nice stuff in rather quickly. But that won’t make up for the overall cold in the first part of the month. That will pull the average temps down for the entire month. OFFICIAL CALL: Below Normal Temps with Above Normal Precip
Now for the final and most important call on the winter. The total accumulated snowfall by winter's end. Remember all of this snow will not be on the ground at the same time.
*Highest Elevations: 30"-42"
McCreary, Whitley, Laurel, Clay, Bell, Perry, Knox, Knott, Letcher, Harlan, Breathitt, Floyd, Pike, & Martin fall in the 19”-27" Range
Magoffin, Martin, Johsnon, Rockcastle, Jackson, Wolfe, Lee, Owsley, Morgan, and parts of Pulaski end up in the 16"-23" range.
(*Note: The 30"-42" areas only include the higher elevations. Cities like Harlan, Middlesboro, Pineville, Whitesburg, Elkhorn City, Cumberland, and other lower spots will fall in the 19"-27" category.)
The "Big Hitter" snow track for this season looks like this:
Feel free to love it, hate it, bash it, or whatever else you wanna do.
Now let's see how this pans out :)