On Sunday, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) had our county within the slight risk for severe weather. As shown in the graphic below, wind was the primary threat of the system that moved through our region, with winds reaching over 50 knots. Moreover, two tornadoes were reported in the state of Kentucky, one in the northern part and the other in the southwestern. This was the outcome of a line of storms ahead of a cold front along a zone of enhanced low-level convergence. Values of mixed layer convective available potential energy (MLCAPE) ranged from 1000 to 1200 J/kg and 0-6 km shear peaked at 40 knots.
We hope you enjoyed today’s post! Good luck on finals!
On this day, in 1950, a low pressure system propagated over eastern Illinois, allowing for the rare event of a tornado-producing storm system in the month of December. The atmospheric set-up can be seen in the photo below. Illinois saw two tornadoes while Arkansas saw one tornado. Missouri, on the other hand, fell victim to a significant hail storm.
That’s all for today! If you’re a student, good luck on finals next week! If not, we hope you still have a good week!
On this day, in 2000, parts of northern South Dakota and western Minnesota saw a snowstorm that produced six to twelve inches of snow. This created complications with transportation, as several accidents occurred, and cancellations of events and schools. Below is a table that shows snowfall totals for various areas across the region impacted.
On this day, in 1996, heavy snowfall piles onto northern South Dakota, to which added to already significant snow depth from a previous snowstorm. This snowstorm produced six to eight inches of snow across the area, paralyzing travel and cancelling events. Below is a table that shows snowfall totals across the area impacted.
Aberdeen, Isabel, Roscoe, Mellette
Eagle Butte, Timber Lake, Selby, Faulkton, Leola, Frederick, Webster, Sisseton
Britton, Ipswich, Eureka, McLaughlin
(National Weather Service)
That’s all for today! Thanksgiving is coming up, we hope you have a great holiday!
Yesterday’s soaker brought us .86″ of rain here in the Bowling Green area, the highest daily rainfall total so far this month (Kentucky Mesonet). Today, we’ll get the chance to dry out a bit. Temperatures are going to be cool, with highs in the low 40’s, and partly cloudy skies. With drier air and clearer skies comes a substantial shot of cold air tonight, as temperatures will plummet into the lower 20’s. Brr!
We are keeping an eye on your Turkey Day Forecast as well- stay tuned for some potential rain.
Weather Fact!(Thankful Edition)
Let’s review some past weather records for Thanksgiving Day here in Bowling Green! In 1896, the Bowling Green area saw a high of 75 degrees, making it the highest max temperature ever recorded on Thanksgiving. On two separate occasions, in 1912 and 1950, the low temperature was a mere 15 degrees. (NWS Louisville)
I’ll leave you all with a bit of a teaser: Thanksgiving night this year looks like it may not be too far off from that record low temperature!
On this day, in 1992, parts of northeast South Dakota and west central Minnesota saw a snowstorm that produced three to eleven inches of snow. Below is a table that shows snowfall totals across the area of interest.
On this day, in 2006, an early morning tornado tore through southeastern counties of North Carolina. This tornado was ranked a three on the Fujita Scale, to which correlates with severe damage and winds in the range of 158 to 206 miles per hour. Its path was a mile long, leaving a few dozen trees (12-18 inch diameter) snapped, a tractor flipped, and several trailer homes lifted from their foundation and broken apart. A total of twenty people were injured and eight were killed. Below is a base reflectivity loop of this storm.
Today, you can expect a continuation of the chilly November air for our region. High temperatures will be in the lower 50’s, with a mix of clouds and sun. Tonight, expect some clearing, with low temperatures in the upper 30s. Definitely a good day to pull out your favorite sweater! If you are not a fan of the cool weather, you will be excited to hear that temperatures are forecast to warm up a bit for us the next couple of days. So stay tuned to see just how warm we will get!
On this day in 1900 in Watertown, NY, 45″ of snow (Yes! You read that right!) fell in just 24 hours as a result of a lake effect snowstorm. (NWS)
Always exciting to dream about that much snow 🙂 have a great day everyone!
On this day, in 2000, parts of northeast South Dakota and west-central Minnesota fell victim to a snowstorm that produced a range of 6 to 14 inches of snowfall. This caused for complications on the roads, with many vehicles ending up stuck in the snowpack or off-road in ditches. Below is a table that shows different precipitation totals that were recorded across the area impacted.
Snowfall Total (Inches)
(National Weather Service)
That’s all for today! Have a great rest of the week!
After last week’s freeze, we are definitely thawing out a bit this week. Yesterday was a wonderful day, and today with be just the same. Expect mostly sunny skies, with high temperatures in the low 70s. After the pleasant day, some clouds build in overnight as rain chances enter the picture tomorrow. Tonight’s low temperatures will be in the mid 50s. Make sure and stay tuned for the rain potential tomorrow!
On this date in 2002, “the town of Mossy Grove, TN was “wiped off the map” by a destructive tornado that killed 7 people.” (NWS)
The National Weather Service using the term “wiped off the map” speaks to the destruction done to this small Tennessee town on this day 19 years ago. Fortunately nothing like that is occurring today, and hopefully never will.