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Recent graduate lands position as Air Force Weather Officer

Recent meteorology graduate Nathaniel Shearer has accepted a position with the Air Force as a Weather Officer, becoming the first WKU Meteorology graduate to follow that career path. Nate will begin his career by attending Officer Training School at Maxwell … Continue reading

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3rd longest consecutive rainfall streak at Bowling Green

The recent 8-day streak of measurable rainfall (0.01″ or more) from 1/9 – 1/16, 2013 at Bowling Green tied for the 3rd longest since 1893. The longest rainfall streak of 10 days occurred three times, most recently from 9/17 – … Continue reading

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WKU Meteorology blog makes Top 50 list

The WKU Meteorology blog was included in a list of “50 Scholarly Blogs for Climate Science Students” put together by the website Onlinecollege.org. The WKU Meteorology Blog was among 22 “Climate, Weather, and Meteorology blogs” that made the list, which can … Continue reading

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Snow in all lower 48 states

This map of snow cover from this morning shows snow cover in all lower 48 states. This is a very rare event that has not happened in recent memory. Scientists at the Rutgers Global Snow Lab are investigating when the … Continue reading

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Manitoba Mauler on track for Sunday/Monday

The latest model runs of the GFS, CMC, and ECMWF all show a Manitoba Mauler (the mean, nasty cousin of the Alberta Clipper) poised to bring more snow to the Mid-South late this weekend. Both the CMC and ECMWF are … Continue reading

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Snowiest winter in Bowling Green since 1985

The storm that brought several inches of snow to KY on February 8-9 ended up bringing a total of 5.1″ of snow to Bowling Green. Here is the breakdown of the storm… Monday, February 8th, 7:30 pm – 12:00 am: … Continue reading

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Risk for 8-12″ of snow increasing; where is the question

Recent model trends of both the GFS (6z and 12z) and NAM 12z suggest that a band of 8-12″ of snow is increasingly likely for some portion of the Mid-South Friday into Saturday.

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Bowling Green and clipper systems don’t mix

Any student who has taken my synoptic meteorology course knows that there is a very good reason snowfall forecasts tend to bust for Bowling Green. Synoptically speaking, every good snowfall storm track tends to miss this region. The three primary … Continue reading

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Historic cold snap underway

Today was the 3rd straight day with a high temperature under 32 F for Bowling Green. The forecast calls for sub-freezing high temperatures through at least Monday of next week which would fall just short of the all-time record of 11 … Continue reading

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Will 2009 join 60″ club for Bowling Green?

Through December 18, Bowling Green had recorded 58.89″ of rain for the year, which ranks 12th all-time since 1893. With a big rain event forecast for the days before Christmas, 2009 should break past the 60″ mark and reach the … Continue reading

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