Category Archives: U.S. Weather

Monday & Tuesday Storm System

The atmosphere will really be cranking up Monday evening and into Tuesday with the approaching trough of low pressure out of the NW United States. Currently this trough is merging the polar and subtropical jet streams in the Four Corners … Continue reading

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Drought Conditions Upgraded, Rain Soon?

Another update to the drought conditions just released and puts a good portion of southeastern KY in the D3, or extreme drought, category. This came in just before that little bit of rainfall relief was received across the state yesterday, but simply … Continue reading

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Warm Weekend in Ohio Valley

Persistent heat across much of the central US and the Ohio Valley region is continuing into the weekend and beyond, unfortunately. This means a warm weekend for Bowling Green and a warm start to our work week next week. It … Continue reading

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GOES-R Launch -> November 16th

The long awaited, highly anticipated, and highly advanced GOES-R is finally about to make its departure from earth’s surface to an orbit of around 22,500 miles up. After several delays throughout the product’s development, NASA, United Launch Alliance (ULA), and … Continue reading

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Warm Weather Trend Continues

Its a story that never seems to end, But warm weather is still in the trend. Maybe someday that cool air will come down, And make a smile, from a persistent frown.   –  Alex Sizemore Regardless of my poor … Continue reading

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Upper-level Low Persists Over Ohio Valley

Our first shot of fall-like weather came with a trough axis just a few days ago. Guidance at that time suggested this trough would detach from the polar jet stream, and it certainly did so. Dynamics have now led to … Continue reading

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Fall Cool Down is Here

Currently: Ridging has been persistent over the eastern portion of the contiguous US for quite some time now with little variations in the jet stream pattern as a whole. As a result, heat and high humidity have been seemingly relentless over … Continue reading

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Cooler, Dryer Weather For Ohio Valley | Tropics Heat Up

Not surprisingly, changes in the weather are taking place this week across the country and Kentucky is in full participation. With the onset of September finally here, climatic changes usually start to show in our day-to-day weather and this is … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase 2016 – Day 13

Before our morning forecast discussion, Flavia Moraes presented her thesis defense on mesoscale convective complexes in southern Brazil (Figure 1). She did a fantastic job presenting incredibly interesting research on how these complexes form and what conditions they form under; … Continue reading

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WKU Storm Chase 2016 – Day 12

Models indicated this morning that a much deeper surface low would coalesce by the afternoon as a shortwave ejected northeastward along an upper-level trough. This low would be the deepest and most organized of the trip, and as a result … Continue reading

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