Spring In Feburary?

Happy Monday everyone! Did anyone watch the new and improved Pro Bowl games? On Groundhogs Days, Phil saw his shadow Thursday morning after leaving his burrow in Punxsutawney. That means the country can expect below-average temperatures for the next six weeks if you believe the legend of Phil’s weather-predicting abilities. Anyways enough of the long-term weather, what is the forecast for the next few days?

Monday Night: Partly cloudy as more clouds move in. Low of 46 degrees.

Tuesday: Cloudy all day with a chance of some rain showers. High of 65 degrees and winds 10 to 20mph.

Tuesday Night: Cloudy all night with a low of around 47 degrees.

We can expect these warmer temperatures to stay around for at least the short and rain returns on Wednesday, but no snow in the foreseeable future.

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Friday Forecast 2/3

Good morning, folks, and happy Friday!

Today’s Forecast

Today is going to provide a taste of winter that has been few and far between so far this season. High temperatures will struggle to get above freezing with mostly cloudy skies. Tonight, temperatures will plummet into the upper teens. Make sure to bundle up if you are heading out!

What to Watch for

This weekend will begin a warming trend that will last through next week, as highs in the upper 40s on Saturday and mid 50s on Sunday prepare us for 60s in the forecast next week. Peeks of sunshine will also be possible this weekend, as it is shaping up to be a rather nice and calm weekend weather-wise. Get out there and enjoy it before the middle of next week, where rain chances will rise.

Weather Fact!

Do you think that it is cold here? Wait until you here about the cold in Mount Washington, New Hampshire! The 6,288 foot peak is no stranger to cold and windy conditions, however yesterday’s cold set a record for coldest windchill recorded. Air temperature in the -40s and winds gusting over 100mph combined to create a wind chill reading of -108 degrees! It is hard to even imagine how cold that would feel!

Luckily, none of that “The Day After Tomorrow”-like weather is in our forecast! Have a great week everyone 🙂

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Wild Weather Wednesday

Today’s Forecast

Good morning, and happy Wednesday! It’s crazy to believe it is already February! It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating the New Year. As we come out of a winter weather advisory, icy conditions are still expected. Temperatures will stay below freezing until late morning, but warm up to the upper 30s by this afternoon with sun and clouds expected. With that being said, any icy spots could remain in areas that get little to no sunshine, so be cautious as you travel throughout the day. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a very slight chance of a wintery mix in the morning with a high of 42 and a low of 24.

Recent Wild Weather

With recent heavy amounts of snow the past couple of weeks, a family in Buffalo, Minnesota has been working on something big. With the help of friends, neighbors, and snow plows, the Fobbe family decided to make a giant “Frosty”. Being 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide, this giant snowman nearly takes up their entire front yard. This is the fourth year in a row that this family has built “Frosty”. As temperatures rise above freezing, they add as much remaining snow as possible to keep the giant snowman from melting. This year, they are using Frosty’s attention in hopes to collect donations for a friend who has cancer.

Wild Weather this Day in History

As many of us anticipate to see if Phil will see his shadow or not, let’s go back 12 years to what is now known as the Groundhog Day Blizzard. On Monday, January 31, 2011 a very powerful low pressure system produced blizzard conditions across southern Wisconsin. January 31 through mid-day February 1, several inches of snow hit the southern area. Strong winds and light lake effect snow was associated with this system. By Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning (Groundhog Day), things really started to amp up. Over the three day period, a total of 18.7 inches of snow fell. 8.3 inches falling just on February 1, breaking the daily snowfall record. Along with becoming the fifth highest snowfall amount in 48 hours between that Tuesday night and Wednesday morning with a total of 14.3 inches. Despite these conditions southern Wisconsin faced, Phil did not see his shadow that Wednesday morning, predicting an early Spring.

Continue to stay warm, and have a great rest of the week!

Source: https://www.weather.gov/mkx/020211_groundhog-blizzard

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Happy Monday and Ice?

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a good Monday because these next few days might be a bit icy. So remember to keep some extra space between you and the car in front of you when driving on icy roads.

Tonight: Rain transitioning over to a wintry mix. Low of around 30 degrees and ice accumulations of up to 0.25in. Watch out for black ice!

Tuesday: Overcast all day with a chance of flurries. High of around 36 degrees.

Tuesday Night: Mainly cloudy with possible snow showers late in the night. Low of around 27 degrees. Also, happy Feburary!

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Friday Forecast 1/27

Good morning, folks, and happy Friday!

Today’s Forecast

For today, you can expect a bit of a warmup after a couple of chilly days. Thanks to a steady wind out of the south, highs will top out in the low 50s with full sunshine. A great day to get outdoors for sure! Lows tonight will drop into the mid 30s as a few clouds build in overnight.

What to Watch For

This weekend continues Friday’s trend of steady winds and warmer temperatures. For Saturday, highs will push 60 with mostly sunny skies. However, Saturday night rain chances increase as temperatures drop into the mid 40s. These rain showers will persist into Sunday as temperature top out right around 50. Next week we are monitoring the chance for some winter weather, however precipitation types and amounts are not certain as of now. Stay tuned to the local forecast for updates for the middle of next week and how winter weather could impact the area.

Weather Fact!

It is no secret that this January has been warmer than usual, in fact, the average temperature for the month is a balmy 43.8 degrees. With four days left in the month, and three days of temperatures forecasted to be in the 50s, it is safe to say that this could be one of our warmest Januaries ever in the region. Since the Kentucky Mesonet’s earliest record of monthly summary data, in 2008, the warmest January average temperature was in 43.1 degrees in 2017. For perspective, last January’s average temperature was 32.5 degrees. (Kentucky Mesonet)

For the winter haters, this year has been rather kind to you! For my fellow snow-lovers, well, lets wait and see what happens next week! 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Wild Weather Wednesday

Hello everyone! I wanted to take a quick moment to introduce myself. My name is Harmony Guercio and I’m a sophomore here at WKU studying to become a Meteorologist. I’ve wanted to be a Meteorologist as long as I can remember and, according to my parents, I’ve wanted to be a Meteorologist ever since I could talk. Fun Fact: Today, the day of my first weather blog, is my 20th birthday! I will be bringing your weekly Wednesday weather report and some recent wild weather events because I find those to be the most interesting. I really hope that you enjoy reading my blogs.

Today’s Forecast

Good morning, and happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a great week so far, and staying warm! This morning will start off mild and windy with showers tapering off by the afternoon. Highs start out in the 50s, but by tonight it will be cooling off into the lower 40s and upper 30s. A wind advisory is in effect until this evening with winds of up to 15-25 mph and gusts of 35-45 mph expected. These winds could blow around unsecured objects, along with knocking out tree limbs and/or causing power outages. Temperatures will continue to drop coming into Thursday with snow showers and flurries on and off throughout the day. No major accumulation is expected.

Recent Wild Weather

This past week there have been a few wild weather moments. One that stood out to me was the famous cloud shaped like a UFO that was spotted last Friday (January 20th) over Turkey. Some may ask, how can a cloud even look like this? Lenticular clouds are most commonly formed in crests and valleys of mountainous terrain. Due to the topography of the mountains, you get different waves in the atmosphere. As air rises and winds blow over the hills and mountains, clouds form and layers are created that are shaped like lens or saucers giving the illusion of something wild, just like this past cloud that has gone viral.

Wild Weather this Day in History

On this day in history, 47 years ago, an icy rain hit Buffalo NY, causing a coating of ice on the runways at the Buffalo Airport. This coating of ice caused a shutdown of flight operations for 2 hours. A little further northeast, this same icy rain affected the Monroe County airport in Rochester. A single engine aircraft’s windshield formed ice and caused them to miss the runway by 50 ft.

Stay warm, and continue to have a nice rest of the week!

Source: https://www.weather.gov/buf/HistoryJAN25.html

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Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you enjoyed the NFL divisional round this week and your team won! As we creep closer to February we see more and more snow chances in the forecast but not for the week.

Monday Night: Expect partly cloudy skies and a low of around 30 degrees.

Tuesday: We can expect a high of around 50 degrees. Some sun will peak through in the morning before complete cloud cover in the afternoon as another system moves in.

Tuesday Night: Rain moves in the evening with a low of around 37 degrees. Expect a light breeze with gusts up to 15mph.

Wednesday: Rain in the morning before becoming more scattered in the afternoon. High of 50 degrees. Expect some windy conditions throughout the day, right now we are looking at gusts up to 40mph.

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Friday Forecast 12/2

Good morning, folks, and happy Friday!

Today’s Forecast

For today, you can expect some milder weather for our area. High temperatures will be in the lower 60s with mostly cloudy skies, and a slight rain potential. Overnight lows in the upper 40s. Certainly warmer than it could be for this time of year!

What to Watch For

Tomorrow you expect more mild conditions, with temperatures once again right around 60 degrees. Rain chances clear out, however, and skies will be mostly sunny. Saturday night the cold settles back as lows dip into the upper 20s, setting up for a cooler Sunday with highs in the mid 40s. A rain free weekend brings the potential for for rain every day next week, so enjoy the clear skies this weekend!

Weather Fact!

This November in Bowling Green, we saw a maximum high temperature on November 4th of 78.5 degrees, and a minimum temperature of 14.7 degrees on November 21st. This gives a spread of 63.8 degrees between the two. The last time we saw a spread large was in November of 2016, when the maximum temperature of 85.3 degrees and the minimum temperature of 19 degrees produced a 66.3 degree spread. (Kentucky Mesonet)

Have a great weekend everyone 🙂

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Last Monday of November!

It’s that time of the year! With Thanksgiving officially over, we start decorating and listening to Christmas music! With a little less than four weeks until Christmas, we might just start seeing the snow pop up in the forecast.

What can we expect this week?

We can expect a cloudy and warm Tuesday with gusts up to 30mph. Showers move in during the afternoon with severe thunderstorms overnight. The main severe threat is gusty winds with a chance of a tornado, especially southwest of Bowling Green. After the front moves through, expect colder temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday will only be a high of 42 degrees and a low of a chilly 22 degrees. Friday looks to be warmer with a high around 55.

When can we expect snow again?

There is no chance of snow in the current forecast, but here is to hoping for a white Christmas!

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Happy Monday!

Happy Monday! I hope you enjoy your short work week! The weather has been great with clear skies and highs around 50 degrees, but that is about to change for Thanksgiving.

What to expect?

This week we can expect highs of around 60 degrees and sunny skies until Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving clouds roll in with a chance of scattered showers Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. Tuesday will be the coldest with a low of around 30 degrees.

When is the next chance of snow?

Let us just say you will sooner hear Christmas music than see snow as of right now. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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