Winter half-time report for Mid-South

Going into the winter I predicted a wet and mild winter due to the developing La Nina in the Pacific. At the halfway point of meteorological winter (Dec-Feb) the prediction is right on track.

Here are the mid-point statistics…

Louisville: +5.3 degrees above normal with 178% of normal precipitation
Lexington: +4.6 degrees above normal with 164% of normal precipitation
Bowling Green: +4.7 degrees above normal with 131% of normal precipitation
Nashville: +5.6 degree above normal with 102% of normal precipitation

As is common during La Nina, the primary storm track has been oriented along the Ohio River running southwest to northeast. The SE ridge, which has been a dominant synoptic feature the past two years has limited precipitation somewhat in TN relative to KY.

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