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A cold and windy start to December.

The past couple days were rather wet for Bowling Green, with the airport recording 1.01 inches of rain. This was associated with a rather slow moving cold front that moved through our area. Now that this front has moved through, … Continue reading

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Out of the freezer, into the oven, then into the shower

The extremely high amplitude trough that was located over our area towards the end of last week has moved out over the Atlantic, replaced by a similarly high amplitude ridge that has brought temperatures into¬† the mid 70s for the … Continue reading

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High pressure and fall colors make for a beautiful weekend.

High pressure has settled in for the weekend along much of the country, making this weekend a perfect weekend to go out and view the autumn colors. Both the GFS and the NAM are forecasting the development of a moderate … Continue reading

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The CONUS is quiet, for the time being.

Weather patterns across the country are fairly quiet for the moment. The shortwave trough moving out of the northwest has greatly decreased the amplitude of the ridge over the western US, helping to create a largely zonal flow pattern across … Continue reading

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Low pressure moving into New England.

The low pressure system that brought the cold front through our area is now located over New York, and both the NAM and the GFS are expecting it to slowly drift over New England for the next couple days, dropping … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s squall line dropped 0.11 inches of rain at the WKU Farm with a maximum wind gust of¬† 27.5 miles per hour. While certainly not the most impressive total, this was the first time in nearly two weeks that a … Continue reading

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Front moves through, brings in cooler temperatures.

At long last, the summer heat has broken! The dominant ridge that has been sitting in place over Kentucky for the past several days has been replaced by a trough, bringing in substantially cooler temperatures that will finally make it … Continue reading

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Is Autumn finally arriving?

For the past several days, we Kentuckians have been stuck with the same aggravatingly hot conditions generated by this more or less stationary ridge over the southeast. Bowling Green started off fall with the mercury tying a record high temperature … Continue reading

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