The Columbia Gorge Ice Storm

On this day, in 1921, the Columbia Gorge saw a historical ice storm. In all, according to the National Weather Service, snowfall amounts ranged from 54″ in The Dalles, 37.5″ in Hood River, and 27.5″ in the Cascade Locks. This left several trains with passengers on board stranded for days.

Below is a photograph of fallen trees and wires in Needham.

(Wicked Local)
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A Slight Warm Up

Good morning everyone! Hopefully, you put on a warm jacket before heading out as it is on the chilly side. While today it does look to stay on the cooler side, we should expect to see a gradual warm-up Thursday and Friday. Rain chances will stay out of the way as a high-pressure system will dominate the region until Saturday. Here’s the latest satellite image with the ridge associated with that high-pressure system marked:


Saturday a stationary front will sit to the north of Kentucky and will bring a very slight chance for rain to Warren County but the greater chances will remain for counties along the Ohio River to the north.

For now there is not much to say but enjoy the warmer conditions and the sun!

    • Wednesday:
      • High: 56
      • Low: 38
    • Thursday:
      • High: 65
      • Low: 41
    • Friday:
      • High: 66
      • Low: 43

Stay safe, stay healthy, and have a great week!

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Today in Weather History

On this day, in 2013, our country saw a rather unusual tornado outbreak take place in the northern portion of the Midwest. What do I mean by unusual you may ask? Well, this time of the year, there normally isn’t the proper amount of moisture supplied in the atmosphere for severe thunderstorms, let alone tornadoes, to take place. However, a low pressure system across the plains was the source of high amounts of moisture, with dew points ranging in the mid-60’s. With the combination of this moisture, seasonal abundance of wind shear, and the passage of a cold front, ten tornadoes touched down in a single day in the state of Illinois. We lost three lives because of this, leaving one hundred and forty-two injured.

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Cooler Friday

A cold front has already passed through the region, leaving behind cooler but sunny conditions. The high for today is 60F and the low is 35F, with calm wind conditions. Saturday will also remain mostly clear, but rain chances will increase into the late afternoon and into Sunday. You will definitely want to keep that umbrella in hand as you motion through your weekend. Strong winds and some thunder is possible with this system, with gusts up to 35mph as a low pressure system settles over the great lakes. Stay safe!

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The 1970 Bhola Cyclone

On this day, in 1970, the country of Bangladesh saw one of the world’s deadliest natural disasters. This storm was ranked as an “extremely severe cyclonic storm” by the India Meteorological Department and a category four on the Saffir-Simpson scale. From the 3rd through the 13th, there was $86.4 million of damage and over 500,000 lives lost.

(WikiProject Tropical Cyclones/Tracks)
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Veteran’s Day Tornado Outbreak

On this day, in 2002, our country was in the midst of a tornado outbreak that took place over the span of November 9th through the 11th. However, the 10th was the most active day, having produced more than sixty tornadoes, of the eighty-three total confirmed overall, with intensities ranging from EF0 to EF4. This event cost $160 million total in damages across the Midwest and took the lives of thirty-six people, injuring over two hundred and forty.

Below is a map showing the cluster of tornadoes that occurred on the outbreak’s most active day, the 10th.

(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
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Warm Monday!

Expect clear skies and dry conditions for the start of your work week! Temperatures will reach a high of 78F and a low of 60F, keeping you mild for the majority of your day. The south central KY region is still predominantly under a high pressure system for today. Temperatures are expected to reach a record high too. Definitely take advantage of this as a frontal system will make its way towards the Bowling Green area by Tuesday, with a 50% chance of rain by your late afternoon hours. Temperatures will stay mild according to long range forecast models even as we approach Thanksgiving, so stay tuned as we keep you updated!

Stay safe and a wonderful start to your work week!

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Mild Temperatures to Come

Get ready for a weekend filled with mild temperatures as a high pressure system dominates most of the South Central Kentucky region! This system is expected to keep those clear skies and warm temperatures around for today and the rest of the weekend! The high for today is 71F and the low is 46F, with dry conditions and sunny skies. Light winds will be out of the southeast which will give us a warm breeze throughout the day. Copy and paste the same conditions for the weekend, with a high of 74F and a low of 54F on Saturday. Sunday will be a little warmer, with a high of 76F and a low of 57F. Overall, definitely bring a light sweater with you on your nightly commute, but prepare for warm temperatures to settle in during the day.

No rain chances on radar until mid-next week! Enjoy your weekend and stay safe.

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The Great New England Snowstorm

On this day, in 1894, the New England region of the country suffered from a historical snowstorm. A low pressure system moving northeast offshore formed the snowstorm off the New Jersey coast, bringing about substantial amounts of rain, show, and high winds. Of this, two people and several horses were lost.

Any weather event that takes place this early in time is hard to find information on. However, I found this event to be particularly unique because of the surface map of the event shown below.

(National Weather Service)
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Rain Free, Comfortable End to the Week

Good morning everyone! Hopefully, the elections haven’t gotten you all too frazzled and you’re reading this in good health. Yesterday was much more comfortable compared to the frigid conditions we had seen the previous days with a high of 66° and a low of 34°. The rest of the week looks to be a bit warmer with the exception of Thursday, but it should feel around what yesterday did. A widespread high-pressure system will remain over the area until around Tuesday when a cold front is expected to move through bringing precipitation chances back. Until then it is the perfect time to go out and check some fall foliage, especially the red maples, with loved ones or even by yourself.

    • Wednesday
      • High: 70°
      • Low: 45°
    • Thursday
      • High: 68°
      • Low: 48°
    • Friday
      • High: 69°
      • Low: 44°
Things to do in Bowling Green, Kentucky for Halloween

Also visit the source for the image above for some great things to do this fall around Bowling Green! Have a fun, safe, and healthy week!!

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