Weather Whirlwind In Store

It’s a warm start in the 60s for south central Kentucky this morning, thanks to strong winds pouring in out of the south. We’re already experiencing gusts exceeding 25 mph. This will take temps to the mid/upper 60s by early afternoon. Roller Coaster Ride Initiated Southerly winds will continue to increase through morning, with gusts […]

Severe Thunderstorm WATCH Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm WATCH for all of south central Kentucky until 9pm this evening.  The atmosphere across western and central Kentucky continues to become more unstable as we’ve progressed through the afternoon, providing an environment conductive for strong to severe thunderstorm development. Looking at meteorological parameters, it’s looking more […]

Thursday Afternoon Update

Good news!  As anticipated, the cloud deck in place over the area this morning has started to erode out.  This has allow beautiful conditions to take over, complete with partly sunny skies, along with temperatures ranging between the upper 60’s and low 70’s. Clearing will continue overnight and into Friday, allowing rays of sunshine and […]

Storm Chase Day 3: Waynoka, Oklahoma

Thursday was one of the best days of my life. It was a rewarding day after putting in hours of work on analysis, hand analysis and just thinking about the forecast in general. We began the Storm Chase in Woodward, Oklahoma looking to figure out where in the world we were gonna go. It was an extremely […]

Severe Weather Possible Again Tomorrow

Posted by Landon Hampton on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Discussion Well, this is looking like one doozy of a forecast across the region. What has changed, though!? Today looks really nice actually. We are looking at mostly sunny skies for the majority of the day, with some clouds creeping in here by this evening. Highs […]

Thursday Severe Weather Update

12:15PM Midday Severe Weather Update Posted by Landon Hampton on Thursday, March 30, 2017 Threats: The greatest severe weather threats associated with this system are damaging winds, hail, and torrential rain. The possibility of isolated tornadoes is also on the table, but the threat is low. With the possibility of torrential rain also comes the […]

Today’s Severe Weather

wxornotBG 3/30/17: Severe weather is the focus today, as a low pressure system sends a cold front plowing east over the area. Posted by Landon Hampton on Thursday, March 30, 2017 Forecast Discussion Good morning, everybody. Well, it looks like today is going to be a bit intense around the region, so buckle up and […]

Mid-Afternoon Severe Weather Update

Since this morning’s blog post, the severe weather threat across the region has increased substantially, with mesoscale models showing discrete supercells developing this evening to our southwest. As you can see above, the SPC has placed us in an Enhanced Risk for severe weather, with a Moderate Risk to our northwest. The ingredients look to […]

Devastating Tornado Outbreak Across the South

On Friday afternoon, Contributor Evan Hatter previewed what was likely to be a pretty substantial severe weather outbreak across the southern US over the weekend. Models had been hinting at it for several days by that point, and they were honing in on a multi-day, multi-round severe weather episode across much of the south, extending […]