Temperature Gradients = Wind

I made a rather neat, yet meteorologically obvious, observation today. You may know that tighter pressure gradients produce stronger winds. But, tight temperature gradients can also create some strong winds. This is most notably observed at the surface with heat bursts. I was looking at 500mb temperatures, and noticed that when isotherms, or lines of […]

WKU Meteorology Program Gets NWS Forecasting Software

Western Kentucky University (of which I am a student) is the only university in Kentucky and Tennessee with a full degree in meteorology. We have had a program since 2010, and it has grown and developed into, objectively, one of the up and coming programs in the country. The program has many things built into […]

Thunderstorms Are Likely for Bowling Green Weather

Real time Bowling Green Weather Radar Today: Mostly cloudy, with severe thunderstorms possible in the evening hours. Highs around 79°F. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with thunderstorms exiting. Lows around 66°F. Ahh, the complicated forecast. There is nothing more fun that forecasting a difficult event. You can imagine that I am up for the challenge. So, today […]

Ups and Downs Continue For BG Weather

Real-time Radar: Today: Cloudy, with showers and thunderstorms likely. Breezy, with highs around 63ºF↓. Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with lows around 28ºF. Well, first of all, let me establish that the weather over the past three days has been AMAZING. I would love for this stretch of weather to continue onwards, but alas, it is early […]

Warmer Weather Upcoming

Real-time BG Radar: Today: Cold, with mostly sunny skies. Highs around 32ºF. Overnight, skies should be mostly clear, with lows around 28ºF. First of all, you all will likely be waking up to very cold temps this morning. With the dense snowpack in place, it is likely that temperatures will be in and around 5ºF, and maybe […]

The Makings Of A Strong Low Pressure

For the first time in a long time, I can say that the weather this week looks active. We haven’t seen very active weather across this portion of the world, and it has been killing me. However, this week, we are likely to see a very strong, rapidly intensifying low pressure system form, and impact the […]

Niiiiiiiiiiice Weather Up And Coming

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high around 69ºF. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 45ºF. The past few days have been awfully Autumn-like! How nice has that been? It has been sunny, and cool, but not too cool. Its been exactly what fall should be, and that won’t change for a couple days. We […]

Severe Storms Possible for Bowling Green Weather

Real Time Bowling Green Weather Radar: Today 7/12 – Scattered AM Thunderstorms; Partly Cloudy; Hot – High 91° / Tonight – Partly Cloudy; Isolated Thunderstorms – Low 75° Scattered thunderstorms will likely be in and around the region this morning as overnight thunderstorm complexes continue to weaken as they move south. As the thunderstorms move […]

WKU Student Research Conference

WKU’s 45th Annual Student Research Conference is being held tomorrow, March 28th, in the Downing Student Union to wrap up REACH Week. Whether undergraduate or graduate, from main or regional campuses, students of various disciplines are able to partake in showcasing their research. Poster and oral presentations will be taking place from 8 AM – […]