Thundershowers Possible Today, Rain Likely Tomorrow

Thunder Returns to Forecast Good morning south-central Kentucky, storm chances will increase from this morning to this afternoon before steady rain settles in for Saturday.  The high today will be in the low 80’s before we cool down from the thundershowers possible today, rain likely tomorrow. No Severe Expected With a lack of wind shear, […]

Summer-like Bowling Green Weather

Real-time Bowling Green Weather radar: Today: Partly cloudy, with isolated storms possible. Highs around 86°F. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with storms remaining possible. Lows falling to around 65°F. Today’s forecast looks to be pretty tough overall, as the short-term guidance is currently performing incredibly bad with the current set up across the region. This gives me […]

Nepal Earthquake Shrinks Mount Everest

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that impacted Nepal on April 25th has reshaped the land in the southeast Asian region. The city of Kathmandu, India has actually risen several feet in places while Mt. Everest is an inch shorter than before the quake. In an article by Weather Underground, they discussed how radar was used to […]

Tuesday Afternoon Update

Real-Time Bowling Green Weather Radar: This Afternoon – Mostly Sunny – High 60º / Tonight – Chance for a Light Shower – Low 34º 3pm 60˚ – 6pm 49˚ – 9pm 43˚ – 12am 40˚ – 3am 38˚ – 6am 34˚ Who can complain about this afternoon? High temperatures will top out around 60˚ with mostly sunny […]

Less Frigid Air Returns This Weekend

Real-Time Bowling Green Weather Radar: Today – Isolated Snow Showers; Breezy – High 23º / Tonight – Clear – Low 10º 6am 20º – 9am 21º – 12pm 24º – 3pm 23º – 6pm 18º Today will be COLD once again! A few areas may see some light snow showers before early afternoon, but any accumulation is […]

Monarch Butterflies Spotted on Radar

Radar technology is normally used in Meteorology to detect precipitation; but sometimes, the radar picks up other things in the sky, such as birds or debris from a storm. Last week, the radar over St. Louis detected what was discovered to be the migration of Monarch butterflies. Meteorologists were stunned when they were presented this […]

Airplanes Dodge Thunderstorms

This radar loop is overlaid with the path airlines were forced to take a few weeks ago at Atlanta’s airport as strong thunderstorms ignited across the region.  Watch as the airplanes dodge thunderstorms, twisting and turning to avoid convection firing across areas surrounding the airport…it’s very, very neat: via Break.com

Deadly Lightning Strikes Venice Beach

  The summer monsoon season continues to cause some problems out west, and the latest is a rare summertime thunderstorm that produced deadly lightning in Venice Beach, California yesterday. Moist flow out of the south usually only makes its way to the interior deserts and mountains of California, but yesterday the flow made it all the […]

Spotting A Hail Core With Radar

As of this writing, there is a pretty large thunderstorm affecting portions of Montana. I’m going to use this storm to show you how meteorologists monitor radar for the development of hail. So, the above image is your basic base reflectivity image. This is what you generally see posted on social media, or what you […]

Usefulness of Radar During Severe Weather Coverage

In my opinion, we’ve come to a crucial fork in the road that is severe weather coverage. What is the place of radar images during severe weather? Should radar images stay behind a computer screen only seen by the meteorologist on air, or should it be displayed for the public to see? Honestly, I’m on […]