Great Weather Thru Monday; Irma Lurks

Happy Saturday, fellow south central Kentuckians!  After a work week of (mostly) incredible weather, the weekend will follow suit.  With that being said, you’ll need to soak it in while you can, before the spirit of Hurricane Irma impacts the area next week. It’s another cool start for us across the entire region (see map […]

Tropical Storm Cindy is moving in!

wxornotBG 6/22/17: Tropical Storm Cindy has made landfall, and looks to bring a concerning, complicated forecast for south central Kentucky. Publicado por Landon Hampton em Quinta, 22 de junho de 2017 Forecast Discussion Good morning, everybody! I hope y’all have an umbrella or rain jacket because we’re about to have quite a bit of rain […]

The Week in Tropical Weather

I have come to the conclusion that I post way too much about the tropics. I am no expert in tropical meteorology, I wouldn’t even call myself an amateur. Tropical Meteorology is a much different animal than mid-latitude meteorology, and as such, it is difficult for me to apply my knowledge of mid-latitude meteorology to […]

Tropical Depression Four Forms

Well, last evening, Tropical Depression Four formed in the southern portions of the Gulf of Mexico, specifically in the Bay of Campeche. This storm (as of 10 pm CDT) is located about 145 miles east-southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico and is moving to the west at 7 mph. It is a fairly young system, and will likely […]

Tropical Depression Bonnie Lives Again

In one of the biggest underdog stories of the year, and in an upset that defies forecasts and models, Bonnie has been resurrected, and is a Tropical Depression once more. She died shortly after making landfall on Sunday in South Carolina, but her circulation has remained in tact, and she is now over the warm […]

Hurricane Katrina Remnants Anniversary

Did you know that the remnants of Hurricane Katrina moved through Kentucky 10 years ago yesterday? The Kentucky Geographic Alliance, which I am an employee of, posted a good article summing up some of the events, as well as a map of the path and precipitation amounts on August 30th, 2005. Check it out below! […]

Tropics Heating Up

Even though the Atlantic Hurricane season does not officially begin until June 1, the tropics are already heating up with the National Hurricane Center monitoring a disturbance off the eastern coast of Florida. Currently, an area of low pressure is situated between Miami, FL and the Bahamas and this low has triggered showers and thunderstorms […]

Hurricane Rachel to Weaken in Eastern Pacific

The tropical season has been very quiet over the past few weeks in the Atlantic Ocean. If you are looking to find a tropical disturbance, you’ll have to turn to the eastern Pacific where Hurricane Rachel is churning over open water. Rachel is a category 1 hurricane currently positioned 400 miles southwest of the Baja peninsula […]

Tropical Weather Terminology

Living in Kentucky, it’s easy to get much of the tropical weather terminology mixed up since we’re never directly affected. But as storms have been hitting the coasts of both Mexico and the United States within the last few weeks, it is helpful to understand the genesis of tropical weather. According to the National Hurricane […]

Tropical Storm Dolly Heads for Mexico

Tropical Depression Five has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Dolly, and continues to head for the coast of Mexico. According to the National Hurricane Center, Dolly has exhibited sustained winds near 50 mph and is expected to produce 5 to 10 inches of rainfall. This rain could cause major flash flooding as well as mudslides […]