Friday Warm Up; Strong Storms Saturday

A relatively cool, dry day is coming to a close, with a much more active pattern in store as we get into the upcoming weekend. Highlights include increasing wind and temperatures Friday, with strong storms possible Saturday. Warming Trend Friday morning, a warm front will lift to our north, turning winds out of the south. […]

Warm, Windy and Slightly Wet Weekend on the Way

wxornotBG 11/3/17: Showers & storms this morning; drier, much warmer for the weekend. Posted by Landon Hampton on Friday, November 3, 2017 The Headlines A cold front is bearing down on the region this morning bringing us appreciable rain chances to start off your Friday…this is payback for those pleasantly warm temperatures from yesterday…but don’t […]

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 […]

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 and Heavy Rain Chances Increasing This Weekend

wxornotBG 5/19/17: Scattered strong storms possible today & Saturday, before a cold front brings widespread rainfall Saturday night. Sunday looks drier, and much cooler. Posted by Landon Hampton on Friday, 19 May 2017 Discussion Hey folks! I am currently on Storm Chase, and I had to make a last minute fill in, so I’m gonna […]

Hope You Like Rainy Weather

Real-time Radar Yesterday’s Weather That was one heck of a rollercoaster Bowling Green had yesterday…and rainy too. Our high occurred mid-afternoon and then the temperature only went down from there. According to NWS data, Bowling Green reached it’s high of 71º a little before 3pm…3 hours later it was 54º. Now that’s a front! Forecast Summary […]

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 […]