“Winter” 2016-17: We Hardly Knew Ye

And when I say hardly, I mean hardly. When you think of winter you think of something like…this: But for the most part, no. Winter looked nothing like that. We had a couple of snow “events” in the past 3 months but nothing worth writing home about. This should give you an effective summary of our […]

NWS Confirms Two Tornadoes Struck South-Central Kentucky

After the severe weather that impacted our region on Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service has now confirmed that two tornadoes struck south-central Kentucky early Wednesday morning. The first tornado struck in the western portion of Butler County south of Rochester at approximately 12:35 AM CST and was on the ground for around 2 minutes. The […]

Southern California Preparing for Heavy Rain

When you think of Southern California, particularly the Los Angeles Area, you don’t much think of heavy rain, do you? But the area will look nothing like this through through the weekend. A strong storm system is coming onshore for the weekend that will inundate the LA Basin with copious amounts of heavy rain. This is […]

Portions of New Orleans Cleaning Up After Damaging Tornado

Earlier this week, the southeast was impacted by a somewhat rare but by no means unprecedented February severe weather outbreak. And the hardest hit area was, without a doubt, the greater New Orleans area. According to the storm survey from NWS New Orleans, an EF-3 tornado touched down at 11:12am CT in an area known as […]

New England is Getting Walloped With Snow

Over the past few days, the weather models had been honing in on a strong piece of atmospheric energy diving southeastward out of southern Canada. This was forecast to force a strong surface low that would explosively develop just off the northeastern coast. Associated with this would be strong dynamics, and the ability to force […]

California, US Drought Improves Drastically

As you all well know, much of the US, especially the Southeast and California, was entrenched in a drought, with the worst effects being felt in California. The drought there had been ongoing for several years, and people wondered when it would stop. The southeast drought had been ongoing since the beginning of 2016. Areas […]

8th Anniversary of Historic Ice Storm

Hard to believe, especially with the weather we’ve had recently, but 8 years ago today, the area was being hit with the worst ice storm many have ever experienced. Then-Kentucky Governor Steven L. Besmear called it “the biggest natural disaster in modern Kentucky history.” People were left without power for days, some even for weeks. […]