Southeastern Winter Storm Summary

As we all know, a snow event impacted the region on Thursday afternoon and into the evening hours, causing major traffic issues across the region. This was associated with the system before the main event to our south. A shortwave trough had been forecast for several days to propagate southeastward out of the northwestern US […]

An Update on the Southeast Drought

Just a few weeks ago, much of the southeastern US was battling an Extreme to Exceptional drought. Eight percent of the country was in an Extreme drought, with much of that being in the southeastern US. The southeast drought was bad, and only looked to get worse. This was causing many issues across the region. […]

The Southeast is Battling Wildfires

As I posted about last week, the majority of Kentucky is now in a Moderate to Severe drought. This has continued to worsen, with much of the southeastern portion of the state now in a Severe Drought. Well, we are not alone. Much of our neighbors to our south and east are seeing much, much worse drought […]

WxOrNotBG Tweets of the Week

Twitter is a meteorologist’s best friend and worst enemy. Meteorologists send out hundreds of tweets per day, and it is such a useful tool for dispensing information. Many times, though, hype will begin and spread like fire on Twitter. Other times, it saves someone’s life. Therefore, Twitter sees the best and worst out of meteorologists […]

Tropical Storm Julia Forms…Inland?

For the past, oh say, week or so, we have been tracking a system traversing across the Atlantic referred to as “93L” by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). As it propagated eastward, it looked fairly terrible the majority of the way. It was disorganized and just kinda an amorphous blob. I citizens x’d this yesterday. […]

Hurricane Hermine Takes aim at Florida

Yesterday morning, Tropical Storm Hermine was born in the southern Gulf of Mexico as what looked like a big blob of convection. She has been classified as a tropical system, with an organized surface circulation, since Sunday morning; however, it took her a while to get the name “Hermine”. Early in her life she came […]

Tornadoes strike SE Alabama overnight

We don’t always associated tornadoes and severe weather with the winter season, but overnight Saturday in southeast Alabama, that proved to be the case. The low pressure system that was the source of our abundant rainfall in south central Kentucky also brought isolated severe weather and one supercell across Alabama. This supercell was embedded within […]