Quiet for a few days

Good Wednesday to one and all. It’s a quiet few days taking shape as our temps get closer to normal for the first time in a while. As we look farther down the road, we are tracking a weak system for Friday with a big storm system ready to impact us early next week. This will unlock arctic air for much of the country.

Before we get to weather, this happened Tuesday…

Everyone finally agrees the Blue Grass Airport thermometer is terribly wrong. As you know, this is something I’ve been drawing attention to for years. The folks at the NWS want to do the right thing and I’m confident this will finally get fixed soon. To those folks who’ve given me grief over the years for my constant bashing of the official Lexington temps and snowfall measurements, everyone today agrees it’s been poor and has to get better. I expect a personal apology from each of you. 😉

As far as the weather is concerned, Wednesday and Thursday continue to look good, so enjoy it.

A fast moving shower maker rolls through here on Friday with chilly temps:

A cold shot of air comes in for Friday night into Saturday.

Early next week will feature a major arctic attack showing up across the country. The details on how it all evolves and what impacts it has on our weather remain to be seen. The first arctic front looks to arrive by Tuesday. Ahead of this comes a lot of rain and wind for Monday, with the potential for a switch to snow as temps crash Tuesday:

That’s some really cold air coming in here for the middle of next week and that could mean wind chills get way down there.

The arctic air will likely hang tough across the northern half of the country, with the potential for winter weather makers riding underneath it later next week:

It’s not just the operational models that are going frigid, the ensembles are too. Keep in mind, the GFS ensemble mean shows the average of 21 members and usually smoothes out in time. Look at what it’s showing for temp departures from early next week into early the following week:

That would also be conducive for some snows. That’s something the average of the nearly 50 member Euro Ensembles are seeing:

Have a great Wednesday and take care.

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