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Current Conditions

  • 24°
  • Light Snow
  • Wind: East 7 mph
  • Humidity: 60%
  • Visibility: 8.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 12°
  • Pressure: 30.41 in. +
  • Heat Index: 16

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Snow
  • High: 33 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Snow
  • Monday
  • Rain
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Rain
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 31 °
  • Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Overcast
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Overcast
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 58 °
  • Low: 44 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Bowling Green, Kentucky

Updated: 3:17 am CST on February 14, 2016

Winter Storm Warning in effect from 9 am this morning to 9 am CST Monday...
  • Today

    Snow. Snow accumulation around 3 inches. Highs in the mid 30s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

  • Tonight

    Light snow possibly mixed with rain. Snow accumulation 1 to 2 inches. Total snow accumulation 4 to 5 inches. Near steady temperature in the mid 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

  • Washingtons Birthday

    Rain likely. Highs around 40. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

  • Monday Night

    Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the lower 30s. West winds up to 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain possibly mixed with snow. Highs in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain possibly mixed with snow. Lows in the lower 30s.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Winter Storm Warning  Statement as of 3:11 am CST on February 14, 2016/


... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 10 am EST /9 am CST/ this
morning to 10 am EST /9 am CST/ Monday...

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for snow... which is in effect from 10 am EST /9 am
CST/ this morning to 10 am EST /9 am CST/ Monday. The Winter
Weather Advisory is no longer in effect.

* Timing... light snow will begin this morning... becoming heavier
Sunday afternoon and evening.

* Main impact... 3 to 5 inches of snow will be possible by late
Sunday night. Travel will become difficult at times late this
afternoon and this evening.

* Other impacts... there is a chance of a brief period of
freezing drizzle late Sunday night before transitioning to
drizzle or rain by Monday morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous.







Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Ridgeview Drive, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 6:33 AM CST

Temperature: 22.3 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: North Campbell Road, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 6:32 AM CST

Temperature: 23.9 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: MIDCREST DR., Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 6:33 AM CST

Temperature: 22.6 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.44 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Shawnee Estate, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 6:23 AM CST

Temperature: 21.2 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: Clearing in wooded area, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 6:33 AM CST

Temperature: 24.3 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Fordes Crossing, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 6:33 AM CST

Temperature: 23.7 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Plano, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 6:33 AM CST

Temperature: 23.5 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: ENE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Meng Rd, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 6:29 AM CST

Temperature: 23.2 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: East at 5.3 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 16 °F Graphs

Location: Brownsville 7mi WNW, Huff, KY

Updated: 6:33 AM CST

Temperature: 21.0 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: ENE at 4.5 mph Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 15 °F Graphs

Location: Halifax, Scottsville, KY

Updated: 6:30 AM CST

Temperature: 22.5 °F Dew Point: 10 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: ENE at 5.8 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 15 °F Graphs

Location: Al Bedel Road, Auburn, KY

Updated: 6:30 AM CST

Temperature: 24.2 °F Dew Point: 7 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.46 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Holly Falls Lane, Mammoth Cave, KY

Updated: 6:32 AM CST

Temperature: 22.6 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.49 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
602 am EST sun Feb 14 2016 


..updated aviation discussion... 


Short term (now through Tuesday night)... 
issued at 400 am EST sun Feb 14 2016 


..winter storm to bring accumulating snow to the region today and 
tonight... 


=================================== 
short term synopsis 
=================================== 


Several mid-level waves will roll through the Ohio Valley in the 
short term period bringing numerous rounds of precipitation to the 
region. The first in the series of waves will arrive later this 
morning and will bring a period of light to moderate snow to the 
region today and tonight. As that wave passes off to the east, a 
secondary and stronger wave will push eastward from the plains and 
into the Ohio Valley late on Monday. Ahead of this system, a 
southerly fetch of moisture and warmer air will push into the region 
resulting in the precipitation changing over to plain rain during 
the day on Monday. Slightly colder air will attempt to filter back 
into the region Monday night resulting in the rain changing back 
over to or mixing with snow before ending. The final wave, a strong 
clipper system, will drop into the region during the day on Tuesday 
bringing another round of mixed precipitation to the region. 


=================================== 
Model trends/preference/confidence 
=================================== 


Short term model trends with regards to quantitative precipitation forecast have trended upward 
across the region in recent runs. This is especially true with the 
the NAM and GFS solutions. On the other hand, quantitative precipitation forecast from the normally 
consistent Euro has trended downward in the last run. The multi- 
model consensus continues to indicate the axis of heaviest quantitative precipitation forecast 
mainly across the southern half of Kentucky and then arcs it northeastward 
through the east Kentucky coalfields into WV. A sharp decreasing gradient 
of quantitative precipitation forecast appears to be a trend especially in areas north and northwest 
of the Ohio River. 


Overall model trends in surface temperatures have not changed 
appreciably over the last few runs. Temperatures at the beginning 
of the model simulations are a bit warmer than in previous forecasts 
given that initial observed temperatures are warmer out across southeast 
MO/west Tennessee/S Kentucky. The multi-model consensus does keep temperatures cool 
enough to produce snow across the region today and tonight. However, 
the trend is for warmer air to flow northward into the region late 
tonight and on Monday resulting in precipitation changing from snow 
over to a wintry mix and then plain rain. 


As for model preferences, a multi-model consensus blend including 
the previous forecast will be used. We will lean heavily on a 
GFS/NAM sref blend on quantitative precipitation forecast and temperature forecasts. This will 
result in slightly more quantitative precipitation forecast and snowfall in the forecast while 
maintaining a large amount of continuity from the previous forecast. 


Forecast confidence in precipitation type and amounts are high for 
today and tonight. Forecast confidence decreases markedly for 
Monday and Tuesday as lower confidence on surface air temperatures 
and depth of remaining cold air in the lower atmosphere result in 
lower confidence on precipitation type. 


=================================== 
Sensible & societal impacts 
=================================== 


As the first upper level wave passes through the region today and 
tonight, we expect snow to break out to the west of the region and 
then head eastward into our forecast area. Large scale synoptic 
scale ascent will increase across the region as we'll be in the 
right exit region of an approaching jet streak. Model proximity 
soundings show steepening lapse rates and good Omega values through 
the dgz suggesting that snow will start off initially as light, but 
the become moderate to heavy at times during the mid-late afternoon 
and evening hours. It is possible that we could see some banding 
features develop across the region. The most likely place for this 
would be in the area between the weak/bg parkways and the Cumberland 
Parkway. Lighter intensity snow is likely further north across our 
southern Indiana counties. 


Previous forecasts indicated the potential for 2-4 inches of 
snowfall for the area with today and tonight's activity. Given the 
upward tick in the model qpf, we have increased snowfall amounts 
across our central and southern sections with this forecast update. 
Our current forecast will feature a gradient of snow across our 
north with a general 2-3 inches of snow across our southern Indiana 
counties. Snowfall amounts are expected to increase as one heads 
south of the Ohio River with a general 3-5 inches of snowfall across 
central sections of Kentucky. With this increase in snowfall, a few 
changes are needed in terms of headlines. 


After coordinating with surrounding offices, a Winter Storm Warning 
will be hoisted for much of central and southern Kentucky. In general, 
the warning will be for areas south of I-64 in Kentucky and then curve 
southwestward south of the Ohio River into western Kentucky. North of the 
warning, a Winter Weather Advisory will continue for far northern 
sections of north-central Kentucky and all of southern Indiana. 


The snow intensity and coverage is likely to diminish by mid-late 
evening as upper level forcing pushes off to the east. In general, 
we should see the main precipitation band push southward into 
Tennessee this evening. With the loss of moisture in the dgz we 
could see the potential for freezing drizzle to develop across the 
region for a period of time. However, as the night wears on, low- 
level warm air advection out ahead of the next wave pushing in from 
the west will allow surface temperatures to warm. Band of precip 
across Tennessee will likely lift back northward in the form of a mix of 
rain/snow and eventually change over to plain rain during the day on 
Monday as surface temperatures warm above freezing. There remains 
quite a bit of uncertainty on how much temperatures will warm given 
the expected snowfall Sunday afternoon/eve. However, all model 
guidance has been predicting temperatures warming well above 
freezing. For now, have trended temps slightly colder than the 
multi-blend guidance and with readings warming into the mid-upper 
30s. We will have to watch for the potential for heavy rainfall 
down across our southeastern sections during the day on Monday. The 
multi-model guidance suggests and inch or so of liquid precip 
falling during the day on Monday. 


Main shield of precipitation will move off to the east Monday night 
with some colder air working in behind it. This will result in a 
brief change over back to snow before precipitation ends. At this 
time, it does not appear that significant accumulations will occur 
with this activity. After a brief lull in the weather, a final wave 
will drop down into the region during the day on Tuesday. This will 
bring yet another round of mainly rain to the region as low-level 
warm air advection ahead of the system will keep thermal profiles 
warm through the period. As the system departs to the east Tuesday 
night, some colder air may arrive in time for another brief period 
of snow to occur. Highs Tuesday look to warm into the lower 40s 
with overnight lows cooling back into the lower 30s. 


Long term (wednesday through monday)... 
issued at 300 am EST sun Feb 14 2016 


Wednesday will mark a period of overall drier weather and moderating 
temperatures as a trough along the East Coast moves offshore, 
allowing ridging to build into the Ohio Valley by the end of the 
week. After temperatures in the 40s on Wednesday, they will warm 
into the low/mid 60s by Friday! A weak cold front may bring some 
light showers to the region Friday afternoon into Saturday, but 
temperatures should continue to run well above normal through the 
upcoming weekend. 


&& 


Aviation (12z taf update)... 
updated at 601 am EST sun Feb 14 2016 


VFR conditions will prevail this morning before conditions quickly 
deteriorate by early this afternoon as snow moves through the 
region. This snow will be moderate at times, helping to reduce cigs 
and vsbys into the low-end IFR or even LIFR range. The best chance 
for prolonged LIFR conditions will be at kbwg and klex where the 
heaviest axis of snow will fall. 


Otherwise, the snow will taper off in intensity overnight. However, 
warm air overrunning the fresh snowpack will keep some cig and vsby 
restrictions going. As we lose saturation aloft, can't completely 
rule out a brief period of fzdz at ksdf or klex late in the period, 
but do not have high enough confidence to include mention at this 
time. 


&& 


Lmk watches/warnings/advisories... 
Kentucky...Winter Weather Advisory from 10 am EST /9 am CST/ this morning 
to 10 am EST /9 am CST/ Monday for kyz023-030>037-042-043. 


Winter Storm Warning from 10 am EST /9 am CST/ this morning to 
10 am EST /9 am CST/ Monday for kyz024>029-038>041-045>049- 
053>057-061>067-070>078-081-082. 


In...Winter Weather Advisory from 10 am EST /9 am CST/ this morning 
to 10 am EST /9 am CST/ Monday for inz076>079-083-084- 
089>092. 


&& 


$$ 


Short term........mj 
long term.........Mj 
aviation..........kjd 






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