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Current Conditions

  • 31°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 72%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 23°
  • Pressure: 30.20 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 28

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Friday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Sunday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Frankfort, Kentucky

Updated: 4:00 PM EST on December 18, 2014

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the afternoon. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of snow, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 30% .

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast. High of 43F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 50F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 50F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 36F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 21F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 28F with a windchill as low as 19F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 18F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 27F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60% with accumulations up to 4 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 18F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 27F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 32F with a windchill as low as 23F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 19F with a windchill as low as 1F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 6:45 PM EST

Temperature: 32.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: NNE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Cloverbrook Farms, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 6:45 PM EST

Temperature: 30.9 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: South at 2.1 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Stonegate, Versailles, KY

Updated: 6:45 PM EST

Temperature: 30.7 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 6:45 PM EST

Temperature: 32.5 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Kentucky River, Versailles, KY

Updated: 6:45 PM EST

Temperature: 32.7 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 6:34 PM EST

Temperature: 30.0 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Wind Hill Farm, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 6:44 PM EST

Temperature: 29.8 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 6:45 PM EST

Temperature: 31.1 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 6:45 PM EST

Temperature: 30.9 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Northwest Shelby County KY, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 4:04 PM EST

Temperature: 30.2 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: NNW at 3.2 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Areion Farm, NW Shelby County, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 6:45 PM EST

Temperature: 30.6 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 6:45 PM EST

Temperature: 32.0 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: North Elkhorn Creek, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 6:44 PM EST

Temperature: 30.5 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Hunters Ln, Simpsonville, KY

Updated: 6:45 PM EST

Temperature: 30.4 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: NNE at 2.6 mph Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Garden Meadows, Lexington, KY

Updated: 6:44 PM EST

Temperature: 30.2 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 6:45 PM EST

Temperature: 31.6 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Palomar - Our Bungalo, Lexington, KY

Updated: 3:45 PM EST

Temperature: 33.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
321 PM EST Thu Dec 18 2014 


Short term (now through Friday night)... 
issued at 300 PM EST Thu Dec 18 2014 


The synoptic pattern this afternoon features zonal to west-southwest 
upper-level flow across the Ohio Valley, through which a dampening 
shortwave was traveling. This shortwave will push through the 
region this evening, but another weak southern stream disturbance 
will push in towards the end of the period and into the long term 
period. 


As expected, the very dry airmass between 900 and 750mb has largely 
won out this afternoon over the region, as isentropic ascent above 
this layer has not been enough to overcome it. A few locations have 
seen a few flurries/ice pellets/sprinkles, but most have remained 
dry and should remain dry through the rest of the evening. 


The cloud and resultant temperature forecast will be very tricky 
tonight, as it does appear a few breaks in the clouds may occur 
towards Friday morning. The latest rap/hrrr depict similar 
solutions in breaking up the cloud cover tonight across portions of 
central Kentucky and southern in. Forecast soundings from the synoptic 
models also support this potential as drier air works in in the 
800-600mb layer. Am always hesitant to forecast skies clearing this 
time of year, but given the model agreement, will reduce sky cover 
amounts overnight. Still think we will see at least some cloud 
cover almost all night, but large breaks coupled with generally calm 
winds may allow temperatures to drop into the low to mid 20s, 
perhaps even lower if the clouds break sooner. If they don't break 
at all, then obviously these temperatures will be way too cool. 
Certainly a tricky forecast and one the evening shift will monitor. 


Friday will be dry as high pressure remains in control. 
Temperatures will once again be dependent on the amount of cloud 
cover we see (likely more clouds in the afternoon/evening than in 
the morning). Will go with highs in the upper 30s and lower 
40s. 


Attention will then turn to the southwest as the next system 
approaches the Ohio and Tennessee valleys. Guidance continues to suppress 
this system further south, with the GFS/European model (ecmwf) on the northern end of 
the envelope, while the hi-res parallel GFS/NAM/wrfs all point to a 
more southern solution. Looking at the forcing progs, really don't 
see anything to support widespread precip in our area. The coupled 
jet structure seen a day or two ago is largely gone as guidance has 
now backed off the idea of a stronger northern stream jet streak. 
All the low-level ascent associated with frontogenesis and low-level 
moisture transport are focused well to the south of the region. 
Therefore, all we really have to work with will be weak upper-level 
ascent brought on by the left-exit of the southern stream jet streak 
and very modest mid-level height falls as the dampening wave pushes 
through. With all this in mind, have continued to trim pops with 
this package. Kept 20-30 pops in the far southeastern County Warning Area mainly 
just to keep some forecast continuity, but suspect the drier hi-res 
models will end up being right with little to no measurable precip 
in our area. 


Long term (saturday through thursday)... 
issued at 300 PM EST Thu Dec 18 2014 


High pressure will be over the upper Ohio Valley at the start of the 
period. This high will ridge across our area through the weekend. 
Will keep in some lower chance pops for light precip during the day 
Saturday as a system passes by well south of the region. The next 
precip chance is Sunday night as a weak vortmax crosses the Midwest. 
This system is the first in a series of disturbances crossing our 
area the next work week as a large upper low deepens across the 
Great Lakes and south central Canada. These systems will bring 
multiple precip chances to Christmas day. One such system looks 
to drag a surface low across the region Tuesday and then another by 
the end of the work week. The exact placement of these systems will 
determine the type of precipitation we get. For now, have a band of 
rain/snow chances along the Ohio River Sunday night, with little if 
any accumulations. The GFS has the Tuesday low going up the Ohio 
River, which brings a typical line of showers through with winter 
precip fighting drier air filtering in on the back side. 


Much colder thicknesses come in for midweek, with an impressive 
fetch of moisture from the Great Lakes potentially bringing some 
rain or snow showers Christmas eve. Then we warm up slightly on 
Thursday as the next low develops across the Southern Plains and 
lifts a warm front back across the region. 


&& 


Aviation (18z taf update)... 
issued at 1150 am EST Thu Dec 18 2014 


The low-level stratus around fl018-fl020 has finally cleared out of 
all sites late this morning. Despite better moisture trying to 
approach from the west, a pocket of very dry low to mid-level air 
will keep skies VFR through the valid taf period. An isolated 
flurry or sprinkle will be possible through this afternoon at any 
site, otherwise expect dry conditions through the period. Winds 
will be light and variable today through Friday afternoon. 


&& 


Lmk watches/warnings/advisories... 
Kentucky...none. 
In...none. 
&& 


$$ 


Short term........kjd 
long term.........Rjs 
aviation..........kjd 










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