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Current Conditions

  • 20°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 16°
  • Pressure: 30.42 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Monday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 28 °
  • Low: 12 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 16 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Frankfort, Kentucky

Updated: 10:00 AM EST on January 31, 2015

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 43F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain, then rain in the afternoon. High of 45F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 100% .

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with snow. Fog overnight. Low of 19F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight. Chance of snow 90%.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of snow in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 28F with a windchill as low as 9F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear in the evening, then overcast. Low of 12F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 27F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 16F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNE after midnight. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 7F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 12F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 28F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F with a windchill as low as 25F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Stonehedge Street, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 9:31 AM EST

Temperature: 21.4 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 9:34 AM EST

Temperature: 25.2 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: SSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Cloverbrook Farms, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 9:34 AM EST

Temperature: 28.9 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: North at 5.5 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 9:34 AM EST

Temperature: 26.1 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Kentucky River, Versailles, KY

Updated: 9:34 AM EST

Temperature: 24.3 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: East at 2.3 mph Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 9:32 AM EST

Temperature: 27.5 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: SE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Wind Hill Farm, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 9:30 AM EST

Temperature: 26.4 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: SSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 9:34 AM EST

Temperature: 28.0 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: South at 3.4 mph Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 9:30 AM EST

Temperature: 22.9 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Northwest Shelby County KY, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 9:25 AM EST

Temperature: 25.5 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: South at 5.3 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: Leestown Road, Lexington, KY

Updated: 9:31 AM EST

Temperature: 25.2 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 9:34 AM EST

Temperature: 27.0 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: North Elkhorn Creek, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 9:29 AM EST

Temperature: 25.6 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Campbellsburg Road, New Castle, KY

Updated: 9:31 AM EST

Temperature: 22.6 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.40 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Hunters Ln, Simpsonville, KY

Updated: 9:34 AM EST

Temperature: 26.1 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: SSE at 1.9 mph Pressure: 30.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Garden Meadows, Lexington, KY

Updated: 9:34 AM EST

Temperature: 30.6 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: SSE at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 9:34 AM EST

Temperature: 26.9 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: South at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.46 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: Palomar - Our Bungalo, Lexington, KY

Updated: 6:27 AM EST

Temperature: 21.6 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: Fox Lair, Kentucky, KY

Updated: 9:34 AM EST

Temperature: 24.3 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: KYTC_RWIS I-64 EB @ MP 25 (old rest area), Fisherville, KY

Updated: 8:45 AM EST

Temperature: 20 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
619 am EST Sat Jan 31 2015 


..updated aviation discussion... 


Short term (now through sunday)... 
issued at 305 am EST Sat Jan 31 2015 


A strong disturbance diving south across the northern rockies will 
combine with energy ejecting from a southern stream closed low over 
the Desert Southwest to form a significant winter storm that will 
ultimately stretch from Iowa to southern New England. 


For the lower Ohio Valley, guidance continues to trend farther north 
with the forecast path of the surface low, allowing increasingly 
warm air as far north as southern Indiana. Significant snow 
accumulations are looking less likely on Sunday. 


Both the GFS and NAM predict low pressure to develop over Missouri 
early Sunday, and deepening it as it moves eastwards right over 
Louisville late Sunday. 


Later today, skies will become cloudy by afternoon. Highs will range 
from the upper 30s to around 40 after a chilly morning. By evening, 
light precipitation associated with return flow across an elevated 
warm front will develop across southern Illinois and Indiana. 
Measurable precipitation will likely be confined to locations north 
of Interstate 64. Initially, snow will fall into dry air below, and 
precipitation may start out as light snow, or a rain snow mix across 
southern Indiana. Some light accumulations may develop across our 
very northern tier of counties before this initial pulse of 
precipitation tapers off towards dawn. Overnight lows through early 
Sunday may initially fall off toward freezing across our far north, 
then remain steady or slowly rise towards dawn Sunday. Farther 
south, lows will fall towards the middle 30s. 


Southerly winds will bring mild temperatures Sunday as far north as 
southern Indiana. Rain will overspread the area from west to east 
during the day Sunday, with widespread rains likely Sunday evening. 


Temperatures Sunday will warm into the lower 50s across our south, 
and could reach 50 as far north as Interstate 64. 


Long term (sunday night through friday)... 
issued at 300 am EST Sat Jan 31 2015 


By Sunday evening, the storm system to impact the Ohio Valley is 
expected to be centered across southern Indiana as widespread rain 
along and ahead of the system move through central Kentucky into 
southern Indiana. Once the low lifts northeast of the local area, 
temperatures will begin to fall, likely to not occur until mid 
evening in the west and midnight or after across the eastern areas. 
However, soundings show we really lose our saturation aloft quickly 
and surface temperatures likely won't fall below freezing until 
after midnight. Precipitation is expected to become spotty showers 
or drizzle until the deeper cold air arrives and ice crystals are 
able to form. 


The wrap around moisture with this system increases early Monday 
morning as soundings show saturation to around 850 mb. Most of this 
lies within the -8 to -12c range and combined with enhanced low 
level lift, thinking that there will be scattered snow showers 
during the early to mid morning hours, including the Monday morning 
commute. This could a scenario where a quick burst of snow drops a 
few tenths to 1/2 inch during the morning commute. It will also be 
quite blustery and north winds could be gusting 20 to 25 mph. This 
will make for a cold start to the work/school day and wind chills 
are likely to be in the 0 to +10 range. 


Precipitation ends west to east late Monday morning and look for 
improving conditions in the afternoon as the storm system lifts 
further northeast and is replaced by Canadian high pressure. Plan on 
highs only in the lower to middle 20s along the Ohio River, to 
around 30 degrees near the Tennessee border. A cold night still looks on 
tap Monday night when readings bottom out in the mid teens to mid 
20s under clear skies and light winds. Fair weather continues into 
Tuesday as the surface high pushes east, giving way to light 
southerly return flow. 


A northern stream shortwave is expected to dive out of the northern 
plains Wednesday into Thursday, bringing a front through the local 
area. We'll be watching a southern stream piece of energy as well 
and the forecast challenge the past few days is how much phasing may 
occur and whether this enhances precipitation across the Ohio 
Valley. 31.00z GFS shows slightly more phasing, which would bring 
some light precipitation back northwest across the southern and 
eastern forecast area. A time-trend analysis doesn't add a lot of 
confidence to this idea as most of the runs suggest the system 
largely stays across the southeast US. The remainder of the 31.00z 
deterministic and ensemble guidance keeps the system well to the 
southeast. For now, a model consensus of slight chances across the 
area seems appropriate. Ahead of this system, wednesday's highs may 
push 50 degrees in most places. So, if precipitation develops it 
would initially be rain until Wednesday night, possibly going over 
to snow. 


In the wake of the midweek system, the upper level flow looks to 
become northwesterly bringing generally fair weather and seasonably 
cold conditions. Highs in the 30s and lows in the teens. 


&& 


Aviation (12z taf update)... 
issued at 610 am EST Sat Jan 31 2015 


Clouds will increase and lower by late afternoon as a disturbance 
although ceilings will lower, they will remain VFR through 00z 
Sunday morning. 


Ceilings will remain VFR at bwg through the entire taf period with 
no precipitation. However, light rain or a light rain/snow mix may 
develop after 00z Sunday across southern Indiana and the northern 
Bluegrass. This area of precipitation may stay north of sdf and Lex 
through 06z Monday. Will put vcsh in taf for sdf after 00z to 
account for possibility of light precipitation. Ceilings at sdf and 
Lex will most likely stay VFR through 06z Sunday. 


Rain and MVFR ceilings will develop at sdf by 18z Sunday. 


South winds under 5kt through late morning will stay southerly at 
around 5 to 8kt through Saturday evening. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term........jsd 
long term.........Zbt 
aviation..........jsd 



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