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Current Conditions

  • 26°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: Variable 4 mph
  • Humidity: 55%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 12°
  • Pressure: 30.46 in. +
  • Heat Index: 22

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 29 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 42 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 44 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 33 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Frankfort, Kentucky

Updated: 2:17 PM EST on January 05, 2015

  • Thursday

    A few clouds. Lows overnight -5 to -1F.

  • Thursday Night

    Mainly clear. Low -3F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 29F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 18F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy skies. High 42F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low near 30F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 44F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Considerable cloudiness. Low around 30F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High 48F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday Night

    Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 28F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High 54F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low 33F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday

    A few clouds from time to time. High around 60F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    A few clouds. Low near 40F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High 63F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low 42F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High 57F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Cloudy with light rain developing after midnight. Low 43F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday

    Rain. High 54F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

  • Saturday Night

    Periods of rain. Low around 40F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with rain showers at times. High 54F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Sunday Night

    Cloudy with occasional showers. Low 42F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Flood Warning  Statement as of 11:04 am EST on March 5, 2015


The National Weather Service in Louisville KY has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Kentucky River at Frankfort lock.
* From Friday morning to Friday evening.
* At 10:30 am Thursday the stage was 27.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 31.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise and crest near flood stage Friday morning. The
river will fall below flood stage by Friday early afternoon.
* Impact... at 31.0 feet... Benson valley Road floods. Water approaches
Stoney Creek Road.
* Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 31.4
feet on Jan 7 1950.


Lat... Lon 3797 8476 3818 8482 3835 8481 3834 8496
      3809 8495 3791 8489

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 Record Report  Statement as of 01:41 am EST on March 05, 2015



... Record daily maximum snowfall set at Louisville KY...

a record snowfall of 8.3 inch(es) was set at Louisville KY
yesterday March 4th. This breaks the old record of 3.1 set in 1917.




 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 1:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015


... Snow reports for Louisville County Warning Area climate sites...

Location snowfall total snow
                                     storm total on ground
                                     through 1 PM at 1 PM
                                       (inches) (inches)

Lexington (official) 17.1 15
Louisville international (official) 11.9 12
Louisville NWS office 14.7 13
Fort Knox 11.0 11
Bowling Green (official) 7.2 7

The following reports are unofficial and represent a range of all
reports received from that County.

County... ... .total snow on
            ground at 1 PM
              (inches)

South central Indiana

DuBois 5 - 7
Orange 5 - 7
Washington 7 - 9
Scott 5 - 7
Jefferson 4 - 6
Crawford 5 - 7
Perry 9 - 11
Harrison 9 - 11
Floyd 7 - 9
Clark 7 - 11

North central Kentucky

Jefferson 8 - 12
Oldham 9 - 11
Henry 9 - 11
Shelby 15 - 17
Spencer 15 - 17
Bullitt 15 - 21
Hardin 16 - 25
Meade 9 - 11
Breckinridge 12 - 20
Hancock 8 - 10
Ohio 18 - 23
Nelson 15 - 22
LaRue 12 - 18
Marion 10 - 12

East central Kentucky

Franklin 17 - 19
Scott 14 - 20
Harrison 20 - 22
Nicholas 12 - 14
Bourbon 12 - 14
Fayette 12 - 15
Woodford 13 - 15
Anderson 13 - 17
Mercer 10 - 12
Jessamine 10 - 12
Clark 9 - 11
Madison 4 - 6
Garrard 7 - 9
Lincoln 5 - 7

South central Kentucky

Grayson 14 - 16
Hart 13 - 15
green 6 - 8
Taylor 6 - 8
Butler 15 - 17
Edmonson 10 - 12
Barren 7 - 11
Russell 4 - 6
Warren 6 - 8
Logan 6 - 7
Allen 3 - 5
Clinton 5 - 7



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Location: The Cottages of Frankfort, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 5:19 PM EST

Temperature: 27.5 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: WNW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Frankfort KY US, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 5:05 PM EST

Temperature: 25 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: North at 3 mph Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Stonehedge Street, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 5:26 PM EST

Temperature: 25.9 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Bald Knob, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 5:26 PM EST

Temperature: 23.6 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 5:27 PM EST

Temperature: 22.9 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 16 °F Graphs

Location: Cloverbrook Farms, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 5:27 PM EST

Temperature: 27.3 °F Dew Point: -1 °F Humidity: 29% Wind: North at 12.7 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: Stonegate, Versailles, KY

Updated: 5:27 PM EST

Temperature: 20.5 °F Dew Point: 10 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 5:27 PM EST

Temperature: 29.0 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.12 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Kentucky River, Versailles, KY

Updated: 5:27 PM EST

Temperature: 28.9 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 5:26 PM EST

Temperature: 24.8 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: NE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Wind Hill Farm, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 5:25 PM EST

Temperature: 25.3 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: NW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 5:27 PM EST

Temperature: 23.4 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: home, Finchville, KY

Updated: 5:27 PM EST

Temperature: 34.2 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 5:25 PM EST

Temperature: 24.1 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.43 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Northwest Shelby County KY, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 5:09 PM EST

Temperature: 27.9 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: NE at 6.3 mph Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: Leestown Road, Lexington, KY

Updated: 5:26 PM EST

Temperature: 24.8 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.52 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 5:27 PM EST

Temperature: 25.0 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: NW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: North Elkhorn Creek, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 5:24 PM EST

Temperature: 27.1 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.11 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Campbellsburg Road, New Castle, KY

Updated: 5:26 PM EST

Temperature: 25.3 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.44 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Hunters Ln, Simpsonville, KY

Updated: 5:27 PM EST

Temperature: 25.3 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: NNW at 1.9 mph Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 5:27 PM EST

Temperature: 24.8 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: NW at 3.5 mph Pressure: 30.51 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: Palomar - Our Bungalo, Lexington, KY

Updated: 5:27 PM EST

Temperature: 24.0 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: South at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Fox Lair, Kentucky, KY

Updated: 5:27 PM EST

Temperature: 24.1 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: North at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
319 PM EST Thu Mar 5 2015 


Short term (now through Friday night)... 
issued at 318 PM EST Thu Mar 5 2015 


..bitter cold tonight... 


Once the high clouds in the east move out, and scattered flat 
diurnal cu dissipate, Arctic high pressure advancing from the mid 
Mississippi Valley to the Tennessee Valley will provide US with 
mostly clear/partly cloudy skies, light winds, and cold temperatures 
through the short term. 


The main question is how cold to go tonight. We have up to 25 
inches of fresh snow pack. The high moving in is of Arctic origin 
and will be located directly overhead right at the climatologically 
coldest time of day early Friday morning. Winds will be nearly 
calm. Skies should be mostly clear. This high is progged to be 
slightly stronger than the high that took some locations into the 
-20s on February 20. Low temperatures upstream this morning under 
the high in the northern plains were in the teens below zero, with 
only a few inches of snow on the ground there. 


Sky cover is the biggest source for bust potential tonight. Model 
data are showing low level moisture hanging around through the 
night, but given the strength of the high and the lack of clouds 
associated with it upstream, will lean towards less cloudiness in 
the forecast. 


Given all that, will go for negative teens tonight along the stripe 
of deepest snow cover, which also happens to be located with where 
the northeast-southwest elongated high is expected to line up at 
dawn. Can't rule out a few -20s in the very coldest spots, such as 
the Kentucky mesonet stations in the counties of Ohio, Hardin, 
Franklin, and Harrison. 


Outside of the band of deepest snow, will still go with single digit 
subzero readings. 


We've never seen temperatures this cold in March before, so there is 
no small amount of trepidation with this forecast. It's never easy 
to forecast all-time monthly record lows. If we get more clouds 
than currently predicted, then lows have the potential of being much 
warmer...possibly "just" around zero. 


The high will be a slow mover on Friday, so we really won't get into 
any return flow during the day. As a result, and given the very 
cold start to the day (even if not as cold as currently forecast), 
we went well below guidance for highs, especially in the snowiest 
areas. Will go for low to mid 20s. We'll have plenty of March sun, 
which has done a good job of warming temperatures a few degrees this 
afternoon even with the snow. 


Friday night lows will probably be in the evening, then steadying 
out overnight and possibly rising a bit in southern Indiana. For 
now will go with single digits over the deepest snow pack and teens 
elsewhere. 


Long term (saturday through thursday)... 
issued at 300 PM EST Thu Mar 5 2015... 


..warmer weather on the way!... 


In contrast to weather conditions the past couple of days, the 
extended forecast looks quite benign, with a significant warm up by 
the middle of next week. Snow will melt, and Spring will seem 
closer. 


This weekend, northwest flow aloft will prevail which will keep 
temperatures below normal (normal highs for this time of year are in 
the lower to mid 50s), especially given the ambient deep snow cover. 
Nevertheless, there will be some moderation with afternoon readings 
topping out mostly in the 30s Saturday (except lower 40s near the 
Tennessee border), and in the 40s Sunday afternoon. This is a few 
degrees below model statistical guidance. 


A southern stream system over Texas and the Gulf Coast states Sunday 
and Sunday night could bring limited moisture northward into the 
Tennessee Valley. Models generally keep precip just south of 
Kentucky Sunday night and Monday so will go with a dry forecast in 
most areas. Based on thermal trends, if any precip does fall, it 
should be scattered light rain showers. 


During the first half of next week, flow aloft relaxes and becomes 
more westerly. This will create some downsloping flow and warmer air 
across the plains states. Some of that air should begin to work 
eastward toward the Ohio Valley by mid next week. As a result, dry 
weather is expected Monday thru Thursday in central Kentucky and 
southern Indiana with a continued warming trend. High temps should 
be in the 40s Monday (perhaps 50 near the Tennessee line), in the 
50s Tuesday, mid 50s to lower 60s Wednesday, and probably in the 60s 
Thursday if the forecast pattern holds. 


The GFS and European model (ecmwf) show the next good chance for precip, in the form 
of rain, to be Friday into next weekend (faster ecmwf) or next 
weekend (slower gfs). 


&& 


Aviation (18z taf update)... 
issued at 1233 PM EST Thu Mar 5 2015 


Arctic high pressure moving in from the northwest will continue to 
eat away at the cloudiness across the region this afternoon. Some 
flat cu can be expected, and may briefly form an MVFR ceiling before 
lifting to low-end VFR. 


Models Show Low level moisture lingering through the night, but 
given the strength of the high and the lack of clouds upstream, will 
refrain from any low ceilings. Will include a scattered layer though. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term........13 
long term.........Twf 
aviation..........13 










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