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Current Conditions

  • 32°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW 7 mph
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Visibility: 8.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 28°
  • Pressure: 29.87 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 26

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Chance Rain
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Chance Rain
  • Monday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Wednesday
  • Fog
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Fog
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Lexington, Kentucky

Updated: 10:00 PM EST on January 24, 2015

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain showers in the afternoon. High of 46F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with snow showers. Low of 28F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW after midnight. Chance of snow 70%.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then overcast with snow showers. High of 36F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 25F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 36F with a windchill as low as 27F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 23F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 34F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 50F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Low of 30F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 37F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 19F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 23F with a windchill as low as 10F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 12F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

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

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 16F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 16F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 06:56 PM EST on January 24, 2015


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

Location snowfall since total snow
                                     midnight on ground
                                   through 7 PM at 7 PM
                                     (inches) (inches)

Lexington (official) 1.5 2
Louisville international (official) 0.0 T
Louisville NWS office 0.0 T
Fort Knox 0.0 T
Bowling Green (official) T 0



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Location: Lansdowne Merrick, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:43 PM EST

Temperature: 38.3 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Montclair, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:30 PM EST

Temperature: 31.3 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Southeastern Hills, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:43 PM EST

Temperature: 32.4 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Wilson Downing Rd, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:39 PM EST

Temperature: 29.1 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Shoreside Drive, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:43 PM EST

Temperature: 32.0 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Eastside, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:43 PM EST

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Belleau Wood/Veteran's Park, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:44 PM EST

Temperature: 32.4 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Hill N Dale, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:43 PM EST

Temperature: 31.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Lexington KY US, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:03 PM EST

Temperature: 34 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Open Gates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:44 PM EST

Temperature: 33.9 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Liberty Area, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:42 PM EST

Temperature: 33.6 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Tuscany, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:44 PM EST

Temperature: 31.1 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: SSE at 2.5 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: RT-LexWX, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:32 PM EST

Temperature: 30.4 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.55 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Gleneagles, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:30 PM EST

Temperature: 28.2 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Eastland, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:38 PM EST

Temperature: 31.6 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: SSW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:44 PM EST

Temperature: 34.4 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: SSW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Palomar - Our Bungalo, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:44 PM EST

Temperature: 34.7 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Richmond Estates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 10:40 PM EST

Temperature: 28.0 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Verna Hills, Winchester, KY

Updated: 10:43 PM EST

Temperature: 30.7 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NE at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.55 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 10:44 PM EST

Temperature: 32.9 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: South at 1.8 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 10:36 PM EST

Temperature: 30.6 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: East at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: North Elkhorn Creek, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 10:39 PM EST

Temperature: 30.8 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Kentucky River, Versailles, KY

Updated: 10:44 PM EST

Temperature: 26.6 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 10:44 PM EST

Temperature: 34.0 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: South at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: City Hall, Richmond, KY

Updated: 10:44 PM EST

Temperature: 36.1 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SSW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Ruckerville, Winchester, KY

Updated: 10:40 PM EST

Temperature: 32.8 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: West at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: rural, Richmond, KY

Updated: 10:44 PM EST

Temperature: 34.5 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: SSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 10:44 PM EST

Temperature: 33.6 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
919 PM EST Sat Jan 24 2015 


..forecast update... 
Issued at 915 PM EST Sat Jan 24 2015 


So far visibilities are holding up in the 7-10 miles range in areas 
that received snow. Kept patchy fog in the forecast though as relative humidity 
values are higher in those areas given the cooler starting point for 
temperatures. Otherwise tweaked the temperature forecast toward the 
consensus of short-term models, calling for lows in a few spots 
getting into the upper 20s but most in the low 30s. 


Clipper system approaching the region now centered along the South Dakota/NE 
border, as per latest water vapor imagery. Roughly this time 
tomorrow night, the model consensus places the associated surface 
low in the vicinity of Louisville. This low will bring a good shot 
at rains starting in the late morning over the northwest forecast 
area then shifting southeast through the day. Chances will stay high 
into the evening and as cooler air filters in behind the departing 
system tomorrow night we should see a transition to snow showers. It 
still looks like the deeper moisture will depart within a few hours 
of this transition, so snow totals should be limited to under an 
inch. The 12z WRF-nmm, which as a model did a fairly good job with 
the last snow event, is advertising a similar numbers to what is in 
our current forecast. Made some subtle tweeks to pops and timing for 
Sunday into Sunday night, but overall the forecast is on track. 


Short term (now through Sunday night)... 
issued at 257 PM EST Sat Jan 24 2015 


Temperatures are ranging in the low and mid 40s acorss the south and 
west, meanwhile readings are stuck in the low and mid 30s across the 
snow pack and the northeast. These temperatures are expected to only 
gradually fall off this evening as a steady S wind holds over the 
area, and upper level clouds increase. Actually, temperatures may 
reach their lowest point around midnight and then slowly rise toward 
dawn. Overall, expect lows around freezing in most places, with 
temps in the upper 20s over the remaining snow pack. Its possible we 
could see some fog in this area as well. 


A clipper will dive into the area tomorrow and quickly depart to the 
east by dawn on Monday. Ahead of this system, a steady warm 
advective component will persist with temperatures reaching into the 
mid and upper 40s in most spots. This will help keep the boundary 
layer warm enough for all rain during the daytime hours. The lead 
batch of rainfall is expected to arrive around late morning to 
midday across the center part of our cwa, working to the east 
through the afternoon. This initial surge will be associated with 
850 mb moisture transport and isentropic lift aided by a 30 knot low 
level jet. The best moisture/lift will be across the northern County Warning Area 
where 80 percent chance is mentioned, these chances will taper to 
60-70 across the south. Overall, a tenth to a quarter of an inch of 
rainfall is expected. 


Did want to quickly mention that we will have to watch arrival of 
precipitation on Sunday morning as it will be a race to get surface 
temps above freezing ahead of time. Most concerned over lingering 
snow pack, however at this time feel temperatures will make it north 
of freezing before rain arrives. 


The upper pv anamoly and its associated surface low will pass 
through Sunday night, with colder air crashing in behind it. At this 
time, it still appears enough low level moisture will linger to 
allow for rain showers to change over to snow showers. Best coverage 
of these showers should be along and east of I-65, with special 
emphasis also along and north of I-64. A bit concerned that some 
minor accums less than a half an inch could develop in this area 
toward dawn. With temperatures falling rapidly into the mid and 
upper 20s, a few slick spots can't be ruled out for the Monday 
morning commute. Will continue to monitor the latest data, as the 
model trends are recently pointing to a more southern solution. If 
the low tracks much more south, snow becomes more of a concern 
through the overnight hours across our north. 


Long term (monday through saturday)... 
issued at 300 PM EST Sat Jan 24 2015 


We'll begin the long term period with some snow showers/flurries 
Monday morning behind an exiting clipper system. Although 
precipitation is expected to be on the light side (perhaps a few 
tenths of an inch of snow accums), will need to watch the exact 
timing of these light accums and if they may potentially have 
negative impacts on the Mon morning commute. Monday morning lows 
will start out in the lower 20s to lower 30s with temps increasing 
to the mid to upper 30s for highs Mon afternoon. 


We'll then enter a sharp north-northwest flow pattern for Mon night/tues with a 
few weak upper level disturbances potentially sparking snow shower 
activity especially over southern in, north central KY, and east 
central Kentucky. This may amount to more light accums Mon night into 
tues morning. Any precip that persists into the afternoon hours 
tues may be more of a rain/snow mix as temps warm into the mid 30s 
to lower 40s for highs. 


A dry period is expect tues night-Wed as upper level ridging works 
into the Ohio Valley. Expect temps to moderate into the low to mid 
40s for highs on Wed. 


Another clipper system looks to bring precip to the Ohio Valley from 
very early thurs morning through thurs night. The exact time of day 
that this precip rolls through the region will have an effect on 
p-type. As it stands now, precip could start as a rain/snow mix, 
transition to all rain during the day thurs as we warm into the mid 
to upper 40s, and then end as rain or snow thurs night. Again 
precip with this system is expected to be on the light side. Winds 
should turn gusty from the south-southwest on thurs ahead of the front 
associated with this clipper. 


We'll have another dry day on Friday before models diverge greatly 
on the upper level pattern and associated storm systems for next 
weekend. The GFS would favor a less amplified pattern with another 
potential southern stream winter weather maker while the European model (ecmwf) 
favors a cold northwest flow with another clipper system to impact the Ohio 
Valley. Will continue low pops, with rain or snow chances for next 
weekend for now until the pattern becomes more certain in coming 
model runs. 


&& 


Aviation (00z taf update)... 
issued at 630 PM EST Sat Jan 24 2015 


Only concern first half of the period will be if any fog develops 
because of the snow around Lex. Some clouds moving in by daybreak as 
well as moderate winds through the night should help the situation 
out. Will monitor through the night and amend as needed. The second 
half of the period should see increasing clouds as a clipper system 
approaches the region from the northern plains. Will see cigs lower 
through the afternoon, with showers briefly reducing vsby's as well. 
By late afternoon we should see at least MVFR conditions, if not 
IFR. The lower cigs will persist into the evening as well, and we 
may see some snow mix in late in sdf's taf period. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Update.........Rjs 
short term.....Bjs 
long term......ams 
aviation.......rjs 










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