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  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 46%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 1°
  • Pressure: 30.66 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Rain
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Rain
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Chance Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 54 °
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  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 10 °
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Forecast for Lexington, Kentucky

Updated: 4:00 PM EST on February 27, 2015

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 9F with a windchill as low as 3F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 34F with a windchill as low as -2F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 32F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 32F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday

    Overcast. High of 39F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast. Low of 32F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 59F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with rain. Fog overnight. Low of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 1.7 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 64F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 10F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 27F with a windchill as low as 3F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 3F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 21F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

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

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

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

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

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

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 07:14 PM EST on February 27, 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) T 3
Louisville international (official) T 2
Louisville NWS office .10 2
Fort Knox T T
Bowling Green (official) 0 T



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Location: Plainview, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:39 PM EST

Temperature: 17.2 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.46 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: Montclair, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:40 PM EST

Temperature: 14.2 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 14 °F Graphs

Location: Wilson Downing Rd, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:54 PM EST

Temperature: 16.3 °F Dew Point: 7 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 16 °F Graphs

Location: Shoreside Drive, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:50 PM EST

Temperature: 19.4 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.60 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: Eastside, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:50 PM EST

Temperature: 16.3 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 16 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:54 PM EST

Temperature: 17.8 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.52 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 18 °F Graphs

Location: Hill N Dale, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:50 PM EST

Temperature: 16.2 °F Dew Point: 7 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.60 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 16 °F Graphs

Location: Sayre School, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:50 PM EST

Temperature: 18.9 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: Open Gates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:54 PM EST

Temperature: 17.2 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: Tuscany, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:54 PM EST

Temperature: 13.8 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 14 °F Graphs

Location: RT-LexWX, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:40 PM EST

Temperature: 13.1 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.39 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 13 °F Graphs

Location: Gleneagles, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:45 PM EST

Temperature: 14.4 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 52% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.51 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 14 °F Graphs

Location: Eastland, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:42 PM EST

Temperature: 16.0 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: NNE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 16 °F Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:54 PM EST

Temperature: 20.0 °F Dew Point: 3 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: NE at 1.2 mph Pressure: 30.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: Richmond Estates, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:50 PM EST

Temperature: 13.0 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 13 °F Graphs

Location: Garden Meadows, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:54 PM EST

Temperature: 13.6 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 14 °F Graphs

Location: Rosalie, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:50 PM EST

Temperature: 14.9 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 15 °F Graphs

Location: Leestown Road, Lexington, KY

Updated: 8:50 PM EST

Temperature: 19.2 °F Dew Point: 10 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: Verna Hills, Winchester, KY

Updated: 8:43 PM EST

Temperature: 14.4 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.37 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 14 °F Graphs

Location: Stonegate, Versailles, KY

Updated: 8:54 PM EST

Temperature: 16.3 °F Dew Point: -3 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 16 °F Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 8:53 PM EST

Temperature: 15.1 °F Dew Point: 0 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 15 °F Graphs

Location: Georgetown, KY

Updated: 8:54 PM EST

Temperature: 13.5 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: ESE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.46 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 14 °F Graphs

Location: North Elkhorn Creek, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 8:49 PM EST

Temperature: 15.4 °F Dew Point: 2 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 15 °F Graphs

Location: Kentucky River, Versailles, KY

Updated: 8:53 PM EST

Temperature: 15.6 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 16 °F Graphs

Location: Salvisa (north Mercer County) KY, Salvisa, KY

Updated: 6:41 PM EST

Temperature: 20.5 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: ENE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.57 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 8:54 PM EST

Temperature: 20.0 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: NE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: City Hall, Richmond, KY

Updated: 8:54 PM EST

Temperature: 19.6 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: Ruckerville, Winchester, KY

Updated: 8:50 PM EST

Temperature: 17.1 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: Stonehedge Street, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 8:50 PM EST

Temperature: 18.5 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 18 °F Graphs

Location: rural, Richmond, KY

Updated: 8:54 PM EST

Temperature: 16.7 °F Dew Point: -1 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 8:54 PM EST

Temperature: 19.9 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Frankfort KY US, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 8:29 PM EST

Temperature: 16 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 16 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
600 PM EST Fri Feb 27 2015 


..updated aviation discussion... 


Short term (now through Saturday night)... 
issued at 250 PM EST Fri Feb 27 2015 


..unsettled period of weather coming... 


After a few early morning flurries/light snows, the rest of the day 
has turned out pretty tranquil, though well below normal for 
temperatures. Highs today are some 20-30 degrees colder than normal! 
Clouds will be on the rise tonight as a winter weather system across 
the Southern Plains sends its clouds our way. These clouds should 
help to keep our lows from quite as low as they did last night, and 
a little bit of a northeast wind should help with that as well. Thus 
have forecast lows in the single digits only for our far 
northeastern counties, whereas most locations should be in the teens. 


Latest high-res models hint at a few radar returns possible as these 
clouds move through. The moisture will be fairly high level 
according to soundings, but would not be surprised to see some 
flakes make it to the surface after midnight and into the morning 
hours. Have added a period of scattered flurries areawide. 
Temperatures during the day should warm to or above freezing for 
many locations, as wind shifts to easterly and thicknesses come up. 


Further warm air advection Saturday night will combine with better 
moisture to bring a more solid chance for precipitation. Forecast 
soundings indicate the transition zone from rain to a wintry mix and 
snow will be right over our area concurrently. Used a blend of 
NAM/GFS Max temperatures aloft as well as forecast surface 
temperatures to approximate where those zones will be. As such, came 
up with a narrow stripe of around an inch of snow, for the north 
part of our northern counties in Indiana, with a few tenths of an 
inch possible along the Ohio River. South of the snow zone in our 
north, we could see some freezing rain. A lot will depend on 
temperatures, but for now have a zone from the Bluegrass and western 
Kentucky parkways with some light ice accumulations, under a tenth of an 
inch. Not sure how much of an impact this will be given the time of 
day and it being a weekend, the antecedent wet grounds, which should 
aid in slowing the freezing down, and with the warm air coming in we 
should transition quickly to rain by late Sunday morning, see 
discussion below. 


Long term (sunday through friday)... 
issued at 245 PM EST Fri Feb 27 2015 


..period of active weather setting up for Ohio Valley... 


The long term forecast period is focused on two weather systems that 
will bring a variety of weather to the Ohio Valley through next week. 


System 1: Sunday - Monday night 


As a weak area of low pressure moves from the Central Plains to 
southern Great Lakes, a band of precipitation is likely to break out 
early Sunday morning across the northern forecast area. Soundings 
show that a tight gradient between all liquid, a wintry mix and all 
snow along the ind/lmk forecast area. Included a rain/snow mix with 
just a slight chance of freezing rain across the northern forecast 
areas where additional light accumulations are possible. Between 
12-15z Sunday, southerly flow is expected to warm the boundary layer 
temperatures sufficiently to support a changeover to all liquid 
across the entire area. 


The atmosphere becomes increasingly saturated during the day Sunday 
with weak but persistent isentropic lift on the 290-305k surfaces. 
Expecting periods of rain showers, highest coverage to be north of 
the Kentucky parkways during the day. Plan on highs to top out around 40 
across southern Indiana to near 50 across south-central Kentucky. By 
late afternoon into Sunday night, as the low pressure lifts 
northeast, a front is dragged across the forecast area. This will 
bring a band of showers to the entire area over the course of the 
night. There is support for a changeover to a wintry mix of 
rain/snow/freezing rain late Sunday night into very early Monday 
morning across southern Indiana and far northern Kentucky as the 
column loses ice saturation aloft coupled with surface temperatures 
falling below freezing. It looks to be a short window of opportunity 
before moisture really dries up. For the rest of the area, lingering 
precipitation will begin to exit Monday morning. 


A modified Arctic air mass spills into the region Monday into Monday 
night, giving the region a break in between systems. This will be 
short-lived as the next system is quick on its heels. Look for highs 
mainly in the 40s, still 5 to nearly 10 degrees below normal. 


System 2: Tuesday - Wednesday 


By Tuesday, high pressure will have pushed to the East Coast, 
setting up strong southerly flow across the deep south to the lower 
Ohio Valley. As upper level energy ejects out of the southwest US, a 
surface low develops in the Lee side of The Rockies, deepening as it 
takes a rough Denver-Kansas City-Chicago-Buffalo track. This puts the 
forecast area well into the warm sector and dewpoints are progged to 
climb into the low 60s Tuesday afternoon/evening. A near record 
amount of moisture could be drawn up ahead of this system and pwats 
off the GFS have consistently been 1.5 to 1.6 inches ahead of the 
cold front. This is between 3.0 and 3.5 South Dakota above normal and would be 
a record for bna sounding climatology. We'll also have surge of 
warmer air, bringing milder and Spring-like weather to the region. 
Highs could reach well into the 60s Tuesday and/or Wednesday, 
depending on the frontal passage timing. 


There remains timing/placement differences between the forecast 
models on the frontal passage and whether any boundaries may stall 
out across the area. This of course impacts heavy rain and possible 
T-storm, including severe weather, potential. Considering this is 
day 5/6, while confidence is above average in seeing a strong storm 
system next week, the details and exact placement still need to be 
sorted out. The GFS continues to be a faster outlier while the 
Gem/European model (ecmwf) are roughly 12-24 hours slower with its synoptic features. 


Nonetheless, there's good consensus that the upper levels will be 
characterized by a 140-150kt 300 mb jet with a positive tilted upper 
trough across the central Continental U.S.. while at 850 mb, a 60-70 kt jet 
sets up across the area. MUCAPE values are limited, generally less 
than 100-200 j/kg, but The Tongue of higher instability wouldn't be 
too far away so timing/location differences could still pull more 
instability north. Generally, the high shear Low Cape environment 
looks supportive of elevated thunderstorms with the potential for 
strong to severe weather somewhere across deep south to lower Ohio 
Valley. Cips analog for Tuesday evening have the probability of 
damaging wind or hail reports between 20-30 percent near the Tennessee 
border. 


Hydrology will be another main concern as the area could receive 
upwards of 2 to 3 inches of rain over the course of the period. See 
the hydrology section below for details on how this could impact the 
area including river basins. 


Thursday - Friday 


A modified Arctic air mass noses down into the Ohio Valley in the 
wake of the mid-week system, bringing a sharp temperature drop for 
Thursday with highs back into the 30s. 27.12z continued to struggle 
with how progressive the flow becomes as some of the deterministic 
guidance stalls the mid level energy just to our southeast. Given 
this moisture would be overrunning over a new, modified Arctic 
boundary layer, this could spell concern for wintry weather. Until 
these details can be sorted out, a model consensus with slight 
chances of primarily rain or rain/snow mix look good at this point. 


&& 


Hydrology... 


Issued at 315 PM EST Friday Feb 27 2015 


The snowpack in the area contains between a half and two inches of 
liquid. The snow will continue to melt into the weekend as 
temperatures are forecast to rise above freezing and into the 40s on 
Sunday. At the same time, mixed precipitation will move into the 
region Saturday night and change over to all rain on Sunday. Up to a 
half inch of liquid is expected. The combination of snowmelt and 
rain will saturate the ground and cause rises on small streams. 


On Monday night, another storm system is expected to move in with 
more rain and snow changing over to all rain on Tuesday. There is 
even a chance of thunderstorms on Tuesday. The rain will continue 
into Wednesday night before it changes back into snow before ending 
on Thursday. The total amount of liquid precipitation is between 
one and three additional inches. 


This second storm could trigger widespread flooding, especially in 
areas with heavier snowpacks. The flooding on the major rivers would 
begin on Wednesday. At this time it is too early to predict where 
the heaviest rains will fall near the Ohio River. The National 
Weather Service will continue to watch these developing storms 
closely this weekend. Residents in flood prone areas should expect 
to begin to watch water levels next week. 
&& 


Aviation (00z taf update)... 
issued at 600 PM EST Fri Feb 27 2015 


Expect quiet conditions through the taf period, with steady NE and 
east-northeast surface winds. There will be a mid deck of clouds overspreading 
the area this evening, with ceilings getting as low as 5-6 k feet as 
we near dawn. A few flurries will be possible at that time, however 
won't mention due to the lack of impacts. Mid and high clouds linger 
through the day on Saturday, with winds veering more to an easterly 
component. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Short term........rjs 
long term.........Zbt 
hydrology.........CMC 
aviation..........bjs 










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