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Current Conditions

  • 36°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 56%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 21°
  • Pressure: 30.23 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Chance Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance Rain
  • Monday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 32 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 16 °
  • Chance of Snow

Forecast for Somerset, Kentucky

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

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain in the afternoon. High of 50F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with rain. Low of 30F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of snow in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 32F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 28F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 48F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear with a chance of snow. Low of 21F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain showers in the morning, then overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 12F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 16F with a windchill as low as 9F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

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

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

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

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Clear with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Woods Edge Drive, Somerset, KY

Updated: 12:33 AM EST

Temperature: 37.9 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: HALLS BACKYARD WEATHER, SCIENCE HILL, KY

Updated: 12:36 AM EST

Temperature: 34.7 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Waste Water Treatment Plant, Science Hill, KY

Updated: 12:35 AM EST

Temperature: 35.5 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Denny Subdivision, Mount Vernon, KY

Updated: 12:36 AM EST

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: ENE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Maretburg, Mount Vernon, KY

Updated: 12:23 AM EST

Temperature: 35.2 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: South Fork Furniture, Liberty, KY

Updated: 12:31 AM EST

Temperature: 34.9 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: MSWO, London, KY

Updated: 12:36 AM EST

Temperature: 35.4 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Jackson Kentucky 
952 PM EST Sat Jan 31 2015 


Update... 
issued at 952 PM EST Sat Jan 31 2015 


Updated temperatures a bit to reflect the colder eastern valleys. Not 
many other changes made at this time. Some question as to whether the 
sleet will materialize as most of the precipitation reports remain to 
the north...with the farthest south station reporting anything being 
Cincinnati. Will maintain the slight chance of sleet across the 
north...but confidence remains low that this will materialize. Latest 
hrrr still supports a mainly dry period for Sunday morning with rain 
approaching the west by early afternoon. 


Update issued at 704 PM EST Sat Jan 31 2015 


Based upon model soundings...threat for measurable precipitation 
tonight is very low. If anything does manage to make it to the 
surface...best chances would be around or shortly after midnight as 
the warm front slides across the area. Best chances of anything 
hitting the ground will be north of the mountain Parkway...and will 
be where a slight chance will reside. Precipitation type looks to be 
primarily sleet...although if we can wet bulb enough...some snow may 
mix in. Regardless...not much of a concern overall as we will remain 
so dry below 10kft. Freezing rain was removed as the best period of 
probability of precipitation will coincide during the time that temperatures are still above 
freezing. Also slowed down the onset of precipitation tomorrow as 
most of the morning will remain dry with rain not moving into the 
area until the afternoon...and likely not until the evening in the 
east. 


&& 


Short term...(this evening through Sunday night) 
issued at 414 PM EST Sat Jan 31 2015 


A shortwave will intensify as it shifts into the northern plains 
overnight...and then strengthens as it ejects quickly southeast 
intensifying further as it moves across the Ohio Valley late Sunday 
night and through the day Monday. At the surface...a strong low 
pressure system will develop and quickly move across and just north 
of the Ohio River valley during the night Sunday. The latest 12z GFS 
is continuing to intensify the low and carry it slightly farther 
northward. This will pull the dry slot into our southeast more...and 
prevent moisture from moving in quite as fast into these areas 
during the day Sunday. 


The latest runs of the models since overnight are continuing to 
bring the warm nose further north as well /associated with the 
location of the warm front/...which could lead to some increased 
chances of freezing rain and/or sleet...assuming any precipitation is able 
to make it past the low level dry layer. That being said...went 
ahead and included mention of sleet and freezing rain as needed based 
on temperatures for slight chance probability of precipitation. Temperatures quickly rise well above 
freezing between 12 and 15z...so expect any precipitation that falls after 
this point to be in the form of rain. Models are all in good 
agreement of the line of precipitation and quantitative precipitation forecast amounts moving across eastern 
Kentucky Sunday afternoon and Sunday night...so confidence continues to 
grow in this area. The cold front looks to pass through the County Warning Area 
between 3 and 10z. Behind the front...dry air will quickly work in 
the upper levels...cutting off the best quantitative precipitation forecast potential. It will also 
quickly turn the rain over to snow late in the night...which will 
transition US to the snow potential in the beginning of the extended 
period. 


Some slick spots will be possible on the roads tomorrow 
morning...especially before the pre-dawn hours...and in locations 
where sleet and freezing rain occurs. Given that there are only 
slight chance probability of precipitation in at this point...and there is still some 
uncertainty whether any precipitation will able to make it past the low 
level dry air...as well as when and where exactly this will 
happen...will hold off on issuing an Special Weather Statement at this time. Will continue 
to highlight in the severe weather potential statement however. 


Long term...(monday through saturday) 
issued at 425 PM EST Sat Jan 31 2015 


The models are in fairly good agreement aloft through the start of 
the extended forecast. They all take a sharp trough through the 
southern Appalachians early Monday and off the East Coast by that 
evening. In its wake...another weaker wave quickly passes over the 
region into Tuesday morning. Additional energy slips through the 
area by Wednesday morning. At this point...the models start to 
diverge with the European model (ecmwf) pushing a deeper trough through the Great 
Lakes than the GFS...sinking its influence toward Kentucky into 
Thursday morning. This wave also moves quickly to the coast by that 
evening leaving weaker energy behind over the Midwest that takes the 
form of another trough in response to a building southwestern ridge. 
With this trough the GFS is significantly stronger than the European model (ecmwf) as 
it passes through the deep south. Fast northwest flow follows for 
eastern Kentucky into the day Saturday with extra pockets of energy 
drifting by through the evening. Given the good model agreement 
early...have favored a model blend through Thursday with the European model (ecmwf) 
looking more reasonable thereafter. 


Sensible weather will feature an Arctic boundary passing through 
eastern Kentucky early Monday morning with wrap around moisture and 
upslope flow affecting our higher terrain through the morning and 
into the afternoon...drying out from west to east. The timing of the 
Arctic air arrival will be key to our highs on Monday with falling 
temperatures through the day. Following a blend have brought 
freezing temperatures to the western parts of the area by dawn with the 
rest of the eastern Kentucky falling below 32 degrees within a 
couple of hours. Lingering moisture and upslope flow will result in 
accumulating snow for much of the area maximized over the far east 
where a couple of inches will be possible on the highest ridges near 
Virginia. The rest of the area can expect an inch or less with 
highest amounts found on the ridges. High pressure moves in and cold 
temperatures follow with lows back in the teens that night. After 
the high moves out the next iteration of the Arctic boundary slides 
through Wednesday into Thursday with additional light snow expected. 
The preferred European model (ecmwf) is much drier with this than the GFS keeping its 
snow totals to a minimum. Another high follows clearing out the snow 
and drying out the area. The Arctic front then lifts back north and 
holds there...over the middle and northern parts of the Ohio 
Valley...through Saturday. 


The CR grid Load provided a decent start for the extended forecast 
with changes mainly made early on for upslope and terrain driven 
snow and also some changes to better reflect the latest European model (ecmwf) 
solution in the latter parts of the forecast. Also...made some 
typical ridge and valley temperature adjustments for lows each 
night. 


&& 


Aviation...(for the 00z tafs through 00z Sunday evening) 
issued at 704 PM EST Sat Jan 31 2015 


VFR conditions will likely persist through most of the period with 
middle/high clouds continuing to push across the area. A cold front 
advancing into the region tomorrow afternoon will bring widespread 
rain into the area during the middle to late afternoon hours. Some MVFR 
fog could develop after this time...with ceilings eventually coming on 
down through the evening. 




&& 


Jkl watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 
&& 


$$ 


Update...kas 
short term...jmw 
long term...greif 
aviation...kas 



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