heat ridge is the big winner for now!!

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1. for today at least as it will tear this front to shreads as the majority of it’s energy has transfeered to the east coast, still an isolated storm can’t be ruled out. highs will be in the mid 80’s north to low 90’s south.

2. sunday through wednesday we’ll be in the ” ring of fire” you will often hear this term in the summer on the weather channel. It refers to week disturbances or fronts traveling around a big ridge of high pressure that produce scattered  summertime storms  on the edges of a heat ridge. highs will still be in the mid to upper 80’s with lots of summeritme heat and humidity as well.

ring of fire pattern

 

us map11

 

one concern i have for late sunday and monday is storms may tend to move north to south resulting in locally hvy rains and training.

3. a stronger disturbance by thursday and friday will try to squash the ridge with a slightly higher storm chance let’s say 50 over 40%. again lows in the muggy 60’s and highs well into the 80’s. I expect the ridge will win out again as this is still week.

summer’s here!

4. tommorow will be a climate Q&A along with some early winter forecasts.

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8 Responses to “heat ridge is the big winner for now!!”

  1. MarkLex Says:

    Hey Mitch

    Do u know of any radar loops on the internet that actually let you go back, like this morning, I was sleeping during the storms and wanted to go back and see the radar as they made it through the area but I’m not sure if there is anything like that on the net. I know intellicast has a “past 24 hours loop.” Is there anything you know of other than this? Thanks

  2. mitchg Says:

    marklex: the ky mesonet is the best now to see info on rain overnight. I don’t know of any radars that go back that far. lex had 0 offical however some areas north of lex got close to 1/2 inch and they were damage reports in gerogetown and east of lexington.

  3. mitchg Says:

    henry @ accuweather is coming to louisville more details to follow. his outline looks like it will be a outstanding presentation.

  4. MarkLex Says:

    Actually Mitch, after I asked that question I did some searching and found the weatherunderground you can go to radar archives all the way back to jan 2006 for every single day for a 24 hour loop of each day.

  5. mitchg Says:

    did not know that site mark. Thanks, i will add it to the links

  6. mitchg Says:

    somerset getting hit again!

    BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
    747 PM EDT SAT JUN 20 2009

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY
    HAS ISSUED A

    * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    NORTH CENTRAL MCCREARY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    SOUTHERN PULASKI COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…

    * UNTIL 815 PM EDT

    * AT 746 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
    OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR FERGUSON…OR NEAR
    SOMERSET…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

    * THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
    BURNSIDE…TATEVILLE AND GENERAL BURNSIDE S.P. BY 755 PM EDT…
    GRADE AND 6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF DYKES BY 800 PM EDT…
    SLOANS VALLEY BY 805 PM EDT…
    ALPINE AND MOUNT VICTORY BY 810 PM EDT…
    6 MILES NORTHEAST OF GREENWOOD BY 815 PM EDT…

  7. mitchg Says:

    BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
    856 PM EDT SAT JUN 20 2009

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY
    HAS ISSUED A

    * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    SOUTHEASTERN MCCREARY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    SOUTHERN WHITLEY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    SOUTHWESTERN BELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY…
    SOUTH CENTRAL KNOX COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY…

    * UNTIL 945 PM EDT

    * AT 856 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
    LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE
    HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE
    LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM GAUSDALE TO MOUNTAIN ASH TO
    HOLLYHILL…OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
    BARBOURVILLE TO 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WILLIAMSBURG TO 9 MILES
    SOUTHWEST OF WILLIAMSBURG…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

  8. mitchg Says:

    other strong storms moving into southern indiana

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