your local nws offices on facebook


social media now has expanded to your local nws office. If you are a facebook user search for the Louisville and Jackson offices. They now will send weather information out through facebook also giving you the chance to post vital weather information to their page if you like the page.

Now onto the weather another important weekend weatherwise last weekend we had mothers and derby days. This weekend graduations and other activities fill up the spotlight.

1. Once again on Friday we’ll have moderate instability in place with ample moisture.  Also ahead of the front there may some boundaries already in place similar to Thursday which produced clusters of storms. I expect this to be case on Friday but regionwide. Once again small hail and marginal severe wind gusts are possible in a few locations. This will keep temperatures down in the 70’s for highs with lows in the 60’s.

2. Saturday Low pressure and the frontal system move slowly the region as the system begins to occlude and become cut-off from the flow. Highs may spike to near 70 ahead of the front but fall through the afternoon. rain showers and thunder will be likely. southerly winds will pick up and switch to northwest in the afternoon.

3. this cut-off low moves over the apps throughout the weekend with our region in cool nw flow with cloudy skies and a chance of passing light rain showers. Lows should hold around 50 for Saturday and Sunday nights with highs only in the 50’s to low 60’s. In addition a large temperature difference with height is expected Sunday and Monday which promotes an environment that may produce small hail and sleet  with any rain showers lows Monday night may fall all the way to 40. With cloud cover no frost would occur. Tuesday in typical – NAO fashion a low pressure will track up the east coast if this were 8 months from now a snowstorm could occur for our eastern regions as it stands May some rain showers with continued below normal temperatures in a nw flow are expected.

4. From may 19th to June 2nd I will embark on 2 week field methods course here at WKU to forecast severe storms over the great plains. The goal is for the forecast to pay off and get a chance to see some storms up close. Myself and a few others on the trip may provide updates on the trip occasionally with full coverage on the WKU meteorology blog. Also refer to pierce Larkin’s site as well for weather info around here during that time.


3 Responses to “your local nws offices on facebook”

  1. mitch Says:

    strong thundrstorms to impact corbin and hazard regions by 3 pm.

  2. mitch Says:

    strong thunderstorm moving into clark county.

  3. mitch Says:

    severe thunderstorm watch for BWG region. cluster of storms should move in around 8.

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