Month: March 2014

Enjoy your Full Week of Spring!

Good morning to you everyone, i’m doing a brief blog post this morning along with your updated 7 day forecast. Today’s highs are in the mid 60s, tomorrow we’ll top near the 70s. but we all know rain will likely come and spoil all the fun.:(

Spring With Just a hint of winter.

Good Late afternoon to you everyone, you’ll love this Friday’s forecast, However your weekend looks wet and rainy.

Perhaps i shouldn’t even mention next week? Here is a look at your updated forecast with a return of Winter.This could be a significant snow event, sleet is also a possibility.I will keep you posted.Image

-Forecaster Darius Mack

Contact: DariusMack.FootsForecast@mail.com

 

Winter Tackles Once Again

WINTER TACKLES US AGAIN!

Good Tuesday evening everyone, it’s been a while since you’ve seen me active on the blog, that’s because there wasn’t much of any active stuff out there. Those of you who thought to unbuckle the seatbelt and think that we have fully arrived to our destination, you might want to put it back on, because we only made a pit-stop. Today highs are in the 70s, tomorrow will be a different story as we anticipate a 25-30+ degree temperature crash. Just think, in 24-36hours we will be sitting in the low 30s, and then later on in the teens by early Thursday morning. That’s all associated with rain and snow pivoting it’s way in across the Ohio River Valley. It’s going to get very bumpy throughout this ride, tomorrow morning temps will sit in the upper 50s, you’ll still need to carry your jacket, temps will continue to drop throughout the afternoon and evening hours.
Scattered showers move in around roughly 8 or 9 tomorrow morning, around Noon-2pm several spots will be void of some of the rain, doesn’t mean your are threw, more kicks back in around 3pm, and this time the actual front will move through our area, allowing temps to drop even further….

Look at what our models are picking up on around 5PM……
There will be a wide range of temps, parts of Kentucky could be near 60s, while other parts will be in the 30s. This looks very wild to me in terms of temperatures. Rainy, and a cooler surge of air moves in West to East.

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Thus, 8pm…..Maybe a little wintry action could show up across the land. Not very pretty, enough to cause a few slick spots ,so eating out may not be a good plan, but I must say that we shouldn’t anticipate much of any accumulating snows.

8-9PM, a “finger” or” thumb” or a light swath of snow moves in….temps hovering around 30 degrees.

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Lastly, any of that left over snow punches eastward, and should all drive out around early Thursday morning, more like Super early Thursday Morning.(3AM)

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I really didn’t think I had to post a snowfall potential map, any general areas can expect at least a half an inch of snow, a localized inch is certainly possible. 2 inches of snow is the limit in this range, doesn’t mean that everyone will get 2 inches of snow.

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SO…. what is the SCHOOL WATCH METER for Thursday, it does not look like a promising SNOWDAY, however delays cannot be ruled out. Your School Watch meter is at a Low 4.

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-Forecaster Darius Mack

School Will be Back in Session FCPS

I’m monitoring the latest, it looks to appear that the sun was out for a substantial amount of time, highs didn’t get above freezing, but with the Sun’s direct angling on us, it aided most of the snow and ice to melt away. Patches of black ice could still be on any back roads in Lexington as we go throughout the overnight and early morning hours. Your School Watch Meter is LOW, which means that there shouldn’t be much issues heading to school in the morning. There is a Slight chance for a schools delay as well, but that cannot be ruled out.

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Darius Mack’s Tuesday Mid-Day Weather

10:45a 03/04/14| Tuesday Weather|
Good late morning to you everyone, well enjoy the rest of that snow while it lasts because there will be a lot of melting throughout the day today. Most of us are having yet another SNOWDAY, and enjoying the extended weekend. Here is a look at your Updated 7 day Forecast, temps slightly above freezing for highs today, and then tomorrow we touch near the 40s. Another system moves through over the weekend, but it doesn’t look too blushing. Warmer temps come into play next week, followed by yet another cool down after Tuesday, so you might want to just focus on this week.

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Another Generous School Watch Meter

Hello everyone, as much of you have anticipated, and have been waiting for was the latest School Watch Meter. The School Watch Meter continues to be generous with us. Students and teachers, make sure to keep refreshing the school closings list. So far I’m hearing reports that the mainstream roads across Lexington are clear, but keep in mind, all the slush that’s melted will definitely refreeze overnight, temps will dive in the single digits..
Here is a LOOK at a few area-wide school closings and information so far:
-Anderson County (CLOSED Tuesday Mar.4)
-Bourbon County (CLOSED Tuesday Mar.4)
-Clark County (CLOSED Tuesday Mar.4)
-Danville Schools (CLOSED Tuesday Mar.4)
-Fayette County (CLOSED Tuesday Mar.4)
-Franklin County(School Board Meeting cancelled, Mar 3)
-Franklin County(CLOSED Tuesday Mar.4)
-Garrard County (CLOSED Tuesday Mar.4)
-Harrison County (CLOSED Tuesday Mar.4)

-Madison County (CLOSED Tuesday Mar.4)

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Now take a look at how quiet the traffic cams were a little earlier, If you were anywhere along I-75, you probably thought that you were in a Zombie Movie Scene. Let’s be honest, anything is possible in Kentucky… Notice, the sun did return at a high angle by looking at the shadows from the Iron Works Pike Cam. (Courtesy of KTC)

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Latest School Watch Meter.

The School Watch Meter is sitting in the Low to Moderate range, could it go up or could it go down? Another update will be posted around 7pm this evening. Road Conditions still look hazardous, temps won’t get higher than 20 degrees, and clouds stick around for a while. School Officials ,Superintendents, students and teachers. I urge that you continue to monitor the latest road conditions and begin to think about what your call will be. The School Watch Meter is at a 6.

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Latest School Watch Meter. Go ahead and Sleep In!

As road conditions continue to deteriorate and more nasty stuff is in the forecast, I have decided to go ahead and post my latest thoughts. Superintendents, school officials, go ahead and call school off Immediately! If you’ve haven’t made a decision already, RIGHT NOW should be the best time.
There are already several area wide School Closings to list:
-Bourbon County (Closed Monday Mar.3)
-Clark County (Closed Monday Mar.3)
-Harrison County (Closed Monday Mar.3)
-Madison County (Closed Monday Mar.3)
-Mason County (Closed Monday Mar.3)
-Owen County (Closed Monday Mar.3)
More Schools will be added on this list as the night progresses.. For now FCPS, you guys have a High Chance for a Snowday, sooooo High this could go off the scale!

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