Month: July 2014

Another FALL in temps #kywx

Good late evening everyone, i’ve been really busy but I am home and able to update you on this “polar vortex” set to take another dive into the region starting early next week.

Long story short, 

Will you need hot coco? Well…, maybe it depends if you enjoy drinking it year round. 

Highs will be in the 70s, Lows in the 50s. 🙂 

A new 7 day forecast will be up tomorrow, stay tuned!cooling down

Rain, Rain, and wait…More rain?#kywx

3:35PM 07/18/14
TGIF everyone, watching a few scattered showers across the area, not too shabby, but perhaps I would recommend some sunshine right about now, clouds have been hanging around ALL day long.

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The satellite image shows the aforementioned clouds, as moisture continues to stream in from the Mississippi valley.

satellite

Well, there’s really not much to talk about for the bluegrass, expect continual rounds of showers throughout the evening and into your Saturday.
Several spots in southern Kentucky could pick up an inch of rain.

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I’m Forecaster Darius Mack, have a safe weekend!

TRACKING MORE STORMS #kywx

10:35AM 07/14/14
A very busy pattern continues to track through our area today, this morning showers and storms are upon us and it’s all some much needed rain. MERCER county has picked up about 2.02” of rain, JESSAMINE county has picked up about 1.06” of rain, and MADISON county has picked up nearly 1.30” of rain in the past 8 hours. This stuff is non-severe and will remain non-severe this morning.

BUT…The Storm Prediction center is Oklahoma has extended the SLIGHT risk for severe weather to include the Ohio river valley. The reason for that is that there is an area of frontogenesis that will extend through Arkansas, Missouri ,and into western Kentucky and it won’t be widespread, but during the heating of the day and if the instability still holds, that’s conducive to producing just a few loud boomers this afternoon and into the evening hours. Greatest chance for Severe weather is places south of the I-64 corridor.

Storms won't be widespread, but there is a greater chance for SEVERE weather in southern regions.

Storms won’t be widespread, but there is a greater chance for SEVERE weather in southern regions.

Highs today should be in the mid to upper 80s. For Lexington a high of 86°.

HERE IS A LOOK AT THE LATEST Risk,
The Key threats include:
-Damaging Winds
-Severe Hail

spc outlook

Foot’s Forecast| Central Kentucky will be providing you with the latest during SEVERE WEATHER MODE coverage! I’ll see you guys later!

                                               -Darius

                                              @dariusmack_wx

EXTREME HEAT & STORMY #KYWX

5:30 PM 07/12/14
Happy Saturday everyone! It’s top notch weather out right now the temps are cranking, and the air conditioning dials are turning, that’s all thanks to stationary boundary hanging out across Missouri and Kansas. With all this heat comes something extra.Look at the FUTURERAD.. Monday morning especially, I’m tracking an elongated boundary that will track North to South, should expect a line of storms arriving  into your Sunday, probably during your evening worship services(5-7PM), so make sure you have that umbrella handy.

Futurerad 1 futurerad 2

Latest estimated rainfall totals show localized higher amounts of accumulated rainfall in several spots across the Bluegrass.

raincast 1

Here is your latest outlook from the Storm Prediction Center(SPC). Northern half of the viewing audience has a greater chance for Severe weather, those of you folks south, will be dealing with general thunderstorms.

spc outlook

The Key threats are:

-Damaging Winds

– Severe Hail

 

Stick with me for the latest, I’ll have more updates available on twitter and on facebook!

and you can always like my weather page Foot’s Forecast| Central Kentucky!

Weather Update #kywx

Good morning all, It’s Forecaster Darius Mack! And I’m monitoring all the latest out there. The latest data pool here in the weather center continues to show an increased chance for SEVERE weather this afternoon and into the evening hours. Futurerad features diurnal showers and thunderstorms developing around lunchtime. I think 2-6PM, are the times we should stay weather aware, that’s when the skies will be the most unstable. This frontal system looks similar to yesterday, but due to the timing and the heating of the day we’re anticipating a more aggressive line of storms.

Futurerad 1 Futurerad 2 Futurerad 3 Futererad 4

 

 

Here is a look at the current RADAR, this morning a few showers out and about, but not for long, All the ingredients for a few complex storms are in the area circled, i expect a few complex thunderstorms to develop a little later in the day.

Radar

 

Tuesday’s Weather risk
The Key threats are
-Strong Damaging Winds
-Large Hail
– Isolated Tornadoes

spc outlook

 I will be tracking the storms all day long be sure to follow me on twitter @dariusmack_wx for all of the latest!

 

NEW BLOG POST #KYWX

12:05 PM 06/07/2014

It’s just about hitting the lunchtime hour, and no signs of any storms right now across the area.
Latest Futurerad models are showing a line of gusty showers and storms moving in around 6-7PM.

The Storm Prediction Center has UPDATED the SLIGHT risk to include areas west of the I-65 corridor.

spc outlook
Tuesday morning I’m tracking something more potent and I’ll keep you posted on the latest.

futurerad Tue

See you guys later!

TRACKING SEVERE WEATHER

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve posted on the blog, I hope you all have had a safe holiday weekend and I know some of you will be off tomorrow enjoying your super extended weekend. Well you know when I post something on here that means I’m talking about something BIG, and I’m not talking about Gov. Chris Christie, I’m talking about severe weather.

First, lets take a look at Monday’s Severe Weather potential

There should be enough lift in the air to develop a line of gusty showers and storms by tomorrow afternoon, I think we may start to see some of that energy across central and southern Indiana. Storm chances increase right around 2-4pm.
The key threats are:
-Strong Damaging Wind Gusts
-Strong Hail

However, we are not done, this next round coming in on Tuesday morning-aft’n  is showing something more brash. A line of showers and storms will zip across the area. Perhaps, there is enough vertical cooling to promote a few complex storms ahead of the main line.

There is enough spin to put a risk for a few isolated tornadoes along with the risk of damaging wind gusts and severe hail.

Not to mention, some flooding concerns, here is a look at the NAM estimated rainfall forecast once Tuesday’s  storms move through.

Don’t forget! You can find me on Foot’s Forecast | Central Kentucky during SEVERE WEATHER MODE coverage! Stay safe and feel free to like my weather page
“Forecaster Darius Mack” or follow me on twitter @dariusmack_wx