Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tracking Friday Snow Chances

Thursday PM Update:

Going forecast seems to be right on track with very little in the way of snow accumulation expected in Western Kentucky and NW Tennessee. The path of the low has shifted slightly making the snow cutoff line a little more North-South oriented. Higher amounts are still possible in Central Kentucky and Middle Tennessee by Saturday morning. Any snow that does accumulate will likely fade quickly with warmer surface temperatures and mild weather Saturday. 
Here is a look at more specific snow totals.

Prepping for possibility of wintry weather headed for Western Kentucky and NW Tennessee on Friday.

Snow chances have started showing up in the weather computer models and with each update, the different models are coming together to indicate a growing chance for a wintry system to cross the southwest half of the area. Even though most of our area is set to see light accumulations on the order of 1-3", maybe even less, now is the time to prepare for some slick roadways. Snow is expected to begin around midday on Friday and continue through late Friday night. Areas along and north of the Ohio River will see little if any snow as the models show at this point. A little jog in the path of low pressure to the north or south will make a big difference even over a mile or two on either side of the line.
#WeatherReadyNation Preparedness
If your travels take you to Nashville, Bowling Green, or Lexington over the upcoming weekend, a little more accumulation is expected in these areas and are worth keeping a close watch on.

Here is a look at the timeline and elements to prepare for as we get closer to Friday. In the meantime, I don't anticipate this being a "French Toast" or "Bread and Milk" event. Temperatures will warm enough Saturday and Sunday that we should not see the snow stick around very long. It IS worth possibly altering your travel plans or giving yourself extra time if venturing out or East of our area.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

2015 Glen Gerberg Weather and Climate Summit, Breckenridge, CO

*See live streaming schedule at bottom of post*

Join Chief Meteorologist Jennifer Rukavina as she travels to this year's Glen Gerberg Weather and Climate Summit at Breckenridge, Colorado.  
Starting Monday January 12th watch for her live reports at 5 and 6 pm on WPSD Local 6. She will be talking with today's leading meteorologists and scientists about the latest technology and forecasting tools plus the status of today's climate.
 You can interact with Jennifer in a chat area of the live stream when you take it full if you have questions for her or the speakers/scientists.
You can also send your questions to:

Live Streaming Schedule

MONDAY, January 12th
8:00-8:25am       Weather Briefing - Dale Eck, Director-Global Forecast Center, The Weather Channel
8:30-10:00am     SESSION 1: Dr. Bill Lapenta, Director, NOAA NWS NCEP, Topic: The New National Weather Service - Model Improvements, NCEP Priorities and Building A Weather Ready Nation

10:00-10:15am         BREAK
10:15-11:45am         SESSION 2: RADM (Ret) Dr. David Titley, Penn State University, Professor of  Practice, Department of Meteorology & Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk
11:50-12:15pm         LIVE STREAM - Speaker Q&A Session (LaPenta & Titley)
12:15 – 12:45pm      Speaker Interview Opportunity with Bill Lapenta and David Titley  in Mt. Elbert (must schedule interviews ahead oftime with Ryan Whaley – 10min max/per interview)
TUESDAY, January 13th

7:30-8:00am              LIVE Streaming Begins, Columbine A
8:30-10:00am            SESSION 3: Dr. Rick Knabb, Director, National Hurricane Center, 2014 Hurricane season & New NHC Products for a Weather Ready Nation
10:00-10:15am          BREAK
10:15- 11:45am        SESSION 4: Greg Mandt, GOES-R Program Manager, Topic: New GOES-R satellite transformational capabilities to Improve Short-Term Forecasting and Warnings-The New Environmental Intelligence Satellite Series
11:50am-12:15pm    LIVE STREAM - Speaker Q&A Session (Knabb & Mandt)
12:15pm                   LIVE Streaming Ends
12:15 – 12:45pm          Speaker Interview Opportunity with Greg Mandt and Rick Knabb in Mt. Elbert (must schedule interviews ahead of time with Ryan Whaley – 10min max/per interview)
WEDNESDAY, January 14th

7:30-8:00am              LIVE Streaming Begins, Columbine
8:00-8:30am   Weather Briefing, Dale Eck, Director-Global Forecast Center, /The Weather Channel
8:30am-10:00am      SESSION 5: James Balog, National Geographic & University of Colorado, Topic:  Chasing Ice….Yes, it IS melting!
10:00am-10:15am        BREAK
10:15am - 11:45am        SESSION 6: Dr. Jim White, University of Colorado, Topic: Arctic Ice Loss, Sea Level Rise and Coastal Impacts
11:45am-12:15pm        LIVE STREAM - Speaker Q&A Session (Balog & White)
12:15 – 12:45pm          Speaker Interview Opportunity with James Balog and Jim White in Mt. Elbert
6:00 – 7:00pm Community Town Hall Meeting - DoubleTree Hotel, Breckenridge, CO "The Arctic is Changing Rapidly: How Will Those Changes Impact Us?"
STREAMED LIVE - James Balog & Dr. Jim White

THURSDAY, January 15th

7:30-8:30am              LIVE Streaming Begins, Columbine A
8:00-8:30am Weather Briefing, Dale Eck, The Weather Channel
8:30-10:00am              SESSION 7: Paul Kocin, NOAA NWS WPC Meteorologist, Topic: Winter Weather Forecasting Workshop

10:00-10:15am BREAK
10:15-11:45am SESSION 8: Dr. Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute Topic: Climate Change, Drought & National Security: Does Water Really Cause War?

11:50-12:15pm           LIVE STREAM - Speaker Q&A Session
12:15 – 12:45pm          Speaker Interview Opportunity with Kocin and Gleick in Mt. Elbert

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