Climate Prediction Center Issues July Outlook

Yesterday, the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) issued their outlook for temperatures and precipitation for the month of July. The CPC does this on a monthly basis for full months, but they forecast for seasons, and give outlooks for 6-10 days and 8-14 days. The CPC looks at a variety of things for these extended outlooks, […]

99.9% Assurance 2015 Will Be Warmest Year on Record

With the release of the October 2015 monthly climate report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2015 is set to be the warmest year on record. In October alone, the average temperature over land and water combined was the highest for October in the 136-year period of record, at 0.98°C (1.76°F) above the 20th century […]

80-Degree Weather Road Trip

Earlier this month, a climatologist by the name of Brian Brettschneider constructed a 70-degree road trip – one that allows you to vacation in 70° weather the entire year. An editor from the Capital Weather Gang asked Brettschneider to then create a 80-degree road trip; the following map is what he came up with. To construct this […]

NASA Cloud Atlas

This is a map from NASA of 13 years of cloud cover. The white areas show where there has been considerable cloud cover and the blue areas show where there has been little to no clouds. The Washington Post wrote an article discussing the atmospheric circulations this image reveals. “You can see that clouds form […]

Taking a Look Back at April 2015

We are all familiar with the phrase, “April showers bring May flowers,” and I believe that this saying held very true in April this year. The Bowling Green Airport received an impressive 9.08″ of rainfall during the month which officially makes it the 4th wettest April on record in Bowling Green. Impressive rainfall was also […]

Late April Frost Would be Right on Schedule

A chilly night is expected across Kentucky overnight as low temperatures will dip into the upper 30s. With these temperatures, patchy frost will be possible tonight with the greatest chance of frost in rural locations and cooler valleys. Bowling Green has not seen a temperature reading in the 30s since April 5. If frost were […]

California Called, And It Wants Our Rain

Recently (this year), the state of Kentucky has seen several events in which we have received almost absurdly large amounts of precipitation. We have had about 5 major precipitation events across the state that have dramatically reversed us from what looked to be a moderate drought in January to major flooding here in April. Well, […]

Tornado Track Tool

Last Fall we had a WeatherBuzz post showing the new Tornado Tracks Tool from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center. So as we enter severe weather season, I thought it would be interesting to show some tornado climatology for the area since 1950. Since 1950, Warren County has seen 11 tornadoes EF1 or stronger, and 3 […]

Taking a Look Back at March in Bowling Green

Now that April is officially upon us, let’s take a look at some of the weather data collected at the Bowling Green Airport during the month of March. The average high temperature in Bowling Green was 59.0°F and the average low temperature was 35.6ºF. The overall average temperature was 47.3ºF which is 1.1 degrees below […]

Midwest March Madness Weather Bracket

  In honor of March Madness, the Midwestern Regional Climate Center has issued their weather bracket consisting of the top weather events to hit the region this winter. The two winter storms to hit Kentucky and the summer drought made the Elite 8. The two snowstorms advanced to the Final 4 and the March 4th through the 5th […]