Prior week, I uploaded our 2014-’15 Wintertime Expectation which forecasted a cool start to this winter months period.

In that blog post, top level designs were identified that sustained the suggestion that several of the characteristics from prior winter months, including extended periods of chilly and frequent spells with freezing precipitation, might be anticipated.

While the “Polar Vortex” continues to be portrayed in media as the main offender to the surge of frozen air that is presently invading the US, in the outlook I aimed out that there is SOMEONE ELSE upper degree function that likely bears much more reponsibility to the brutal wintertime we had in 2013 and fairly perhaps is a forerunner to one more bad one this period.

The Real McCoy

This attribute is a persistent upper high pressure system or a “Stopping Ridge” that has actually been controlling weather along the West Coastline literally forcing tornado systems to explore it.

This is the Real McCoy! This is the reason the Polar Vortex has actually been getting knocked senseless of position. This is what permits frozen chilly to constantly surge south cycling along what I such as to call “The Polar Express”.

Taking an appearance at the current jet stream design, this WESTERN HIGH or WESTERN BLOCK is in the process of strengthening once again.


Aided by the arrival of Extratropical Tornado Nuri, this Western High will certainly bulge also further north into the Arctic by this weekend.

While that implies extreme warmth for Alaska as well as Northwest Canada, it will send a plunging effect down the spinal column of the Rockies allowing arctic air masses to dive directly south into the Lower 48’s aiding to carve out a massive trough of low stress over Eastern North America.


We saw this EASTERN TROUGH provide round after round of polar as well as arctic air masses in 2013 causing one of the coldest as well as snowiest winters months in recent memory.

And now it’s back!

Ever before because that initial cold blast back on Halloween the EASTERN TROUGH has actually been hiding.

In Louisville, temperature levels up until now this November have average out to a freezing 48.7° & deg; or about 4.3 degrees here typical, and now it’s around to acquire evern colder.

So how long could the cold prior?

Looking ahead, the existing tool variety models suggest that that the Western High remains anchored over NW Canada as well as Eastern Alaska through a minimum of late next week.


This likely sets the stage for EVEN MORE arctic air masses to use the POLAR SHOWS down right into our neck of the timbers as we move right into following week as well as maybe beyond.

As a matter of fact, the newest CFS (GFS based climate version) indicates that of the Central/Eastern US and also Southern Canada we will certainly stay chillier than typical for the rest of the month of Nov!


It is forecasting Louisville to ordinary 4 to 5°& deg; C or around 8 to 10°& deg; F below regular for the remainder of the month !!!

That is an absolutely SUBSTANTIAL departure from average and if it were to verify then this will certainly drop as one of the COLDEST NOVEMBERS ON RECORD!

The Climate Prediction Facility agrees that we will stay in the deep freeze for a while as well as has actually released a 70 % of below normal temps in our area during the 8 to 2 Week range.


Moral of the Story:

Be ready for the chilly! All indicators aim to a quite quick start this winter months season and the cool that is coming down the water pipes plannings to stick around for a while.

Marc will have a complete upgrade on simply exactly how frigid it will certainly obtain tonite on WDRB Information at 10.

WDRB Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell

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