January 18, 2019, ‘Herculean’ Cold Coming


I am very fond of the writing by our Louisville NWS office forecaster who uses colorful language to describe the weather. The word “gelid” popped up again (this time in caps) and the expression “herculean” was used to describe the amount of cold air that will sweep through on the backside of the weekend’s low.

Here in northeast Oldham, I watch how the preceipitation boundaries set up in southern Indiana as we often end up in the higher ranges of snow and ice accumulation compared to more southern counties. At this time, we are not looking for a big snow out of this system. That could change.

The pros have done their usual excellent work in preparing us for what will be, at the very least, an intense blast of Arctic air with dangerous wind chills Saturday night through Sunday. The current forecast is here.


Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). Window at Tangiers, 1912


“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”

Mary Oliver

Thought of the day provided by Thomas Brown – Madwillow Creekhouse.