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January 23, 2014

Frigid weather: It may be next week before Pulaski warms up

Somerset — It looks like it will be the middle or late next week before the frigid weather pattern changes and Pulaski countians get some relief from the worst January freeze since the mid-90s.

Forecaster Pete Geogerian at the National Weather Service Office in Jackson added a caveat to his hint of distant warmth.

“It’s a long way off, but there are indications of a significant storm system as the pattern changes,” said Geogerian. That’s all he would say; like he said, between now and then it will take several more logs on the fire to ward off the chill.

Meantime, more snow is on the way. After yesterday’s and last night’s brutal cold, a slight warming trend will bring snow at times tonight through Monday. Up to 2 inches of snow could accumulate in northern parts of Pulaski County and a lesser amount is likely in southern areas of the county, Geogerian said.

Highs both Saturday and Sunday could inch above the freezing mark, but a reinforcing shot of cold air will advance into the Lake Cumberland area next Monday and Tuesday.

“It’s not a Polar Vortex like we had the first week of January when the temperature dropped to 4 below zero but morning lows will be in the single digits next Tuesday and Wednesday mornings,” Geogerian predicted.

The forecaster laughed when reminded that Sunday, February 2, is Groundhog Day. He was informed that Pulaski Phil is the official groundhog of Pulaski County and folks around here take seriously the furry woodchuck’s weather predictions.

If Pulaski Phil sees his shadow when he emerges from his den on Groundhog Day, he dives back in his hole, sleeps for another six weeks and winter winds continue to blow.

However, if it’s cloudy, and Pulaski Phil doesn’t get scared by his shadow, he stays awake and up and around, and spring is just around the corner.

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