The National Weather Service has released its outlook for the upcoming winter season, which doesn’t show much out of the ordinary for western Kentucky.
A forecaster at the National Weather Service in Paducah, Robin Smith says the upcoming winter likely won’t be any more or less harsh than an in an average year.
Smith says that is of course subject to change, as there are a number of factors that could come into play that could make the weather go one way or the other.
Much of western Kentucky is still running below normal on precipitation this year and Smith says he doesn’t see much in the long-term outlooks to say that will change any time soon.
Last winter was abnormally warm and lacked any major snow storms, while two winters ago was abnormally harsh with several winter weather episodes that caused problems.