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Elizabethtown, Kentucky to Lansing, Michigan

The road trip today is spent mostly running lengthwise through the state of Indiana. I can tell you from experience that residents there move rather swiftly. Thus, it is somewhat surprising that it will take over 6 hours to cover 407 miles between the two towns, a mere pace of 65.3mph. Well, let’s get to it, I guess, and try to make up some time.

There is a bit of flurry activity currently ongoing in Michigan. That’s generally a statement you could make throughout the winter, but it’s more robust than it typically is thanks to the looming storm prepared to batter the east coast. As it wraps up towards New England, though, the snow in Michigan will peter out, and high pressure sliding into the Plains will win out. Expect a very pleasant drive, with a fresh veneer of white over the city when we arrive in Lansing.

Reno, Nevada to Elizabethtown, Kentucky

It’s time for a road trip. We’ll head for that other town in Nevada for Elizabethtown, which is definitely not a suburb of Louisville. It will take us 4 days to cover the 2118 miles of flyover country. The benefit of such a trip is that we will move fairly swiftly, at a pace of 68.3mph, which means the average day will see us cover 546.6 miles, though our day will be about an hour shorter on Day 4. Let’s hit the dusty trail, shall we?

DAY ONE (Sunday)

Low pressure off the coast of the Pacific Northwest is going to spend most of the day getting stronger and stronger, and consolidating it’s energy in the Northern Rockies and just off the coast from Oregon and California. This will leave us safely within the warm sector of the system as we slice across some of the loneliest countryside the United States has to offer. We’ll make it into the Wasatch, stopping for the day in Winship, Utah, east of Salt Lake City.

DAY TWO (Monday)
The Pacific Monster will be moving inland through the night as we recline in Winship, and we will be in the throes of a rain storm when we get going for the day. The rain will mix with snow at higher elevations, and the heaviest of the activity will be before the Wyoming line. Lighter precipitation will continue to the Rock Springs area in Wyoming. After we have crossed that threshold, the rest of the day will be a piece of boring cake. We’ll make it to Big Springs, Nebraska, which is right at that crook in the state.

DAY THREE (Tuesday)
The energy that has been producing that system that has been chasing us will overtake us and move into the Mississippi Valley on Tuesday. It won’t be able to tap into any Gulf moisture until it reaches east of Big Muddy, which means the drive through Nebraska will be well within the warm sector, and may see temperatures climb all the way to the 60s. We won’t see a drop of rain as everything gets fired up to our east, and we will finish the day in Concordia, Missouri, which is about a half an hour outside of the Kansas City metro.

DAY FOUR (Wednesday)
We will be tailing the last remnants of precipitation organized by the feature that will plague us through the entire trip. By Wednesday, it will be tugging on the Canadian Arctic air, introducing a bit cooler temperatures across the Plains. We won’t be moving quite fast enough to reach the precipitation in Elizabethtown, but we will be the coldest we’ve been on any night on the trip to this point.

Airing out

Elizabethtown saw nearly an inch of rain on Wednesday, which continued a dangerous trend for the center of the country. The Ohio Valley has seen a good deal of rain which has led to local flooding there, though certainly not to the scale that is being seen on the Gulf Coast.  After the inch on Wednesday, though, there was only a trace on Thursday, which helps the recovery process along. The verification came down to the narrow temperature range they saw over those two days, which meant Weatherbug and Victoria-Weather had the top two spots thanks to their dreary prognostications.
Actuals: Wednesday  – .98 inches of rain, High 78, Low 71
Thursday – .01 inches of rain, High 81, Low 69

Grade: A-B

Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Tomorrow – Rain with some isolated thunderstorms possible, High 80, Low 71
Thursday – Isolated thunderstorms, High 82, Low 68

TWC: Tomorrow – Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 79, Low 70
Thursday – Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then cloudy skies late.High 84, Low 69

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy and humid with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm High 82, Low 70
Thursday – Mainly cloudy and humid with a shower or thunderstorm in the area High 83, Low 68

NWS: Tomorrow – Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, High 81, Low 71
Thursday – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, High 84, Low 70

WB: Tomorrow – Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. High 77, Low 70
Thursday – Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, High 82, Low 69

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with numerous showers, High 81, Low 72
Thursday – Mostly cloudy with scattered storms, High 84, Low 70

FIO: Tomorrow – Heavy rain until evening. High 81, Low 72
Thursday -Light rain until afternoon. Higgh 85, Low 69

Rainy, but getting better, for sure!

Springtime Warm Up

Elizabethtown was in line for a warm up as an area of high pressure established itself over the southeast. They got it, as temperatures climbed from the mid-60s to the upper 70s on Wednesday. One fly in the ointment was the temperatures Tuesday morning, which dipped all the way to 33, thanks to the clear skies over night. The Weather Service had the top forecast for the city.
Actuals: Tuesday – High 63, Low 33
Wednesday -High 77, Low 43

Grade: A

Elizabethtown, Kentucky to Denver, Colorado

We’re heading west towards the mountains, perhaps to get in a final ski run for the year. It will be a two day trip covering 1155 miles. We’ll do it at a pace of about 65mph and try to put 520 miles behind us on the first day. We’re looking at a lot of Plains on this trip, but will we be dodging any rain? Let’s find out!


There is a good chance that we will drive for many miles without seeing a cloud in the sky. As we start hitting some wind, likely around Mount Vernon, Illinois, clouds will begin to increase as moisture from the Gulf picks up. We won’t have many problems with this trip, especially as we drive through St Louis where the 15mph winds will be blocked by higher walls around the interstates. We’ll get to Bates City, Missouri, which is just outside the Kansas City metro for our first day.

We’re in for a much longer drive on Thursday to make up the rest of the ground. Expect a drive unfettered by things like rain or precipitation. Temperatures are going to climb and perhaps be in the 80s as we trundle off through Kansas, with clouds on the increase and winds nearly constantly blowing at about 20mph. As we arrive in Denver, there is a slight chance that some light rain could be falling in Colorado’s capital. That means snow in the mountains!

Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Sorry, there will be no in-depth analysis featuring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst here. However, the weather for the next couple of days will be just as beautiful as fans of those stars think they are!

At 12:56pm EDT, the temperature at Elizabethtown, KY was 45 degrees under overcast skies. A large storm system is pummeling the East Coast from NC northward through New England, dropping copious amounts of rain. The main low is found just offshore of the Carolinas, with a bit of a low pressure trough extending northwestward into the Southern Appalachians. This is keeping some cloudy skies over the eastern half of Kentucky, but will burn off during the afternoon as the main cloud deck also pulls off towards the east. As the low shifts up the East Coast, a ridge of high pressure will build over the Ohio Valley, clearing out the skies and bringing warm weather surging back into the region on Wednesday, with winds a bit higher as well in the afternoon. This ridge will expand over the Eastern U.S., keeping Elizabethtown dry not only over the next couple days, but through much of the rest of the week as well.

VW: Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 65, Low 38.
Wednesday: Clear and warmer. High 75, Low 45.

TWC: Tuesday: Sunny. High 64, Low 36.
Wednesday: Sunny and warmer. High 74, Low 42.

AW: Tuesday: Partly cloudy, becoming sunny. High 64, Low 36.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and warmer. High 78, Low 44.

NWS: Tuesday: Sunny. High 64, Low 36.
Wednesday: Continued sunny. High 77, Low 44.

WB: Tuesday: Sunny. High 64, Low 37.
Wednesday: Sunny. High 77, Low 47.

While it’s overcast now, it should become sunny later today, which will stick around for the next few days. Except, of course, at night. Otherwise that’d just be weird.