For those who turned out for Christmas parades this past weekend, the cold weather made it feel a bit more like the season.
WBKO Meteorologist Jason Berry, explains what Old Man Winter has in store for south central Kentucky.
The last time this area experienced a moderate El Nino was in 2004.
That same year, parts of our area were slammed with more than a foot of snow.
So, can we expect similar snowfall and below-average cold this winter season?
After a weekend filled with unusually cold temperatures, south central Kentuckians are left to wonder if they will be seeing snowfall sooner than later.
After all, there are some indications this December may be much like that of our previous El Nino year.
In 2004, a state of emergency was issued for the city of Hartford, after northern portions of Ohio county received more than 14 inches of snow and at least two inches of ice.
This year, a moderate El Nino is predicted to influence weather patterns across the United States.
Along the west coast, a wetter-than average winter is forecast, while in the central U.S., there are equal chances for precipitation.
In the southeast, a drier-than average winter is forecasted.
However, regarding the weather patterns in 2004 there is discussion that December and early January may account for the majority of the season's wintry weather.
This season, much of south central Kentucky stands a 1/10 chance of seeing a white Christmas.
The remainder of the winter season may just be quiet and chilly, with below-average temperatures.
Since winter weather is dependent on a number of variables, this season's outlook does not specify when and where storms will occur, nor total snowfall accumulations for a given area.