Interview with Chris Allen

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Following the devastating storms that rolled across south central Kentucky, long-time weather forecaster Chris Allen sat down and talked with News 40’s chief meteorologist Scott Burchett.

Allen described the atypical dynamics that accompanied the storms, including the lack of significant instability that normally helps tornadic storms develop along with the fact cloud cover kept heating to a minimum during daylight hours. Storms like those that moved through the area Saturday morning normally feed off the energy from a sunlight-heated atmosphere.

He also discussed the so-called “Bowling Green Bubble” which for so long has been used to describe the belief that Bowling Green is shielded from storms because of the geographic location. He said Saturday morning’s storms should prove there is no such thing as the Bowling Green Bubble and he hopes the term is never used again since it can give a false sense of security.