Author Archives: Chris Bailey

Time posted: 2:10 am

This Is One Heck Of A Winter Blast

Good Tuesday, everyone. Our early season blast of winter weather is nothing short of awesome and is living up to to it’s billing. Record snows fell in some areas on Monday and now comes the potential for record cold as Old Man Winter comes out swinging.

This is mainly a tracking update, but I do want to throw some fresh thoughts your way:

  • Our system snows wind down across southeastern Kentucky early this morning.
  • Temps to start out the day will range from the middle teens to low 20s but wind chills will be in the single digits at times.
  • Slick travel is a good bet for many areas.
  • Highs this afternoon stay in the 20s with a wind chill in the teens. That’s super hard to do this early in the season.
  • Don’t sleep on the northwest arctic flow coming down the length of Lake Michigan and into central and eastern Kentucky. A few snow showers and snow squalls will likely develop. Those could drop some hit and run accumulations and lower visibility at times. This might be enough to keep the Winter Weather Advisory rolling through the afternoon, at least in my eyes.
  • Clearing skies tonight will allow temps to head close to record territory by Wednesday morning. Readings from 10 to 15 will be possible, but the colder valleys may reach the high single digits. Wind chills will be colder than the actual temps.

I will be back for the usual updates later today. Until then, keep on tracking this big blast of early season winter weather…

vening…

Lexington


Georgetown

Frankfort

Florence

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Covington area

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Louisville

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E-town

Bowling Green

Paducah

Fort Campbell

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pine Mountain

Morehead

Winchester

Maysville

London

Mt. Vernon

Have a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 7:42 pm

Monday Evening Snow and Cold Tracker

Good evening, everyone. Before we get to tracking, let me say one more thanks to all our Veterans!! Arctic cold and light accumulating snows are taking control of the weather this evening and I have you all set to do some winter weather tracking.

The Winter Weather Advisory now includes the entire state and much of the surrounding states…

This won’t be a lot of snow, but a general coating up to 2″ across the entire region. Much of that will be on grassy and elevated surfaces. With the arctic air moving in, all that water will turn to ice pretty quickly and that will lead to some slick travel developing. Lows by morning range from the mid teens to low 20s. Wind chills will be in the single digits.

Highs Tuesday stay in the 20s with a wind chill in the teens. That northwest flow from Lake Michigan should keep snow showers and flurries going across areas of central and eastern Kentucky. Wednesday morning lows may reach record levels in the low teens with some valleys trying to sneak into the high single digits.

Here are all your tracking toys for the evening…

Lexington


Georgetown

Frankfort

Florence

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Covington area

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Louisville

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E-town

Bowling Green

Paducah

Fort Campbell

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pine Mountain

Morehead

Winchester

Maysville

London

Mt. Vernon

Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 12:15 pm

Tracking The Snow and Cold

Good afternoon, folks. Our arctic front continues to race into the region, bringing a major drop in temps, with the first light snowfall of the cold weather season behind it. This won’t be a lot of snow, but it’s not bad considering it’s the first one and it’s coming in early November.

A Winter Weather Advisory is out for much of Kentucky, but the NWS decided to skip several counties for some strange reason. How is anyone supposed to convey a consistent public message with this kind of a map?

Hopefully, they do the right thing and include the entire state in the advisory. This isn’t a monster event by any means, but it’s the first of the season, its happening as arctic air surges in, freezing up some roads and it’s still only early November. Plus, low end events seem to bring about some of the worst in road conditions.

I’ve also talked about the plume of snow showers coming from Lake Michigan early Tuesday. The GFS shows this perfectly…

I’m going to continue to roll with the First Call map with a general coating-2″ for the entire region…

Slick roads may develop as temps crash below freezing. This will likely lead to some delays and cancellations on Tuesday.

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm and with another update here on KWC this evening. With the first of many times this upcoming winter, I leave you with the infamous winter weather tracking toys…

Lexington


Georgetown

Frankfort

Florence

No image available.

Covington area

No image available.

Louisville

No image available.

No image available.

E-town

Bowling Green

Paducah

Fort Campbell

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pine Mountain

Morehead

Winchester

Maysville

London

Mt. Vernon

Enjoy the rest of the day and take care.

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