Daily Archives: February 19, 2012
Good Sunday evening. Our winter storm is winding down across southeastern Kentucky with widespread 4″-6″ totals. Additional accumulations this evening may push some areas to 8″. Many roads are snow-covered and slick and numerous schools are closed on Monday.
Some 13 thousand customers are without power because of the storm. Here’s a look at the breakdown from Kentucky Power:
Thanks for all the reports from across the state today. You guys are the reason this site has become so popular and you are the backbone of the whole thing we have going here. Keep those reports coming and have a great evening.
Good afternoon everyone. This winter storm is playing out very close to the last call map I put out last night. Reports of more than 3″ of snow continue to trickle in from southern and southeastern Kentucky with heavy snow still falling. Some of these areas will see 6″ or more before this winds down later this evening. This will likely end up causing a few power problems before all is said and done.
If you have been following my twitter feed, you are seeing all the pics I’m getting from across the region that show the snow blanketing everything… roads included.
The sharp northern cutoff to the accumulating snow is alive and well and folks living around Interstate 64 are missing out on the action by less than 25 miles in some cases. Might be a good day to take a road trip to the south.
Keep posting the weather conditions where you live and I will drop by for another update later. Until then…. your twitter feed will continue to blow up. Take care.
Good Sunday everyone. A winter storm will deliver a glancing blow to the bluegrass state today into tonight. This system has shown a marked southward trend over the last 24 hours and that doesn’t spell good news for snow lovers. Thunderstorms across the south have also been taking a toll on the northward extent of the moisture supply.
This doesn’t mean the state is going to get shut out of snow, it just means the highest totals are now targeted for east Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina. Yep… last winter the big storms missed us to the north. Our one shot this winter and the storm decides to go south.
If you have been a regular reader of this site, you know the operation of things. I put out a Winter Storm Threat days in advance of the possibility of a storm and then upgrade to an Alert if it looks like a for sure deal. I did not upgrade this storm and I’m not saying that’s the right or wrong call because I’m writing this before the first flakes even fly. I do expect this to meet winter storm criteria across parts of southeastern Kentucky, but I was never comfortable enough to put out a full-fledged Alert. That’s saying something coming from this gunslinger of a forecaster.
Now, watch this be the one storm I don’t go into alert mode on and it ends up smacking us around.
Don’t forget about the tracking tools at the top of the page. You have radars, current conditions and live cams to help you track this storm. You guys will also become a valuable tracking tool by giving us updates from where you live.
I will drop by with updates through the day. Have a great Sunday and take care.