Monthly Archives: January 2013

Time posted: 7:22 pm

Thursday Evening Thoughts

Good Thursday evening. My thoughts from earlier remain unchanged as we track a squall line of snow into the state this evening. This will cause some significant travel issues into the overnight hours as whiteout conditions develop for a time.

Here’s the latest on this quick hitter:

Winter W A Period 1

 Some other thoughts:

– Arctic air sends our temps close to 10 degrees early Friday morning. Gusty winds will make it feel 0 to -10. Highs Friday will range from the upper teens to low 20s.

– Snow chances for the weekend are increasing as two systems dive in from the northwest. Several inches will be possible for parts of central and eastern Kentucky.

Have a great evening and take care.


Time posted: 11:57 am

Winter Weather Advisory

Good Thursday afternoon, gang. Snow showers and squalls continue to cause issues across the state today. Several spots have already picked up a half to one inch and it snowed hard enough to cover roads for a time. That trend will continue through the afternoon.

An arctic cold front will sweep in here this evening into the overnight. This front will have a band of moderate to heavy snow along it. I’m looking at this setup and wondering if we can get some thundersnow out of it. There’s a lot of lift on the nose of this front and that can sometimes spell thunder and lightning. Winds will also be very gusty and blowing and drifting snow is a good possibility.

Widespread 1″-2″ snows will accompany this band. Local amounts of 3″ will be possible.

A Winter Weather Advisory is now out for much of central and eastern Kentucky…


Additional snow showers and flurries will be possible on Friday as arctic air keeps temps in the high teens and low 20s.

More snow is likely over the weekend.

Have a great afternoon and take care.


Time posted: 1:40 am

Old Man Winter Fights Back

Good Thursday, everyone. Winter continues to fight back into the bluegrass state and will bring a round of arctic air and a few shots of snow. This will make for a perfect ending to a wild week of weather.

Our day is starting with snow showers and flurries with some light accumulation for some. Temps are much colder with readings down into the low and middle 20s. Keep an eye on black ice for that morning commute. Highs today will top out in the upper 20s and low 30s.

A clipper works our way this evening into tonight. This will bring a swath of light snow to much of the state. This looks like a decent little snow maker that will be blown around by arctic winds. A coating to an inch will be likely for most areas. Some enhancement will be possible across the east. 

Yes… some of you will likely see a snow day for Friday.

Temps will be near 10 degrees to start the first day of February with afternoon highs in the upper teens and low 20s. Gusty winds will make it feel close to 0 at times.

Another system dives in for Saturday and this should become another light snow maker across our part of the world.


The latest trend on the models has been to send another clipper into the region on Sunday. This one has a lot of dig to it…GFS 2

That could deliver another round of light snow and arctic cold temps.

I will have another update later today. Make it a great Thursday and take care.


Time posted: 6:37 pm

Wednesday Evening Update

Good Wednesday evening, gang. I warned you it would be a wild weather ride and mother nature didn’t disappoint. Strong and severe thunderstorms rolled across the state the day. 4 tornadoes have been confirmed as of this writing.

The current focus is on the high water threat across southeastern Kentucky Numerous counties are under a Flood Warning…


The heaviest rain will slowly end this evening as a strong cold front works across the state. There will be a narrow band of showers and thunderstorms along the front and this may produce winds nearing 40mph at times.

Much colder air works in behind the front and this will set us up for some snow showers and flurries overnight. Temps will drop into the 20s and some slick spots will be possible on area roads.

A quick moving system will roll through here late Thursday into Thursday night. This will bring a swath of light snow to the region…


A coating to an inch will be possible for some areas. Arctic cold temps and flurries then move in for Friday with highs not too far from 20 degrees. Another light snow maker moves in for Saturday and Saturday night and that could bring another light snowfall.

A full update comes your way later tonight… If I can stay awake. 🙂 Take care.


Time posted: 4:47 am

Tornado Watch Into Early Afternoon

A new TORNADO WATCH is now in effect until 1pm for far eastern Kentucky. Here’s a look at that watch and the latest warnings…

Previous Update

Good Wednesday morning, everyone. A squall line of thunderstorms continues to work eastward across central and eastern Kentucky. This is mainly a damaging wind produce, but a few isolated tornadoes are possible along the line.

A TORNADO WATCH is out for much of central and eastern Kentucky until Noon. Here’s a look at the watch outline and the latest warnings…

The rest of your tracking toys…

Current Watches

Possible Watches

I will have updates as needed and via twitter: @kentuckyweather .

Stay safe and take care.