Daily Archives: January 24, 2013

Thursday Evening Update

Good Thursday evening, gang. A quick hitting snow and ice event is on tap for late tonight into Friday. Much of the state is now under a Winter Weather Advisory

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My latest snowfall map is relatively unchanged from the first call. I will have a final call for snowfall coming later tonight.

Have a great evening and take care.

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Midday Update

Good afternoon everyone. Everything is still a go for a quick hitting winter weather event across the state late tonight into Friday. There is nothing about my forecast map that I want to change at the time. That may change later today with the final call, but I like what I have out.

This will be a quick hitting system that rolls from southwest to northeast across the state. Much of the action will be out of the state by the middle of the afternoon Friday.

The timing of this system will be the main issue as it will have a big impact on the Friday morning commute. School administrators will be caught in that dreaded area of precipitation moving in right around the time the buses start rolling.

Here’s the call I continue to roll with…

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I will have updates later this evening and will have the very latest on WKYT-TV starting at 5. Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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First Call For Friday Snowfall

Good Thursday, everybody. A fast moving storm system is going to bring a swath of snow and ice to the bluegrass state late tonight into Friday. Today will feature several blog updates coming your way, so I won’t get too long winded with this one.

Let’s break it down with the ever popular headlines…

- A reinforcing shot of arctic air is on the scene today. Temps will generally run in the 20s for afternoon highs.

- An area of low pressure will develop to our southwest tonight and roll eastward across the Tennessee Valley. This will cause light snow and an icy mix to develop across western and southern Kentucky tonight. That will quickly overspread the state Friday morning.

- This is a pretty fast moving system that will push through here on Friday. Much of the main swath of snow and mix will be out of the state by late afternoon.

- We have a frozen ground and that means this will have a fairly high impact on area roads.

- The NAM is colder and shows more precipitation than the GFS. I suspect the models will come into better agreement later today.

- Here’s the infamous First Call For Snowfall…

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- I can promise you changes will likely be made to that map later today. The final call will come later this evening.

- Southern parts of the state have me a bit concerned because of the freezing rain and sleet threat. It could get pretty icy in some areas.

- Another arctic front will move through here Friday night and this will bring a round of snow showers and squalls into Saturday morning.

I will have updates coming later today. Make it a great one and take care.

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