Daily Archives: February 13, 2013

Winter Weather Advisory

Good afternoon, everyone. A moderate to heavy band of snow is working across the northern half of the state this afternoon. It has put down a quick inch or two for some spots and similar totals will be possible as it works eastward this afternoon.

The accumulation is mainly on grassy and elevated surfaces. Air temps are above freezing and road temps are well above freezing. This will have little impact on road conditions, though a slick spot will be possible where the snow falls hard enough for a time.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for much of the area this afternoon…

Warnings

While I do think this is an Advisory worthy event… it will be used as a future reference in the impact vs. criteria debate. 2″ of slush on grass at 35 degrees meets the criteria for an advisory, but a half inch of snow covering roads at 15 degrees does not. Which of those will have a greater impact on your life?

Here are the tracking tools from earlier…

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond

View of Downtown
Richmond

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

I-264 @ Freedom Way
Near Louisville International Airport
I-264 @ Freedom Way

I-71/I-75 at I-275
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ I-275

Courthouse Square
Somerset

View from Courthouse
Pikeville

Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway @ MP 5

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
Paducah
I-24 MP 7 @ US62

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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A Messy Return Of Winter

Good Wednesday, folks. We have a taste of winter pushing across the commonwealth of Kentucky today. Rain and snow moves through as a storm system heads through the Tennessee Valley. This is normally a path that delivers a good amount of snow to the state. The problem with today’s system is the lack of true cold air in place.

That said… we may see this storm produce just enough cold air for a switch to snow for some areas. It may even come down hard enough to put down a slushy accumulation for a few spots. Temps will be above freezing and ground temps are fairly mild, so a lot of melting will take place.

Here’s what you need to track the action…

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond

View of Downtown
Richmond

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

I-264 @ Freedom Way
Near Louisville International Airport
I-264 @ Freedom Way

I-71/I-75 at I-275
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ I-275

Courthouse Square
Somerset

View from Courthouse
Pikeville

Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway @ MP 5

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
Paducah
I-24 MP 7 @ US62

The wintry mix will push out of the state late this afternoon into the evening hours.

Our Valentine’s Day forecast looks pretty good with some sunshine and temps in the low 40s. This is when we turn our attention toward an arctic front that moves in on Friday. That front will produce a wave of low pressure that is likely to bring a round of accumulating snows in here late in the day into Friday night.

Snow showers and squalls will then continue into Saturday and Sunday as arctic air spills in. Highs in the 20s and lows in the teens will be common. Gusty winds will make it feel much colder.

I will talk more about that with an update later today. Enjoy today’s ugly mix and take care.

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