Daily Archives: December 18, 2016

Time posted: 6:30 pm

Sunday Evening Update

Good Sunday evening, gang. Some very light snow and flurries continue to fly across parts of central and eastern Kentucky, as we get set for a frigid night ahead. Speaking of ahead, a couple of systems are showing up as we get closer to Christmas. Can we squeeze some snow out of them?

Let’s focus on the cold night before we look at the chance for festive flakes. 🙂

We are likely to see a heck of a temperature contrast from west to east tonight. In the east, skies look to stay cloudy and that may keep temps only 20-25. Areas in the west and north may totally go clear, and with the air coming off a deep snowpack to the northwest, it can get bitterly cold with single digits.

The Canadian is likely too cold over the next couple of mornings, but it shows how that snowpack influences temps…

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Temps moderate as we head into the middle of the week, but a weak system blows into town on Thursday with the potential for some flurries or a snow shower…

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A much bigger system will impact our Christmas weekend. The exact impact remains to be seen, as we have to find out how strong the storm is and where it goes.

The GFS Parallel shows it right on top of us with a temp spike and rain followed by a temp crash and snow…

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The regular GFS is much farther west with that storm and is WARM with rain and maybe a backside snowflake…

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It will be interesting to track this storm system as we inch closer.

I’ll see you guys back here for a late night update. Until then, enjoy your Sunday evening and take care.

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Time posted: 2:12 am

Tracking A Shot Of Winter Weather

Good Sunday, everyone. We have now moved into the next phase of our self-proclaimed ” wild weekend of weather”. Old man winter has taken control of things, giving us a mixed bag of precipitation, leading to some slick roads across Kentucky.

The day starts with the cold taking hold as temps drop into the 20s for the entire state. That cold air will do a couple of things. First, it will likely cause all that standing water to instantly freeze up. It’s also leading to a period of sleet, snow and freezing rain rolling eastward. Those two in tandem will lead to slick travel across the region.

Your tracking toys in a bit, but let’s talk quickly about the week ahead.

I am focusing on two potential systems with the first arriving Thursday. This looks fairly weak at the moment, but it can bring some rain to light snow with it…

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Flakes flying a few days before Christmas? I don’t know too many people that would complain if it happened. But, what about Christmas itself? We have a chance.

The GFS Parallel continues to show a stronger system with rain to snow on Christmas Eve and Day…

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That’s certainly something of interest. I think it comes down to whether or not this low cuts off to our south or not. If it does, then it would have a lesser chance of brining winter weather with it. If it comes out as a full blown storm system, it would have a much better chance of making some dreams come true.

I leave you with your full blown tracking toys…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road
Lexington
I-75 @ Winchester Road

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike
Lexington

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

I-275 at Mineola Pike
Near Covington
I-275 @ Mineola Pike

I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway @ MP 36
Near Pine Ridge

US 60 @ US 460
Frankfort
US60 @ US460

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway
Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

I-64 @ I-264
Louisville
I-64 @ I-264

I-65 MP 36
Near Bowling Green
I-65 MP 36

I-65 MP 92.4
Elizabethtown

I-24  MP 4 @ US 60
Paducah
I-24 @ US 60 MP 4

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

 

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

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