Daily Archives: December 9, 2017

Time posted: 8:59 pm

Roads Are A Mess

Good evening, everyone. Light snow accumulations continue to cause BIG issues on the roads The forecast is playing out like a charm with a coating to 1″ of snow for many. Some locally higher amounts may show up in the east as snow showers continue tonight.

Even with just a light accumulation, most roads are snow and ice covered across central and eastern Kentucky. This has turned into a VERY HIGH IMPACT travel event. I’m going to be as blunt as I can be here: If the National Weather Service cannot issue a Winter Weather Advisory for such a high impact event, then they should just go ahead and scrap it. There is zero excuse for them not to, even reactively, issue a Winter Weather Advisory.

Regardless of me hitting a forecast or missing a forecast, EVERYTHING I do on this blog and on TV is to keep you guys safe and as informed as I possibly can. I can only hope that’s the mantra of every other meteorologist out there.

I really am restraining myself from an epic rant, right now, so I will just wrap this up with your tracking toys…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

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

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike
Lexington

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

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

US 60 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road

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

Stay safe and take care.

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Time posted: 11:59 am

Tracking The Flakes

Good afternoon, everyone. Light snow increases this afternoon and evening, with some light accumulations possible for some areas. The best chance of this continues to be across the eastern half of the state. Light continues to be the word of the day.

I’m going to try and add another post later today, but I’m going to be a little busy ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Fayette Mall. Come by and say hi to these three little elves…

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It’s obviously for a GREAT cause and I will hook ya up with a WKYTRulesWinter Ruler. That way you can measure how much your grass has grown this winter. Boom, Zing, Pow! Even your weatherdude has jokes. 😉

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

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

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike
Lexington

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

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

US 60 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road

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

Have a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 1:48 am

Light Snows Move In

Good Saturday, everyone. We have a light snow maker diving into the region today, bringing the potential for a light accumulation to parts of the state. It’s the first of, at least, three clippers showing up over the next week or so.

A band of light snow dives southeastward out of India this morning into the early afternoon areas. This can coat the ground in some spots as it does so. Once it passes, winds become northwesterly and really begin to crank up by evening. That northwesterly wind will pick up some moisture from Lake Michigan and cause snow showers to develop across central and eastern Kentucky.

Light accumulations are possible, ranging from a coating to an inch in many areas. The best chance for a full blown inch or locally higher may be across the higher mountains in the southeast.

We will need to watch for a few slick spots to develop, especially in the afternoon and evening.

Wind chill numbers reach the teens late today into the evening as those northwesterly winds get cranking. Sunday morning wind chills may drop into the single digits at times. Brr

Sunday is a very windy and cold day and I’m watching a sneaky system trying to skirt the northern and northeastern parts of the state. That could produce some flakes as it scoots into Ohio and West Virginia…

Winds may reach 35mph at times on Monday as another system dives in from the northwest. This is likely to produce a period of light snow and snow showers for Tuesday, with additional systems later in the week.

For now, it’s all about today’s light snow maker. Let’s track it…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

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

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike
Lexington

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

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

US 60 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road

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

I will update as needed later today. Have a good one and take care.

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