Daily Archives: December 24, 2017

Time posted: 2:23 pm

Merry Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!! Here’s hoping this update finds each of you enjoying a blessed Christmas holiday period. I’m not going to take much of your time, as we have light snow to track on this Christmas eve. But, I’m also looking briefly down the weather road.

Our afternoon mix of light rain and light snow changes over to a period of light snow into the evening, lasting into the wee hours of Christmas morning across the east. Lots of coatings to near an inch are possible after the sun goes down. The best chance remains across the north.  Will everyone see the entire ground covered? Probably not.

Road conditions will go downhill after the sun sets as temps crash through the 20s from northwest to southeast. Winds will be gusty, giving us single digit wind chills by Christmas morning.

Another light snow and flurry maker rolls in here Christmas night into Tuesday…

That’s falling into an arctic air mass pressing in from the northwest, so whatever falls will be powdery in nature. Light accumulations are very possible.

From there, we watch two systems coming in behind that. One impacting our weather by Thursday and Friday, with the other coming quickly behind that next weekend. The GFS with these two…

With the arctic air in place, the Thursday/Friday system is likely to be a light event. That’s especially the case with the next system right on it’s heels as bitterly cold air spills in.

The European Model handles that just a little differently, but has a nice snowfall…

Temps for the week ahead are MUCH colder than normal, with temps that can hit the single digits. By New Year’s Weekend, temps may tank. The Canadian last night was showing bitter cold, now the GFS and European are too…



Back to today’s weather. While it won’t be a true “White Christmas” for most of us, that doesn’t keep us from singing along and tracking our Christmas Eve light snows…


Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike

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

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

US 60 @ US 127
US60 @ US127

US 127 @ Frankfort
US127 @ Frankfort KY

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

I-65 MP 92.4

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

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

Merry Christmas Eve and take care.


Time posted: 1:51 am

Light Snow For Christmas Eve

Good Sunday and Merry Christmas Eve!  If you know anything about your friendly weatherdude, you know I am a Christmas nut, so I always love this time of year. Throw a little snow into it all and I go into full 5 year old Christmas CB mode. 🙂

I have no changes in the overall thought process for how things roll out there today. Here’s a recap:

  • Our day starts with the potential for some slick spots on area roads, but the main action won’t arrive until this afternoon and evening.
  • Temps spike ahead of the precipitation moving in, with eastern Kentucky hitting 40.
  • A mix of rain and snow quickly develops with a rapid switch to light snow across the west and central parts of the state. That switch waits a little longer in the east.
  • A period of light to moderate snow then sweeps across the state, leaving behind light accumulations into Christmas morning.
  • With wet roads and temps crashing quickly through the 20s, icy roads are likely to develop Christmas Eve.
  • How much snow will actually fall? Here’s the Latest Call For Snowfall:

The lines are just there to provide a rough estimate on where the best accumulations setup. There may be some pockets of lower and higher amounts showing up within all that.

That’s not a lot of snow, but it can cause some big travel issues after dark.

Flurries carry us into Christmas Morning, with a very cold day taking shape. Clouds will try to break somewhat, but another system is zipping in here Christmas night and Tuesday,

You can see this well on the Hi Res NAM…

The 12km NAM is also picking up on that and another one right after it…

Don’t be surprised if both of those don’t put down some 1″ snows around here.


The next system arrives by Thursday and Friday and may become a bigger snow producer around here. The models have shown this consistently for a while now…

Similar systems try to follow that up for New Year’s weekend into the first week of 2018.

In addition to the snow threat… the pattern features brutal air continuing to take control of much of the country. The Canadian goes crazy with the cold before we end the year…

I will have updates later today, so check back. Merry Christmas Eve and take care.