Daily Archives: January 11, 2018

Time posted: 7:31 pm

Winter Storm ALERT Update

Good evening, everyone. As we wrap up another record setting high temperature day, it’s full steam ahead toward our winter storm arriving from west to east tonight and Friday. Our WINTER STORM ALERT CONTINES.

The transition to ice begins later tonight in western Kentucky, then rolls eastward from there. Snow will then take control behind the ice, with eastern Kentucky being last to get the switch.

Here’s my current call for Ice and Snowfall…

That is not the final call, and I will be massaging that call later this evening.  Significant snows are likely across our region. The snow totals for any one area will be dependent on how quickly the transition from ice to snow is. The slower that is, the lower the snow totals. The quicker it is, the higher the totals.

Regardless, this is a super high impact system.

Let’s check the latest snowfall numbers from the computer models.

The European…

GFS Ensembles average…

GFS

NAM

European Ensembles

Given all that guidance, one would assume a Winter Storm Warning had been issued for just about the entire state. Nope…

I am stunned the warning does not include, at least, the Lexington metro north and east.

Bitter cold follows all this for the weekend, with another very healthy snowmaker screaming into town on Monday.

Also of note, the heavy rain threat across far eastern Kentucky tonight and early Friday. Local high water issues are possible…

I will be tweeting out my latest thoughts and have a fresh call for ice and snowfall on WKYT at 11.

Have a great evening and take care.

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