Daily Archives: January 13, 2018

Time posted: 1:34 pm

Saturday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, my fellow weather weenies. Light snow and flurries continue to slowly pull away from the region, as frigid temps settle back in for another extended run. This will be complete by another snowfall that, for many of us, add up to more than the underachiever of last night. 🙂

Temps today are struggling to get to 20 degrees with wind chills in the single digits. Areas of flurries and light snow are also out there…

Single digit lows show up tonight, with Sunday’s highs back into the low 20s.

An arctic front moves in late Monday into Tuesday with a very small wave of low pressure along it…

Those snows typically fall just behind the front and are generally widespread 1″-3″ amounts, with locally higher amounts in the mountains. Winds of 30mph will accompany the front, blowing the arctic flakes around.

Bitterly cold air comes in behind this, potentially sending lows to around zero or below…

Wind chills will be solidly below zero for a few days…

For those of you who follow me, you know it’s not too far away from the time of the year when I become a full blown spring fan. I start looking for warm ups and there is another coming by next weekend, but it doesn’t last too long…

I will try to hook you guys up with another update later this evening. Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:29 am

Winter Storm Winds Down

Good Saturday, everyone. Our winter storm is winding down to start the weekend, leaving the bluegrass encased in a blanket of snow and ice. Frigid air is now back, with a true arctic front ready to bring more snow and even colder air by later Monday and Tuesday.

Many roads across Kentucky are snow and ice covered to start the day, so please be careful out there. Winds have also been blowing the snow around, but those winds slowly diminish. Snow totals overachieved from what I thought in western Kentucky and underachieved in several places of central and eastern Kentucky. That much slower transition to snow certainly didn’t help our cause. Remember me saying “the slower, the lower”? Yeahhh.

Regardless, it was a VERY high impact winter storm for travelers across the region and one we tracked for a week here on KWC.

I will hook you up with your travel tracking tools here in a bit.

As I mentioned, frigid air is back today with temps generally in the low 20s for highs. Wind chills will be colder than that, as a flurries linger behind the departing shield of snow.

Lows by Sunday morning hit the single digits with afternoon highs in the low 20s.

Our MLK Holiday finds a strong arctic front blasting through here, likely bringing accumulating snows by evening and into Tuesday…

Gusty winds will also be noted with that setup, as bitterly cold temps settle back in. Highs on Tuesday may struggle into the 10-15 degree range after starting the day near zero for some…

Wednesday morning lows can also make a run at zero or below…

The good news is, that should be followed by a big rebound in temps by next weekend.

On that note, I need to actually sleep for once this week.:) Updated come later today, but I leave you with your early day tracking tools…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

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

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

US 60 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road

Winchester

Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

Bardstown

I-65 MP 92.4
Elizabethtown

Louie B Nunn MP 3
Near Glasgow
Louie B Nunn MP 3

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

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62

Paducah

I-24 MP 7 @ US62

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-71/I-75 at 12th St.
Covington
I-71/I-75 @ 12th St. in Covington

Stay safe and take care.

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