Daily Archives: January 15, 2018

Time posted: 8:04 pm

Winter Storm Warning Western Kentucky

Good evening, folks. Our slow-moving band of snow continues to slowly sink toward the southeast, with individual snow band working from southwest to northeast. This action is so heavy in the west that a Winter Storm Warning has now been issued.

Here’s a look at the warning in the west…

Some areas are already pushing 6″ in the west and can easily pick up a few more inches.

Does this overachiever continue to the east?

A Winter Weather Advisory continues for the rest of state for a general 1″-3″ snowfall. Moderate to heavy bands of snow are embedded within the overall snow shield, and will likely lead to some areas of 4″+ showing up through Tuesday.

One area to watch for an extension to the overachiever is from the Lexington bluegrass region, southwest toward the Bowling Green region. Another area will be in the southeastern mountains, but that doesn’t happen until Tuesday. Again, southeastern Kentucky won’t get much until Tuesday into Tuesday evening.

Roads will become snow covered, especially as temps plummet behind the arctic front. Single digit temps show up for some by early Tuesday, with falling temps for most throughout the day.

We could sneak below zero by Wednesday morning.

Let’s get you back to the tracking toys…

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

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:16 pm

Updating The Arctic Front Snowfall

Good afternoon, folks. One round of light snow moved across the region this morning, with the main show currently pressing in from the northwest. This is along and just behind a slow-moving arctic front blowing across our region.

A Winter Weather Advisory is out for the entire state and region through Tuesday…

Some thoughts:

  • This is a healthy swath of snow moving in, and it’s slowing down.
  • The best chance for snow across the west and north is this evening, with that action slowly dropping south and east. Southeastern Kentucky won’t get the best snows until Tuesday and Tuesday night.
  • A general 1″-3″ is likely for the entire region. Some embedded heavier bands of snow can drop 4″ amounts. Given the random nature of these bands, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where they set up.
  • There’s no reason for a snowfall map, because everyone is within the same range. 🙂
  • Some snow showers and flurries may develop on Wednesday, putting down additional light accumulations.
  • Bitterly cold temps will surge in behind the front. The numbers by Tuesday afternoon will range from 10-15 in most areas, with wind chills much colder. Zero or below temps show up by Wednesday morning.

I will update things later today, and have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm.

Here are your tracking tools to take you until my evening update…

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

Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 1:56 am

A Snowy Setup Starts The Week

Good Monday, folks. Our MLK holiday has rounds of light snow working across the state, causing slick travel to develop. That’s especially the case early this morning in the west and north, then again late today into tonight for the entire region.

This is a general 1″-3″ for much of the region through Tuesday, with local 4″ amounts possible as our front slows down. Northwest winds will also be able to squeeze out some flakes in this area through Tuesday night.

Bitterly cold temps tumble back in behind this front. Highs on Tuesday may only be in the 10-15 degree range for many, with wind chills making it feel zero or colder. Thermometer readings may be below zero on Wednesday morning, with wind chills pushing -10 or colder for some.

A break in the action comes this weekend. That’s when temps can hit the 60s for a day or so.

In the short-term, it’s all about t arctic snows out there today. Let’s do some tracking…

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

I will update things later today. Make it a great one and take care.

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