Daily Archives: February 6, 2018

Time posted: 6:58 pm

Winter Storm Moves In

Good evening, folks. Our winter storm is moving into the state, bringing the potential for freezing rain, sleet, snow and flooding rains.

Winter Weather Advisories and a Winter Storm Warning are out for much of the region…

A Flood Watch is also out for much of southern and eastern Kentucky…

Here’s a look at the possibilities we are facing…

Some pockets of a half inch of ice may try to show up. If that’s the case, power issues will come into play in a much greater way.

I’m watching the Covington area for the possibility of more snow than ice. If that’s the case, several inches of snow will be possible. The GFS continues to pick up on this…

Here are the tracking tools for the evening…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

Winchester

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

Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

Bardstown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Maysville

Mountain Parkway near Slade

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

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:25 pm

Tuesday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, gang. I wanted to drop by for an update on the storm moving in tonight and Wednesday. Overall, my thoughts have not changed and the models are now lining up with our thinking from the past several days.

A Winter Weather Advisory is out for much of the region into Wednesday, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see an upgrade to a warning for a few areas…

The Advisory matches up well with the area we’ve been highlighting for the potential of freezing rain and some snow…

The GFS freezing rain forecast matches up very well and shows some local .50″+ amounts…

Areas of northern Kentucky have the best chance at seeing accumulating snows from this, with a few inches possible…

Most areas will switch to some light snow as this mess comes to an end from west to east on Wednesday.

The other aspect of this storm is heavy rain. Local high water issues are possible across Kentucky, especially the south and east. Amounts of 2.5″ will be possible in less than 12 hours…

Those kinds of numbers on a semi-frozen ground can produce extensive runoff that can cause some flooding. Flash Flood Watches would be more than justified in this setup.

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm and will have another blog update this evening.

Make it a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:02 am

Winter Weather and Heavy Rain Ahead

Good Tuesday, everyone. We are starting our day with a touch of light snow, but the main show arrives this evening into Wednesday. This storm will bring heavy rain, ice and some snow to the bluegrass state. This can cause some issues in our part of the world.

Here’s a breakdown:

  • Our wintry mix increases from southwest to northeast this evening.
  • That action becomes heavy overnight and into Wednesday morning.
  • An extended period of freezing rain may develop from western Kentucky through the bluegrass region to northeastern Kentucky. Ice accumulation may be from .10″ to as much as .50″ in a few areas.
  • Any area getting more than .25″ of freezing rain can see some decent issues develop.
  • Some snow is also possible in the freezing rain areas, especially early Wednesday.
  • Heavy rainfall totals of 1″-2.5″ will be possible across southern and eastern Kentucky. Local high water issues may develop.

Here’s a look at my current thinking on the main impacts…

The new European Model is very similar with the corridor of freezing rain…

You can see all this playing out on the GFS from this evening through Wednesday afternoon…

Here are the models showing how much liquid precipitation falls from this system…

GFS

NAM

I will have updates later today, so check back. Until then, here’s regional radar to track the very light snow in the north and northeast this morning…

Have a good one and take care.

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