Daily Archives: March 8, 2018

Time posted: 7:34 pm

Thursday Evening Thoughts

Good evening, folks. Snow showers and flurries continue to fly across central and eastern Kentucky, but the main focus is on two systems trying to impact our weather for the weekend.

Before that, here’s regional radar to track the evening flakes…

I have no thoughts on the light rain and snow maker coming in for late Friday into Friday night. There will be a narrow band of slushy accumulations setting up, but it’s going to be hard to pinpoint exactly where and how much because of the marginal temps.

I’m sticking with this for the time being…

The NAM looks like it’s doing NAM things and going crazy with the snow…

The GFS decided to come WAY down with totals…

The European Model agrees with the GFS and does not produce much precipitation…

The two models then split in a MAJOR way for the Sunday system. The European has noting for our region, keeping the storm weak and in the deep south…

The GFS has a strong system working across the Tennessee Valley, bringing rain, snow and wind our way…

I’m openly rooting for the European Model to be right, but it looks too weak and too far south. We will focus more on that with the late night update.

Enjoy your evening and take care.


Time posted: 12:28 pm

Thursday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, gang. Snow showers and squalls continue to put down “hit and run” accumulations across the region. These are even covering roads for a brief time, especially in the east. Once this action calms down, we focus on two more systems for the weekend.

In the short-term, keep tracking the snow showers and squalls that are out there…

The late Friday-Friday night system continues to show up well, likely producing a swath of slushy, accumulating snows. Exactly where that sets up is yet to be determined, but here’s my current thinking on who has the best chance…

This setup has the potential to produce a narrow band of a few inches of snow. I will get  a first call map out this evening.

The Sunday storm system continues to vary from model run to model run, and from model to model. The GFS still has a healthy storm system, with the best rain and snow impact across the southern and eastern parts of the state…

The Canadian isn’t too far behind, but is still a bit south…

I will have another update this evening, so check back. Make it a good one and take care.


Time posted: 1:13 am

Winter Weather Pattern Rolls On

Good Thursday, everyone. Snow showers and squalls are again putting down some light accumulations across the region to start the day. This comes as part of an overall winter weather pattern that looks to stay with us through, at least, the early part of next week.

It’s likely to throw a few more winter weather makers this weekend. I will get to that in a moment, let’s start with some brief comments on today.

Northwesterly winds are combining to produce some hefty snow showers and snow squalls. I can’t rule out some local 1″ amounts showing up, especially on the grass and elevated surfaces. Watch for some slick spots!

Your tracking tools in a bit.

Another system moves in here late Friday into Friday night. This will likely bring a period of rain and snow across Kentucky, with a  swath of accumulating snow possible. I think the GFS is getting close to reality…

Here’s the slushy snow map from that run…

After a break in the action Saturday afternoon, our attention turns to a developing storm moving our way on Sunday. The exact track of the low will be the determining factor on whether you get rain, snow, a mix of the two, or mainly a miss.

The Current GFS has a very windy system bringing rain and snow to much of Kentucky…

The stronger that low can get, the more cold air it can produce, leading to a better chance for snow. There is also the chance this system stays far enough south to give us a minimal impact.

I will have updates later today, so be sure to check back. For now, let’s get you back to the present situation. Here are your early Thursday snow shower trackers…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike

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

US 60 @ US 127
US60 @ US127

US 60 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road



Mountain Parkway near Slade

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead


I-75 at MP 23


Pine Mountain

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

Enjoy another cold and snowy day. Take care.