Daily Archives: March 20, 2018

Time posted: 7:17 pm

Winter Storm Update

Good evening, folks. A wintry mix and snow continues to overwhelm the bluegrass state, as a winter storm blows through the region. This will put down several inches of snow tonight into Wednesday.

A Winter Weather Advisory is out for much of the state, with the Louisville Metro now under a Winter Storm Warning…

I’m surprised that warning¬†doesn’t include more real estate in north central Kentucky and into Ohio.

Here’s the updated call for snowfall…

I beefed up the totals a little along the Ohio River from Louisville to Cincy and dropped the totals a little in the northeast. The northeast may hang on to rain a little longer than everyone else. Granted, for all areas, we are walking a fine line with the forecast snow totals.

Slick roads will become an issue overnight and into the first part of Wednesday. Delays and cancellations are likely.

Before I get to your tracking tools, let me throw out something about the weekend system. It’s a much colder look showing up with the Saturday system, leading to the potential of rain and snow. The European is ugly…

The GFS is very similar to the European, but is a little farther south with the snow axis. Ugh.

Let’s take them one at a time. Here’s your current winter weather trackers…

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

Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

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

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-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Maysville

Jenkins

Pine Mountain

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:26 pm

Spring Starts With Snow

Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to winter… Ehh… Spring. Spring officially arrived at 12:15, but the forecast looks more like the heart of wintertime across Kentucky. Snow is developing in western Kentucky and will roll eastward through Wednesday, putting down slushy accumulations along the way.

After looking over the latest model data and current conditions, I can’t find too much to change to the ongoing snow forecast…

A few points to ponder:

  • This is a slushy snowfall, sticking to grassy and elevated surfaces before anything else.
  • A few roads may become slick or, temporarily, snow covered by Wednesday morning as temps go below freezing.
  • The range in totals is because of pockets of higher totals and lower totals. This is not a uniform snowfall. Northeastern Kentucky has the best chance to wind up on the “under” side of the forecast. That’s where a slight “warm wedge” may keep the rain a little longer.
  • On the flip side, areas of north central Kentucky continue to be the prime locations to watch for overachieving snows, hence the bump in totals compared to the rest of the state.
  • Winds will be very gusty and may approach 30mph at times.

A Winter Weather Advisory is out for much of the state. I wouldn’t be surprised to see an upgrade to a warning in the areas I’ve outlined…

I will update everything on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm. Until then, let’s do some spring snow 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

Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

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

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-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Maysville

Jenkins

Pine Mountain

Have a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:11 am

Winter Storm THREAT As Spring Arrives

Good Tuesday and happy spring. A brand new season arrives just after the noon hour, but it’s Old Man Winter stealing the show. We continue with a Winter Storm THREAT for later today into Wednesday, for the potential of a few to several inches of snow.

Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • Scattered showers will be noted across much of the region early today, with the action increasing this afternoon from west to east
  • Snow takes over in the west, with the switch rolling eastward during the evening.
  • Wraparound light to moderate snows carry us through Tuesday night and Wednesday.
  • Winds will also be very gusty tonight and Wednesday, with 25-30mph gusts possible. You can see all this taking place as our storm wraps up…

  • The snow numbers will be impacted by the warm ground, so we will endure some melting, especially early on. Much of what sticks is on grass and elevated surfaces and will be very slushy.
  • We are going to see some pockets of overachieving snow and some pockets of underachieving snows.
  • The best chance for more than an inch or two is snow is across the north and north-central parts of the state. With that being said, here’s the current forecast…

I will update that map a few more times later today, so be sure to check back.

I like how the Hi Res NAM is handling this, even though the numbers are higher than mine…

The European Model continues to be similar…

A Winter Weather Advisory is out for much of the region, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some areas upgraded at some point.

Here are the early day tracking tools…

Enjoy the flip to spring and take care.

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