Daily Archives: November 27, 2018

Time posted: 7:29 pm

Snowy Tuesday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. We are rolling through as wintry November period with snow showers, arctic winds and frigid temps. This setup continues to create all kinds of travel issues across the region. By later in the week into the weekend, the threat comes from heavy rain and high winds.

Let’s begin with the current Winter Weather Advisory…

The advisories today have been as messy and as discombobulated as I’ve seen in a long time around here. Issued too late, extended a few hours, cancelled then reissued again an hour or so later. This has been a very poor message to convey to the very people we are trying to take care of. This doesn’t even include just how the advisories didn’t cover nearly enough counties in our region. It’s all about impact, impact and impact.

Snow showers wind down early Wednesday, but a few flakes may continue in the east through the afternoon.

Moisture moving in on Thursday may start as a touch of frozen precip before going over to light rain. That continues into Friday with a much stronger system arriving Friday night and Saturday. Thunderstorms are even possible ahead of this system as winds gust from 40-50mph. Another system then moves in early next week with what may be a rain to snow situation as cold air plunges back in….

Let’s get you back to tracking the current issues that should lead to more cancellations and delays tomorrow morning…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway @ MP 36
Near Pine Ridge

Florence

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Covington

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Louisville

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Stay safe and enjoy the evening. Take care.

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Time posted: 12:25 pm

Tuesday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. We have snow showers and squalls working across the region causing all kinds of travel issues. This action continues to develop on a strong northwesterly wind that’s keeping temps and wind chill numbers in the frigid range.

A Winter Weather Advisory is out for many areas of central and eastern Kentucky, but this has been piecemealed together by our NWS offices, largely after the fact. I’ve said this for years and years, but our NWS offices have got to totally revamp the winter weather program. It’s simply not working and it’s having a negative impact on the lives of people across our region. (cue the trolls to come after me on twitter on in the comments section)

Here’s the current advisory map…

The snow map I put out on Sunday looks to be in good shape…

Snow showers and flurries will hold tonight into eastern and southeastern Kentucky.

The focus after this then shifts to a very windy and very wet setup from late this week through early next week. Three systems roll through here:

System 1 arrives Thursday with light rain that may begin as some sleet. This brings rain across the region Thursday night and Friday.

System 2 is a very strong storm wrapping up and working across the Ohio Valley Friday night into Saturday. This will bring very heavy rainfall and high winds that can gust to 50mph. A few strong storms will also be possible.

System 3 arrives Monday into Tuesday with more rain and gusty winds. Much colder air crashes in behind it with some snow showers possible.

You can see all three systems showing up on the models…

GFS

Canadian

Heavy rains are likely with these systems…

I will have updates later today on WKYT-TV and here on KWC. Let’s get back to tracking today’s snow showers and slick roads…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway @ MP 36
Near Pine Ridge

Florence

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Covington

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Louisville

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Make it a great day and take care.

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Time posted: 2:07 am

Black Ice Starts A Frigid Day

Good Tuesday, everyone. Snow showers and freezing drizzle have combined to cause quite a bit of black ice across central and eastern Kentucky. This is creating slick travel conditions early today, so be cautious if you’re out driving or even taking a walk.

After we get through this latest round of winter weather, a lot of rain and high winds are on the way into the weekend. I’ll get to that in a bit, but let’s kick things off with the current round of wintry weather.

Snow showers and flurries will continue on and off today, with additional hit and run light coatings. Again, travel conditions are pretty bad in several areas this morning. The slick roads have been highlighted on this very site for days now, but it appears some officials were caught off guard.

Track the Tuesday flakes…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway @ MP 36
Near Pine Ridge

Florence

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Covington

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Louisville

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Highs today are likely to stay in the upper 20s for many areas, with a wind chill deep in the teens at times.

Wednesday is another cold day with leftover flurries early across the east. Highs are back in the 30s.

As the cold eases on Thursday, a weak system moves in from the west with light precipitation. This may start out as a period of sleet before going over to rain. The NAM is even hinting at a touch of freezing rain in the north…

From there, it’s game on for a VERY wet and windy setup from Friday into early next week. 3 systems roll across our region bringing heavy amounts of rain before the third one bringing winter back in…

The system from Friday night into Saturday is getting more and more of my attention. Not only will it bring torrential rains our way, but it may also spawn a few strong storms and high winds. Wind gusts of 50mph will be possible…

Rainfall numbers from Thursday through Tuesday may average 1″-3″ in much of the region. The GFS has some 5″ amounts…

These numbers would mean we absolutely shatter numbers for the wettest year on record in many cities.

Once we get rid of these systems, it’s back into a very cold pattern that will throw additional snow chances our way next week into the middle of December.

I will have updates later today. Have a good one and take care.

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