Daily Archives: December 21, 2018

Time posted: 7:40 pm

Festive Flakes Update

Good evening, gang. We have some winter weather impacting the region to start the weekend and there’s another winter weather system lurking for Sunday. That could bring another round of light rain and light snow into the state. This is all part of a very active setup that shows no signs of letting up.

As expected, the high ground of southeastern Kentucky is dealing with the most snow. The high elevations of Harlan County is under a Winter Storm Warning, with a Winter Weather Advisory out for a few other counties…

The models continue to try and put down a little slush on elevated and grassy surfaces all the way back into central Kentucky…

GFS

NAM

The next system moves in very quickly for Sunday and should bring a little light rain and light snow to the region…

The NAM FAM is trying to show some light accumulations…

NAM

Hi Res NAM

I will have a full update later tonight. Here are your tracking toys for the evening…

Pine Mountain

Jenkins

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Have a good one and take care.

Leave a comment

Time posted: 12:22 pm

A Little Light Snow Later Today

Good afternoon, everyone. Heavy rain continues to slowly work across eastern Kentucky with some wet snow mixing in across the high mountains. As we go through the rest of the day, light snow and flurries will develop across central and eastern Kentucky. That can put down a little slush tonight in a few areas.

Also, the American models are FINALLY seeing the Sunday system, after every other model known to man has had it for days now.

Let’s begin with the chance to put a little slush on the ground in some areas. As I’ve mentioned, the best chance is across central and eastern Kentucky, with the mountains having the highest threat. If anything sticks where you live, it’s likely on elevated and grassy surfaces.

The NAM looks better, but is still a little too aggressive…

The GFS still shows some very light stuff…

Again, if anything falls outside your house, it has a wet ground to fight, so there’s no guarantee you see a little slush outside your window.

The Sunday system is still on target to bring a little light rain and light snow to our region. The HI Res NAM…

NAM

Now that the GFS and NAM are seeing it, your weather craps… I mean weather apps… have probably changed from sunny to ugly. Remember, there’s no human input into those things.

The system on Christmas Day continues to look fairly weak because the system behind it is coming faster and stronger. This is a lot of rain and wind on the way for Thursday into Friday…

GFS

Canadian

This SUPER active storm track looks to continue through the start of the new year. As cold air, and arctic air, continue to settle back into the country behind that system, the winter storm signals are growing. I say signals because it’s a pattern that can throw multiple threats our way.

The first may come just before the close of the year…

The GFS really likes the start of 2019…

I will hook you up with another update later this evening and on WKYT-TV.  Here are your radars to track the action…

Make it a good one and take care.

8 Comments