Daily Archives: January 13, 2019

Time posted: 8:14 pm

Wrapping Up The Weekend

Good evening, folks. Here’s hoping each of you have had a wonderful weekend! We’re putting the wraps on the weekend winter storm with freezing drizzle and some light snow falling in many areas. All of this is kicking off a monster second half of winter across much of the country.

Some slick spots will likely develop overnight as light freezing drizzle and very light snow continues to fall. Keep that in mind if you’re gonna be travelling into early Monday. Here’s your regional radar…

Some areas of light snow and flurries may actually take us all the way through Monday in many areas. Low-level moisture is trapped and can spit out some more flakes or freezing drizzle.

Our next weather system moves in on Thursday and is mostly a cold rain maker for many. That will drag some cold air into the region behind it and that’s going to impact the weekend winter storm potential. Winter weather lovers want that Thursday system to be stronger so it can tug down the cold air behind it. If you don’t want winter weather, hope that’s a super weak system.

The European Model has been showing a stronger lead low on Thursday, bringing more cold air for the weekend setup. The late day GFS is doing the same thing…

That’s arctic air behind that mess. If we can manage to get snow or ice on the ground, look out…

The new version of the GFS brings all modes of precipitation…

Again, the weekend setup may bring rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow to our region. There really isn’t anything else that can be said, beyond that. ūüôā

Enjoy the rest of your evening and take care.



Time posted: 2:20 pm

Sunday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, folks. Several inches of snow fell overnight and early this morning into parts of northern Kentucky and now comes one last round of light stuff. This may cause some slick spots to develop on area roads later tonight and early Monday.

From there, it’s a pattern locked and loaded for an extreme looking setup for much of the country, including another big storm next weekend.¬†I’ll get that in a bit.

Let’s start with what’s happening out there for the rest of our Sunday. One more weak disturbance crosses the state from west to east. Temps will be dropping with this as light snow and some freezing drizzle shows up…

This isn’t¬† much in terms of snow, but it may combine with freezing drizzle to slicken up many roads, especially tonight when temps hit the 20s.

Seasonally cold temps are with us over the next few days, then a quick hitting system zips across the state by Thursday. That looks like a mainly rain maker, but it may be close…

Our weekend storm system continues to look like a monster system, capable of producing all modes of precipitation across the bluegrass state. The European Model from WeatherBell continues to look like February 2003 storm that hammered Kentucky…

Here’s hoping the European is wrong on all fronts because it’s cranking out a ton of precipitation…

Freezing Rain



That’s a lot of arctic air coming in with this storm system. For areas having snow and ice on the ground, the numbers may tank. The European temps…

The GFS is more progressive with this system and spits out less precipitation…

That would be basically rain to snow with bitter cold coming in. The GFS suggests temps¬†go from the¬†50s to near zero in roughly 24 hours…

Another system tries to follow that up a few days later…

Rounds of arctic air keep diving into the country as our southern stream remains active…

This pattern is how legends are made.

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



Time posted: 2:49 am

Snow Returns For Parts Of Kentucky

Good Sunday, folks. Our fickle winter storm is having another mood swing today, bringing another round of accumulating snow to parts of the region. While the north gets the most, a period of light snow later tonight could impact other parts of the state.

Northern Kentucky continues to be in the line of fire for the possibility of a few to several more inches of snow early today. Here’s a look at the current Winter Weather Alerts for this area…

We actually have the models on a similar page in showing the far northern parts of the state getting in on the early day snows, with some lighter stuff into the rest of central and eastern Kentucky later today into tonight…


Hi Res NAM


A few flakes are leftover on Monday with a seasonal chill taking us into the middle of the week. The next system moving in for Thursday and early Friday is a light rain maker, but it sets the stage for another monster of a storm system this weekend.

That system still has a long way to go before it shows us exactly what that means for our weather, but the early signs are for rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow to go along with a huge temperature drop.

This is a low forming along a modified arctic boundary sliding in from the northwest. How far south that arctic air gets before the low pops will be the deciding factor on what track the storm takes.

The models all have a big storm with every form of precipitation for Kentucky…

New version of the GFS

The European Model is a February 2003 redux

The Canadian


That’s a heck of a look for a wild storm system in our region and may be one of several hefty systems to impact us over the next few weeks, at least.

The GFS Ensembles snow forecast for the next 2 weeks is not holding back…

That’s the average of 21 different runs.

Temperatures may also be going to the extreme across much of the country. Look at these¬† departures…

That’s some crazy cold and it’s echoed by the average of the 21 member GFS Ensembles…

Remember, those are in Celsius and not Fahrenheit.

This pattern isn’t going to mess around and could wind up to be a memorable one for much of the country.

I will hook you up with updates later today, so check back. Until then, here are your early Sunday snow and rain tracking tools…

Until then, track away…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

I-75 @ Newtown Pike

I-75/I-65 Northern Split Lexington

I-75 MP 127

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
I-64 WB @ MP 97


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Have a good one and take care.