Daily Archives: January 28, 2019

Time posted: 7:32 pm

Tracking The Arctic Front

Good evening, folks. Our first arctic front is crossing the state this evening, bringing bitterly cold temps and a period of snow to parts of the region. The next arctic front moves in Tuesday night with another period of light snow and dangerously cold temps and wind chills.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for many areas of the region tonight and early Tuesday. Some offices expanded the advisory while others pulled back a bit…

This isn’t a lot of snow by any means, but it may be just enough to cause slick travel conditions later tonight and early Tuesday. That’s especially true with wet roads that can freeze up as temps drop into the teens. Wind chills will be in the single digits by morning.

The next front arrives Tuesday evening and should produce a band of gusty light snows. That may also cause a few travel issues at times.

Temps absolutely tank and winds crank behind this. That’s a dangerous combination for wind chills. Our in house WSI RPM computer model has some off the charts wind chill numbers on Wednesday. These numbers haven’t been seen around here since late February of 2015…

That’s absolutely brutal and can cause issues. Actual temps from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning may range from -5 to 5 above. This is a full blown Frozen Pipes Alert!
The bitter cold pulls away by Friday, with overrunning moisture moves in, producing some winter weather…
Let’s get back to the arctic front rolling in this evening. Here are your tracking tools…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

I-75 @ Newtown Pike

I-75 MP 127

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pine Mountain



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Make it a great evening and take care.

Time posted: 12:28 pm

Winter Weather Advisory East

Good afternoon, everyone. Our arctic front is rumbling toward the state and will bring bitterly cold temperatures and some snow to our region. For that reason, much of eastern and southeastern Kentucky is under a Winter Weather Advisory through early Tuesday.

Here’s a look…

This is a light snowfall with a coating to 2″ possible in the advisory region, with a coating to an inch for some west of that. Still, it will be just enough snow to cause travel issues later tonight and early Tuesday.

Here’s your regional radar to track the action in from the west and northwest…

A second arctic boundary moves in Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, bringing a period of light snow with it. Winds will continue to crank as bitterly cold air keeps pushing in. Readings may drop into the single digits during the day Wednesday and then settle toward zero.

Wind chills go well below zero from late Tuesday night through Wednesday…

Again, those are some dangerous numbers showing up.

As the cold starts to ease on Friday, some overrunning winter weather shows up across the region. This will lead us into a small break this weekend, but the cold crashes back in next week.

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


Time posted: 1:58 am

Some Snow and Bitterly Cold Temps Ahead

Good Monday, everyone. Our arctic front continues to slide toward the region and will crash in tonight and Tuesday. That will bring bitterly cold temps and brutal wind chills for the middle and end of the week. It will also produce a round of snow tonight and Tuesday that can lay down a few inches, especially in the southeast.

As of this writing, a Winter Storm Watch had been issued for southeastern Kentucky into Tuesday. I suspect much of this area and surrounding areas may be in a Winter Weather Advisory before all is said and done…

The arctic front bringing the snow sweeps in from northwest to southeast this evening into overnight. The snow band behind this increases the farther east and southeast you go in the state. That’s what complicates the snowfall forecast because it’s difficult to pinpoint where it starts to increase.

Here’s Your First Call For Snowfall…

The western side of those lines can are iffy, but I’m leaving wiggle room.

Gusty winds will blow around whatever snow you get outside your house into Tuesday. Wind chills on Tuesday are in the single digits and that’s warm compared to Wednesday and Thursday.

A second arctic system moves through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, bringing another period of light snow to much of the state.

Temps behind this drop all day long on Wednesday as winds absolutely crank. Lows can reach zero or a little below through Thursday. Wind chill readings should be consistently below zero Tuesday night through Thursday…

Those are dangerous numbers showing up.

As the bitter cold eases on Friday, we watch for the potential for an overrunning setup that can deliver winter weather to the region.

I did a lot of travelling over the weekend, so my posts weren’t as frequent as normal. I will get back to that today. 🙂

Have a good Monday and take care.