Daily Archives: January 29, 2019

Time posted: 8:19 pm

Tuesday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. Our next arctic front is about to plow into the region and will bring bitterly cold wind chills and a period of light snow. This sets the stage for the bluegrass state to be transformed into the frozen tundra overnight and Wednesday.

My latest thoughts haven’t changed much from earlier:

  • The arctic front is moving in with a period of powdery snow becoming likely. Light accumulations are likely and that will cause travel issues to develop. Winds will blow the snow around.
  • Bitterly cold temps blow in with this system with actual lows ranging from -5 to 5 above in many areas over the next 30 hours or so.
  • Wind chills continue to be the main story. It’s going to feel like -5 to -20 at times from late tonight through Thursday morning. That’s some dangerous cold that will lead to issues if you’re outside for too long.
  • Another period of light snow may show up Wednesday night, especially in the west.
  • Overrunning snow and wintry precipitation is possible Thursday night and Friday as the bitter cold pulls out of town.


I know many schools have cancelled classes for Wednesday and that’s an excellent call. Let me offer some assurances to these school district administrators, you are absolutely doing the right thing. A 2014 CDC Report shows about 2,000 people die from weather related events each year in the US. 63% of the deaths were related to cold temps, 31% from heat and 6% from tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, severe storms/lightning. Nothing soft about cancelling school for cold.

I leave you with your tracking toys…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

I-75 @ Newtown Pike

-75/I-64 Southern Split Lexington


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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Bowling Green


Stay warm and take care.