Daily Archives: November 12, 2019

Time posted: 7:41 pm

Snow Showers Slowly Winding Down

Good evening, folks. Our wicked winter weather day keeps throwing some snow showers and a few squalls at us. This is Lake Michigan doing its thing on a strong northwest wind and arctic cold temps. Those arctic cold numbers may set record lows Wednesday morning if we can completely clear the skies.

Before we start things out, give a listen to the new Kentucky Weather Podcast. We talk about the current snow, drop some winter forecast hints and I make fun of Jim in Jorts. 🙂

Snow showers and a few squalls are still rolling this evening as the northwest flow off Lake Michigan does it again. Watch for some hit and run coatings across the eastern half of the state and this may whiten a few roads for some. Maybe another snow day or two tomorrow?

Record lows tonight are very possible in many areas. A few of the colder valleys may drop into the high single digits, marking the earliest singles on record. Wind chills may flirt with 0 at times. OUCH!!

Temps rebound as the week rolls on, but the numbers are still colder than normal. There are a couple of troughs digging in to keep the numbers down. The pattern I see taking shape can spawn a big storm system or two, including more winter weather. We will get into all that later tonight.

I leave you with your Monday evening snow shower and bitter cold trackers…

Lexington


Georgetown

Frankfort

Florence

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Covington area

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Louisville

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Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pine Mountain

Morehead

Winchester

Maysville

London

Mt. Vernon

Enjoy the evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:25 pm

Bitter Cold and Snow Showers Continue

Good afternoon, everyone. Today is about as rough and tumble of a winter day as you can possibly get around here this early in the season. Snow is on the ground, snow showers and squalls are flying, temps are in the teens as 20s as of this writing with wind chills approaching 0 in some areas.

Where do we go the rest of the day into tonight? Let’s break it down:

  • Snow showers and squalls will increase this afternoon across the eastern half of the state.These are arctic snows that won’t show up very well on radar. Light accumulations and reduced visibility will be possible. This could cause some new travel issues.
  • Temps this afternoon are in for one heck of a struggle to get beyond the low 20s for much of the state. Wind chills stay in the single digits for much of the day.
  • With snow on the ground and clearing overnight skies… LOOK OUT. Record cold temps will be possible and there’s the chance for the earliest single digit temps ever recorded.
  • Wind chills tonight may drop to around zero at times.

Folks, this is one of the greatest early season winter weather events on record for this region. I can’t stress enough how hard it is to get any one particular event of 2″-3″ snow, record lows or bitterly cold wind chills this early in November, let alone getting all 3 at the same time.

A couple of those September analogs I threw out are really showing themselves right now. I’ll revisit those at some point this week.

I’ll have the latest on WKYT starting at 4pm and here on KWC later this evening. I’m also cutting a quick podcast that will be out this afternoon.

Until then, let’s track the wicked winter weather…

Lexington


Georgetown

Frankfort

Florence

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Covington area

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Louisville

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Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pine Mountain

Morehead

Winchester

Maysville

London

Mt. Vernon

Have a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:10 am

This Is One Heck Of A Winter Blast

Good Tuesday, everyone. Our early season blast of winter weather is nothing short of awesome and is living up to to it’s billing. Record snows fell in some areas on Monday and now comes the potential for record cold as Old Man Winter comes out swinging.

This is mainly a tracking update, but I do want to throw some fresh thoughts your way:

  • Our system snows wind down across southeastern Kentucky early this morning.
  • Temps to start out the day will range from the middle teens to low 20s but wind chills will be in the single digits at times.
  • Slick travel is a good bet for many areas.
  • Highs this afternoon stay in the 20s with a wind chill in the teens. That’s super hard to do this early in the season.
  • Don’t sleep on the northwest arctic flow coming down the length of Lake Michigan and into central and eastern Kentucky. A few snow showers and snow squalls will likely develop. Those could drop some hit and run accumulations and lower visibility at times. This might be enough to keep the Winter Weather Advisory rolling through the afternoon, at least in my eyes.
  • Clearing skies tonight will allow temps to head close to record territory by Wednesday morning. Readings from 10 to 15 will be possible, but the colder valleys may reach the high single digits. Wind chills will be colder than the actual temps.

I will be back for the usual updates later today. Until then, keep on tracking this big blast of early season winter weather…

vening…

Lexington


Georgetown

Frankfort

Florence

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Covington area

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Louisville

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E-town

Bowling Green

Paducah

Fort Campbell

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pine Mountain

Morehead

Winchester

Maysville

London

Mt. Vernon

Have a great day and take care.

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