Tracking Groundhog Day Snow Showers

Good Monday and Happy Groundhog Day. Our day is off and running with a big time drop in temperatures. That drop will combine with scattered snow showers to create some slick spots on roads this morning. That could result in a few delays and cancellations.

The snow isn’t a big deal with mainly very light accumulations across central and, especially, eastern Kentucky. The bigger concern is the potential for wet roads to turn icy as temps drop into the upper teens and low 20s for some.

Lingering snow showers and flurries will be possible this afternoon as skies brighten.

The late Wednesday into Thursday system continues to come in a little stronger on the models. The European Model keeps trying to get the northern system to merge with a system coming out of the Gulf Of Mexico…


The model is making that connection to our east and only shows a light snowfall across Kentucky. Now… are we seeing the models doing what they have been doing with the last few storms? They slowly corrected north and west with each of those systems once within 72 hours. That’s a big cushion between Kentucky and the current track of that storm. That would allow a lot of room for error if that does trend north and west. Just something to ponder.

I have you all set to track the potential for snow showers and our temp crash…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

I-75 @ Winchester Road Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

US 127 @ Frankfort Frankfort

US127 @ Frankfort KY

US 60 @ US 460
US60 @ US460

I-75 MP 127
I75 NB @ MP 127

I-64 MP 97
I-64 WB @ MP 97

I-71/I-75 at I-275
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ I-275

I-275 at Mineola Pike
Near Covington
I-275 @ Mineola Pike

I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

Bluegrass Parkway Bardstown

I-65 MP 32

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

I-64 @ I-264
I-64 @ I-264

I-264 @ Freedom Way
Near Louisville International Airport
I-264 @ Freedom Way


I-75 at MP 36
I-75 @ MP 36

I-75 at MP 23
I-75 @ MP 23

See you guys later for updates. Take care.


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38 Responses to Tracking Groundhog Day Snow Showers

  1. jason says:

    Chris you forgot the groundhog day vid.

  2. LD says:

    After sitting through the game and most of the commercials last night, this had to be done.

  3. brodhead says:

    This is rediculous. Every storm misses kentucky, now I’m sitting her watching the temp crash wait until after day break to get into kentucky. We can’t even get that to give us even a little wrap around snow. My prediction on the storm for the middle and end of next week: a north and west move….. so far north and west that all the frozen precipitation goes with it. Indiana, ohio, and west VA win again. Sorry for the negativity, I’m just ready for baseball weather! Great job Chris, thank you sir for providing us with the best weather blog out there!

  4. teach says:

    Models can’t even get Temps correct. Suppose to be 20’s right now and teens by noon. Still 33 here with a low of only 28 now predicted.

    • Jimbo says:

      Models should be thrown on the scrap heap of history IMHO.

    • BubbaG says:

      Which points to before the “event” for the weekend. The models were too low with temps for the current few days before it. They were wrong from the get-go.

      Simple solution is to only pay attention to the day before and even then treat with suspect. Unless ice of course, since nearly always correct rather than nearly always wrong.

  5. Elk says:

    Looks like we’ll have another heavy rain-maker by the end of the week.

  6. Phil says:

    No Bill Murray pic?

  7. BubbaG says:

    Festive flakes after the holidays! Winning!

    By low, sell high!

  8. upslope says:

    so 99% of the storms shift NW ….so if this happens we should be in the sweet spot….I ll bet on the 1%

  9. Angelica says:

    Another rainstorm for us and another blizzard for New England. Ah well, just bring on Spring I’m over this “winter” and that’s coming from a New Englander that loves the snow. Darn Kentucky and it’s low cost of living ~_~

  10. WeatherDadof2 says:

    Snow now steady in London. Dusting on rooftops and starting to collect on sidewalks. Radar starting to light up…could be interesting.

  11. Rodger in Dodger says:

    Rodger has some blowin’ snow showers at his house this morning! Festive flakes, perhaps. Better than nothing. Rodger in Dodger!

  12. TechTeacher says:

    Snowing steadily in Harrison Co now for 2 hours. Nice, big flakes.

    • BubbaG says:

      A lot of the Tweet pics linked here are kind of sad. Folks are posting pictures of a barely a trace of snow and a lot of the pics are mainly salt and not snow. Seems the posters are not aware of this and think it is snow.

  13. cardfan2 says:

    It was coming down pretty good in Monticello, but I’m wondering if it’s already gone?

  14. rolo says:

    got .6 inch of snow in Annville ky. still snow lightly

  15. MT says:

    If we have snow to the north of us, snow to the west, and snow coming in to the south and east of us (mid-week) can OUR snow be far behind? I think we will have one, soon.

  16. Bernard P. Fife says:

    That’s it…i’m pulling the bullet out of the pocket for this system Wednesday night! Get ready gang it’s coming. Gonna have to deputize Otis!

  17. Troy says:

    A far reaching NW shift for the wed-thurs system is little more than fantasy. If it shifts at all, The snowline might move as far as the TN|KY border. humm, now, that wouldn’t be such a bad thing for me living in a border city! 🙂

    • prelude says:

      Snow looks to be a given Wednesday night into early Thursday regionwide just probably won’t be alot to get all that excited about. The cold front will have a band of snow. It would be nice to see the cold front interact or phase with the southern system. Doesn’t look to happen even with out the phasing some areas might eek out 1-2 inches if lucky.

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