Tracking A Band Of Arctic Snow

Good Tuesday to one and all. We have a strong arctic front crossing the state, and it’s bringing a band of fast-moving snow with it. This will likely cause some decent travel issues as it crosses the state through early this afternoon.

There isn’t much more I can add to the system moving through today. The early temp spike we talked about will actually aid in developing an enhanced band of snow that takes on the look of a squall line. That line will likely wait until just after the morning commute to impact much of this region.

Within this line, there should be a band of moderate to heavy snow. Gusty winds will create blowing snow, so it won’t much matter if you only get a coating or a few inches. This isn’t a lot of snow, but it will have a big impact on travel conditions.

Temps behind this may drop into the teens by evening and into single digits Wednesday morning. Your tracking tools in a bit.

I do want to touch on what else comes our way over the next week or two. The Friday/Saturday storm system is trending colder, quicker…


That will lead to some wraparound snow possibilities as snow showers and squalls kick in Saturday. The Models are also hinting at another band of snow ahead of the arctic air arriving Sunday into Monday. The Canadian…

Canadian 2

The GFS…


Additional systems may develop next week. The Canadian Model snow forecast for the next 7 days…

Canadian 3For fun, here’s the GFS through the next two weeks…

GFS Snow

Let’s get back to the fast-moving snow of today. I have all your tracking toys…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

I-75 @ Winchester Road
I-75 @ Winchester Road

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

US 60 @ US 460
US60 @ US460

US 60 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road

I-75 MP 127
I75 NB @ MP 127

I-64 MP 97
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway near Slade

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

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
I-24 MP 7 @ US62

I-65 MP 36
Near Bowling Green
I-65 MP 36

I will have updates as needed. Enjoy the blast of winter and take care.

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34 Responses to Tracking A Band Of Arctic Snow

  1. BubbaG says:

    I am first post? Is the snow map still good, or is the fast moving nature reducing the inch or few amounts?

  2. Rebecca says:

    Nothing in Huntington WV. We are expected to get only a coating.

  3. WeatherDadof2 says:

    Looking like a dud for Laurel County. I guess it’s good we didn’t waste a snow day. Any hope of the snow band getting more impressive as it moves in?

  4. corey says:

    It looks exactly on schedule to me

  5. corey says:

    Snow is coming down harder now in greenuo

  6. Mike S says:

    My temperature is at 34 in Valley Station near Louisville. Snowing moderately heavy but having to overcome pavement temperature. Interestingly, where the sun does not normally shine, the snow is sticking to that part of the pavement. However, at my house, this is not going to be that impressive of a system…wondering if I’ll even measure 0.5″.

  7. Clay County says:

    Waiting for Snow here in Clay!!!!Can’t wait till it gets to us.

  8. Allen says:

    Radar looks very impressive here in Lexington but seeing only a handful of flakes out my window so far. Lower levels must be very dry.
    This was never advertised to be much more than a “fly by” clipper so can’t be disappointed

  9. Bernard P. Fife says:

    Thelma Lou is nervous…nothing major with this system & the nws at Jackson isn’t giving a lot of love for the weekend; they’re downplaying any snow & the temperature drop. WKYT showed lows in the single digits for Sunday & Monday…our neck of the woods temps are forecast for the 20’s (big difference).

  10. TennMark says:

    On this day in weather history was a somewhat rare tornado outbreak back in 1890. This outbreak was rather unusual considering how far north it happened and how relatively strong the outbreak was even though it was January. Areas affected included St Louis and other towns in Missouri. But the strongest tornado on January 12 1890 was an F4 that leveled much of Clinton KY.

    The winter of 1889-90 was so absurdly warm that many records for that winter still stand to this day. Indeed, Lexington KY had a low temperature of just 62 degrees on the morning of January 12 1890; this remains Lexington’s all-time warmest low temperature in January. Thus perhaps a small hint of the conditions that would later spawn the tornadoes later that day – including the F4 at Clinton KY.

    Interestingly, the winter and early spring of 1889-90 were influenced by a strong La Niña. Many of the largest and strongest tornado outbreaks in our area have been during La Niña cycles. A few examples of La Niña tornado outbreaks affecting Tennessee and Kentucky are April 3 1974, April 27 2011 and March 2 2012. Indeed, not only did 1890 (again, a La Niña winter) have the January F4 at Clinton KY, a few months later occurred the March 27 1890 outbreak that remains Kentucky’s deadliest tornado outbreak. March 27 1890 includes the F4 that devastated much of downtown Louisville.

  11. SHAAK says:

    Nelson County called off school and we barely had any snow! Fail

    • Rebecca says:

      Lawrence Co, KY closed and they had nothing. If I was a parent of a student there I would not like that. Kids need to be in school. They do not need to miss school every time it snow flurries or every time it’s cold outside.

  12. corey says:

    Pouring the snow in greenup

  13. bob says:

    Nothing in Knott County yet and the temp. at my house is 38.

  14. Pine Knot says:

    Temps have fallen 3 degrees in last 30 minutes now down to 34 and ground is getting covered here in neky. .. Carter Co.

  15. Jason says:

    Here in southeast KY temps have spiked 10-12 degrees in many areas since early this morning into the upper 30s.. So I doubt much of this will stick to the pavement today.. Thank goodness.

  16. Jimbo says:

    Wind blowing, a few flurries earlier. Sun peeking out now in Huntington. Looks like another event like this past Sunday.

  17. Bradc says:

    Temp at 38 in my neck of knott county. Nothing from the sky as of now

  18. TechTeacher says:

    Nicholas Co has at least an inch on the ground. Still steady snow falling. The trees are beautifully coated in white.

  19. BengalFan says:

    Its going to be hard for the snow to blow here in Richmond…since there is only a trace of it! I thought Artic snow is when its around 5 degrees and the snow is very light . Its like 34 degrees and now radar shows its already gone through Richmond….I guess it just went north of this area. Looks like G-town is getting some though. Maybe we will see some measureable snow sometime this year?

  20. corey says:

    Almost an inch here in greenup.and still.coming down

  21. Tj says:

    Nothing to see here with this clipper….. Need a southern track storm

  22. corey says:

    I guess NE ky got the best with this clipper…its beautiful here

  23. LD says:

    Only a few flakes in the air here in Berea, I was just in Richmond and they had a some blowing action going on. Berea still waiting on that first “coating”, this winter moves to 0-2 thus far.

    Here’s the snowfall forecast map from last night’s post, for you all at home to compare to what you end up with.

    • BubbaG says:

      I think those maps are likely overstated now, based on current events. Not playing out as expected so far. The map seemed good yesterday and most Mets had similar estimates. I am seeing a correlation. The more the mets all agree on a winter event, the less likely it pans out 😉

      Rogue CB forecasts usually pan out 🙂

  24. corey says:

    I’ve noticed that the of greenup.only has a dusting, but when you go up on the ridge where my house is there’s a solid inch, inch 1/2….really depends on your location

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