Thursday Snow Update

Good afternoon, everyone. The first round of snow was a big time overachiever across parts of the region. This dropped a good 2″-3″ across parts of the southeast, with more to come for the entire region.

I mentioned the snows coming in waves and that still looks to be the case. The southwestern part of the state gets the least in all this, but that was the forecast all along.

With these additional waves coming in through tonight, most (not all) areas should hit the snow range we have been talking about. Areas in southeastern Kentucky are now very likely to pick up totals greater than 4″ before all is said and done. That’s actually warning criteria snow.

What about the next system developing across the south Friday into Saturday? This continues to edge a bit farther west and north, which is why I have never written this thing off. The current model consensus is for some additional accumulations across southeastern Kentucky.

This is the NAM 24 hour snowfall forecast from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon…


The NAM then says Hello, east coast…


Back here in Kentucky, bitterly cold air will dominate the weekend forecast with high teens and low 20s by day and single digit lows at night. There is a slight chance for a snow shower or flurry on Sunday as the flow is off the Great Lakes for a time.

Here are the tracking toys of the day…


Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

I-75 @ Newtown Pike

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

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike

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

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

I-71/I-75 at 12th St.
I-71/I-75 @ 12th St. in Covington

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-65 MP 92.4

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

US60 @ Chenault Road

US 60 @ US 460
US60 @ US460

US 60 @ US 127
US60 @ US127

US 127 @ Frankfort
US127 @ Frankfort KY

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway @ MP 36
Near Pine Ridge

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

I-75 at MP 23

Make it a great afternoon and take care.

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74 Responses to Thursday Snow Update

  1. c-BIV says:

    wouldn’t be surprised to see much of the state getting some flurries tomorrow, perhaps even a dusting to .5″ in central KY?

    Seems the general 1-3″ totals forecasted will verify for much of the state, by the time this second wave is finished.

  2. Troy says:

    Still waiting for our first flake to fall here in Middlesboro, even with that full radar. Virga wins thus far. Still hopes for later tonight as well as Fri-Sat southern storm inching ever so close by.

    • Andy Rose says:

      We had snow on elevated surfaces in Knox until it stopped. The untreated roads (which would be all of them) in Knox were covered briefly with snow. The ground temps are still above freezing and what very little we did get is gone.

      • Terry says:

        We received between 1/4 and 1/2 here in Harlan before lunch but melted except for higher elevations! We barely missed the first round to our North but should get more tonight.

        Weekend storm is definitely looking more interesting for our corner of the state!!

  3. Bjenks says:

    Sorry to hear Troy. Here in the Ville we picked up a quick 1/2 to 3/4 in which melted due to sun coming out in donut hole. Now 2nd wave pushing in and it looks more impressive than this mornings wave. Might get a solid 2″s here in Louisville.

  4. kywildcat says:

    appears Russia might have interfered with the weather models, still hopeful the southern storm will swipe SE KY though..

  5. billie says:

    Still waiting for some snow in Monticello

  6. bm says:

    looks like dome has been busted down at southeastern part of state compare to the rest of state.

  7. BubbaG says:

    Just as well the big snow missed us. Scenic snow tends to be better on the back than heavy shoveling 🙂

    Funny how when the kids grown up perspective changes on big snow…. Of course digging out of three event the last two winters might be part of it.

    • Cold Rain says:

      You’re so right BubbaG..Kid’s are grown and now there driving in this mess..One will always worry..Also living on a very steep incline one will curse snow as you get older..I am quickly becoming a “Grumpy ole man” when it comes to snow..

  8. Drew says:

    Only a mild dusting in Ashland. Any chance of still reaching the 2-4 inches?

  9. Allen says:

    I thought southeast was supposed to be last to get snow and they’ve already overachieved? Hmmm. Definitely underachieved so far in Lexington. Still hopeful to get maybe an inch.

  10. GW says:

    Virga, ankle biter, donut hole, blowtorch, old school, DOME, etc, etc…

  11. KRinRichmond says:

    Looking at the traffic cameras and using the word overachievier??Hmmmm

  12. Bernard P. Fife says:

    Looks like a big bust in Monticello area…I counted 13 flakes total & they were tiny ones at that.

    • Terry says:

      The energy barely missed us southern border counties to the north but tonight and (POSSIBLY) the weekend storm might change that.

  13. Christopher says:

    Well, didn’t end up being enough to sled in. But the kids enjoyed their day off. Looks like it will be back to the grind tomorrow. And sadly it looks like 50’s or warmer and rain for the next couple weeks. The sleds will have to wait….

  14. Crystal in PIkeville says:

    A good 2 inches in PIkeville I heard hazard got 4 inches

  15. Lucy says:

    At least two inches in southern IN and still coming down. Wish Saturday’s storm would come this way…

  16. Allen says:

    Just not happening in Lexington. Definitely the heavier snows are further north than forecast. Shift happens, I guess.

  17. Mike S says:

    Right at 2″ on my snowboard in Valley Station currently. I might cheat a little and say we have 2.1″ for the day due to some melting and packing…should have cleaned off snowboard after earlier accumulation.

  18. jim b says:

    Missed the mark with the 2-4 call in the Frankfort to Lex corridor for sure, been flurried to death though lol…yawn

  19. retro fetch says:

    Nice snow going in Lexington. Moderate to heavy?

    • Allen says:

      Moderate would be a stretch and it’s ending now. Radar shows little to nothing behind it unless something forms out of nowhere. Can’t be believe all the counties around Fayette cancelled school today.

      • Allen says:

        Radar shows one blob coming toward Paducah then nothing until Wichita. With maybe a tenth of inch on the south side of Lexington, I think this qualifies as a busted forecast here.

        • retro fetch says:

          Sorry you missed out Allen. We’ve got a little over an inch and looks like a shot at a little more later. Downtown Lexington.
          Rodas are pretty slick now as well.

      • David in Gtown says:

        I have close to 2 inches in southern Scott County. Roads were closed, wrecks everywhere. Roads were awful when I left at 6:45 this morning. There would have been no reason to have school, the road conditions were ridiculous.

      • Guest says:

        Really? With all the wrecks in and around the area, including the interstate (1st cleaned roads) & no missed days to this point, you’re surprised the school systems played it safe? Rough job to be the one to decide, and one where everyone is never happy about the decision made.

  20. Jimbo says:

    Looks like the heavier snow is in Ohio, a little farther north than predicted but not not unexpected. My area near Huntington WV has less than an inch. We might pick up a little more after dark unless the flurries stop.

  21. Blizzardtim says:

    Winter storm WATCHES now out for all east TN..3-5″ locally higher amounts tomorrow-sat

  22. EF5snowfall says:

    Snow going north is what I was trying to tell you yesterday.

  23. Matthew says:

    Had at least 2 inches here. It is snowing fairly heavy again. And I was reading there would be a wave of snow overnight come in. So might just get to 3-4 inches on the ground. Would be more but the warm ground melted it early. Even with a decent snow rate the road was just wet with a few slushy spots. Yard was extremely wet and you could see the bottom was very slushy and melting. Should freeze up solid tonight though.

  24. SHAAK says:

    Not even an inch here in Nelson County.

  25. John says:

    Bell and Harlan Co. Don’t let your guard down for the system tomorrow night. Biggest that system gets and we all know how they like to take that NW jog. You guys could get hammered.

  26. Chad says:

    Little over 4 inches here in Kermit wv

  27. Lucy says:

    Just over three inches north of Ohio River.

  28. corey says:

    Roads are covered and slick in greenup

  29. Terry says:

    Looking better and better for SE KY tomorrow late! All of SW VA now under winter storm watch…come on Harlan….getting close.

    Especially for Bell, Harlan and Letcher counties, a track 50 miles or less to the NW could give us several inches!

  30. corey says:

    Pouring in greenup….. Wow

  31. EF5snowfall says:

    Looks like 70’s late January and early February

  32. Storie says:

    Bust for Richmond

  33. Jeff Hamlin says:

    All the negativity, complaining and armchair forecasting makes me laugh.

  34. jim b says:

    May have been last and only winter “storm” of season, ol jim b said it first….yawn zzzzz

  35. Andy Rose says:

    Oh the 70s. It was in the 70s when i had my 1st pet. I was also born in the 70s

  36. techteacher says:

    We have about 2 1/2 inches in Nicholas Co and still coming down pretty good at almost 8PM.

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