Another Small Taste Of Winter

Good Monday, everyone. Old Man Winter continues to overstay his welcome, bringing another round of snow showers to the region today. This goes along with temps that are obscenely below normal for the middle of April. I’m still trying to find the start of true spring, but it’s rather elusive.

Today’s snow showers come at us on a strong northwesterly flow. There’s a chance for some slushy light accumulations on elevated surfaces early today, but much of the flake action melts. This isn’t a big snow deal, except for the time of year. Highs this afternoon will only top out in the upper 30s to low 40s. Wind chills will make it feel like it’s below freezing for much of the day. I will get your tracking tools in a moment.

Tuesday starts with a hard freeze as temps hit the 20s… Again. The afternoon looks much better with highs in the 60s with mostly sunny skies.

Wednesday is windy and warm with highs in the 70s. Clouds will increase in the afternoon as a cold front drops in from the northwest. That may touch off scattered showers and storms by Wednesday night, with colder air settling in for Thursday..

Highs on Thursday may stay in the 40s.

After a quick rebound in temps to end the week, our focus turns toward another bowling ball looking system heading our way. That rolls in this weekend, but the models are starting to trend a little more south with it…

The overall pattern across much of the country continues to be skewed colder than normal through the rest of the month. Here’s the CFS through the final day of April…

With normal temps continuing to climb with each passing day, below normal doesn’t mean true winter stuff, it just means ugly for this time of year. Some milder days will be noted, but you get the idea about the overall picture.

I will have another update later today, so check back. For now, let’s track some flakes…

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

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike

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


US 60 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road



I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead


Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

Mountain Parkway @ MP 36
Near Pine Ridge


Pine Mountain

Make it a good one and take care.

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11 Responses to Another Small Taste Of Winter

  1. TennMark says:

    A few sprinkles (liquid sprinkles) coming down on my deck, but some snow reported in Clarksville TN and elsewhere.

    Spring 2018, we hardly knew ye 🙁 .

    Today marks twenty years since the April 16 1998 tornado outbreak. Flash flooding and very large hail also left their mark.

  2. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris for the update. The snow showers are closing in on my county. I hope this is the last week of winter weather events and spring begins soon. Sad for all the orchards out there as hard freezes are forecast when the skies clear and the dew point drops. Have a great day everyone.

    • Terry says:

      Harlan has had a hard freeze hit every type of fruit tree so far in bloom since March. Now, only the apples are left in full bloom set-up for a possible freeze tonight. Terrible year for any fruit.

  3. Faye says:

    Had a minute long “blizzard” move through Jessamine a few minutes ago. The snow, very small flakes though, was falling hard and thick and swirling around in the wind. Don’t guess it would be anything special in January, but on April 16th seemed noteworthy, and depressing.

  4. Terry says:

    Solid 1/4 inch in Harlan after a quick hitting but very heavy snow squall: I can only laugh at this point☺

  5. Jimbo says:

    This has definitely been the longest most disappointing Winter/Spring in my recent memory. If it weren’t for how it is lingering, it would be very easy for me to forget.

    • Terry says:

      I have accumulation here on April 16th! This is about the latest in my lifetime for the valley. Old timers state May snow many, many years ago, but I have never seen it myself.

  6. Festus says:

    Weather is always a balancing act. I’m afraid this summer is going to be horrid for those of us who hate the heat.

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