Winter Storm Tracker

10:50am Update

Good morning, again. Your friendly weatherdude is still going strong… For now. 🙂

Winter Weather Advisory has been expanded into parts of the bluegrass region. Madison and Garrard Counties now in this. That sleet and freezing line did in fact get into the bluegrass region as I suspected.

The snow is going strong now in many areas of southeastern Kentucky. A comma head of snow is developing and will go through the afternoon. Areas under that will get in on heavy snow. Outside of that… precip types bounce back and forth.

The amount of ice from this storm has been impressive for many areas. Freezing rain is slowly winding down, but power outages and some tree limbs are coming down.

I will post a full update later today. That might wait until after a nap. 😉

Take care.

9:35am Update

The transition to snow is fully underway across the southeastern part of the state with accumulations already showing up pretty quickly. Areas that stay snow will have some pretty good totals, especially the area we’ve been targeting along the Virginia border.

Some sleet is in fact getting as far north as the bluegrass region of central Kentucky. Chalk one up for the good guys. 🙂

I will try to update more, but no in more than 24 hours is making me loopy… Not that I needed much help.

Take care.

8:35am Update

Good morning… Again. We are starting to get reports of the change to snow now taking place in several areas of southeastern Kentucky. Can if fully make the transition to all snow or stay as a mixed bag? Obviously, we’ve told you the longer it takes to change, the less snow you get. That’s almost a duh statement, but it’s a true one nonetheless.

BTW… some of those ice pics coming out of the London area are WOW. Those are on my twitter feed.

Take care.

7:30am Update

The timing on the switch to snow in the southeast has always been around daybreak or just after. Hi Res Models targeting between 8 and 10 for the switch in most places. We definitely don’t want the freezing rain to continue.

Let’s see how all this places out as we get into this time frame.

Have I mentioned I hate this storm? 🙂

Take care.

7am Update

Good morning, folks. Freezing rain continues to hold tough across south central and southeastern Kentucky. As mentioned, the longer it takes to make that switch to snow, the lower those snow numbers go.  Of course, that just means the better the chance for icing issues on trees and power lines.

As the low wraps up to the southeast of Kentucky, the switch to snow should still occur, but it better get cracking if it wants to put much down.

Take care,

Previous Update

Good Sunday, everyone. A winter storm is working from west to east across the southern half of the state today. This is bringing a nasty mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain and is causing travel issues in many areas of the south and southeast.

I don’t have a lot to add at this point, but here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Snow totals are dependent on how quickly any one area changes from freezing rain and sleet to snow. The quicker the change this morning, the more snow you get. If that change is slower… You know the drill.
  • Areas of freezing rain  will cause issues across south central Kentucky, especially. A few power hits or tree damage may show up.
  • Southeastern parts of the state will see the majority of the actual snow. Much of that starts to fall around daybreak then continues through the afternoon. Several inches of heavy wet snow is possible for many areas. Totals may range from an inch or two to as much as 7 or 8 inches.  I can’t rule out some double digit amounts in the higher mountains. If that happens, power issues show up.
  • The snow totals trail off VERY quickly to the north and northwest.
  • I’m still not convinced some wintry precipitation can’t find it’s way into the parts of the bluegrass region into northeastern Kentucky. If it doesn’t, it will be a close call.
  • Southeastern Kentucky may get a renewed batch of light snow Sunday night into early Monday.

I may add additional thoughts to this blog post on occasion tonight, so check back.

Here are your tracking toys, keep in mind the actual colors on the radar won’t always match up to the actual precipitation falling…

Fort Campbell

Kentucky/Tennessee border on I-65

Bowling Green

Pine Mountain


Mountain Parkway near Slade


South Lexington


Have a good one and take care.

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44 Responses to Winter Storm Tracker

  1. Clapp Landscaping says:

    I can see this coming all the way up to about 20 miles south of Louisville

  2. Jared from Letcher County says:

    Sleet and freezing rain here at the moment, roads are ice covered and extremely treacherous.

  3. Matt says:

    Almost 4AM and a bone cold 32.1 degree rain. Yeah the storm has trended north but who cares if it’s going to be mostly rain..

  4. TeacherMomof2 says:

    So far, cold rain. Looking like a bust here in Harrogate, TN.

  5. MelT says:

    The BowlingGreen cam looks like a tree of ice is on it.

  6. Russell says:

    I said it…WKY would miss out and it did.

  7. They have us under a winter storm warning but all they are forcasting is rain ?

  8. Andy Rose says:

    33 degree and nearing a half an inch of rain in Knoz

  9. Mike S says:

    A very light mix may very well make it into at least the south side of Lexington.

  10. John J says:

    All rain and 37 still in middlesboro

  11. Chris says:

    Nothing in Garrard county which is about 20 miles south of Lexington.

  12. Trs says:

    30 and freezing rain in southern breathitt. Roads are icy

  13. bradc says:

    Mostly cold rain a lil sleet here in Carrie of knott co. Light glaze of ice on elevated surfaces

  14. nasdaq says:

    i’ve heard thunder twice now, but its 32 and raining…

  15. Randy in South Williamson says:

    Mix of ice and snow 32 degrees

  16. Randy says:

    Mix of ice and snow in South Williamson

  17. Trs says:

    Still freezing rain here in buckhorn area of breathitt co. A thin sheen of ice on driveways and roads. Saw no salt trucks.

  18. NWS just cancelled Winter Storm Warning for Williamsburg . Calling for less than 1/2 inch snow.

    • Andy Rose says:

      I currently have more rain than that. I am currently sitting at 0.75 thankfully it wasn’t ice to bad its not snow.

  19. nasdaq says:

    update from corbin: that was not thunder earlier but trees falling.

  20. Matt says:

    At least the models got the quantitative right.. boy if this were all snow we’d have a thumping. Long live warm nose.

  21. Bobt says:

    Long live the dome. Knox County twenty years and counting..

  22. Muddy says:

    Snowing hard in Mccreary!

  23. Rickie H says:

    The rain has switched over to snow and is accumulating. It went from sleet, freezing rain, to snow with just a little sleet mixed. Now everything is covered and the snow is pouring.
    It took it forever to switch over. We might end up with 2-3 inches.

  24. Melva says:

    Sleeting for a few minutes now here in Huntington, wv. No watches or warnings have been issues for us at this time.

  25. bradc says:

    Switched to snow here in Carrie of knott co

  26. jackson says:

    Switched to snow in NE Pike County within the last half hour and coming down at a good clip.

  27. I have been wondering about something, I grew up in the 70s and 80s I remember watching Margie Ison do the weather. We didn’t have computers back then to follow the weather, didn’t have but 2 tv channels sometimes 3 depending on weather. But I can remember if she said we are getting a inch of snow that’s what we got, if she said 8 inches that is what we got, if rain we got rain. This is not a knock on any weather forecaster, me and my family love CB he does a great job. Just wondering what did they use back then to determine the forecast, I personally think we need to go back to whatever way that was. Sry for the long post just curious.

  28. Crystal In Pikeville says:

    Really coming down in Pikeville!

  29. nasdaq says:

    the comma head aint looking to healthy right now.

  30. Trs says:

    Went from freezing rain to snow for about an hour here in sw breathitt. Now we are back to freezing rain. Roads are treacherous

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