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. 😉
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.
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.
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? 🙂
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.
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…
Kentucky/Tennessee border on I-65
Mountain Parkway near Slade
Have a good one and take care.