Tracking Our Winter Storm

Good evening, folks. Our the winter part of our winter storm is now taking over from west to east. A band of heavy snow is covering roads in western parts of the sate and that’s a trend that continues to the east this evening into overnight.

  • A steady band of moderate to heavy snow works from west to east across the state through tonight. That band of snow gets lighter across eastern Kentucky.
  • A swath of significant snow is likely to fall across parts of western and central Kentucky. That’s oriented from southwest to northeast.
  • Snowfall totals won’t be in consistent swaths, with underachieving streaks and overachieving streaks showing up.
  • Wind gusts of 35-45mph will be likely and that may create near blizzard conditions for a few hours this evening into the wee hours of Sunday for some areas.
  • With temps dropping through the 20s and into the teens, a flash freeze is likely. Throw snow on top of that and travel conditions go downhill quickly. I would not be surprised if a few roads are briefly closed.
  • Snow showers taper to flurries on Sunday as temps struggle to get out of the teens. Wind chills will be single digits to near zero at times.
  • A quick hitting flake maker may zip into western Kentucky Sunday evening.

 

I have you all set to track the winter storm…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway @ MP 36
Near Pine Ridge

Florence

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Covington

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Louisville

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E-town

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

I-65 @ 234
Near Bowling Green
I-65 @ 234

Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway @ MP 5

US 41A Gate 5 Fort Campbell Entrance
Fort Campbell
US 41A @ Gate 5

Paducah


I-24 @ US 60 MP 4


I-24 MP 7 @ US62

Enjoy the evening and take care.


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32 Responses to Tracking Our Winter Storm

  1. Dave says:

    Anddd the dreaded monster dry slot rears its head. Hard as hell to groove a snowstorm in Ky.

  2. Dave L. says:

    I sure hope Mt. Sterling gets more than 3 inches!

  3. Bryan says:

    Always something. Dry slotting, warm air aloft.
    Oh well, guess I’ll enjoy our two days winter until the next rainstorm on Wednesday

  4. Tim says:

    How is that dry slot, in central Kentucky affecting the snow amounts??

  5. Mike S says:

    Deformation band does not look entirely healthy, maybe drier air trying to entrain from backside? 2-3″ for Louisville tops? Isolated 4″ amounts

    • Drew says:

      What are your thoughts on the Ashland area Mike? Can we reach 2 inches out of this?

    • feederband says:

      I was looking at it and thought the same. Shrinking in size and intensity. I was thinking 4″ but now it may be a struggle to 2-3:.

      • TennMark says:

        My first thought was that the ongoing severe thunderstorms/tornadoes in Alabama were stealing some of our energy. But it actually looks like the dynamics from Alabama are headed well to our east.

        There was a thundershower near Franklin KY a few hours ago.

  6. Mike S says:

    Have no idea. But main band is supposed to weaken before exiting Kentucky. So, maybe a little from that one and any robust snowshowers tomorrow could get you to close to 2″

  7. Mike S says:

    …Drew. Sorry, site keeps getting overwhelmed I guess.

  8. BubbaG says:

    Unless more feeding in from the south, not seeing much beyond the low end of CB’s map. Looks like most moisture is gone by the time cold enough for accumulation for all but NW. NE of KY though getting smacked… again.

  9. Mike S says:

    Getting mixed precipitation now in Valley Station…temp is at 33. Transition to snow should not be too far away, perhaps a few minutes away.

  10. TennMark says:

    Nashville TN hit 60 degrees this afternoon. Now already down to 37 with occasional rain sprinkles, very gusty winds…. radar showing snow just to the west.

  11. Jimmie says:

    From the sounds of the skylights, the rain has turned to sleet here in the Todd’s Road area.

  12. Lucy says:

    Southern IN Clark Co. snowing and windy. Wet areas now iced over.

  13. Sarah says:

    I always giggle with laughter when people trip and fall, Yes I’m awful…lol I come here for the same enjoyment, love reading reading comments from disappointed snow junkies…lol My favorite comments are those who throw shade at CB when “their snow” lands up around Columbus..lol But anyhow, thanks for the blog, Chris.. BTW, you’re my favorite MET!

  14. SHAAK says:

    Getting some good size flakes here in Bardstown

  15. Mike S says:

    I’m taking a nap. It’s 25 degrees moderate snow and 1.5″ accumulation so far in Valley Station

  16. Dr Wx says:

    Watching the band of snow decreasing as soon as it reached Fayette county area maybe one day the snow curse will go away here in Lexi-dome.

  17. Thunder snow im cincy last few hrs

  18. Mike S says:

    2.4″ total here in Valley Station. Kind of wimpy, but is still pretty

  19. Jared from Letcher County says:

    Intense snow band moving through right now.

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