Tracking Some Southern Light Snow

Good Thursday, everybody. A round of light snow is grazing southern and southeastern Kentucky today and may put down some light accumulations. Dry weather comes in behind this, but the overall pattern looks to take on much more of a winter look as we close February and roll into March. #teamspring ain’t happy!

A band of light snow skirts across southern Kentucky and may increase just a bit across far southeastern Kentucky. Light accumulations are possible, with up to a few inches POSSIBLY falling along the Virginia border counties. Here’s a rough outline on where this may setup up…

I suspect A Winter Weather Advisory will be needed in that part of the state…

I will have your tracking tools in a bit.

The rest of the state will see a mix of sun and clouds and temps generally in the 30s. Lows by Friday are frigid and hit the teens for many. Sunny skies will boost afternoon temps into the upper 30s and low 40s.

Saturday looks gorgeous so make plans to get out and enjoy it.

Our next system moves in with clouds on Sunday, but rains won’t arrive until late in the day or during the evening. That system brings gusty rains into Monday, but drags a cold front through here with much colder air to follow. There may also be a second system working through, bringing a round of winter weather with it.

The signal for this has been pretty strong and remains so on the models…

GFS

Canadian

#teamspring says, no thanks! 🙂

I will have updates later today, so check back. Until then, I have you all set to do some light snow tracking…

Pikeville

Pine Mountain

Jenkins

Mt. Vernon

London

Corbin

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Have a good one and take care.


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10 Responses to Tracking Some Southern Light Snow

  1. Bus Haynes says:

    The Weather Channel made this statement about why we are having a mild and snowless winter. here is part of what they said. The polar vortex – everyone’s favorite wintertime whipping boy – is a large area of cold air high up in the atmosphere that normally spins over the North Pole (as its name suggests). The stronger the polar vortex, the milder our winter is.
    “The polar vortex is near record strong and little change is predicted for the foreseeable future,” tweeted meteorologist Judah Cohen of Atmospheric and Environmental Research this week.

    • TeacherMomof2 says:

      Yes, but that is also influenced by the jet stream, which has changed. If you read the entire report, you know that they said,

      “jet stream reconfiguration is a climatological index called the Eastern Pacific Oscillation (EPO), which is expected to flip to its negative phase near month’s end.

      When the EPO is negative, a large ridge of high pressure, or northward bulge of the jet stream, sets up over the North Pacific near the Gulf of Alaska, favoring relatively mild temperatures in parts of Alaska. Downstream, a deep trough of low pressure, or southward dip of the jet stream, sets up over a portion of North America, opening the door for arctic air to flow southward into parts of the U.S. and Canada.

      This time, rather than the cold dumping and locking into the West, as has often been the case this winter, it may dump and lock into the East for awhile.”

      We may see a couple of shots at winter weather yet.

  2. AC says:

    It always happens this way, and always has for the past twenty years. Whenever we get a mild winter, we end up with a cold spring. I had this nailed several weeks ago.

    Not that this will be an extended period of cold, but compared to what we have had so far this winter, it will feel like an eternity.

    Oh, and the typical naysayers (you know exactly who you are) will come on here and say we won’t get a flake out of this. Those living in Middlesboro, etc will go on and on about no snow.

    I went back and read these negative folks over the past several years and their tune hasn’t changed. If all you can do on here is will away the snow with your negativity, maybe you need a new hobby.

    • Troy says:

      I’ll be the first to prove you wrong and say even though the ground is to warm for it to lay, Middlesboro has had moderate to heavy snow all morning…..so cry me a river please…

  3. bgbecky says:

    Radar shows snow over BG, but nothing is falling. Must be some dry air in place causing that!

  4. Rolo says:

    Dry air eating snow up

  5. Chris says:

    It feels like it’s been a colder spring or extended fall all winter long 🙂

    • AC says:

      If the pattern sets up, we could see more a*c*c*u*m*u*lation of snow end of this month and early next month than we have all winter. Even if most of it comes from these “bowling ball” systems.

      3-6″ areawide for a two week total is not out of the question, especially across north central and eastern KY.

      • AC says:

        Location of bowling ball “pivot” area where the system may slow down a bit as it turns back off to the north and northwest could cause a few locations to have a higher snow depth. A NW flow here will help tremendously as well.

  6. Andy Rose says:

    Seen a couple flurries in Knox

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