Tuesday Afternoon Update

Good Tuesday afternoon to one and all. The pic from above is one of many from the heavy snow that slammed parts of eastern Kentucky this morning with more than a foot in some spots. I am VERY happy with the snowfall map I put out a few days ago.  I think som of you need to be reminded that it’s OCTOBER! Do you know how rare flakes are this early in the season, let alone a snowstorm.

Thousands remain without power because of the heavy snow and the wind gusts that topped out near 50mph in a few locations. I don’t recall ever having schools calling off because of snow in October. We had approximately 20 school districts cancel classes this morning. Wow!

I put snow in my 7 day forecast one week ago. I got calls telling me I was wrong because no one else was forecasting the chance of snow. Those calls came all the way through Friday so I’m assuming I was still the only one that had it in the forecast. Think they will call back tonight?  Haters. 🙂

Superstorm Sandy continues to slowly spin across areas just to our east and continues to have a major impact on our weather here in Kentucky. Rain and mixed rain and snow will continue to fly across central and eastern Kentucky tonight. Another slushy accumulation will be possible in some spots.

Halloween will feature scattered rain showers with a snowflake mixing in across the north and east. Temps will run in the upper 30s and low 40s.

A Full update comes your way later tonight. Enjoy the evening and take care.

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35 Responses to Tuesday Afternoon Update

  1. Jeremy Dillon says:

    Chris, I’m a school teacher from Coal Grove, Ohio. I have always followed your blog ever since you started one at WSAZ. I still follow your blog today, and I was so excited to see your snowfall forecast. I questioned other stations who personally tweeted me and said we would receive no snow in Ohio. I am pleased to say you we’re right once again! Woke up this morning to about an inch of snow, more on the ridges, and enjoyed my first snow day! Keep it up!

  2. Rhonda says:

    CB, my co-workers asked me yesterday what you were saying…and I told them we probably wouldn’t have school today. I can’t remember ever having snow in October, not like this. You are the best!

  3. WKweatherwatcher says:

    Thank you, Chris, for all your hard work and accurate forcasts! I’ve been following your forcasts for several years after finding your blog when checking West Virginia weather during a trip. Over here in western Kentucky you are very appreciated by me and my friends! : )

  4. tom says:

    Thanks for all your hard work Chris and you are right you were on the storm before anyone else.

  5. Down in BG says:

    I read here daily and have noted the long-range accuracy of your forecasting–not only with this storm, but also with your long-term forecasts all fall long. This is why I come back daily (and on exciting weather days 3, 4, or 5 times). You are good.

    You were talking about the potential of a big storm before it was even called Sandy. But, please, let me continue to make those observations on my own.

  6. Wayne says:

    a week ago I saw on CNN a story about Sandy that said it would have no impact on the United States and the same time you started mentioning the superstorm possibility. Wonder who was right on that one….

  7. Cosmokramer says:

    Forecast for our county was 1″ to 6″….we had nothing and school was on normal schedule. Don’t get too many calluses with the back-patting just yet. I did win $2 betting school would not be cancelled today though.

  8. rolo says:


    I tried to line some this cry sacks out this morning, even some LONG TIME bloggers with us was even crying. Im worried bout a few as they might be getting OBAMATIZMERS…LOLLL

    as I said earlier u nailed it.

    now look like the NAO is staying way negative thru middle of Novemmber, so what ur thoughts on another coastal storm? also maybe one that can throw moisture back into KY again.

    tx again Bailey, as u are indeed a great person and weatherdude.

  9. Lorie says:

    I think I remember several months ago you said there was a possibility that snow flakes would be flying by Halloween. Keep up the good work!

  10. joyce says:

    You always do a great job with ky weather…keep up the good work

  11. Andy Rose says:

    Looks like Monday is gonna be a repeat for my area Rain and Cold low 40s

  12. BubbaG says:

    Us common folk that live nearer to sea level got NUTTIN! 😉

    This was always a +2,000′ event for the big stuff and good call by CB.

    Come on now CB, let’s see you outlook a week out and hit it with the normal winter 😉 Okay, now I am asking the impossible….

  13. WXman says:

    Well, actually there were others. I, for one, talked about snow on Halloween in Kentucky back on October 21st. 😉 But great job man. I agree with you 100%, it is crazy to see a big snow storm like this in October. And the fact that it came from a nearly Cat. 2 hurricane slamming New Jersey makes it even crazier. We may never see this again in our lifetimes! You did a great job keeping people updated throughout this thing.

  14. Harliquinn says:

    I don’t know whether to be glad or disappointed that we didn’t get anything but a few flakes mixed with rain (yet) here in London. Either way, thank you, Chris Bailey, for all of your time and efforts in keeping us well informed about what’s going on.

  15. Redsfan says:

    Nice job CB. You were on top of it from the start. Forecasts like that one are the reason why I read the blog daily

  16. 3789N8434W says:

    So~ shall we think that this is a portent of our winter or is this the biggie and now we get to hope and keep the weather eye looking toward the future..as in 2013!?

  17. Jeff Hamlin says:

    Rolo you are merely an armchair meteorologist like any of us, so don’t go writing checks with that large ego of yours.

  18. Deb Webb says:

    I live in Los Angeles but have a ton of relatives in Pikeville. Can you please tell me how Sandy has affected Pike County please?

  19. Angie Spady says:

    Chris without a doubt, you’re a pro! You have more credibility than any weather dude out there!

  20. ekyweather says:

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  21. MarkLex says:

    Just checked the blog and read through the comments – Wow Chris, you really do have a few haters. I can imagine the emails you must receive. I’m not sure that they are haters – I just think people become emotional when it comes to snow.

    Anyway – yesterday, when looking at the radar in motion, you could see the moisture trying to move west, but it seemed to just stop. I wondered if this was something called “down sloping”…… However, the ’98 Feb storm came from the East and there was no down sloping, I don’t get it……but I’ve heard that can cause moisture to be eaten up or something.

  22. Crystal In Pikeville says:

    Thanks Chris for all your hard work and for sharing the Pics.My God be with everyone who lost their home clothes everything on the East Coast,I was watching a rescue today live and the people didnt even have shoes on their feet.I guess we got off lucky.Thanks to everyone on the blog for sharing your weather conditions and all your info.I am glad we have this Weather Blog Family.

  23. miss kate says:

    Bailey, i hope you are taking a nap.

    haters gonna hate. no matter what you say.

  24. Ready4Snow says:

    I like snow just like everyone else..But ain’t gonna cry about it if lexington or Louisville gets a foot and my area receives nothing..Come on people, life’s to short to worry about who get’s the most snowfall…Act like Adults…

  25. Nicki Hauri says:

    Congrats on your accurate and awesome posts pre-storm. I tell everyone that you are the most accurate of any I follow 🙂

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