Now Comes The Snow

Good Thursday evening everyone. I warned you this would be a “wow” of a weather day across the bluegrass state. Widespread showers and thunderstorms rolled across the state today with winds gusting to better than 55mph. Those gusty winds will continue and now we crank the snow up tonight and Friday.

A Winter Weather Advisory is out for most of eastern and southeastern Kentucky during this time. I suspect we need more counties in central and northern Kentucky in that advisory. Snow showers and squalls will rapidly increase late this evening and overnight as northwesterly winds kick in.

My snowfall numbers from earlier look pretty good, but I do think areas a bit farther west will also get in on a bit more snow. Travel conditions will go downhill quickly late tonight and Friday morning as roads turn a little icy and visibilities are reduced.

Basically… I have NO changes from the thoughts you’ve been reading about for days.

The storm moving in late Christmas Day into the middle of next week continues to have a threatening look to it. Here’s the European Model…


The morning run of the GFS was very similar to that map and both would give us a pounding snowfall. Again… its several days away, but this certainly passes the look test.

I will have updates as needed. Enjoy your evening and take care.

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43 Responses to Now Comes The Snow

  1. JJTeach says:

    You’re right Chris…what a crazy weather day!

    As of this typing, moderate sleet is pouding my front door here in Lawrenceburg. Looks like we could wake up to something a little more “white” than sleet tomorrow morning. Excited about it!

    I sure hope next week’s storm pans of for us in terms of some snow too. We need to shut up some of these “Debbie Downers” on this blog. They can be harsh at times!

    Hope everyone enjoys the wintry Friday ahead of us!

  2. Joey Wilson says:

    Chris said the “morning” run of the GFS was similar to the Euro’s great track for snow for KY. The latest run, however, stayed way south and *&%#@*! Let’s hope the GFS is WRONG on that run.

  3. Todd says:

    Yes their are a lot of Debbie downers, but if yu hit Debbie in the face with a water ballon instead if a snowball every time she kinda keep expecting the water! Trend buster next week hopefully, A old school Trend buster Rolo, Bubba combo would be nice?

  4. Andy Rose says:

    Sleet hitting the storm door in Knox county

  5. Ryan says:

    When you say counties to the west will get in on some accumulations I’m really hoping you’re talking about us here in Bowling Green, because we only had about 0.8 inches of snow all of last year after about 22 inches the winter before. I see some snow showers on the radar in western Kentucky headed this way, excited!

  6. KP says:

    The wind is making our horses crazy. They are running and bucking and sloshing mud in all directions. The giant holes they are making will freeze tomorrow. I hate this muddy mess and also the fact that they are wet and now their coats will freeze. But don’t try to keep them dry!! Oh no, they go nuts. Silly horses. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Logan says:

    We need to issue the Winter Weather Advisory to Mason County.

  8. Chris Mercer says:

    Sleet/ice pellets (hard to tell with the wind) and 37 degrees in Lawrenceburg. Watching the temps to see how low they go tonight.

  9. Lincoln says:

    Not sure what Chris is talking about..Its going to be hotter than hell tomorrow as the earth comes to a boil… End of the world, DUH!!!Clearly kidding!

  10. bjenks says:

    Thanks CB for the update!!! Will be traveling to Lexington tomorrow for daughters basketball tournament hopefully we get to travel while it is snowing. With the currernt RADAR returns the snow looks to stay more to the Northern KY/Ohio line and not Central or the SE KY except for the upslope over night. I may be wrong as there is a nice band of snow coming down off Lake Michigan…It just seems to be working more to the East than to the SE. Time will Tell….

    • Andy Rose says:

      chris said the radar would explode later

      • Todd says:

        radar is starting to fill in southern Indiana and parts of west ky ๐Ÿ™‚

      • bjenks says:

        it would be nice if the models exploded and we didn’t have anything to get our hopes up over….LOL….It will only explode over extreme SE KY near the mountains…..By the way you said it was going to be rain a couple days ago!!!
        Just Saying!!!! Snow first day of winter…HA HA

        • Andy Rose says:

          it hasnt gotten here just yet so far 99.9% of it has been rain ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Bjenks says:

            But…….I said the snow would arrive for the first day of WINTER. DEC. 21, 2012, 6:11 AM EST (11:11 UT), marks the solsticeโ€”the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. When you wake up tomorrow hopefully it is snowing for you and not raining!!!

  11. Virgil Edwards says:

    In advance I will apologize to who this offends but seriously this is a weather blog.. Weather is supposed to be a very benign non controversial subject but yet people manage to turn it into drama.

    Debbie Downers?? Really, I guess some people have yet to grow up and accept that other people have opinions too even if they differ from yours.. Some people love snow some people despise snow, Some people like severe weather some hate it.. Its just a thing called life, get over it. Grow up Stop being dumb!

  12. Todd says:

    hey it is snowing in ky before Christmas, I for one am thankful for that, this little windy storm tonight might SURPRIZE a few folks by morning!
    Think Heavy Squalls and hope your in the right spot!

    • Chris Mercer says:

      It is snowing in “fall.” That NEVER happens in Kentucky…LOL

    • Ryan says:

      I’ve seen 3 or 4 inches of snow more than once out of a similar forecast to this one so I wouldn’t be too surprised to see a little on the ground here in Bowling Green when I wake up in the morning.

  13. Chris Mercer says:

    35 degrees in Lawrenceburg with sleet continuing. I have a light accumulation starting on my deck.

  14. rolo says:

    well GULFSTREAM Friday race 6 TENFORTHEMONEY 1 hoss 8-1 ml.

  15. Bjenks says:

    Seem that ROLO never bets the horses until there is some sort of viable model that comes true. I could be wrong though…I am on here more in the winter than the summer…

  16. BubbaG says:

    A mighty wind and occasional light mix at the moment.

  17. Todd says:

    Heavy snow squall in Frankfort, it is a sight for sore eyes, dusting on the ground!

  18. Todd says:

    Looking like that will be about it on radar, fading big time in southern indiana, does not look like the radar will explode for central ky tonite?

  19. Jeff Hamlin says:

    We’re still here! lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. BubbaG says:

    I am duuuunn. Lots of wind and a little bit of snow. We might bust a quarter inch by tomorrow evening ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. Go Cards says:

    The 0z GFS puts most of the heavy snow in S.Indiana and the Louisville area for next week.

  22. Drew says:

    New euro is a little warmer but would still be a good snow for central and western ky i would think. Don’t have access to precip maps though to confirm. Track is still a western app runner.

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