Good Friday evening. Snow showers and squalls are finally winding down across eastern Kentucky. Some of these snow bands dropped quite a bit of the white stuff. Several spots reported 4″-5″ of the white stuff. Other areas of central and eastern Kentucky picked the expected coating to an inch.
Let me start out by throwing out a big kudos to the National Weather Service in Jackson. They were ahead of the game by putting out the Winter Weather Advisory for their entire area. I cannot say the same about the other NWS offices. We always talk about IMPACT, IMPACT, IMPACT when issuing advisories. But, that seems to get lost in the shuffle way to often. 76 separate accidents during the morning commute in Lexington is proof enough of the snows impact.
Ok… let’s talk about what happens next.
A weak system moves across the region late Sunday into Christmas Eve. This will produce some light rain that may mix with a little wet snow as Santa arrives Monday night.
Christmas Day looks cold with temps in the 30s with clouds increasing ahead of the next storm to impact the state. This developing winter storm could deliver heavy snow to much of Kentucky and surrounding areas Wednesday and Wednesday night.
Take a look at the European Model…
The model has been very consistent with that track and several other models have shown something similar. Just for fun… here is what that particular model run shows for snowfall…
Again… that’s one run of one model. Take it with the entire salt shaker. That said… there is growing evidence this storm will put down snow across the state. The blog may go into Threat mode later tonight or Saturday.
While we’re on it… I already have my eye on next potential storm for the end of next week into the following weekend. Winter is here!
Enjoy the evening and take care.