Winter Weather Advisory

Good Thursday afternoon, gang. Snow showers and squalls continue to cause issues across the state today. Several spots have already picked up a half to one inch and it snowed hard enough to cover roads for a time. That trend will continue through the afternoon.

An arctic cold front will sweep in here this evening into the overnight. This front will have a band of moderate to heavy snow along it. I’m looking at this setup and wondering if we can get some thundersnow out of it. There’s a lot of lift on the nose of this front and that can sometimes spell thunder and lightning. Winds will also be very gusty and blowing and drifting snow is a good possibility.

Widespread 1″-2″ snows will accompany this band. Local amounts of 3″ will be possible.

A Winter Weather Advisory is now out for much of central and eastern Kentucky…

Warnings

Additional snow showers and flurries will be possible on Friday as arctic air keeps temps in the high teens and low 20s.

More snow is likely over the weekend.

Have a great afternoon and take care.


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93 Responses to Winter Weather Advisory

  1. Chris Mercer says:

    Looks like Madison County has a good covering of snow per the 12:00 news. Now Bubba G and company have gotten the “big one.” This might even be an EPIC event. Bear in mind, the new definition of epic is one inch or more.

    Flurries/light snow. Temp has risen to 31, and no accumulation in Lawrenceburg, KY

    • krichmond says:

      Yeah… It’s gone.

    • 3789N8434W says:

      You have GOT to be kidding! We NorthMads are NOT satisfied with a mere skiff of snow…and when the NorthMads get madder….rampage ensues….BE WARNED!

      • Aaron C. says:

        Not mad here. Wasn’t expecting anything today and we ended up with around an inch before the sun got to it. It was festive and uplifting to see.

    • Mike says:

      Here’s what we had in Richmond: a slight amount blown against the high grass by the edge of the driveway. If you looked closely you could actually see it however. None on the drive or the lawn. BUT that is more than we have had all year! Oh – and it was gone by noon. We are up to – perhaps .01 inches if I could collect what we had and spread it evenly around the the grounds of my palatial estate… BUT – that’s the most we have head yet!

  2. Coffeelady says:

    Chris, I hopoe we DO hear thunder tonight. That usually means a heavy band of snow. W do have some snow showers here in somerset, but only making the road wet. Temp is currently 29 with the sun peekin out from time to time. Very cold and windy though!

  3. Derek says:

    Latest GFS run looking good for E-SE KY. The weekend system is looking like a decent little snow maker. Seems like it is gaining a little steam with each run.

    http://wxcaster.com/gis-gfs-snow-overlays.php3?STATIONID=JKL

    Looks like Superbowl Sunday may be a little snowy.

  4. unclesi says:

    I believe this one is going to surprise people …. conditions are perfect for a good snow.

  5. Todd says:

    Bring on thunder snow, that would defiantly be EPIC?

  6. Todd says:

    we have until midnite to get a little snow for January, Frankfort stands at about a trace to .25 in at the moment for the month!

  7. rolo says:

    yea BAILEY as I posted earlier, the ATHMOSPHERE is juiced with this trough digging in,

    thanks LEGEND!! 2-4 inches what im seeing.

  8. carol says:

    Wasn’t the infamous dusting Superbowl Sunday?

  9. Ben in Lexington says:

    Bring it on. We have all been patiently waiting. I will take an inch or 2 of snow at a time for 4 or 5 consecutive days. That could add up to 5-10″ of powder. I know it is wishful thinking,but trying to stay positive.

  10. sue(Flatwoods,KY) says:

    Will the adv be expanded to include the rest of east KY

  11. c-BIV says:

    Wow….you know how to tell you’re having snow withdrawals from a terrible winter letdown?? When everyone is getting pumped up for 1-3″ of the white stuff. Lol

  12. WXEMGUY says:

    The snowfall:liquid ratio that was stated in the NWS Louisville Forecast Discussion has me smiling. :D

    “With cold air advection at all levels as the wave moves through this evening, snow ratios will likely jump to 15-20:1 and maximize the otherwise low QPF amounts.”

  13. bjenks says:

    BubbaG….What do you think….Over performing clipper to give some 2-4 inches…You always talk about them!!!! Give us your thoughts..

    • BubbaG says:

      CB seems on target. As mentioned before, snow begets snow. If we had some snow on the ground for the previous events we would have had a good shot at a good snow instead of ice.

      Several inches seems a good possibility including Saturday. The moisture is not there for a big event, but for what is there, an efficient snow ratio should result.

      If more moisture was around to feed in, we could have seen the best snow for a lot of us in five years.

  14. Ready4Snow says:

    Hmmmm…wonder how much one of these would cost…I think i know what i want for Christmas…

    http://www.skisugar.com/sugarlive/indextop.phtml

    • Lincoln says:

      They actually aren’t to expensive. You can actually rent one for around $100.00 a day from some companies online. I think to buy one your looking at for a decent little setup(by no means is this ski resort quality) that will make a part of your back yard white, around $2,500.

  15. rolo says:

    yea C BIV, MODERATE/ sum time HEAVY Snow showers with a clipper is exciting, if u like snow it is. but if u dont like snow it surly is not.

    fact is there some good CONVECTION tonite inmorn and it be coming down hard, and the moutains will inhance it.

    wouls suprise me tooo see a UPGRADE in advisory come tonite.

  16. bjenks says:

    From the looks of the radar that batch out in MO. is heading pretty much due east. Winds are forcast to run from the north/west out past the Miss. River And from the East on our side of the River. Should be a nice little snow for much of Kentucky. Parkways may get the best with lighter amounts N/S….
    THINK SNOW!!!! and for this to be and over achiever!!!

  17. Blaine says:

    What time do you all think the snow should start in the lexington metro area?

  18. Todd says:

    This one does have a sneaky look about it tonight, could get very interesting before midnite :)

    • Chris Mercer says:

      Todd–you think we can pass the EPIC event of December 27, 2012 or even the “great clipper” of March 4, 2012. Those have been the two biggest snow events here since 1998! I am probably ten miles from you?

  19. Todd says:

    I hope the returns on radar fill in a little more to the north of St. Louis or north half of ky might miss out on snow tonight?

  20. brandon says:

    The storm coming looks very interesting and it’s going to bee in the low teens tonight with winds gusting 30 MPH. Higher snow ratio?

  21. Todd says:

    Radar filling in northwest of us in southern Indiana, I like it :)

  22. Todd says:

    looks like southern Illinois is having radar issues so it is hard to gauge what is coming at us at the moment?

  23. Waffles says:

    System should track ESE into WKY, turn due E, then ENE setting up the highest totals from Lexington to about 40 miles south and east, with totals in this area of 3-4″, everywhere else a general 1-2″ as CB stated.

  24. rolo says:

    well it was looking like it was drifting east/SE but folks SOUTHERN KY is ish out luck unless it EXPANDS, fartgher north u are better, looking now a line rockastle/jackson co nortyh snow ur SOUTH and SE that not much, BUT as it hits moutains it might blow up.

    but it has ent straight east movement now. AMAZING.

  25. Marsha says:

    Jackson is saying heavy snow tonight but they are only giving a inch….

  26. Chris Mercer says:

    Through January 31–here is the updated comparison to this winter and last winter for Lexington

    2012-2013 Average Temp: 39.0 Snowfall 1.1 inches
    2011-2012 Average Temp: 39.3 Snowfall 3.6 inches

    Hey–it looks like we will lower the average temp and raise the snowfall totals over the next 4-5 days. Perhaps this won’t be one of the Top 10 warmest Winters, but it has no chance of being below average, temp wise, unless this becomes one of te coldest February’s on record.

  27. Pat says:

    I see snow for tonight in the 2 to 4 inch range, after that the highs tomorrow will top out in late afternoon around 70. The weekend looks like a very nice time to get a round or two of golf in and then some work in the yard. Temps this weekend will top out close to 80 with wind chill factors in the mid to upper 80′s. Next week we will all have to break out the sun screen as we head towards the mid to upper 80′s. I’m not making fun of Chris, but there are a couple, one by the initials of BM that seems to be batting around 300 on their forcast so I am just brushing up on my resume to become a weather person here in Lexington. I really think I can hit the 50/50 mark which is better than BM!

  28. Miss Kate says:

    um, does that big mass of snow look like it is now taking a southeastern track? please someone say I am imagining things!

  29. brandon says:

    The weather forecast my area is saying a quick 2-3 inches of heavy snow.

  30. Andy Rose says:

    Its nice to know that a very wintry period means we get an inch or 2 of snow between tonite and Sunday..

  31. JPeezy says:

    Thanks Chris. Will you put out a snow map of inches out?

  32. KellyinLouisville says:

    Has the classic look of another underachiever. Radar looks pretty wimpy. Enough misery, lets move on to spring.

  33. rolo says:

    YO BAILEY good newscast!!! sticking to my 2-4 inches for my area of kentucky, SE KY and S like whitley cop etc going get a nice little snow, like how it pooppng out ahead of the main line, going feel in as it hit mountains.

    DEBBIE DOWNERS go home, this shows ur not a WINTER WEATHER FAN, it shows ur just here to be a REDNECK no matter what the forcast is.

    below zero windshilds couple inches snow,. that awesome winter weather..

    • Andy Rose says:

      so can you have just the below 0 winchills and be winter i think we will have more liquid tonite than frozen rolo unless you count flood water freezing ;-)

    • Jeff Hamlin says:

      Says the man who is hollering “OLD SKOOL ‘A COMIN!” one moment then 5 hours later, “move on folks, nothing to see here.

  34. Lincoln says:

    Situation: Would you rather…

    Have a snowstorm that was the craziest s@$t you have ever seen. 4 inches in 1 hour, thunder snow.
    or
    Have a snowstorm that dropped 15 inches on the state, but the high the next day was 70 and it would all met within 12 hours of falling.

    Which one?

  35. BubbaG says:

    So here we appear to be once again. Will this small snow event pan out, or will the trend win again? Me thinks if the trend wins again, we should just hang it up for the winter.

    To quote the great Steve Perry from Journey in his solo album: “Foolish hearts head my warning, you’ve been wrong before, don’t be wrong anymore”. ;)

  36. KellyinLouisville says:

    34 degrees at my house and a light drizzle. Yep, liquid.

  37. Joey Wilson says:

    Just started at a steady clip in Owensboro. My guess is this will be one of the last – if not THE last – chance I’ll see for a 1″ snow this winter. Yep, another sad winter for snow.

  38. Candleflame says:

    Any;one have a good sledding hill? I swear I will drive my grandkids to see this fabled stuff! LOL
    Snowless in Hopkinsville :(

  39. Tom N Lincoln says:

    It just started snowing here in Lincoln co.

  40. Chris Mercer says:

    Radar looks promising for a “quick hitter” overnight in Central Kentucky. Might even eek out an inch, Todd, and become an “EPIC” storm!

  41. Weatherdadof2 says:

    Blowing snow in London!!!!

  42. Ben in Lexington says:

    Epic Virgo storm in Bowling Green Ky. What shall we name this storm? Sybill? What a joke. Radar looks great. Is anyone in Lexington or Louisville getting accumulation???

  43. Ryan says:

    It is thundering with heavy snow here in Johnson County. Chris called it, we really had thunder snow. Thanks CB your the best!

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