Thursday Evening Thoughts

Good Thursday evening. My thoughts from earlier remain unchanged as we track a squall line of snow into the state this evening. This will cause some significant travel issues into the overnight hours as whiteout conditions develop for a time.

Here’s the latest on this quick hitter:

Winter W A Period 1

Β Some other thoughts:

– Arctic air sends our temps close to 10 degrees early Friday morning. Gusty winds will make it feel 0 to -10. Highs Friday will range from the upper teens to low 20s.

– Snow chances for the weekend are increasing as two systems dive in from the northwest. Several inches will be possible for parts of central and eastern Kentucky.

Have a great evening and take care.

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136 Responses to Thursday Evening Thoughts

  1. Logan - Mason Co. says:

    Possible snow day in Mason? I need a day off!!

  2. Coffeady says:

    Thanks, Chris. Hope we get to see something here in the southern tropics of Jy!

  3. Weatherdadof2 says:

    Snow blowing horizontal in London. CB was right when he said you probably won’t be able to measure this one too well.

  4. sue(Flatwoods,KY) says:

    Why is Ashland still not in the adv?

  5. Todd says:

    A little dry slot between Frankfort and Louisville, hopefully it fills in soon?

    • Kelly in Louisville says:

      The small amount of precipitation will be out of here before this dry slot gets moist enough to actually snow. As always, I’ll take the under on the snowfall forecast.

  6. Fred says:

    Several inches??????

  7. Joey Wilson says:

    Coming down very strong in Owensboro at 7:35 est

  8. Which Wind Way Is the Blowing says:

    It looks like Ky has out source its weather to Canada. We sure cannot manufacture snow here without the help from a cheap clipper system.

  9. allen says:

    Snow on the north east side of New circle

  10. weather blog troll says:

    Thanks, Chris. Let it snow….

  11. cosmokramer says:

    “a swath of light snow to the region.” Let’s delve a little “deeper” into the swath phenomenon.
    1. A row or line of grass, grain, or other crop as it lies when mown or reaped.
    2. A strip left clear by the passage of a mowing machine or scythe.
    So swath IS acceptable to use since this winter’s swath forecasts have left our lawns green. πŸ˜‰
    Still have shiny new snowboards… πŸ˜‰

  12. Lincoln says:

    Look at that heavy snow straddling the KY/TN border.. Whoever gets in on that is going to have a few hours worth of fun.

    • JJTeach says:

      I never try to be a debbie downer when it comes to snow…never. But it’s literally 40 degrees in southern Kentucky right now? Why isn’t everyone talked about the warm temperatures with this snowfall? 34 still where I live near Frankfort. Don’t see a lot sticking at 34 degrees.

  13. cosmokramer says:

    a swath of light snow to the region.” Let’s delve a little “deeper” into the swath phenomenon.
    1. A row or line of grass, grain, or other crop as it lies when mown or reaped.
    2. A strip left clear by the passage of a mowing machine or scythe.
    So swath IS acceptable to use since this winter’s swath forecasts have left our lawns green. πŸ˜‰
    Still have shiny new snowboards… πŸ˜‰

  14. rolo says:

    yep S/SE KY will get 2 hours or so HEAVY SQUALLS, look at the tail baCKSIDE main batch it starting to level outr, so as it moves thru be a bit of TRAINING of the HEAVY BATCH.

    like what im seeing for 2-3 inches to fall in a QUICK period.

  15. Todd says:

    The snow dome donut over Frankfort is just nuts right now, go away DOME A@@s

  16. Go Cards says:

    It is the hardest I’ve seen it snow in Louisville this winter. Nice to see it. Too bad it will be gone in an hour.

  17. Snowcat says:

    I wish we could get NEKY out of the Charleston NWS coverage area. It is so old how they do these four counties.

  18. Todd says:

    Very light flurries in Frankfort, the radar and precip not matching up good at the moment, VIRGA Ugg?

  19. Joey Wilson says:

    Thunder, snow and serious wind in Owensboro! Wow!

  20. Go Cards says:

    Another heavy band moving through Louisville at the moment. Got one more band to the NW that will be pretty heavy and that will be it. Grass is covered and roads are just wet right now. Roads will be a problem later as it gets colder.

  21. Andy Rose says:

    Its gonna take alot to stick and the ground saturated and air temps at 38 degrees in Knox

  22. james says:

    Snowing good here in SE Fayette at the moment. Deck is already covered in about a five minute period. Roads are still too warm. If the cold air gets here before the snow ends, then it might get slick overnight.

  23. Todd says:

    Snowing in Frankfort, mostly blowing, but a nice little snow shower at the moment! Bring on the thunder!

  24. Go Cards says:

    Couple of good bands moving through Louisville. Might be in the sweet spot for this. Nothing major but still nice to see snow. Take what I can get at this point.

  25. Weatherdadof2 says:

    Nickel to quarter size flakes now in London covering everything. Snow starting to accumulate on my road.

  26. brandon says:

    I hate this weather, when will KY start getting actual snow? It’s raining outside and haven’t had snow yet this year. 2 years ago we had 22 inches at my house, when will that return.

  27. Clay County says:

    Snowing big flakes in Clay County. Ground and roads are getting white in Laurel Creek area.

  28. DestinyinLouisville says:

    Reports of thunder snow in Louisville metro!!

  29. JJTeach says:

    Everything turning WHITE in Lawrenceburg!!

  30. Teach says:

    Snowing hard in Grant County! πŸ™‚

  31. BubbaG says:

    Nothing so far in north Madison but a few occasional sparse flurries. Comical it is to the north and south of us.

  32. Danny says:

    Absolute white out conditions in SW Louisville!!!! We have thundersnow

  33. Go Cards says:

    Yes cant see anything. It is crazy.

  34. Ryan says:

    US 60, Shelbyville Bypass, and 53 in Shelby County are all covered and slick. Probably and inch or so and its still coming down good.

  35. Coop says:

    Virga snow in monticello………ugh!!!!!

  36. cosmokramer says:

    Kudos to Mr. Bailey on this one….I’ll be back another day to scoff however…..snowboards still in garage….unused.

    • cosmokramer says:

      By the way, I’d like to clarify a post from yesterday.
      “a swath of light snow to the region.” Let’s delve a little “deeper” into the swath phenomenon.
      1. A row or line of grass, grain, or other crop as it lies when mown or reaped.
      2. A strip left clear by the passage of a mowing machine or scythe.
      So swath IS acceptable to use since this winter’s swath forecasts have left our lawns green. πŸ˜‰
      Still have shiny new snowboards… πŸ˜‰

    • BubbaG says:

      I think the Snow Nazi got our snow. Boo!

  37. Todd says:

    About 1/2 inch of snow in east Frankfort, hoping the Louisville thunder snow makes it here?

  38. Go Cards says:

    Never seen anything like what I just saw. Absolutely crazy.

    • cosmokramer says:

      What does that mean?

      • Go Cards says:

        If you would’ve stuck your hand in front of your face you would not have seen it. The wind and snow was that intense. I was outside and could not see anything. Feel sorry for the people who were driving at that moment.

  39. cosmokramer says:

    Just wanted to clarify the forecast about a swath of snow for earlier this week. Mr. Bailey likes the phrase “a swath of light snow to the region.” Let’s delve a little “deeper” into the swath phenomenon.
    1. A row or line of grass, grain, or other crop as it lies when mown or reaped.
    2. A strip left clear by the passage of a mowing machine or scythe.
    So swath IS acceptable to use since this winter’s swath forecasts have left our lawns green. πŸ˜‰
    Still have shiny new snowboards… πŸ˜‰

  40. KyDerbyBelle says:

    Thundersnow in Elizabethtown right now! Pretty wild!

  41. Schnauzermama says:

    No snow in McCreary Co ….. not even a rogue flake.

  42. Israel says:

    Yhundersnow reported in Elizabethtown, Louisville, Frankfort, Hopefully we get it here in Lexington? Last heavy band on its way to Lexington within the next 10-20 min

  43. Danny says:

    Actually have a little over 2 inches SW Louisville I’m shocked. This is a convective snow which is causing the thunder snow in parts of north central KY. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen complete white out conditions. Heavy blinding snow lightning winds gusting to around 40 mph with the last squall that moved through quite impressive.

    • BubbaG says:

      I had chocolate cake. Delish. Look, it is the best thing as far as positive, I can muster up at the moment. All we gots is flurries.

    • BubbaG says:

      You are the west of us though…. Could us dwellers of the centah’ of the dome perhaps get into some thunder snow?? Will my wife let me buy that 47″ TV for the bedroom??

      If I have to choose, I must pick the latter πŸ™‚

      • Danny says:

        Yes Bubba pick the 47 inch TV it will last alot longer. North Central KY actually pop a small blister on the snow dome this evening. These Alberta Clippers are now are biggest snow makers it seems.

      • Which Wind Way Is the Blowing says:

        Knowing your luck Bubba the thunder will take the energy out of the storm before it reaches

  44. Todd says:

    About 1 inch of snow in Frankfort, have yet to see the thunder snow!

  45. Ryan says:

    Winds have really picked up in Shelbyville, near whiteout conditions and the temp has dropped to 25.

  46. Tom N Lincoln says:

    You gotta love these little clippers that come through here. Without them, we wouldnt get hardly no snow at all in these parts.

  47. Candleflame says:

    Just stopped in Hopkinsville, I went and took the grandkids out Snowball fight grandson 5/ grandaughter 2 hits apiece LOL

  48. Ramsey says:

    I’ll echo Ryan. It’s crazy here in Shelbyville. Total whiteout and fierce winds are a’blowin’. Haven’t heard thunder, though.

  49. Coop says:

    light rain and wind in monticello right now

  50. brandon says:

    I love the cold and snow, cannot stand the weather in KY the past 2 years. I wish it would snow 15+ inches a year. It’s been cold but lack of snow.

  51. Todd says:

    Blinding snow just came thru Frankfort, winds and blizzard conditions for about 5 minutes WOW, this is what makes winter fun, stay safe folks!

    • Go Cards says:

      So you see Todd what I was saying. It was amazing. Wish it would’ve lasted longer. That 5 minutes is what a blizzard would look like.

  52. Mormon says:

    Winds just really picked up in Mercer and I am sure I just heard two rounds of thunder here in Burgin to go with the snow.

  53. MarkLex says:

    Sakes alive –

    snowing heavily at the moment in northwest Lexington. Probably won’t last long, but it is snowing sideways hard.

  54. Danny says:

    Big big problems developing in Louisville flash freeze is now occurring metro safe is now reporting if you get in a non injury wreck exchange info.

  55. SnowDogLburg says:

    It’s going crazy, nuts in Lawrenceburg…very gusty winds, blizzard conditions….can’t see the house across the street…very eerie…but fun!!!!!!

  56. MarkLex says:

    COMPLETE WHITE OUT in northwest Lexington. I mean extreme white out crazy can’t see anything

  57. Todd says:

    Down to 22 degrees and still light snow falling with strong winds in Frankfort, roads covered, looking forward to more snow this weekend!

  58. endleswavz says:

    Yeah… Exactly what MarkLex said! Holy snow!!! Leestown Road & Alexandria Drive. Whiteout without a doubt!

  59. Coach foley says:

    Snow coming down pretty good here in Lily in laurel co

  60. Rachel says:

    Yep – we had that white out here in Lexington too — so cool! But dangerous for drivers!!! This definitely seems to be a bit of and overachiever as we’ve already got slightly over 2 inches at my house in Lex. I’m just happy we got something! It looks so pretty out there!

  61. SnowMama says:

    That’s some crazy scary wind out here in south Jessamine!

  62. MarkLex says:

    So crazy! Looking outside now knowing that we just had tornado warnings/squall line, and near 70 degree temps just a couple of days ago, and now blizzard like conditions. Even as brief as this is probably going to be, it was totally worth it. Reminds me of Feb ’98

    • BubbaG says:

      We have not got the blizzard conditions. More like a medium steady event of snow. About 0.5″, so we have BUST past the 1″ mark for the winter. Yowsa! πŸ˜‰

      Anybody notice the temps warmed up to 30 or higher? Just warm enough to make the roads wet and grass snowy. I hope students and teachers do not get a false sense of a snow day. Snow on the grass does not count πŸ˜‰

      Can still happen, but temps will need to drop and snow to start up and fall steady to make it happen.

  63. sue(Flatwoods,KY) says:

    it is really coming down here, roads are getting slick and we were never put under the weather adv???? maybe tht means we will get the most snow!!! LOL REALLY wanting a snow day tom!!!!!!!!

  64. Coop says:

    seriously???? we cant buy snow in monticello…….steady rain right now

  65. BubbaG says:

    We did not get a white-out and I think some of you (not all) are just having electro-static reactions to the air or paranormal activity πŸ˜‰

    We had steady medium snow and have about almost near maybe possibly 0.5″. This means we have bust past a massive 1″ of snow so far this winter. Yowsa!

    BTW, notice how arm it has gotten? Almost warm enough to help null some totals. No road coverage ATM, so let us hope kids and teachers do not get too snow day blind πŸ˜‰ They might have school unless the roads are covered. Grass does not count.

  66. Aaron C. says:

    Have been outside literally standing in it (of my own choice) braving the elements. This is the part of winter I enjoy. Although, I wouldn’t want to brave this every day. In the middle of the heavy snow band and wind, it felt like I was in Alaska for a bit. It was nice. The snowy winter air is so refreshing and crisp.

  67. Lincoln says:

    What an amazing thunder snow I just experienced in southern Lexington, absolutely insane. Pretty sure we are a little over 2 inches now where I am and most of that fell in like 30 minutes!

    • BubbaG says:

      0.5″ here. meh.

      Temps are around 30, so none on the roads. Unless the temps drop and the snow falls steady after that, a lot of kids and teachers might assume a snow day that might not happen. Go to bed! πŸ˜‰

    • BubbaG says:

      0.5″ here, just a few miles from you. Meh.

      Around 30 degrees and none on the roads so far. Hope students and teachers do not assume a snow day tomorrow….

  68. SarahH says:

    Unbelievable snow and wind in Fleming Co!

  69. Joseph says:

    Not impressed here in Somerset. Same ole story here,little to nothing

  70. BubbaG says:

    Yowsa! A few moments of thundersnow and twirly blizzard like snow at the moment. About 1″ on the ground. Very windy and power has almost gone out twice.

  71. Tonya Harris says:

    Just saw a flash of lightning in Richmond. Whiteout conditions right now. Pretty cool!

  72. LD says:

    Berea reporting in. Just woken from bed by a sustained gust of wind that was way louder than anything from that event a couple days ago. The one time I don’t check the blog for an evening update on snow and…BAM, the dome starts leaking. I’d honestly given up hope of seeing anything this year. Time to go outside!

    No cool thunder or lightning (damn uz Richmond!)

  73. Louis says:

    A little earlier we had absolute whiteout conditions here in western Garrard Co. Amazing burst of snow and wind. Roads are covered and are flash freezing. Very treacherous at the moment.

  74. dawnp007 says:

    Snow baby snow!!!! Loving it here in Jackson Co.!!!!! Coming down pretty good!

  75. sue(Flatwoods,KY) says:

    the snow and wind is crazy here right now, the roads have been bad for awhile and just a few mins ago our lovely NWS just put us under a winter weather adv!!!!! I do believe tht is just alittle to late!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. Marsha says:

    It’s a blizzard the little trees on my porch is cover the lights on them makes it look so pretty…..

  77. Snowcat says:

    Most snow we’ve had all year in Lawrence County. So glad Charleston NWS was on top with a weather advisory. Nevermind thats right we were one of four counties in the entire state that didn’t have one. Clueless.

  78. retired says:

    Big clap of thunder just now in Paintsville!

  79. Ryan says:

    Thunder Snow in Johnson County! Chris called it! You’re the best CB!

  80. Sissy says:

    Hey Chris we are having thunder snow here in Paintsville Ky right now It is pouring the snow and its total white out. Beautiful sight. Amazing sound of thunder and beautiful white snow.

  81. Randy says:

    NWS Charleston has upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning, now calling for 4 to 6 inches.

  82. Israel says:


    Forecast remains on track with showers and storms increasing from west to east tonight and Friday. Gusty winds then big temp drop. #kywx— Chris Bailey (@Kentuckyweather) October 2, 2014

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