Snow Tracker Saturday

Good Saturday to one and all. A snowy weekend is kicking off for much of the bluegrass state. Snow moves in early this morning and continues through much of the day. Snow showers and squalls will then become more common later tonight into Sunday.

What does it all add up to? Here’s the latest snowfall map through Sunday…

Special

 Again… those numbers include everything that falls this weekend and not just today.

I have all the toys you need to track this system…

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond

View of Downtown
Richmond

US 60 @ US 127
Frankfort
US60 @ US127

I-264 @ Freedom Way
Near Louisville International Airport
I-264 @ Freedom Way

I-71/I-75 at I-275
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ I-275

Courthouse Square
Somerset

Downtown View
Ashland

View from Courthouse
Pikeville

Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway @ MP 5

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62
Paducah
I-24 MP 7 @ US62

I will have updates as needed and will have rapid fire updates via twitter: @kentuckyweather . Be sure to post the weather and road conditions from where you are.

Have a great Saturday and take care.


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223 Responses to Snow Tracker Saturday

  1. DougT62 says:

    Seems we here in Laurel County have been moved into the 1 to 2 inch range, not looking good but we will take whatever comes our way and enjoy it.

  2. Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

    Looking at the radar the Owensboro area could have a decent band moving thru soon. How dense it is is another question.

  3. Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

    Just thinking out loud, but I can remember a few years back a clipper system over performed in W.Ky. I think they were forecast to have a trace and in the end some areas pick up nearly five inches.

  4. Cosmic Wrangler says:

    Where is everybody? Anybody chatting weather?

  5. MarkLex says:

    Will there be any virga with this at all?

  6. Jake says:

    I noticed about 30mins-45mins ago it was 11f on my thermometer and now it is 19f. The dew point seems to be up as well. Hopefully the dry air won’t wreck havoc and give us virga here in Central KY.

  7. James Stamper says:

    That mini blizzard we had here the other night in Perry Co. Has satisfied my thirst for winter weather. Now bring on spring and tornadoes as soon as possible.

    • Eric says:

      U can keep the tornados right in your back yard if u want. After march 2 i dont care if i ever even hear thunder again.

    • MarkLex says:

      I sort of agree. That mini blizzard would have done even Canada proud – even as brief as it was. It was insane.

    • Mike says:

      Is that not like wanting there to be traffic accidents to look at? Snow is harmless – no damage; tornadoes cause death and destruction. It’s almost like wanting a fire because fireman working are cool…

      Perhaps what T lovers want are Ts spinning around in empty fields? I hope that’s it.

  8. GaryResident says:

    To me a blizzard goes on for hours and you end up with huge drifts. No sign of that around here lately, all we saw the other day was a squall line. Now rolo and his poor English might disagree, but I wont know!

  9. Andy Rose says:

    i predict another miss fory area

  10. Todd says:

    Starting to snow in Frankfort, looking like atleast 2 inches today :)

  11. MarkLex says:

    Has anyone noticed this -

    When you got to the NWS website (take Lexington for example) At like 11 pm last night, I looked at the forecast and it read total daytime accumulation of around an inch, right? So then about an hour later, I got back, and it says “total daytime accum of three inches”, then I got back the next hour, and it says total daytime accumulation of around “two inches”. I notice this a lot. Sometime it will go back to three inches, then back to two inches. It’s really odd.

    • cosmokramer says:

      Now-casting instead of Snow-casting….LOL….like most government weather services, they can’t find their own “S” ….
      ;)

  12. Ryan says:

    I’m still trying to figure out how it’s going to snow all weekend with not much on the radar? It looks like it’s not going to last long but maybe I’m wrong?

    • bjenksl says:

      No one said it would snow ALL weekend. Just a couple of clipper systems given us a little snow. The one overnight is weaker than this one.

  13. james says:

    Just drove from Lex to Versailles. Was just a fine light snow in Lex, but picked up intensity coming to Versailles. Coming down good now and Roads in Versailles starting to get snow covered.

  14. Andy Rose says:

    Well the overgrown rodent did not see his shadow so this pathetic winter with flooding rains will soon be over w00t w00t

    • Weatherdadof2 says:

      This has always been funny to me, since they pull out Phil so early in the morning. If he does see his shadow, I figured it was because of the news cameras lights.

    • Chris Mercer says:

      Might be “Pathetic” to you, but I’m watching an out and out snow for the second time in three days, and I am 23 miles from Lexington.

      • KeavyMan01 says:

        We are the misfortunate down here. It is and has been “PATHETIC” all winter. If it wasn’t for ice and the flooding rains, we would be in a severe drought. Snow wise……yadda yadda yadda….showing snow here the past couple hours and nothing falling. I am so tickle you are seeing a nice snowy winter.

        • Chris Mercer says:

          Not trying to rub it it. Just stating the fact that some parts of even Central Kentucky have seen some decent snow this winter. I feel for you. Seems I have been in the “sweet spot” several winters in a row.

          Here are the snowfall totals for the past few winters in Lawrenceburg, KY
          2009-2010: Around 30 inches
          2010-2011: Around 30 inches
          2011-2012: About 7 inches
          2012-2013: Around 7 inches and counting…

          If it makes you feel any better, got NOTHING in the superstorm of ’93 :)

  15. MarkLex says:

    It looks like what’s coming through KY now (based on radar) will be gone in a couple of hours. Is more to develop through the day to the west or is what’s coming through now IT for the first round?

    • c-BIV says:

      There will be little waves between this clipper and the next clipper, which if you look at the radar in North Dakota, that is the 2nd system coming our way late tonight.

  16. Coffeady says:

    Morning, everyone. Hope we can get a little snow out of something this weekend, but not looking good for Somerset. Maybe we will get lucky. Thanks, Chris, for the updates. Have a great Saturday, everyone, and GO CATS!!!!

  17. cosmokramer says:

    Punxatawney Phil? Who needs a Big Rat to forecast weather when we have Mr. Bailey, the Big Cat?

    Mr. Bailey’s the Cat that ate the Rat that predicts the correct remaining winter…28% of the time. Speaking of 28%, wonder if Cauley-Stein will play, and if so, will he shoot free throws? :)

  18. SnowDogLburg says:

    Very fine snow right now in Lawrenceburg…”snow like meal, snow a great deal”….looking at radar, maybe not…but another round to come…..it’s nice to see a white-covered ground though….

  19. weather blog troll says:

    Morning all. Steady light snow in LexTown.
    Beautiful.
    Liking the clippers….

  20. misty says:

    1-2″ inches of virga huh?

  21. c-BIV says:

    Looks like the 2-4″ line will need to be moved west to include Louisville Metro as 1.5″ has already fallen with this first wave! I do believe CB won this round over the local MET’s in Louisville who were all calling for 1-2″ max in the metro for both systems combined.

    • Go Cards says:

      Yeah we did ok here in Louisville. Even if its only 1.5 inches thats more than what was expected. Might get a little more later today. I’m not expecting much with that unless some snow showers are locally heavy.

      • c-BIV says:

        Isn’t our other system for tonight just entering North Dakota from Alberta? We need to watch the radar trends from that direction as it approaches. The snow shower activity later today I think are just “waves” of energy pieces between the two clippers. We may very well end up with 3-4″ by Sunday A.M.

        • Go Cards says:

          I was thinking this was the main snow we were to receive. The rest of the day would just be on and off snow showers. Maybe I am wrong.

          • c-BIV says:

            Lol…hmmm…

            • Go Cards says:

              Brian Goode at Wave 3 said maybe another half inch or so for Louisville. Said he is watching Monday for a possible bigger snow.

          • Rachel says:

            From what I read on facebook from on of the news station updates (I think it was wkyt – but don’t quote me there… lol) the system tonight is actually supposed to be the stronger of the two. We’ve already picked up close to 2 inches here in my area of Lexington and it’s still snowing so hey – looks like we’re doing good :)

    • BubbaG says:

      Seems so, but CB’s, map actually shifted a tad east.

  22. Chris Mercer says:

    Another beautiful snow in Lawrenceburg, KY. Seasonal total was 6 inches before today, and at the rate this is going, could easily get 3 or more today.

    We average 10-14 inches of snow in Central Kentucky per year, and look to be at about 9 or 10 through today in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, etc. Think we might actually reach our seasonal average despite the mild overall temps.

    • SnowDogLburg says:

      I agree…the snow falling now takes me back to the 70′s…..very fine, sky full of flakes….appears to be coming from our east……remember back in the good old days, lots of our good snows were small, fine flakes, that came from an easterly direction…..

  23. Chris Mercer says:

    And here are some updated stats for this winter, versus last winter and “average”

    Average Temp through 2/1: 34.4 Average snowfall: 6.9
    2012-2013 temp: 38.5 Snowfall: 5.9
    2011-2012 temp: 39.5 Snowfall: 1.1

    IF winter ended on February 1, this would not make the Top 10 warmest, and is already not one of the Top 10 Least snowiest. Now, time to wittle the average temp down and snowfall UP!

    • BubbaG says:

      For who? ;) The vast majority of the state is closer to last year’s average. Seems a selective point of view there :)

      • KeavyMan01 says:

        I agree. Southern Laurel County has not even seen over 1″ yet this winter. Does that make us average on snowfall since it is being said? I surely hope not. So far today, radar has been showing snow falling for a couple hours and so far…NOTHING! 1-2″ for this weekend here….I am doubting it seriously. Maybe 0″ – 1/4″ total, that is if we are lucky. Wish I was in Lawrenceburg. I would be enjoying nice snow this winter.

      • Chris Mercer says:

        These are using Lexington statistics. The stats for Louisville and Frankfort are very similar. I bet 50% of the population of the state resides within thirty miles of the I-64 corridor from Louisville to Lexington. So, I say this is fairly representative.

        • BubbaG says:

          Based on demographics rather than ‘geographics’. ;) I made that word up :)

          • Chris Mercer says:

            I like that new word. Will have to use it next time I teach GEO 101!

            • BubbaG says:

              Seems a logical word in comparison to demographics :)

              Darn France though messed the dictionary up with all those many generations of intermingled political and family relations with England. Boo to the French! :)

      • 3789N8436W says:

        Agree….agree…BubbaG and @Chris Mercer …as I said yesterday: the distance betwixt thee and me and Bubba in N Madison is like the distance to Guam in weather verifying! BubbaG…we are statistical outliers!!

  24. BubbaG says:

    Looks like the snow maps totals shifted a tad east. also looks like the temps are a little higher than expected. Not sure how the snow ratios can be expected to be high if a lot of us are in the 30′s today rather than the twenties. Seems the closer to thirty, the lower the totals, since the snow ratio was due to the colder air.

    As far as snow totals, yep the northwest third of the state might have a shot of a lower average result for winter, but most of us are not looking that way so far. Are some of you folks part of the Snow Spin Council Of Kentucky and trying not to scare snow lovers away from the state? ;)

    • Joey Wilson says:

      Here in Owensboro, we’ve maybe had 2″ total this year :( The Christmas week snows barely missed me (15″ of snow just 50 miles west of here) and the various clippers have not covered the ground.

      As big a snow lover as I am, I’m growing more ready for spring every day. Besides, I have my house for sale and cold weather = few buyers. :)

      • BubbaG says:

        32 degrees of course should mean snow, but will not fall in the big puffy flakes it would if in the twenties. The snow ratio needs the colder air to reach higher ratios and to get the snow total on the high side of CBs map.

        That is how we sometimes get the “big” clipper events. Last big clipper was about five years ago. We get our snow totals now by the smaller “drive by” snow events.

        The positives though for this event are there for a lot of us: Pretty to look at and not much really to shovel. The negative is these smaller snows are accident magnets, especially at night.

    • BubbaG says:

      Should have been “the closer to thirties”. Just saying seems to get the max totals, need to be in the twenties to get the more efficient ratios. On the positive side, more of us should move past last years snow totals ;)

      Temps look to also be warmer for Monday? I would have thought the snow cover would keep us out of above freezing temps with the colder air expected to hang around, but I guess the warm air does not like being alone for long.

      I wonder if CB has a lot of us above 32 for Monday? I am asking, since do not know.

    • Jake says:

      What are you talking about?? The snowfall map is the exact same as it was yesterday. Temps are right on track for Lexington and surrounding areas. I don’t know what the heck you’re looking at…

  25. JJTeach says:

    Very WHITE in Lawrenceburg this morning! We have picked up a little more than an inch and the back edge of the precip is still around Louisville right now. Looks like we could push 2 inches with this batch before it moves out. Then, bring on the next round!! ;)

  26. weather blog troll says:

    moderate snow now….temp is 22

    fantastic day!

  27. KeavyMan01 says:

    Just looked out the window and there is an occasional flurry falling. The bad thing is, the back edge of the precip is around Bowling Green. Meaning, now that it is finally flurrying, It will end soon. HAHAHAHAHAHA Doesn’t it just figure.

    Ok, I am ready for record highs, sunny skies, & swimming. I am over these so called Kentucky Winters. Bah humbug!

    FORGET SNOW & THINK SUMMER!

  28. Bobt says:

    Nothing here in Knox County at this time. Less than 1 inch this winter and time is running out.

  29. Bright sunshine and 31 degrees here, with a projected high of 40 today (according to NWS). Overnight, the radar was showing a nice swath of snow moving overhead, but none of it reached the ground. I’m ready to move onto Spring!

  30. rolo says:

    dont understand how the air is dry here and that moist in richmond north. its AMAZING..

    so now I guess since LEXINGTON easty will have 1-2 inches then UPSLOPE setsa in its not a BUST right?? loll

    Im saying Bailey nor anyoneelse MENTION DRY AIR working against alot people. so what happen.lol

    • c-BIV says:

      Rolo…Louisville has 2″ from this system this morning. So, it seems anywhere 30 miles near or north of I-64 is getting the snow.

    • Rachel says:

      I think here in Lexington we’ve already had around 2 inches… still snowing. And then we’re supposed to get another system tonight right? I think we’ll be above 1-2 for sure…

  31. KG4KBU says:

    bowling green is reporting no snow. Dry air is taking over. So we may not see any snow here in se ky

  32. Kim says:

    Snowing on johns creek

  33. NikkiEKY says:

    Just a question/observation…I’ve noticed the Pikeville Webcam (on Chris’ Tracking Tools) is broken…it has been broken for two years…shouldn’t that have provided ample time for it to be fixed?

  34. Andy Rose says:

    Weather conditions are cold with bare frozen ground nothing falling from the sky apt to stay that way.

  35. Lincoln says:

    Looks like inch and a half so far in lexington

    • BubbaG says:

      Getting near that in north Madison. Moderate snow. Wifey said the roads going to Winchester are covered in a lot of spots.

      Folks, seems that you can judge the map based on the temperatures. If you stay in the 20′s good chance to be on the higher side of the maps. If 30 to 32, lower map total. Above 32 is kind of obvious ;)

  36. Bobt says:

    Radar shows snow (Knox County), but nothing coming down. The dome has held up nice over my county. Thirty miles SE of me has had 6+ inches of snow this year, while we are sitting at less than 1 inch for the winter. Even Bubba has seen more snow than Knox County has. Kids have missed 5 days of school for winter flooding. Bring on spring.

  37. Tom N Lincoln says:

    No snow here. Looks like the dry air is gonna win out.

  38. teach says:

    Very good snow falling in Harrison County. Already close to 2 inches and still falling. Map lots spot on for my area.

  39. Chris Mercer says:

    2 inches so far today. Light and fluffy snow. Not good for a snowman, but easy to shovel. Looks like maybe 1 more inch before the precip moves east?

    Still, a 3 inch snow would be the second largest of the winter. Behind the EPIC four-inch surprise of Christmas week.

  40. Mom 2 a snow-lover says:

    Winchester has seen a steady snow since around 6 am- very tiny smow pellets. About 2 inches total so far, with about an inch or a little more of new snow from today. My son is looking forward to playing in it! (First time we’ve been here with enough to play in this winter. We were out of town in December.)

  41. Joey Wilson says:

    Sunny in Owensboro. It’s a heck of a way to run a clipper/light snow event. :(

  42. KeavyMan01 says:

    0″ so far today here in S. Laurel County. Seen flurries earlier but that was all that fell. I am thinking the atmosphere forgot to grab those flakes and they slipped by the VIRGA! Grand Total for Keavy, so far, this season sits right at 1″ The snowiest season I have seen in a couple years. bring back the 70′s or brings tropical air to SE Ky as our new norm. I am tired of cold flooding rain, sleet, freezing rain, & NO SNOW!

    Laurel/Whitley/Knox/Pulaski Counties needs palm Tree’s and sunny beaches.

  43. Russ says:

    A “snowy weekend,” now that’s funny. 0.0 here in Laurel co. with the back edge near Bowling Green. What a clipper event..not. More hype for absolutely zilch.

    • KeavyMan01 says:

      AMEN!

    • Chris Mercer says:

      Hype? I had thundersnow on Thursday Night and now 2-3 inches on Saturday? yeah–way to go! Not much hype! By the way, isn’t WKYT a Lexington station? I suffice to say most of the Lexington metro has experienced what I had. Lay off, man!

      • Andy Rose says:

        Exactly why they only give Lexington weather and observations ;)

      • Todd says:

        Another 2 inches in east Frankfort this morning, have had about 4 since thurs/Friday, the NWS hinting that the clipper tonight is
        Not going to be much but still a good snow day in the Ncentral part of KY!

      • Russ says:

        Lay off what? The blog supposedly covers weather in southern and eastern Kentucky as well. You’ve had thundersnow the other night and 2 plus inches for the weekend? Good for you. But for downstate this has been nothing but hype and hot air.

        • Chris Mercer says:

          Lay off calling out Chris on “hype.” Yeah, maybe you haven’t seen the snow, and I feel for you. But my commute Friday morning was horrible, and would have been the same today if it were not for Saturday. And I would say, if it hadn’t been for this blog, many folks would not have been prepared for the nasty conditions. I didn’t see any one other than Chris Bailey calling for these kind of conditions. So, I must respectfully disagree this has been “hype.”

        • Rachel says:

          Welcome to what Central Kentucky has experienced for YEARS when southern/southeastern Kentucky got snow. My friend worked in Owsley county for 3 years several years back and never had less than 15-20 snow days… most of them forgiven when Fayette county averaged 3-4 snow days per year. I also remember year after year being jealous of counties like Pike, Knott, Lee, Knox, Pulaski, Laurel, etc… because they were constantly scrolling across the screen of the tv as closed when our weather was dry and cold. So yeah… we’ve all had some hits and misses… it happens. This wasn’t hype at all for the counties where we got the snow.

  44. Mark says:

    Nashville has had light to moderate snow, now down to renegade flurries. Less than an inch where I am, but hearing reports of up to two inches in places like Brentwood, roads snow covered with traffic problems on both I65 and I24 south of Nashville.

    We’re forecast to have some freezing rain, then plain rain later today. Hoping the transition through freezing rain will be as quick as possible.

    My gf lives in Bowling Green KY, she says little or no snow has fallen there this morning.

  45. Ryan says:

    We have picked up about 2 inches this morning in Shelbyville.

  46. Muddy says:

    Heavy snow in Pine Knot! Heavy snow in Pine Knot. Beautiful huge flakes!

  47. cdjbook says:

    Here in Morehead, we are snow covered…now an 1/2 inch or so…covered up what the sun melted! Looks white out there! Birds are loving the feeders and water bowl we have. Very fine snow…we’ll take what we get!

  48. Mark says:

    Looks like Ft Campbell/Hopkinsville radar is back up after being out of service for nearly two weeks, the dual-pol upgrade completed.
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pah/?n=dualpolupgrade

    Evansville/Owensville IN radar is scheduled go down this Monday and is the last NWS radar in our immediate area to be upgraded.

  49. snowcat says:

    We’ve had around eight yo nine inches for the winter with five coming on Thursday night. It is now starting to snow hard in northernLawrence county.

  50. sue(Flatwoods,KY) says:

    snow really coming down here, roads are covered!!!!!!

  51. c-BIV says:

    Nice line of snow developing between St. Louis & Evansville

  52. chris g in clay county says:

    Nothing but flurries here in manchester. Just came from burning springs community of clay county. Nothing but a few flurries there either. Must be a lot of virgra on radar, as it looks like it should be coming down and its a liitle over half way over

  53. lisaj says:

    We have snow in Versailles……I hope it keeps on coming all day!!!

  54. endleswavz says:

    Looks like radar returns from the West are beginning to fill in with some nice bands of snow…

  55. Crystal N Pikeville says:

    Snowing nicely in Pikeville and sticking.

  56. DougT62 says:

    Heavy band of Snow coming down here on East 80 Bush area of Laurel County temp has dropped from 29 to 27

  57. turner says:

    flurries to very light snow here in S/Sw Breathitt Co. Have a little less than 1/2 ” so far. Looking at radar we will be lucky to get an inch out of this 1st system unless it really fills in.

  58. Todd says:

    Sun trying to come in Frankfort, temperature up to 31, looks like we might go above freezing, didn’t know it was going to warmup this much in Ncentral KY, roads will melt quickly that is a good thing I guess!

    • Chris Mercer says:

      Yep! Roads will melt, but we can still enjoy our snowfall from this morning. I like snow–don’t want any travel problems. Best of both worlds?

    • BubbaG says:

      Bad for snow totals though. needed the cold air for the clipper to have a chance with the light moisture that is available.

  59. BubbaG says:

    Warmed up enough where the roads are just slushy now. Has the warm air been underestimated once again? No snow falling now in North Richmond. Me thinks snow totals may be on the lower side for a lot of folks due to the temps. Snow ratios are weak when you get to upper 20′s and lower 30′s.

    • BubbaG says:

      Light snow now. I guess these light snows are our heavier snow bands. Better than rain at least. Just as long as there is no more salt dropped off, since there is enough of that already.

  60. weather blog troll says:

    Greetings weather folk.
    Back from run, shoveling and impromptu basketball w/ #1 son.
    Downtown Lex – 3 1/2″ on bench in back yard. Don’t know if that includes any from Thursday night.

  61. rolo says:

    as it move out got moist in S/SE KY we had bout 10 min of a MODERATE to white out conditions. now we wait on next batch.

  62. Todd says:

    Sunshine is out in Frankfort, don’t remember hearing about a sunny period in the forecast, this Feb sun might do a number on our fresh little snow this afternoon?

    • BubbaG says:

      Nothing falling in Richmond at the moment. Based on the light result so far and the temps, might be a stretch getting to 2″ yet alone 4″ by tomorrow.

      • BubbaG says:

        Been from exit 95 to 87. Seems wimpy even for a wimpy event, so far.

      • Todd says:

        We got a solid 2 this morning but temps have spiked to 33 in Frankfort, Another inch would be a lot probably by sunday, a few snow showers are moving in from Louisville area, maybe they can overachieve later?

  63. brandon says:

    I winter over?

  64. Crystal N Pikeville says:

  65. Israel says:

    The NWS Climate Perdiction Center. (CPC) is forecasting WELL above normal temps for eastern half of US in the 6-10 day and the 8-14 day period with above normal precipitation. Maybe they means we can get some storms?
    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/610day/index.php

    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/index.php

    • Israel says:

      Especially for Kentucky on both precipitation and temps

    • BubbaG says:

      Seems to mean more rain, if temps are above normal. Am I missing something there?

      • BubbaG says:

        Oh, you are apparently not talking about snow.

        • Bobt says:

          I like the idea of above normal temps, but not looking forward to above normal precipitation. We have had more than enough moisture in SE Kentucky lately. Kids have 5 days of school for flooding already. If the above information plays out you can pretty much kiss winter goodbye. Enjoy the snow you have today (we didn’t get it). Once we get to mid-February – March time frame, you are looking at average temps in the 50′s. Still can get a big one, but harder to get temp and moisture to come together.

  66. Todd says:

    Temp now 34 in Frankfort, radar even showing rain showers south west of Louisville, warm air has came further north than forecast :(

  67. Big Papa says:

    Can anyone tell me if the precip that is in western Kentucky now is what is supposed to hit tonight or will another round of snow develop? Looks like what is in western Kentucky now should push through all of Kentucky by 6 or so.

    • Todd says:

      Another clipper in South Dakota if holds together should put down more snow after midnite, where and how much Chris will have to update on that??

      • KellyinLouisville says:

        NWS is letting the advisory end at 7 tonight instead of tomorrow at 7. Looks like this is about it. Got less than an inch out of last two nights. Bring on spring.

  68. Todd says:

    Radar more bark than bite, a few flurries in Frankfort but radar shows it should be coming down hard, oh well maybe the clipper will energize tonight?

  69. Go Cards says:

    Forecasted to get to 34 in Louisville today by the NWS. Last I checked it was 36. Temps are about where they were forecasted to be at least here.

  70. Bob says:

    Bust thus far here in Knott Co. We’ve had some off and on snow but no more than a dusting. We’ll be lucky to gat an inch total the way things are looking.

  71. Ryan says:

    It’s been snowing again in Shelbyville for about 30 minutes.

  72. Chris Mercer says:

    Once again, a clipper proves to be the best snow producer in Central KY. I guess our best hope for good snowcover is to have “Clipper Mania.” Two days in a row of this have produced around 4 inches. If we could get this, with cold temps, for say, a week, then we would be on to something!

    Snow falling, not sticking to the pavement, 34.

  73. Todd says:

    nice snow shower in Frankfort again, temps has dropped to 32, wind picking up also!

  74. BubbaG says:

    Still not adding up to me. The whole rationale for a system with light moisture to make much snow is COLD temperatures and moist air to support it, but we are in the 30′s. We have so far got about 0.5″ from this second system. Probably would see more IF the temps were cold enough.

  75. Danny says:

    Apparently the NWS is now going to drop the WWA at 7pm tonight the snow tonight will aparently not amount to much if anything at all.

  76. Ben in Lexington says:

    Between 6-7″ at my house in south Lexington on ground and snowing hard again.

    • Rachel says:

      That’s pretty impressive! We have about 3 inches in southwest Lexington :) It’s beautiful! And yes, falling at a good clip again.

    • BubbaG says:

      Either you live on Mount Lexington or are delusional ;) I have been around there and about the same as north Richmond which ain’t much.

      In CB’s defense though FWIW, I thought the snow map was good. Looking like the warm air had the last laugh again, unless the second system tomorrow is greater than the first.

  77. KellyinLouisville says:

    Less than an inch over two nights here in the Highlands. Advisory for tonight has been canceled so looks like that’s the best I can do. Put this winter out of its misery and bring on spring.

  78. Todd says:

    Chris should update his thoughts since the NWS has put a fork in this next clipper for Sunday morning, I’ll bet Chris still sees a couple inches in some areas?

  79. Cole in McCreary says:

    The big dusting we had has melted also!

  80. Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

    The 12z GFS & NAM does not look good for 3/4 of Ky on Monday if you want snow. It figures, this system is forecast to bring more moisture with it than the clippers we have have over the last few days.

  81. sue(Flatwoods,KY) says:

    still pouring the snow here, kids have had a ball playing in the snow! i would say we have atleast 4 inches of snow!!!!! This snow queen is happy!!!!!!!!

  82. Johnny says:

    Forecast was a BUST for SE Kentucky.

  83. Chris Mercer says:

    I am ok with the next forecast being a bust for tomorrow morning. I’ve had 3-4 inches of snow between Thursday night and today. Glad to not have to worry about clearing the church parking lots in the morning!

    Now, that being sad, after Noon tomorrow, let it rip!

    • BubbaG says:

      We have about 1.5″ on the ground right now. This is combined with the event from the other night. Looks like south Lexington has a little bit more than that.

      If the snow was not already on the ground from the previous event, a lot of folks would be hollering “bust” now. CB did say though Sunday, but the catch is this event was the main one for that. Warm air: can’t live with it, can’t live without it.

  84. Momom says:

    What little snow we had in Mercer has melted.Not enough to hardley get a sled down our very steep hill yesterday. So sad, this winter is. So, tonight’s snow is busted? WWA cancelled?

  85. Todd says:

    Their is moisture on radar with that clipper getting ready to enter Iowa tonight, this could still develop and put down an inch or 2 Sunday morning, we shall see?

  86. WXEMGUY says:

    Truth is…the NWS has never been very impressed with the next clipper comming down the pike. In fact, they indicated they thought it might be moisture starved.

    I think it will perform beyond expectations personally (the one sliding out of Dakota’s now).

    Either way. The WWA can be cancelled at 7PM now that this current clipper is moving out. If the next clipper looks better than they expected…They will have plenty of time, plus a 3AM forecast package in which they can issue a new WWA. Mean time, Very nice snow today…

  87. Crystal N Pikeville says:

    I have played out all day Lol!!!!!

  88. Todd says:

    For a wkyt severe weather day, Chris has grown silent even on twitter, never a good sign?

    • Chris Mercer says:

      Good sign, I say! I don not like early Sunday Morning snows :) Now, let’s the delay the clipper a few hours and let it rip starting at Noon tomorrow!

    • BubbaG says:

      Some say it is not, but I have followed CB even back in the days he worked with TGS at WKYT. About eight years is long enough to know that if things looks good, he posts or tweets more. Back before tweets he would just post more. Either an uncanny coincidence, or always a longer gap if things are not going well for the snow chances.

      Makes sense considering it is in a good person’s nature to be eager with good news and more cautious with bad.

  89. CoalMinerD says:

    That spoke of energy moving due E on the KY-TN border could lay an inch or so in the SE counties. Then as the overnight clipper rolls through, we get another inch or so. I would not be suprised if Knox, Harlan, Perry, Letcher, Leslie, and Pike counties wake up to around three inches in the morning.

  90. WXEMGUY says:

    18Z NAM shows monday’s clipper as ALL rain for ALL Kentucky. I think it’s TOO warm…but it may also mean extra reason to appreciate today’s nice snow! :)

    LINK: http://coolwx.com/cgi-bin/getptype.cgi?region=us&model=nam&run=18&fhr=99&field=ptype

  91. Bobt says:

    Glad to see central Ky get some snow. Unfortunately we got nothing in SE Kentucky. Less than 1 inch on the year here in Knox Co. At least we didn’t get another flood. I’m ready for Spring to get here. Any decent temperatures this winter has included rain. Everything cold has been dry. I’ve had enough of winter 2012-2013.

    • Todd says:

      Don’t blame you at all, Frankfort has had more snow than your area but nothing to get all that excited about, I know I’m old school, thanks ROLO!

      • KellyinLouisville says:

        Yep…I got about a half inch this morning on top of the trace Thursday night. We had more salt than snow. Not sure what parts of Louisville got two inches but it wasn’t the Highlands.

    • BubbaG says:

      Most of us have not got much from this event and are looking mainly at the other night’s snow. Seemed a solid forecast and could still reach the low end of the totals on the map by tomorrow. Warm air…… I have a bad feeling about March and not about snow or ice.

  92. sue(Flatwoods,KY) says:

    it has snowed here all day! are we going to get any more snow thru the night or in the morn!

  93. Muddy says:

    snowing hard again in Pine Knot even though the radar shows its rain. Happy it is snowing !

  94. BubbaG says:

    How are folks saying they got three inches for today? If that were the case, Lexington would have about 5″ on the ground now, since there was already 2″ on the ground from the other night’s event that had not melted. There looks like a little over 3″ on the ground in the places I have been. Is there some heavy snow band area in Lexington?

    • Lincoln says:

      That snow melted yesterday, we had about a half inch on the ground last night when I went to bed. Woke up to 2.5 inches on the ground!

      • WXEMGUY says:

        Lincoln is right…we only had about .5IN on ground by time is started. I just took 5 ruler measurement samples in a 200 FT x 50 FT are over here in the Hamburg Area. Those measurements were: 1.) 3.00″, 2.) 2.75″, 3.) 2.75″, 4.) 3.25″, and 5.) 3.5″ or an Average of 3.05″. It looks like we had 2.50″-3.00″ in Lexington area today….easily…

    • Chris Mercer says:

      Bubba–the max amount I could think from these two events combined is five inches. That is possible. I think we had 1.5 on Thursday Night and 2-2.5 in Lawrenceburg for a total of 3.5-4. With melting both Friday and today, it would be generous to say we have more than three inches on the ground. Probably closer to 2 than 3. Whoever posted they have 6-7 inches on the ground must have measured where they piled up the snow :)

  95. teach says:

    I have almost 3 1/2 inches of new snow on my back deck and yard. Harrison County.

  96. chris g in clay county says:

    had a few snow showers before the main batch moved out around 130 or 2 is bout all we had in clay county. not enough to write home about. barely coated the car. lot of snow melted off yesterday , even with temps in the mid teens to around 20. still some snow left but not near the 1 to 2 inches that was predicted fell. we may got a half inch or so in downtown manchester.

    far as clipper sun morning, im not expecting much. from what i understand, it was the weaker of the 3 clippers, and todays clipper didnt produce much here southeastern ky like it did up towards central and northern ky. glad u folks up there got snow. still close to a inch for the year in clay where i stand. got one dec 21st and the one friday morning gave us a total of around a inch for the year.

  97. Big John says:

    Well I have never posted before, but here we go. I appreciate CB and how he goes out of his way to keep us informed about the weather. Here in Greensburg Ky. we have only had flurries all season long. All of the negative talk when you have had a few inches of snow, and others have had none. The “DOME” over Frankfort and all that crap, who wants to hear it? We love snow as well, but will take what the good Lord sends and be happy with it. We might as well because we can’t change a thing. Oh and CB we do watch you on the Lexington station, we are just 11 miles west of Campbellsville. Give us a little shout out sometimes. Thanks again for all you do. God Bless All!!!!!!

  98. weather blog troll says:

    Smack dab in the middle of Lexington. 3 + inches of snow.
    I’d say we’ve met Chris’ forecast already. Everything else is bonus!
    Now if the Cats can take it to A&M.

  99. Johnny says:

    Like I said a forecasted BUST for SE KY. It’s been like this all winter.

  100. Crystal N Pikeville says:

    Snow still fallling lightly in Pikeville as we came back from Dinner.

  101. gumby says:

    chris is there going to be a snow this year i can actually take my kids to play in.we had some stick but it quit and melted quick and sun was out

  102. Marsha says:

    We have 5 inches here in Morgan co….

  103. turner says:

    still around 1/2 here in S/SW Breathitt. Doing nothing at the moment.

  104. Seth says:

    NWS updated the snow totals to 2.1″ for Lexington. I’ll take that.

  105. Chris Mercer says:

    Lexington now at 8.0 inches of snow for this winter season. About the same here in Lawrenceburg.

    Other area totals:
    Cincinnati: 11.4
    Louisville: 6.1
    Bowling Green: 0.3 (OUCH!)
    Jackson: 6.7
    Paducah: 6.1
    Nashville: 0.3
    Beckley, WV (usually the high spot) 42.4
    Chicago, IL: 5.8

    If you had told me Lexington, Louisivlle, Jackson, and Paducah would have more snow than Chicago for the season on 2/2, I’d think you were crazy!

    • Andy Rose says:

      hey Bg has me beat

      • MarkLex says:

        I know one this is for sure. At the beginning of the week when CHRIS said this would be a CRAZY week (at least for my backyard) he was so right! It has been a crazy weather week. Squall line thunderstorms, temp near 70, howling winds for days, then temps tank, a mini-blizzard (wildest thing I’ve seen in a long time), another clipper. Maybe not as extreme as we’ve seen in past years, but certainly NOT boring.

  106. Snowman says:

    Chris was right on here in johnson county at Hagerhill he said we would get 2 – 4 inches & we have 3 1/2 I would say that’s about as good As you can do, hope Chris gives an update soon will be interested to see what he says for tonight & Sunday. Enjoyed the snow all day!

  107. Sarah says:

    Prob have close to 5 inches in Boyd Co. Snowed nearly all day even when there didn’t seem to be anything on the radar. Upped accumulations to 1-2″ tonight instead of the 1″ they were calling for but I’m not seeing on the radar where that might even be? Westward looks clear and north looks way too far north to hit here… am I missing something?

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