Super Bowl Sunday Snow

Good Sunday and Happy Super Bowl. Another band of light snow is working across the state early today and that will be followed up by snow showers and flurries for the rest of the afternoon and evening.

The system this morning isn’t as strong as the one that passed across the commonwealth on Saturday. This one will also take aim on areas a little farther south. Here’s a look at what may fall today…


That doesn’t mean everyone within the 1″-2″ range will see those totals… it’s the area that stands the best chance at getting some of the good stuff.

The snow showers and flurries will move out later this evening and then we will turn our attention toward the next system rolling for late Monday. This is likely to produce a mix of rain and snow across the southern half of the state with light snow across the north. That may very well put down some light accumulations for a few areas.

Temps will slowly moderate next week and may turn mild by the following weekend as a storm develops across the plains states…


That setup may lead to another round of… thunderstorms, at some point. The pattern won’t last long as I see growing signs of another major blast of winter showing up during the week of the 11th. Take a look at the deep trough being forecast to redevelop across our region…


Throw in an increasingly active southern storm track and you may get some serious fun and games. I will update as needed later today. Have a great Sunday and take care.

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110 Responses to Super Bowl Sunday Snow

  1. Logan - Mason Co. says:

    Snow day for Mason? I HOPE! Thanks Chris!!

  2. MarkLex says:

    Wow – I’m glad southern KY will get on in the action. Way too many depressed people on here.

    Someone built a big snowman across the street from my house πŸ™‚

  3. brandon says:

    Western KY is under winter weather advisory, expecting 1-2 inches of snow or higher.

  4. Israel says:

    The NWS Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is forecasting WELL ABOVE normal temperatures and precipitation for the 6-10 and the 8-14 day outlook. I was thinking thundersorms could happen too. Check them out πŸ˜‰

    • MarkLex says:

      Israel –

      You notice on those maps that the areas that have below normal temps also have below normal precip, while the areas that have above normal temps have above normal precip?

  5. trailrunner says:

    1″-3″ inches forecast for Bowling Green area, yay! Should start any minute now judging by radar.

  6. JJ in Pikeville says:

    3 inches of snow last night has created hazardous travel conditions in Pikeville this morning. Be safe everyone.

  7. KYwx Addict says:

    I live in the 1-2′ forecast area. At 6am we had about an 1′.

  8. Andy Rose says:

    Another miss for knox county ground temps are above freezing snow only sticking to graasy and elevated surfaces

  9. Big Papa says:

    Doesn’t look like any virga in my area today. Started snowing as soon as the precip moved into SWVA on the radar. Will probably get another 2-3″ today. We were largely missed by yesterday’s snow though. Only picked up around 1/2 to 3/4 inch.

  10. Muddy says:

    Everything is covered yet again in Pine Knot! Beautiful snow! Still snowing too πŸ™‚

    • BubbaG says:

      Going by the uncanny misses for central KY south of the river, if you are on a budget and can buy a sleigh or something else, I would go with the something else, presuming it is not related to much snow. Nuts.

  11. I woke up to about an inch or so this morning. It’s not much, but it’s pretty.

  12. Coffeady says:

    Pouring snow here this morning. Ground is white. Don’t know how long it will last but it sure is beautiful! Ground is white and still snowing hard. This is the most we have seen all winter. Hope it snows for a while and we might get 2 inches.

  13. Mike says:

    8-6-28 moved up from 26.

  14. Andy Rose says:

    Ground temps and air temps at or above freezing in Knox so much for 1-2 inches of snow. We will end up with a heavy coating if you combine all the snow that fell over the weekend. πŸ™

  15. rolo says:

    nothing to see here, flurries allmorning, more melting of what we got nite before..

    it is indeed sad, now BAILEY nailed 99 percent, but NOBODY got 1-2 inches snow in that swath posted. NOBODY.

    BUT IM glas SOME of u got ur snow. congrats. now im off to the track. see ya. BET THE 49ERS and buy u a new car..

    • Woodsman says:

      Sorry rolo but we’ve been getting hammered here all morning in WV probably it has exceeded that 2″ mark sometime ago. Over a foot on the ground now and still snowing, So no Bailey wasn’t wrong.

      • Andy Rose says:

        Yes he was most areas did not and will not recieved thier 1-2 inches today hit some areas missed in others. As he likes to say the weather does not revolve around any 1 person’s backyard.

      • Joseph says:

        He wasn’t for YOUR area. In most people’s cases in south central and southeastern KY, this has been nothing but a yawner of a “snowy” weekend. I have had a total of maybe 3/4 to 1 inch for the ENTIRE season so far. I live just outside Somerset’s northern city limits. I have family in Casey County living north of Liberty who have had about the same totals. It has been a “wimpy” winter from our perspective. I know we aren’t in the oh so important population centers Mr. Mercer was referencing yesterday , but we folks matter too! With all that being said, thanks for this blog and all you do Chris. Winter weather is the hardest to predict, especially in KY. Bubba is right, go by the trend till we have a buster.

        • Chris Mercer says:

          Joseph–I bet your snow total is closer to what “mr. Mercer” says than what woodman reports. What is the real difference in 8 inches and 0-1 inches, not much?

      • BubbaG says:

        Woody, you are always doing this. The blog is mainly KY, so using your area in a better snow path in a higher elevation is like me comparing a junior high basketball team (our weather) to the Cats (your weather).

        For the demographic that post on this blog, you are probably .05%, so not a point for reference unless we are looking at outliers.

        UR Funny! πŸ™‚

        • BubbaG says:

          Point being, the standard for the weather perspective here is not adjacent states or high elevation areas in other states that make it non apple to apple. This isn’t even apples to anvils.

          • Todd says:

            Bubba is right, their is no comparison to woodsmans weather to central KY weather, elevation and lake effect snows are not a big factor for most bloggers on this site! Snowshoe gets about 200 inches a year, most of KY in a good year gets 10-15 inch?

      • Chris Mercer says:

        Why don’t you find a West Virginia weather blog to comment on? No one in Eastern or Central KY gives a ***** what you have to say. Chris is in LEXINGTON, KY lest you forgot!

    • NikkiEKY says:

      Nailed it here…in fact these little clippers have been over-achievers here in Pike County. Since Thursday…we have had around 6-7 inches (little if any has melted!)

    • Big Papa says:

      Heavy snow showers moved through early this morning right along the 1-2″ area that was posted. I’d say most of this area got at least 1″ of new accumulation.

  16. gumby says:

    east bernstadt did

  17. Linda in McCreary says:

    Good Morning Chris……I now have at least an inch of snow on the ground…it sure is a pretty snow…ceder tree limbs are hanging low!!!
    Thanks so much for sending some snow down to the border!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  18. Todd says:

    Glad parts of western and southern ky got some snow, now I’m ready for spring, sounds like a pretty mild week coming up anyway!

  19. Bob says:

    Still coming down here in Knott County and looks like more building in farther to the nw and even into Illnois. We may have off and on showers all day thanks to Mr.Upslope!

  20. Woodsman says:

    I need one of these rulers from Kentucky.

  21. Cosmic Wrangler says:

    Anybody notice the radar returns from norther Illinois and northern Indiana, it that going to impact KY. It looks like it’s heading straight for us.

  22. Jeff Hamlin says:

    I think some people get like this when snow forecasts don’t pan out. πŸ˜€

  23. KRinRichmond says:

    I’ve been in Kingsport, Tn all weekend and they have been getting continual bands of snow coming southeastward out of SE Ky and this am have a good 3+ inches with flurries now. I guess it the mountains effect? Wifey back in Richmond says we got nowhere near what east Tn got. I m educating this Rocky Tops on the central Ky snow dome since they don’t have to worry about such phenomenons down here. Heading north and home after lunch, hope the roads are in good shape…….hello, eastern Ky road crews!!!.

    • Bobt says:

      So you are saying it is snowing north of me and also south of me. lol. The dome has been sitting on SE Kentucky (besides Middlesboro) all year. Can’t win when it snows on both sides of you and you still miss it.

  24. Sarah H says:

    Just had a small but super heavy band move through Boyd Co, very impressive. Back to flurries now.

  25. bjenks says:

    Look Next Week it may snow….Serious Fun and Games??? We’ve heard that before. Just wish for once it would turn out that away.

    I am ready for Spring…..

  26. Bobt says:

    Busted down here in Knox Co. The little dusting that we had from the last couple of days is even gone. Snowing but melting what little we did have at the same time. lol Bring on spring. Still standing at less than 1 inch for the season.

  27. Which Way Is the Wind Blowing says:

    Clippers=Catfish(bottom dwellers)

  28. Andy Rose says:

    Maybe that map should have said salt accumulation πŸ˜‰ as that was the only thing measurable here πŸ™‚

  29. Todd says:

    My little backyard in east Frankfort stands at about 9.5 inches of snow for the winter, probably above normal for the year? These ankel biters are starting to add up!

    • Joey Wilson says:

      You’re lucky. Maybe 3″ total in Owensboro all season πŸ™

    • MikeM says:

      So what funs an ankle biter. Or multiple ankle biters that melt 8 hours after they come down. What Central Kentucky has been missing for a long time is a snowfall worthy of a trip to the grocery store for bread and milk.

  30. gtwister says:

    Nice to see pretty snow cover for once. Going north of Lex on Interstate 75 was a picture postcard. Looks like we better enjoy it now, looks like it will melt soon which is of course par for the course for Kentucky. Hoping we will get a real snow in the middle of the month.

    GO CATS!! Nice to see the men avenging TexasA&M, even if the kittens nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in the process. As we speak, the eighth ranked UK women are battling a tough #13 Georgia team.

  31. gtwister says:

    Chris says there could be a chance of thunderstorms later in week. With this in mind, what are the predictions about this spring’s severe weather season? While severe weather is interesting in a way, needless to say we don’t want a repeat of last March. I’m just old enough to remember seeing the aftermath of the 1974 tornadoes in Richmond and Frankfort (think I was in kindergarten) which left me nervous about even mere thunder for a while. I even remember Brad James marking the first anniversary of the outbreak on WKYT.

  32. Chris Mercer says:

    Many churches around our area cancelled today, but road conditions were good all through the morning. Had a great worship experience in Salvisa, KY. Had a good amount of snow over the weekend, but today has been ok on the roads.

  33. Bobt says:

    I am ready for 2012-2013 winter to be over. When you go through December and January (and three days Feb.) with less than one inch total snow, then warm weather can’t come fast enough. B We have had a couple of flooding rains so far this winter. (Knox Co.)

  34. Rachel says:

    Snowing pretty good in Lexington right now with nothing even showing on the radar over us. I’ll take that πŸ™‚

  35. Woodsman says:

    Still snowing, In reference to my comment earlier. I was in central WV earlier today, elevation around 1000-1200ft. They are getting absolutely hammered as well. There’s easily a foot of snow on the ground and roads are packed down. Like I said Kentucky may have not gotten this snow but that 1-2″ swath went right through central WV and it looks like they’re picking up around 4-6″ today. I’ve measured somewhere around 120″ of snowfall including sandy so far this season. There’s around 24-26″ in my yard currently.

  36. Pam says:

    I’m in morehead and we got plenty of snow. I’m ready for spring.

  37. upslope says:

    general 2-3 inches in Leslie County since Friday, good snow shower here again…higher elevations on southern end of county are in the 4-5 inch deck outside right now has 3 inches

  38. Todd says:

    Snowin in Frankfort and starting to dust the car tops, maybe another sneaky little snow coming in this evening? Radar filling in some north of Louisville!

  39. teach says:

    Can you say snow day?

  40. Chris Mercer says:

    Sorry to be ugly earlier, but I BET almost 100% of Kentucky has seen from a trace o 10 inches of snow this season. If you live in KENTUCKY post your totals through February 3.

    I will start.

    Lawrenceburg, Ky 8 inches.

  41. Shawon says:

    Closest official measurement site to where I live is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and they have measured 11.5 inches of snow thus far this season. Looks like they may get a little bit more tonight.

  42. Rxzr2 says:


  43. Cole in McCreary says:

    1 inch over the weekend.

  44. Dale says:

    Had 4 inches of snow, watched the kids play in the snow and had one big bowl of snow cream.

  45. Joseph says:

    Have had maybe an inch total that never was an inch because it was melting. Not impressed here just north of Somerset.

  46. MarkLex says:

    Woodsman –

    You’ve had five times the snow (or more) than even Chicago has had.

  47. KeavyMan01 says:

    Total snow accumulation here in Keavy is 1″, if that for the entire season. What is the difference between 8″ ans 0-1″? Anywhere from 7″ – 8″! That is quite a difference, I think. When winter weather is predicted for South Central/SouthEastern Ky, count on ICE…COLD RAIN…OR FLOODING! Gotta love how SOME PEOPLE in Central Kentucky wants to shake us southern counties off like we mean nothing and we are not part of Lexington area. Lexington is only local tv I get so I take what is forecasted as being my forecast too. I only expect to see something close to what is drawn on the maps for this area. If LAWRENCEBURG is predicted 4-6″ and Keavy is forecasted 1-2″…I kinda expect 1-2″. NOT NOTHING! I never expect more than the forecast calls for in my area. On that note…..for those of you that thinks southern counties doesn’t mean anything because we are not a part of Lexington….You’re wrong. If we are not part of the area, we need a closer local TV. I am also taking hints from some that this BLOG is not meant for us down here neither.

    Chris Bailey can clear this up for me because if southern kentucky is not part of the blog and forecast……….I will leave and never show my face again!

    Thank you Chris for all your hard work and mentioning us in Southern Kentucky as well!

    • BubbaG says:

      CB is smart. He is catering to the demographics πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

    • MarkLex says:

      I guess that’s what we get when we live in a state that the weather can be from one extreme to the other from just 50 miles north, south, east or west. Since moving here, I’ve always noticed that any given part of the state seems to always be on some sort of “edge” of an event

      If you take the superstorm ’93. All you guys that are complaining about that from south central KY , Knox county area got 2 feet or more of snow. Lexington got six inches out of that. Frankfort got 2. While the ’98 storm, Lexington , Frankfort and Louisville and up toward Cincy got most of that. I don’t think south central KY did so well from the 98 storm (down toward the TN border). I say this because I remember driving to Nashville a few days later and driving down BG parkway the deep snow just ended the more south you got to almost nothing. If someone recalls a snowstorm that gave the entire state a deep snow, let me know.

  48. turner says:

    total accumulations for S/SW Breathitt for the entire weekend was 0.49″ Had little less than a dusting this morning.

  49. BubbaG says:

    Folks we have more serious issues than the majority of the state geographically having a hard time getting beyond an inch or two of snow:

    Looks like Rolo bet on the 49ers winning the Super Bowl, so he probably bet everything including his goats. If there are any livestock folks on the blog, we may need to set up a Rolo goat-giving campaign.

    How much is a goat? πŸ™‚

  50. chris g in clay county says:

    snowed off and on most of the day here, but nothing really accumulated , it melted bout as fast as it could stick. probley around a inch or so total all weekend long. we had about a half or inch or so back on dec 21 , and this weekend snow event. i think theys about a inch and half or so total for the year here.

    where u at rolo? did you really leave the blog? how much did we get up horse creek? about a inch total all weekend here in the middle of town.

  51. Lincoln says:

    Andy rose, your exactly right. The 20 years ago stuff is irrelevant. Everyone on here loves to pull it, but it means absolutely nothing especially looking at records that are rather old.

  52. chris g in clay county says:

    chris got the forcast right. he was teh only one mentioning a clipper for sunday until friday night, then i heard another tv weather guy mention a clipper for sunday. if chris sees a change arund the 11th or so. reminds me of sept 2006, chris said on the old wkyt blog a cool down was coming around 10th oct. well on oct 11 or 12th, it was in the 30s, my best friend who puts windshelds in vehicles was putting one in a vecicle on the side of the interstate, it was pouring of snow. pryer to the cool down, temps was warm, 50s and 60s if i remember right. from then on, i went by chris baileys forcast.

    earlier today nws jackson had rain and snow showers for today. never saw rain at all. then short term forcast was for snow to turn to flurries after 1pm, but i saw more then flurries way up till close to dark this evening . too bad it was melting more then it stuck, but yeah.. chris got it right i think. yesterday we had hardly nothing here in clay, but more central and northern ky got it , today more southern part got it except for areas around tenn border. if the snow hadnt melted as quck as it could pile up, we would of had our 2-4 possible .

    i got a question . friday it was 20 degrees or colder all day, and snow was melting. how can snow melt with temps in the teens? daytime sun comes in to play, but didnt think it would in teen temps. amazes me how it melts in those temps. just dont understand exactly how.

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