Winter Weather Advisory

Good afternoon, everyone. A moderate to heavy band of snow is working across the northern half of the state this afternoon. It has put down a quick inch or two for some spots and similar totals will be possible as it works eastward this afternoon.

The accumulation is mainly on grassy and elevated surfaces. Air temps are above freezing and road temps are well above freezing. This will have little impact on road conditions, though a slick spot will be possible where the snow falls hard enough for a time.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for much of the area this afternoon…


While I do think this is an Advisory worthy event… it will be used as a future reference in the impact vs. criteria debate. 2″ of slush on grass at 35 degrees meets the criteria for an advisory, but a half inch of snow covering roads at 15 degrees does not. Which of those will have a greater impact on your life?

Here are the tracking tools from earlier…

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

View of Downtown

US 60 @ US 127
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

View from Courthouse

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

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

Enjoy the rest of your day and take care.

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43 Responses to Winter Weather Advisory

  1. Todd says:

    Most people called this a rain event last night with a little snow mixed in, BUST, Snowing hard in Frankfort and starting to stick, finally get one to bust in a good way 😉

  2. Way Backer says:

    Snowed as heavy in Owensboro as I’ve seen in a long time! Gorgeous!

  3. Andy Rose says:

    Sorry but it is not a bust it has been nothing BUT rain and cold rain at that not a bust in my area

  4. Andy Rose says:

    and as far as the 35 degree and 2 inch snow vs 15 degee half inch snow I do understand the point but neither of those would have any impact on my life people should just be more careful.

  5. Woodsman says:

    Still no precip to be seen yet.

  6. We has a beautiful snow falling this morning. Now, we have very light rain.

  7. Todd says:

    Big flakes in Frankfort, but February doing its job keeping accumulation down. Temp 33

  8. bjenks says:

    Things just might get interesting around here end of NEXT WEEK into the Following week. GFS shows nice storm during the 7 day and again on the 9.5 day. Wow if only these models were all one day then I would beleive that it would actually happen. Both of them maps show very nice snow for most of state.

    • Go Cards says:

      Were you looking at last night’s 0z runs? 12z showed mostly rain with backside snow showers for Tuesday. End of next week 50’s or 60’s with rain. The storms went well to the NW on these runs. Still a long time to go between now and then though.

      • bjenks says:

        Not sure? I looked at them a couple hours ago. I did notice that both had the freezing line just at Louisville with us on the good side of the fence. 3hr precip was .50 and .75. That would be a decent snow for both days. All depends on cold air and track….Niether bold well for us here in the Lou. area……BTW….We should of had five wins the other night against ND…No reason to lose that came…goes back to BBALL 101…..

        • Go Cards says:

          That loss falls on Russ Smith. He was too selfish and just wasn’t playing smart. We owe them and Syracuse payback. I can’t wait for either game. Should be interesting. Looks like we have started 2 rivalries that will carry over to the ACC. That league is gonna be insane basketball wise.

  9. Todd says:

    This has been a pretty snow to watch fall in Frankfort but as Chris has said not much going to accumulate, If ground was frozen probably a couple inches on the ground by now, oh well atleast the snow was nice to watch fall!

  10. Patrick says:

    Why can’t they re-instate “travelers advisories” like they used many years ago for events that impact travel?

  11. Lisa in Donkey Holler says:

    Nothing BUT snow all day today on the Woodford/Franklin Co. line. Thanks for all you do, Chris!

  12. Russ says:

    Always next week, this weekend, two weeks from now, one month down the road. This Winter is yet another epic failure. Remind me to skip the winter forecasts next year. I can form my own seasonal forecast-gray, rainy, cool with 1″ of snow for the year.

    • MarkLex says:

      K –

      So I’m browsing through comments, right? And I’m reading down the page slowly each one. I get to Bjenks comment about next week and I said to myself, “as I keep scrolling down, someone is going to say something to bash the “next week” comment.”

      Thanks Russ for proving me right. 🙂

  13. unclesi says:

    hey snowing so much at my house I had to dig out my snow shoes, cut some wood, made sure I had enough food to last …… then I woke up ……………. ol uncle si can’t wait for warm weather to see the new bikini’s out, jack … yeehawww

  14. Neil says:

    It was nothing but snow around here all day either, but it didn’t even BEGIN to accumulate anywhere. Might as well have been rain…

  15. Go Cards says:

    Nerlens has a torn ACL. He will miss the rest of the season. It is a sad situation. I don’t care if he plays for a team I despise never wanna see injuries like this happen to anybody.

    • Todd says:

      Better get us this year, we are loaded with the top cats next year, NBA has robbed KY’s cubbard this year, but next year is title run Foresure, Good luck to the cards this year though!

  16. Mark says:

    Winter Weather Advisories have now been dropped for all of KY (and southern Ohio).

  17. unclesi says:

    wkyt is backing off the snow for sat too …. now for se ky they are saying just flurries … what happened to snow showers and accumulating ??

  18. Junior-From BFE says:

    Hey I got me backwoods and red box ready for snow. Roadie said its snow a lot down hur in ky anyone no if that Freal

  19. KellyinLouisville says:

    It snowed super hard here for a couple of hours and covered everything. Ten minutes after it quit it was completely gone. Sunny skies now and looks like a nice day tomorrow. If it had been a night event might have gotten 3 or 4 inches. Sun is just too high in the sky this time of year.

    Ready for some leaves on the trees.

  20. spencerlady says:

    Beautiful snowfall earlier….then melted… sunshine…..ready for spring!

  21. BubbaG says:

    Hey guys, there is always next week!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Ehhh- the is drooling starting now. I am now hallucinating and see Rolo looking like an East Kentucky Fabio with lance in hand, riding a white gleaming goat. He is the guardian of the Dome and its evil realm!

  22. sue(flatwoods ky) says:

    snowed here just abt all day but never stuck, was pretty to watch though!

  23. Bobt says:

    Can’t even get a non-sticking snow in Knox Co. I’m to the point that I really don’t care. Just tired of the cold rain this winter and wish it would warm up. I would even take average highs right now. 50 degrees (and no rain) would be really good. Tired of 40+ temps and rain.

  24. Cosmokramer says:

    Does Mr. Bailey work for WSAZ again? This blog has one forecast in the morning, but WKYT produces another forecast in the evening. I would have more faith, but the 2 forecasts are like comparing snowflakes to corn flakes. 🙂

    • Cosmokramer says:

      Oh, and by the way, I won $4 going against the forecast today… colleagues didn’t know what Swathed them! 🙂

  25. Weatherdadof2 says:

    I was in Frankfort today for a field trip and we really enjoyed the HUGE flakes pouring down! So glad we were there, since there wasn’t a flake back at school in SE KY.

  26. Bobt says:

    Looks like next week or next may happen again. It’s almost Thursday now and not much being said about anything big happening this weekend. Hopefully we don’t hang around in the low 40’s and rain for the rest of the month. Hope to get some 50’s and 60’s and dry weather in the forecast.

  27. disappointed says:

    title for tonight’s post should be next week. I bet that next week we have at least two days of rain and at least four days of 50 degrees + temp. Any takers?

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