Good Saturday, everyone. Another history making winter storm continues to have a huge impact on the weather across Kentucky. This storm continues to put down accumulating snows early today before pulling away to our east.
This was a mega snowstorm for much of Kentucky. Many areas picked up more than a foot of snow with several areas reaching 15″-18″ of snow on Friday alone. This amount of snow caused all kinds of issues, including stranding thousands of motorists along a shutdown Interstate 75.
Some random thoughts from an overworked mind…
– Let me start out by saying a BIG thank you for all the reports and tweets. You guys continue to be the backbone of everything I do, and I just love our weather family that continues to grow and grow. Thank you!!
– Wraparound snows continue across much of central and eastern Kentucky early today. As a matter of fact, many areas will pick up additional accumulations after I type this. Another 1″-4″ (locally higher east) will be possible through Noon. That could bring snow totals in some areas to 20″-24″. WOW!
– The snow tapers off this afternoon as the east coast blizzard pulls away. Winds will still be gusty and the drifts will continue to grow. Waist deep drifts are a good bet.
– Temps tonight will absolutely tank with a deep snowpack. Zero is possible If we can clear the skies out.
– I’m beyond thrilled with the snowfall forecast I had out. Things worked out about as good as I could have asked for. I’m also happy with the week away heads up I gave you guys on this potential storm. I know the usual suspects were talking their garbage, but are back in hiding after ANOTHER failed “gotcha” moment. They can keep obsessing with me and I’ll just keep doing my job. 😉
– Does anyone remember my BOLD prediction from my winter forecast back in November?
– This winter storm was the third system to drop a foot of snow across Kentucky in less than a year. Think about that one for a minute. 3 historic snowstorms in 11 months. That’s never happened in recorded history, and you we may never see it again in our lifetime.
– I spent a lot of time since last summer writing about how this Super El Nino was unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Telling anyone who would listen how different this was from the past Super Ninos. Can we finally put that argument to rest? This winter has been the polar opposite of the last big Nino of 1997-98.
Ok, enough randomness. Where do we go from here? A deep snowpack keeps cold air in place, so take the under on many forecast temps for Monday. That’s when a cold front moves our way with a mix of rain and snow showers…
Much colder air comes in behind this front into Tuesday, and we have to watch for low pressure to try and develop along this front. The Canadian is showing the potential…
I’ll give you a better look at next week and beyond with updates later today. Until then, let’s track what’s left of our wind driven major winter storm…
Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
I-75 @ Winchester Road
I-75 @ Iron Works Pike
I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond
US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort
US 60 @ US 460
US 60 @ Chenault Road
I-75 MP 127
I-64 MP 97
Mountain Parkway near Slade
I-71/I-75 at I-275
I-275 at Mineola Pike
I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Bluegrass Parkway Bardstown
I-65 MP 32
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway
I-64 @ I-264
I-264 @ Freedom Way
Near Louisville International Airport
I-75 at MP 36
I-75 at MP 23
-65 @ 234
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
US 41A Gate 5 Fort Campbell Entrance
I-24 MP 4 @ US 60
Louie B Nunn MP 3
Stay safe out there and take care.