Tracking A Wet Snowfall

Good evening, folks. Wet snow continues to push across Kentucky this evening with accumulations ranging  from coatings to a few inches. As temps continue to drop, road conditions will go downhill quickly by late evening into the overnight.

I really don’t have much to add to the current setup, but I do want to emphasis the flash freeze potential. We are likely to ice things up pretty good tonight with temps dropping into the teens. Travel will worsen throughout the evening, and likely even after the snow stops.

Wind chills will also be way down there tonight, with some single digit wind chills showing up.

Let’s track our snowy evening…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike

US 60 @ US 127
US60 @ US127


I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

I-71/I-75 at Buttermilk Pike
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ Buttermilk Pike

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway


I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead


Mountain Parkway near Slade

I-75 at MP 23


Pine Mountain

Enjoy the wet snow and take care.

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34 Responses to Tracking A Wet Snowfall

  1. Bjenks says:

    Hhhhhmmmmm… comment about the weekend setup. Must be another no big deal.

      • which way is the wind blowing says:

        Grab your umbrella Sunday.

      • Jimbo says:

        Sunday and next Wednesday will be repeats of Today and this past Monday. Rain ending as a little snow.

        • Josh m says:

          I agree! I’m officially calling the ashland area….. the no snow zone. Can I get a big AMEN from the congregation????

          • Jimbo says:

            Back edge of the precip. nearing Ashland and it is still raining near Huntington. Just as I suspected, cold air never catches the precip in the tri-state area. In 2015 Winter didn’t start until Valentines Day. If all these systems keep raining themselves out in the next 2 weeks then I think we can put wraps another on another disappointing Winter. Just my 2 cents.

            • SK says:

              Are you KIDDING me??? Never catches the precip?? Who posted that they got five inches of snow (FIVE!) just a few weeks ago? Sorry to pick on you, Jimbo but I just get so SO tired of all the negativity here. I would skip the comments entirely but I like to read through them for at least semi-objective insights from others and see what the on-the-ground weather reports are from folks around the area. But it’s seriously almost not even worth it anymore bc of all the moping, whining and complete lack of memory/objectivity.

              Rant over.

              • BubbaG says:

                Five inches of snow is better than nothing, but not exactly an epic snow filled winter 😉

                North Richmond I think has six or seven total inches this winter… Call it at 6.5″ 🙂 Seriously though, the downer folks do have the wimpy results over the past two years to support them. Who can blame them? Well, they COULD not fall for the models- cherry picked for entertainment only purposes. The models have been AWFUL for snow forecasts and the NAM and Euro- especially so it seems.

              • Jimbo says:

                That one didn’t start as rain. And by the way it snow for 30 minutes on my way home from work . So technically the cold did catch the snow briefly.

            • Stormtracker_WV says:

              I probably shouldnt speak for someone else, but since I live in Jimbo’s part of the world, I have to say I dont see his comments as negative…I think we’re just wanting to see some snow like there used to be–I mean, it IS winter after all! As the years go by, we see less and less of it, and we get dissapointed & frankly weirded out by it. We’re nostalgic for those snowfalls of our youths & want to relive that from time to time. In fact, there were posts on this blog just the other day where folks were sharings memories of this snowstorm or that snowstorm & mentioning how amazing it is that the events surrounding those snowfalls create memories that stick with us for a lifetime.

              But the climate is just so different now–and face it folks, that ain’t supposed to happen during any one person’s lifetime. Something has changed, and not likely for the better, and it just feels weird.

              • Troy says:

                You are totally correct Stormtracker, but don’t mention those things outload…the climate deniers will send their thugs for you. Lol

              • Jimbo says:

                Thanks for the kind words. I would rather have friends than enemies any day. And you are right, snowstorms do take a lot of us back in time and remind us of fond memories. It takes me back to my childhood and the great Winters of the late 70’s. Winter does seem to start later and end earlier every year. As far as the blog, I just call it like I see it. And my area most of the time I see rain.

        • SK says:

          Aww there’s the blog’s little ray of sunshine…

  2. Formerly from KY says:

    Look out here come the rain this weekend. To much push from the southern jet pushing cold north.

  3. nasdaq says:

    Just Ugh, that’s all

  4. Teach says:

    Nothing but rain in Harrison County.

  5. Jcatfan77 says:

    Definitely got the coating in south Lexington.

  6. Tim in Clay Co. TN says:

    Up to an inch in Monroe Co. KY, dusting in Clay Co. TN

  7. Terry says:

    Just now turning over here in Harlan and seems like it is pushing the gas to move out before doing much in SE KY:(

    • Troy says:

      This 1-3″ round will fail to even leave a dusting here which is exactly what the HRRR has been showing for here since yesterday yet was no mentioned by anyone and the NAM was highlighted instead. At this point all I can do is laugh…

  8. which way is the wind blowing says:

    The 0z NAM run is not great.
    Looks like another bust on its way this weekend.

    • Andy Rose says:

      It can’t be a bust if it nails the forecast.

      • which way is the wind blowing says:

        LOL! Good Point
        I don’t think Chris will be going into threat mode for the upcoming weekend event.

      • BubbaG says:

        Nope! It is “on target” if shows lots of snow and lost or “waffling” if it does not show much snow 😉 That is how the mind of the snow fans work 🙂 The models then BUST, since they showed snow at one time or another 🙂

  9. BubbaG says:

    Tonight already done? Looks that way on the map. Seems a nothing burger, since the wind will help dry the roads off, so less slick spots than without the wind. Weekend seems only a significant snow if you cherry pick models- regardless of their non worth.

    NAM for snow over past two years = Not Accurate Model.

    • Troy says:

      “NAM for snow over past two years = Not Accurate Model.”

      So true, yet everyone will still cherry pick and gravitate to it (or any of the other useless models ftm) when they are showing what people want to see. It’s actually kind of comical. The fool me once (or 100 times), thing obviously doesn’t apply to snow lovers. 😉

  10. Crystal In Pikeville says:

    We still haven’t changed over in eastern KY sleet. This makes me what to join chris on spring mode we miss out here in the east we are always right on the line,well I can look forward to spring. I have a question is tommorow ground hogs day???????

  11. Cold Rain says:

    Sure been a interesting winter so far..Weak la Nina’s apparently kills the STJ or a overwhelming -EPO..Who Knows..Going forward according to model’s the MJO is forecast to go into phase 8..That should bring more cold into the east and a better chance for snow .Again who knows..All these teleconnections is just voodoo forecasting to me..Way to many moving parts..

  12. Jeff Hamlin says:

    No complaints from this resident of north Richmond. The snow was perfect.

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