Tracking A Slushy Spring Snow

Good Saturday, everybody. It may be the first full weekend of spring, but Mother Nature did not get the memo. A quick-hitting round of slushy snow is rolling across the state, leaving behind some ugly. This isn’t a big event, but it’s also not very common for our 4th month of the year.

There will be lots of coatings with this setup, with some local inch or two amounts showing up. There could be a touch more across the high mountains out east. Whatever sticks will mainly be on grassy surfaces and elevated surfaces.

Whatever falls where you live is not going to last very long. By the afternoon and evening, we may not see much proof that it ever snowed.

Sunday looks very cold with low and mid 20s to start and mainly 40s to end. Clouds will increase ahead of a little rain and snow Sunday night and Monday morning. That’s from another big dip in the jet stream…

That keeps our temps colder than normal through Tuesday, but big changes begin by the middle of the week. A strong southwesterly wind will really boost our temps for the second half of the week. We could make a run at 80 by Friday.

That said, bowing ball systems look to roll across the country, keeping this pattern super active…

Thar setup can lead to some severe weather outbreaks across the region.

Let’s get back to where we are today. I have you set to track this morning’s slushy snow…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio

Fifth Third Pavilion Live Cam
Downtown Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike

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

US 60 @ US 127
US60 @ US127

US 60 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road



I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway


I-65 MP 92.4

Louie B Nunn MP 3
Near Glasgow
Louie B Nunn MP 3

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

I-24 MP 7 @ US 62


I-24 MP 7 @ US62

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

I-71/I-75 at 12th St.
I-71/I-75 @ 12th St. in Covington

I-75 at MP 23



Pine Mountain

Have a great Saturday and take care.

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29 Responses to Tracking A Slushy Spring Snow

  1. Jeff Hamlin says:

    Happy National Beer Day! 😀

  2. C-BIV says:

    1st measurable snow in Louisville for the month of April since 1992! Love or hate snow, we all should appreciate how rare this really is. Go have a beer and keep warm

  3. Schroeder says:

    Snowing here in Taylor county with a coating on the ground. Temperature at 31 degrees. It has been several years since I’ve seen accumulating snow in the month of April. Have a great day everyone, and thanks Chris for your updates. #teamspringwithoutsevereweather

  4. nasdaq says:

    afraid SE KY got NAM’d

    • Terry says:

      Definitely not good for snow to fall in the daytime this time of year and be the warmest part of the state, still near 40 in Harlan. Oh well, I am ready for gardening season anyways.

  5. TW Allen says:

    Have an inch in Sellersburg, Indiana. Nine miles north of Louisville. Brings season total to 19 inches. After a slow start, ended up with a GOOD snowy season

  6. TW Allen says:

    Couldn’t agree more. It’s all about perspective. VERY rare to snow in April, for sure!!!

    • BubbaG says:

      It’s also about not taking seriously models that keep shifting east with each update. If we graded the models for snow results, they would get a D. That’s grading with a curve BTW 😉

  7. Bobt says:

    Very little snow here in Knox County for the season. Not had a real good snow in over two decades.

  8. Troy says:

    Looking forward to sunny warm temperatures in the coming days and months!

    • Prelude says:


    • TennMark says:

      My better half (wife) is among the bigger snow/winter lovers around, but even she is saying bring on the sun and warmth already!

      Even if we may pay a price for the warmth this time of year in the form of severe thunderstorms.

      Currently a cold dreary overcast in Nashville along with a biting wind chill 🙁 . Snow is being reported just to the north in places like Clarksville TN and Bowling Green KY.

  9. Tim in Clay Co. TN says:

    The snow is really hanging to the west by the looks of the radar. Did none of the models pick up on how it is playing out?

    • Terry says:

      Dying out before reaching SE KY.. lol☺. The models did a terrible job with this system from mid-range early this week up to right now!

      • Troy says:

        One good thing about the models….they are VERY predictable. At this point we know they are wrong 75-85% of the time when it comes to frozen precip.

  10. C-BIV says:

    Not quite an inch in Eastwood. Still something to see for April.

  11. Schroeder says:

    Last Tuesday evening lightning struck near my cabin and took out the Direct TV box, plus the TV set, DVD player, two portable phones, computer router and the water heater. I don’t think my electrical wiring is safe, so I had to call an electrician to see if I had adequate grounding rods that were installed properly. This is the third time this has happened in ten years, and the home has past electrical inspection. Go figure ?

    • Prelude says:

      Are you not using a quality surge protector for your electronics?

      • BubbaG says:

        Surge protectors do not exactly do a good job with archs from a lightening bolt 😉

      • Schroeder says:

        Yes, but the lightning surge was so strong it just went right threw the surge protector. I found out that the grounding wire leading to the grounding post is not adequate to handle lightning strikes. The electrical inspector who approve the electrics in my cabin may have a lot of explaining to do.

  12. Jimbo says:

    I had a feeling this was going to be another bust for the tri-state. The systems never connected, precip stayed south into Tennessee and north in Indiana and Ohio. I hope this was the final chapter of Winter 17/18. When it is finished, it should be filed on the trash heap of history like last year was.

    • Terry says:

      Worse due to cold and a multitude more of potential!

      Only mix showers and a few flurries in Harlan. I think everyone stayed under an inch in KY except for maybe an isolated area or two in west central KY. Let’s bury this miserable winter with some spring sunshine☺

    • BubbaG says:

      How can it be a bust if the models never settled down? The models kept going east as the data updated over the past two days, yet the mets all called big snow, then medium snow and then finally “some” snow with 1-3 maps that had no likely way of panning out. The big surprise is why didn’t the mets consider this in their forecasts?

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