Their is a clipper system with its eyes set on Kentucky for tonight. As we approach this system it is slowly becoming more interesting. Totals for this storm should generally fall around 1-3 inches, but the weird thing is it could have some lightning and thunder involved with it. Lets look at the hpc.
Normally, put .1 inch isn’t much… However, temps are going to run cold. This will increase the snow ratios especially out in EKY, where a shot at .2 liquid is slowly on the rise. This would produce 3-4 inches of snow. I do believe more heavier precip will fall as far as Lexington. 1-3 inches is a very safe bet, higher amounts will be seen Lexington-East and south.
Good luck with the snow, and hopefully everyone gets some.
I have no interest in this little storm, I am not quite sure why as it could affect travel quite a lot. I guess I just find no interest in it! But lets take a look at what will happen in your neck of the woods. Lets get started with the ice, a lot of the state as always could see some sleet and this will affect your overall totals on snow. Ice will be more common in the south and the farther north you get the less ice there will be. The south looks like it could be the overall winner in wintry precip though! Take a look at the HPC risk for 1/4 inch of ice.
With that being said, here is my snowfall,ice,and sleet map!
There you have it my thoughts for tomorrow, road conditions will deteriorate. I believe temps this weekend will run colder than expected. Saturday highs are in the upper 20′s I think Sunday will follow the same pattern.
Temperatures have slowly been decreasing today and by the morning we will be facing single digit temperatures. Tomorrow looks calm with some wind causing the wind chill to tank. Now lets get to the fun stuff. Wednesday looks to have a small clipper dive into the area. This may be getting over looked by a storm that is at the end of the week. As of right now, it looks like just some snow showers. However, clippers can materialize rather fast and that is something we will be watching for as we head into the afternoon hours on Tuesday. The big headline here will be the storm that is set to come into the area on Thursday into Friday. As of now this is looking like a giant mess. Models are not taking this storm on very well as they try to balance out information. The models have pronounced snow then rain, then snow again. Currently, I believe the sweet spot for snow will be along and north of Interstate 64. This can change, and as always will be looked at tomorrow. Hopefully we can iron out somethings tomorrow. More of a full update will be made tomorrow night. I will have maps and things up so you guys can check out what I am talking about!
It has been some 2 weeks since the last update, and while I am saddened there has not been update I also realize there was no need for one. For lack of better words there simply was no winter weather to be had. My readers know this is strictly winter weather, and if we have strong enough storms sometimes, SOMETIMES, we will convert! Lets get down to the weather headlines shall we!
Tonight into tomorrow. Currently temperatures in CKY are in the upper 20′s low 30′s. Funny thing is, there is a storm system just to our south that is overriding moisture into the area. We are currently seeing a little bit of Virga. This will/should change over the night. Someone in Kentucky will see a trace to an inch tonight. I want to shift the attention to later this week. This will be a quick update, but will provide you with all the insight to last you through tomorrow!
Later this week a big push of arctic air looks to invade the area, and I must say it is looking quite cold for a few weeks. A system looks to get close to us Wednesday night into Thursday but will provide no cigar. Will there be snow chances in the next few weeks? Yes.
Like I said, this is fast update. But I will post a thorough update tomorrow.
You got that right, snow finally will come through the area and give some areas some accumulations. This storm is an i64 hugger according to the models. Temps today were a bust, thankfully! Temps tomorrow will rest around 30 degrees, and the same can be said for Sunday. Now lets get down to the snow that will impact the state tonight.
My Lexington forecast
Friday night: Snow and sleet..Accumulation of an inch to an inch and a half expected.
Saturday: Snow showers, accumulation of an inch and a half.
That is what I am thinking in Lexington, at least for parts of the city. Overall, Louisville and Cincinnati will have decent totals probably close to 4 inches or a smudge more. Many areas are under a Winter Weather Advisory currently. That all being said, if you live south of i64, it looks bleak. Not going to rule out 1-2 inches for anybody as up slope is a mans best friend in Eastern Kentucky. Check out the HPC.
I apologize for not having a snowfall map up, I am in a hurry! If you live in central,northern and western Kentucky think snow and you just might get it. Eastern Kentucky, well we will just have to wait and see how it plays out. Travel conditions will deteriorate throughout the night in Lexington, as I fully expect there to be some ice issues.
Updates will be posted tomorrow!
Also, the next few days look good for some chances at snow.
This week has been one that is sure to frustrate anybody who looks at weather maps whether they be professional or amateur, such as myself. But the tides maybe turning, and it is something that we need to look at as it could affect travel conditions into the evening hours Friday as well as during the day Saturday.
Lets crank out my thoughts on the next few days quickly!
Friday: Rain in the afternoon switching to snow(for many areas) in the evening hours.
Friday night: Chance of snow.
Saturday: Snow showers.
Saturday evening: Snow showers mainly for eastern Kentucky.
Now that we have that over lets dig a little deeper!
While that’s what it looks like could happen, I am not very confident that it will due to the models coming in a little bit warm. If we did see some snow, I think minor accumulation of 1-2 inches would be very common, and as always location is key. With that being said, I do think you will see snow flying Saturday across a large portion of the state. Sunday will be a cold one in the low 30′s. Our next system rolls in just a few days later. Due to the impact this storm on Friday could have on traffic I will provide as many updates as I can. I believe there will be some snow on the ground this weekend.
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Oh. and the HPC has much of CKY in the slight risk for 4+ inches.
That storm that was on the maps on Friday for December 26th has diminished. I wanted to hold out until Sunday evening to post my thoughts. Clearly, that was very smart of me. This storm has trended NW, and while I am currently providing this update via my iPhone, I will not be able to look at tonights runs, so what your reading is based on the last 36 hours of runs. The models, as I said have trended northwest, not the greatest thing for us snow lovers. This puts the prime playing field for good snow around the Ohio River and points north, and of course Western Kentucky. This can change as we are still a couple days out, but the odds are against us. With that being said, all is not lost for snow lovers. There is a good chance we will get rain, followed by snow showers and squalls to finish off the system. This could provide a few inches, but it is something that remains to be seen as the GFS has been quite against giving us anything over a dusting since last night. Let’s let the models play this one out, the American models hate this storm! Tomorrow night I will give my final thoughts but for now, I want to avoid the chance of having a major bust. I do believe we will see mostly rain, though. I am currently thinking a dusting to maybe an inch for central Ky and that could be generous. We shall see. Follow us on facebook! Link is to the side
This will be a quick update, simply because I am not willing to say my thoughts just yet. I will tomorrow though I promise. The models have had a bad trend today, though I don’t feel like they are accurate. They have put the snow axis around/just west of the Ohio. This is something to watch as it could have an effect(by effect I mean major) on our potential for snow. As I said this is brief, I do think we will get snow I am still unsure if it will be a dusting or a lot more, tomorrow night I will post concrete thoughts, I promise!
Christmas is right around the corner and while it doesn’t look like we will have a white Christmas( You could see a few flakes Christmas Eve) it does look like there could be some snow action shortly after Christmas. I am talking about December 26th, one of the largest shopping days of the year and perhaps the worse day to think about going to Wal-Mart. Clearly that is your choice, but it is looking more and more like we could see some white stuff flying in the air.
The GFS is picking this up and in some precip totals we have been in the sweet spot, we have also seen a northwest shift as well( as I said, so far). This storm is still 5 days out, I want to see the NAM before I feel confident saying it will snow and accumulate. The good news is, it does indeed look like we good see our first winter storm, the bad news is its to far out to be 100% sure of that.
This weekend will be decent, temps should rest in the 40′s with some sun. Monday will feature rain and highs in the 40′s.
Good evening to whoever may read this, we have the return of the winter season upon us. As you may or may not know, this means a return to blogging! Unless, we have a winter like last years. In which case there maybe no updates. Kidding, of course.
Perfect north has already begun snowmaking, that is promising right?