Snowfall Light In Accumulation, But Huge In Slickness

The very cold temps that we had around the region combined with the light snowfall can and often does make for a treacherous go for drivers. This again will be th case on Sunday morning

I walked outside a little while ago 6amish and noticed that my road was dry. However, I didn't see much in the way of snowfall here at my house. Other locations did pick up less than an inch. That moisture has made for some extremely bad conditions in many locations here in the mountains. It will take the sun coming up and warming things to really get the thaw factor involved. As far as temps go on Sunday... I don't really see them getting very warm at all. Highs will knock on the door of the freezing point. The good news with that is... the sun's energy will present a melting factor to any and all of the moisture that is left out there. So that means the main roads could begin to clear a little while after sunrise. The problem will be the secondary roads. Growing up here in eastern Kentucky, specifically Magoffin County, there are certain roads that I know for a fact see very limited sunshine during the sunniest of days. We all know where theses roads are and this will be the slick factor. I noticed several salt trucks out pre-treating and salting the roads last night. That was a great move in keeping the roads a little safer for necessary travel. I don't advise anyone to be out until the sun has risen and things begin to thaw out. This goes to show you that even the least amount of winter weather activity can cause many problems! As for the rest of the forecast period... it looks like more wintry weather is on the horizon for us this week. Some of the model data suggests that the totals may not be as impressive. Though I do think that accumulating snow will be likely. I'll watch this one a little more closely over the next few days and I'll let you know what exactly I think is going on out there. I'll include some model data for you to look at! C-Ya Bye
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  • by Brenda Location: Pike Co on Dec 8, 2008 at 10:23 AM
    This morning I kept waiting on a delay at least for school our road was awful. But nuttin I live on a hill so our kids dont ride a bus and man going down was not easy! Then My husband tells me they are a wreck on the four lane and looks to be pretty bad. They hit head on. The roads was awful. And winter hasnt even set in yet! Kids will be going to school in late June!
  • by Green Location: Quicksand on Dec 7, 2008 at 05:35 PM
    Just came 8:30 sunday night and roads are bas here in holler in KNott COunty. I hope no school my kids will not be there if so because There not getting on bus like this
  • by Stephanie Location: Marrowbone Elkhorn City on Dec 7, 2008 at 06:09 AM
    Hello Jim!! I looked outside this morning (Sunday dec.7th) and saw a light dusting of some snow, but our "Holler" is solid white and very slick! We live up on hill and our driveway is the same as our holler, white and slick!!! Will this be cleared up by morning? If not, i hope they call school off because i know these little roads don't get salted and cleaned off up through here!! Take care Jim, God bless!


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