Eastern Kentucky Weather

Snow Ends... Now For Slick Roads

The bulk of the snow has moved out of the region. Light snow showers will be all that remains for the overnight period.

This was a very nice round of wintry precipitation. Unfortunately, these slick roads could possibly be to blame for some terrible accidents that happened in eastern Kentucky. As much as I love snow... I hate hearing news of accidents more than anything in this world. I can relate to anyone who has ever lost a loved one because of slick conditions. I lost my mother back in March of 2006 on a cold and icy morning. There wasn't any snow out there... it had been damp the night before and when she headed out for work... those slick roads showed me how dangerous it really was. She loved snow as much as I do... if not more! It has been really hard these last couple of Christmas holidays for me and the rest of my bunch. So I feel so terrible when I hear about these accidents because I know what these people are in store for during the holiday season. Let's keep these people in our thoughts and prayers.

I didn't mean to dump on you there, but this has been something I have just wanted to share for a while. I thought now was as good a time as any.

As for our forecast... this snow and ice will stick around for at least one more night. The cold temperatures that will spread through the mountains will keep driving conditions very hazardous. Some more light snow shower activity will remain in the area during the overnight. Temps will be much colder overnight than Thursday night. So if travel is in your forecast you will want to wait until 9am or later to go where ever you may be going.

Any left over snow may not have a chance by Saturday afternoon. Temps begin climbing back into the 40s. Then on Sunday I expect to see highs jump into the 50s during the afternoon hours. So build your snowmen while you can.

Next week is beginning to look active... but I'll save that for my next post probably on Monday. That way I'll have a better handle on things and you can be prepared for whatever mother nature throws our way!

As you know it has been extremely wet here lately. Not only from the snow, but we had a whole lot of rain around here too! Here's some data released from the NWS.

LOCATION         /   COUNTY     /     PRECIPITATION     /    SNOWFALL

BARBOURVILLE         KNOX              4.40 INCHES          0.2 INCHES
BEATTYVILLE 4N       LEE               3.14 INCHES          6.5 INCHES
BIG SHELBY           PIKE              3.03 INCHES          1.5 INCHES
BUCKHORN LAKE        PERRY             3.55 INCHES          0.3 INCHES
BUNCH                LAUREL            3.11 INCHES          2.5 INCHES
BAXTER               HARLAN            4.33 INCHES          TRACE
CARR CREEK           KNOTT             3.08 INCHES          1.0 INCH
CAVE RUN LAKE        ROWAN             2.16 INCHES          0.5 INCHES
CLAY CITY 1WNW       POWELL            1.47 INCHES          1.0 INCH
CLOSPLINT 4ESE       HARLAN            3.58 INCHES          1.5 INCHES
COLO                 PULASKI           2.07 INCHES          3.0 INCHES
CRESSY               ESTILL            2.02 INCHES          0.6 INCHES
DRAFFIN              PIKE              3.84 INCHES          0.4 INCHES
EZEL                 MORGAN            2.53 INCHES          5.0 INCHES
FLEMINGSBURG 2N      FLEMING           1.49 INCHES          0.1 INCH
GIMLET               ELLIOTT           1.59 INCHES          4.0 INCHES
HARLAN 1S            HARLAN            4.45 INCHES          TRACE
HARLAN STATE POLICE  HARLAN            4.06 INCHES          TRACE
HAZARD WATER         PERRY             3.86 INCHES          0.5 INCHES
HAZARD               PERRY             4.02 INCHES          0.6 INCHES
HEIDELBERG 2N        LEE               2.95 INCHES          6.0 INCHES
ISLAND CITY          OWSLEY            3.27 INCHES          2.8 INCHES
INEZ 2E              MARTIN            2.65 INCHES          2.0 INCHES
NWS JACKSON          BREATHITT         3.22 INCHES          3.2 INCHES
JEREMIAH 1S          LETCHER           4.12 INCHES          1.2 INCHES
KINGDOM COME S.P.    HARLAN            4.10 INCHES          3.4 INCHES
LONDON CORBIN APT    LAUREL            2.80 INCHES          MISSING
LONDON STATE POLICE  LAUREL            2.94 INCHES          1.3 INCHES
MIDDLESBORO 2N       BELL              4.20 INCHES          TRACE
MONTICELLO 3NE       WAYNE             3.35 INCHES          2.6 INCHES
MOREHEAD S.P.        ROWAN             1.35 INCHES          TRACE
MOUNT STERLING 5N    MONTGOMERY        1.55 INCHES          0.0
MOUNT VERNON         ROCKCASTLE        2.34 INCHES          1.0 INCH
PAINTSVILLE 1E       JOHNSON           2.54 INCHES          0.0
PRESTONSBURG 3NW     FLOYD             2.73 INCHES          TRACE
RELIEF               MORGAN            2.42 INCHES          0.9 INCHES
ROGERS               WOLFE             3.35 INCHES          6.7 INCHES
SALYERSVILLE         MAGOFFIN          2.71 INCHES          1.0 INCH
SANDY HOOK           ELLIOTT           2.41 INCHES          1.0 INCH
SKYLINE              LETCHER           4.32 INCHES          1.0 INCH
SLADE 5NE            POWELL            2.58 INCHES          4.0 INCHES
SMILAX               LESLIE            4.27 INCHES          MISSING
SOMERSET 2N          PULASKI           2.61 INCHES          1.0 INCH
STANTON 2W           POWELL            2.09 INCHES          1.4 INCHES
BOONEVILLE 1SE       OWSLEY            3.40 INCHES          3.0 INCHES
VICTORY 5NW          LAUREL            2.61 INCHES          2.9 INCHES
WEST LIBERTY 3NW     MORGAN            2.43 INCHES          4.0 INCHES
WEST LIBERTY 11NW    MORGAN            2.45 INCHES          4.0 INCHES
WHITESBURG           LETCHER           3.90 INCHES          0.5 INCHES
WHITESBURG 2SE       LETCHER           4.11 INCHES          1.0 INCH
WILLIAMSBURG 1NW     WHITLEY           4.32 INCHES          1.0 INCH

How about some more pics from some of you?!?!?!?

 

Pam Haney from Busy, KY  This one could be on a post card or calendar. Thanks Pam

Stephanie from over in Marrowbone, KY  

Stephanie knows how to get some play out of her pictures. She has written messages in the snow for a couple of years now. I am going to share her email message here as well... it was funny!

Hi Jim!! It was a little harder this time to write you a message in the snow. Mainly because it was more ice than snow..haha!! I had to use a pencil to write this one instead of my fingers...hahaha, But, hope you like the picture!! I would say that there is close to an inch and a half of ice on our steps, very slippery!! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas Jim!! God bless you always!!!
 
 
Stephanie Collier

She's climbing my list...lol...

Thanks and have a great weekend. i am going to take a blog break until Monday... unless something comes out of nowhere!

C-Ya Bye

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