Let The Games Begin

I have updated a few things. Not a solid change in totals, but more specific information on where.

Finally, I am able to update the blog. It's a little hard when I am doing some news stuff here too! That's why I always post so late. Sorry!

The time to get prepared is now. The Winter Storm Watch & Winter Storm Warning have been pushed to start later in the day.

The track has been the debate all along. If it travels too far in either direction we'll lose some snow or we'll gain even more. I made my mind up earlier on a general track and it still looks like that's where it is heading. That means this system should be predominantly snow. Other issues have been going around in my head about the freezing line being really close to us and what that will mean in the end. It has danced around us all week with the data, but now tthat I am seeing an actual developed system it brings that back to my mind. Though it looks like most of that should occur to our south. Still... these last minute changes put me on edge! Some parts of TN will likely pick up quarter inch of ice. That's not what we want here again!

After actually having a few minutes to make the adjustments here's what I came up with. REMEMBER THAT IF YOU LIVE IN THE 7"-10" SWATH THAT MEANS YOU COULD SEE AROUND 7", 8", 9", OR 10"    I know how most get really excited, nervous, or mad when they see snowfall graphics like this one. Don't always go with the high end of the range! This is pretty close to a final call. Since Mother Nature may allow me more time I might have a chance to get one in tomorrow afternoon!

Here's the rest of the full package:

  • Winter Storm Warning goes into full mode on Friday afternoon in southern KY first
  • Start time looks like 12pm-4pm
  • Right along the KY/TN border will see accumulation first.
  • Spreads NE into the evening
  • Covers all of our region by 6pm

I am watching the PinPoint Doppler right now and the moisture is showing up in western KY but at the time of this post nothing is reaching the ground. This is not the PinPoint Doppler, but it will show you rain/snow/mix.

I'll try to keep you updated as much as possible, but that could become difficult later on in the evening when I think the heaviest snow will begin. Remember, this doesn't look like one of those systems that will cause widespread power outages. The snow will not be that heavy type we had back in December. Do I think that we'll have some power issues? Sure! Especially, if the track changes enough to bring the ice line in from TN.

Stay safe!

C-Ya Bye

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  • by stephanie Location: salyersville on Jan 29, 2010 at 08:45 PM
    We have a pretty good coating, and it is falling really quickly!!! I was starting to think all you meteorologist had lost it!! LOL :) Your the best Jim!
  • by Kendra Location: Cumberland on Jan 29, 2010 at 12:25 PM
    flurries now but its picking up
  • by Brandon Location: Middlesboro on Jan 29, 2010 at 12:18 PM
    Snowing pretty good in parts of Bell Co now!
  • by MJ Location: Bell/Harlan on Jan 29, 2010 at 12:16 PM
    When is this thing due to actually hit full force now? I'm in Harlan right now and it's barely flurrying.
  • by Todd Location: Putney on Jan 29, 2010 at 12:07 PM
    Just heard it was spitting the snow down in Baxter @ 2:30
  • by Phil Location: Whitesburg, KY on Jan 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM
    3:00pm and the flurries are starting to fly in Wise Va.
  • by Bill Location: Hazard on Jan 29, 2010 at 11:57 AM
    I'm seein a couple flurries here at walmart it won't be long now.
  • by Chad Location: Knott on Jan 29, 2010 at 11:44 AM
    Snow is falling and things are getting white, like the cars adn grass area...
  • by Derek Location: Harlan County on Jan 29, 2010 at 11:42 AM
    2: 40 PM: Flurries in Harlan.
  • by TABITHA Location: PIKEVILLE KY on Jan 29, 2010 at 11:38 AM
    Few flurries her in Pikeville.Nothing major yet!


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