First, I smile each time I read all of your comments! Some I frown at, nearly ban, and then smile again! For those of you waiting on snow... it is coming! It is quickly adding up some locations.
I haven't done this in a while but I am going to respond directly to your comments at the bottom of the post.
The biggest revelation that has happened since my last post is the upgrade of the advisory to a warning. Only a few counties remain in an advisory in KY. Pretty far north, but it still looks like the snow will accumulate quite nicely up there. Here's the map:
The model data has gotten a little more exciting, but I am set on my numbers! What you saw earlier is what I am sticking with tonight. I feel like I have highlighted the areas where the heaviest snow will fall. Do I think there will be isolated areas that will have higher totals? Absolutely!
I know the 12"+ is vague... What I mean by that is in some areas you could see a few inches better than 12". I know it is hard to believe that right now, but I am sticking with my guns and we will ride this one out with these totals. IF I FEEL LIKE I AM WRONG I WILL UPDATE THE TOTALS IN EITHER DIRECTION. I don't think I will have to worry about that. Really though.... how many people do you know would come back and say they were wrong? Not many! I'll probably use a much smaller font so you can barely read it...lol...
Some of you have probably seen this already... but I will show you know! The NAM is wild with high snow totals. It doesn't want to blink and keeps bringing the big totals into the area.
Katie bar the door! Yes, it is showing 12"-16" over a big chunk of the area. I'll grab the other one and throw it up here when it becomes available. I am keeping my numbers where they are!
Weather service posted this the other day and I kept forgetting to post a link. Had a lot on my mind.
There is still plenty of moisture out there. Don't worry about that if you are looking for snow. If you hate the snow... well... the moisture is still out there!
Posted by: Sue Location: London, KY
Jim, another meteorologist said earlier that he thought Southeastern and Southern KY would get 10 to 16 inches of snow - do you think that is possible? Thanks!!
Sue... I know who you are referring to and he is a great forecaster! Chris and I have known each other for many years... he's much older than I am of course....lol... But he is a great guy! He still works in our television family in Huntington. To answer your question... look at my graphic above and you'll see that it is possible. Or my statement above that says 12+. We just use different wording and mapping! Someone told me the other day that I talked bad about other folks in the weather world. Now make sure you run and tell Chris that I had nothing but nice things to say. And that I called him old...lol...
Posted by: Derek Location: Harlan County
Jim cant wait to hear what you have to say. Ive been watching radar and stuff, and this thing is really really going have to ramp up to give us a big snow, if you look at it on a national radar, it looks likewe are already halfway through the snow. anxious for an update
Derek... Chill bro! LOL It's all ok! There is enough heavy moisture out there to bring us all we can handle! We just need the heavy bands to get here and it will add up.
Posted by: Brandon Location: Middlesboro
Where's all this snow Bell Co is suppose to get? Looks like the moisture is about to run out. Southern TN is where the mositure ends. I dont even have a inch here.
Brandon... The system is not running out we have plenty of moisture left.
Posted by: Beth Location: Eolia
Jim, I remember when you fell on your back in the snow and said we had like 4 inches. Let's hope you don't measure this one on your back too,lol. Keep up the good work!
Beth... I was walking up my deck Monday night after we had that little shot of snow and once again I slipped and fell. There wasn't much to measure, except for the bruise on my back and bottom...lol
These are the only ones that I have time for now. Don't forget to submit you photos to iWitness