Eastern Kentucky Weather

Snow Is Cranking Up

It only took a few hours for a very light accumulation to show up on the sidewalks, grass, and spotty on the roads here in Hazard. With the temps dropping all night and more moisture coming.... we are in for a decent set-up for the snow.

I'll be honest... I nearly cut back totals Tuesday afternoon. Then I saw some things in the data that made me think otherwise. It wasn't going to be a huge cut-back, but the numbers were going to come down some. Obviously, I lept the numbers the same from previous posts.

The Warning was extended to Harlan & Letcher Counties around 6pm Tuesday evening. That was extended for the upslope snow that will keep on rolling through Thursday morning. The model data keeps that hanging around for what seems like forever.

If you watch this radar long enough or any other radar you will notice the moisture will begin filling in again! Some could be pretty intense from time to time.

GFS Early Weds Morning                                  GFS Around 7am                                          GFS Weds Afternoon

Notice, during the afternoon, the darker shade of green is showing up. It's trying to indicate some heavier snow bands will be possible. I think this will be the case throughout the whole run of this system. That means at any given time some of those heavier bursts will be possible. It will be off and on, but still a pretty good possibility! This is where we ususally see some of the quick accumulations. To answer someone's quetion about heavy or light... this leg is the light type of the snow. You will see the strong winds whip it all around. That's why visibilities will be down. Do you see those black lines running across Kentucky? The closer together they are over a region... it indicates that it will be pretty windy. So when the pressure gradient is tight we see some very strong winds just like many have experienced as of this posting or you will before the night is over with.

With that being said... the winds will do a number on the temps tonight. We are going to see a blast of cold air come in form the north. That cold air tied to the high winds will really smack you in the face.

This is just like those old multiplication tables we all had somewhere on a wall in our classrooms. Wind is on the left... so a wind speed of 30mph and a temp of 20 will give you a feels like temp of 1. Just find where they meet at and you'll never go wrong... unless you make a mistake and point at the wrong ones...LOL... If you are lazy like me then this chart is too much work for you. This link will take you to another wind chill chart and a calculator.

Keep tabs on where the snow is at below.

Somerset Cam

Pikeville Cam

http://www.kywebcams.com/createimage.php?image=hillbilly1.jpg&width=703

Harlan Cam

If you know of anymore cams let me know and we'll try to work something out with the host of the cam.

As for talking about the late weekend early next week clipper system... we'll wait until we get through this one and then we'll talk more about that!

It is quite clear that Mother Nature is winning the battle this winter.

This is the only Mother Nature I can remember... the one from the Smurfs! Derek... you're too young to remember that...LOL... but I have seen them on Boomerang!

I'll have more info coming up later!

C-Ya Bye

 

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