Eastern Kentucky Weather

This Winter Has Entered the Local History Books

The data is incomplete, but the record has already been broken. This season became the 3rd Snowiest on Record. With the possibility of more coming... it has a chance to hit number 2!

First, I want to say thank you to all of you that keep coming back to this blog. We have posted our biggest numbers ever over the last couple of months. It took a little while to get where we are! There is sitll a lot of work left to push it to the limits and that's something that you will have to help me do! Encourage your buddies to start reading. Why not even start an office pool to see how right I am...lol... I'll shave totals rather than points...LOL... I really appreciate you! A few years ago 10,000 hits a day wasn't thought of and now We are ready for 20? 30? 40? 100? Thank you! That's my pitch! I'll have another pitch coming as soon as I get somethings settled!

Well all probably thought it, but really didn't realize... this winter has cracked the top 3. I'll go over that later on in the post. First, let's discuss what's happening with the snow tonight!

Once the snow started Tuesday night it just kept coming! There were a few breaks, but each break was brief. The snow will begin ending once we lose that NW flow that keeps the moisture streamlining into Kentucky. These upslope snow showers are a major pain, but you will see them end Thursday. You'll notice, when they begin to end the snow showers will have more of a west to east direction and then disappear. The best place to see that is on radar.

The new snowfall is falling and adding up rather quickly. I am sticking with the earlier numbers that I posted about the new snowfall potential!

If you missed it...

Final totals should look more like what you see below here.

With a foot on the ground high atop Black Mountain... I guess that 10" is a little low...LOL  There will be isolated amounts that will really shoot past the 10" mark. Most areas will be closer to the 10". When the final totals are tabulated and are out in the open you will see a streak of highly elevated places with those very impressive totals and then you will see more folks closer to the 8"-10" range.

Watch as this system begins to wrap-up.

GFS V. Early Thurs.                    GFS Early Thurs.            GFS Work Time Thurs.       GFS Thurs. Afternoon

The GFS keeps the moisture around through the afternoon. Which could very well happen. I have been burnt by that too many times with these upslope events. My thought is that the snow will wrap-up during the mid-morning hours with a few isolated snow showers or flurries hanging around through the afternoon.

NAM V. Early Thurs.               NAM Early Thurs.                NAM Work Time Thurs.         NAM Thurs. Afternoon

The NAM is clearing things out completely around 7am. As I mentioned earlier... I will keep the snow chances alive until mid-morning. With maybe a few isolated snow showers sticking arounf until the afternoon.

We'll have a brief break and then the snow gets cranked up again and rolls right over Kentucky again beginning Sunday night. It's a clipper system, which would normal swing through drop some snow and get out. The data has it hanging around a little while longer than I normally see.

       Sunday night                     Early Monday                  Monday Afternoon                Monday Evening

This is looking pretty impressive! Once the current storm gets out of here we'll focus full attention on this one. So come back tomorrow and we'll see how it is evolving.

As for the record books... with the upcoming snow next week we could very well go into the number 2 spot on this list. These records only go back to the early 80s. I know there were huge snowfall amounts in the past, but these are the records we have!

The competition is on!

C-Ya Bye

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