Once again... thank you so much for your totals. Next time we'll use this format so I can copy and past them for all to see. Here is my own personal example.
Location: Hazard/Perry County
Snowfall Amount: 8" at the station 10" at my house
This format will be a lot easier for all of us to use. Plus you'll all get full credit. If you want to learn how to get accurate snowfall measurements... the NWS has a helpful link. How to Accurately Measure Snowfall
Here are snowfall totals as of 7pm Monday.
***********************SNOWFALL REPORTS*********************** INCHES LOCATION ST COUNTY TIME ------ ----------------------- -- -------------- ------- 12 2 W BEATTYVILLE KY LEE 1045 AM 12 CALVIN KY BELL 1121 AM 12 THOUSANDSTICKS KY LESLIE 1000 AM 10 2 N HEIDELBERG KY LEE 0700 AM 10 2 SW PINEVILLE KY BELL 0900 AM 10 2 W BEATTYVILLE KY LEE 0830 AM 10 PINE KNOT KY MCCREARY 0824 AM 9 WALLINS CREEK KY HARLAN 1150 AM 9 SMILAX KY LESLIE 0946 AM 8 HAZARD WATER PLANT KY PERRY 0700 AM 8 HYDEN KY LESLIE 0603 AM 8 2 ESE TALBERT KY BREATHITT 0730 AM 8 FONDE KY BELL 0130 PM 8 HINDMAN KY KNOTT 0556 PM 7 KINGDOM COME S.P. KY HARLAN 0700 AM 7 WHITESBURG KY LETCHER 0800 AM 7 7 NE WHITESBURG KY LETCHER 1200 PM 7 2 SE WHITESBURG KY LETCHER 0700 AM 7 HAZARD KY PERRY 1112 AM 7 BEATTYVILLE KY LEE 0709 AM 7 1 N IRVINE KY ESTILL 0800 AM 7 JETTS CREEK KY BREATHITT 0800 AM 6 1 SE BOONEVILLE KY OWSLEY 0700 AM 6 SKYLINE KY LETCHER 0700 AM 6 BUNCH KY LAUREL 0700 AM 6 BUCKHORN KY PERRY 0641 AM 5 2 S STEARNS KY MCCREARY 0600 AM 5 MONTICELLO KY WAYNE 0700 AM 5 1 S HARLAN KY HARLAN 0700 AM 5 1 WNW CLAY CITY KY POWELL 0700 AM 5 CARR CREEK KY KNOTT 0700 AM 5 2 NNW DICE KY PERRY 0916 AM 5 5 E SALYERSVILLE KY MAGOFFIN 0709 AM 5 FERGUSON KY PULASKI 0700 AM 5 CAMPTON KY WOLFE 0650 AM 5 1 N JACKSON KY BREATHITT 1000 AM 5 CLAY CITY KY POWELL 0314 PM 5 5 W BEE LICK KY PULASKI 0845 AM 4 1 NW WILLIAMSBURG KY WHITLEY 0700 AM 4 WELLINGTON KY MENIFEE 0700 AM 4 2 N SOMERSET KY PULASKI 0700 AM 4 SLADE KY POWELL 0700 AM 4 ROGERS KY WOLFE 0600 AM 4 MOUNT VERNON KY ROCKCASTLE 0800 AM 4 CRESSY KY ESTILL 0800 AM 4 BARBOURVILLE KY KNOX 0700 AM 4 3 WNW WEST LIBERTY KY MORGAN 1200 PM 4 11 NW WEST LIBERTY KY MORGAN 0700 AM 4 INEZ KY MARTIN 1105 AM 4 2 W MOUTHCARD KY PIKE 0709 AM 4 STANTON KY POWELL 0614 AM 4 LONDON KY LAUREL 0600 AM 4 3 WSW PRESTONSBURG KY FLOYD 0600 AM 4 2 N PRESTONSBURG KY FLOYD 0521 PM 3 1 E PAINTSVILLE KY JOHNSON 0700 AM 3 WEST LIBERTY KY MORGAN 0621 AM 3 OWINGSVILLE KY BATH 0618 AM 3 CORBIN KY WHITLEY 0600 AM 2 EZEL KY MORGAN 0700 AM 2 GIMLET KY ELLIOT 0800 AM 2 HILLSBORO KY FLEMING 0800 AM 2 RELIEF KY MORGAN 0700 AM
Impressive to say the very least! For locations other than higher elevations to see these snowfall amounts it just blows my mind. The intensity of this round of snow was amazing. I'm still waiting on the higher elevations like Black or Pine Mountain. I'm sure it is a royal mess up there!
Speaking of a royal mess... this next system looks to be just that! More like a royal pain if I do say so myself. You have heard me talk about "Riding The Fence" before. That's where we'll be on Wednesday-Thursday. When we ride the fence it means we'll more than likely experience everything Mother Nature has to offer. A taste of rain, a pinch of snow, and too much freezing rain. The radar will show every single color it has in the database. Determining where the line of freezing rain is my #1 concern.
Here are what the models are showing for precip type and timing.
GFS Weds Mid Morning GFS Weds At 10pm
GFS Thursday At 1am GFS Thursday Afternoon
According to the GFS... we'll go through an extended period of snow beginning before noon on Wednesday and lasting to around midnight. That's when the warmer air comes into play and allows for a layer in the atmosphere to melt anything falling just over our heads. When this melts it fall onto very cold surfaces and freezes upon contact and making a layer of ice. This lasts up until the afternoon hours on Thursday. This is just the GFS general rundown.
Here's the NAM
NAM Wednesday Afternoon NAM Thursday at 1am
NAM Thursday at 4am NAM Thursday at 7am
With the NAM you see the chnage from snow to freezing rain to rain comes earlier in the day. I'd much rather deal with a couple more inches of snow than all of this ice business. Here is an image that I put together highlighting what each area will see the most of on Thursday. This is an early look and just like a snowfall forecast.... it will need tweaking this week.
I will update this map as new data is released. This is just to get the general idea out there for you folks!
I'll update again on Tuesday!