Another band of snow will move into the region tonight. That plus temperatures into the lower 20s will create slick spots across the mountains. Additional accumulation of up to a half inch is possible in the valleys, while up to an additional inch is possible on the ridges. While significant snow is not expected, we have issued a Severe Weather Alert Day to keep you informed on possible negative impacts to travel through Tuesday afternoon.
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - A new seismic station in eastern Kentucky is now monitoring for earthquakes in the entire region.
It comes on the heels of the 4.3 earthquake that was centered in Letcher County back in November.
Experts wanted to place the seismic station in the ground at the Perry County Library a long time ago, but the recent earthquake sped up the process.
“It is good to know that now we can study this area with greater accuracy to understand the sources so people understand the plan for such earthquakes in the future,” UK Seismologist Seth Carpenter said.
So far, the device has not detected any earthquakes, but it has picked up on some mine blasts in the Perry County area.