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Accumulating Snow Possible Wednesday and the School Watch Meter

10:00 PM 01/18

It’s a very brisk MLK Jr Day, highs only made it into the upper teens, the daytime high in Lexington was 19 degrees, barely hit 20, however windchills hovered anywhere around 0 to 5 degrees this afternoon. We’re stuck with this cold tomorrow as well as highs are only expected to reach the low 20s.

Now on to Wednesday, a snow moves in Wednesday morning, and at this point it is likely that several spots could see a couple of inches,  especially for those across southern Kentucky .  Snowfall ratios will be near 8:1, thanks to a very cold ground set by this Arctic cold, and temperatures that morning will be in the upper teens and lower 20s. Here is my first shot at snow. First Shot at snow.jpg

 

Now a Snowday comes into question, and as a former Scott County student, I always loved to see snow in the forecast, because that meant a possible delay or closing.School teachers and staff, I know the ‘talk of the town ‘ will be Wednesday morning’s snow. So here’s just a run-down of what i’m seeing

  1. Snow arrives around 5-8 am Wednesday morning, roads will remain will below freezing, any snow that falls will stick.
  2. There may be some heavy periods of snow at times which could limit visibility.
  3. Though we aren’t getting the MOST  out of this, regardless,  accumulating snow is conducive to deteriorating road conditions,
  4. Most School systems either Delay or Close school in these type of events, but it’s not my call, its the Superintendent’s.
  5. I will have gain confidence on whether or not there’s a school closing tomorrow, so check back with me.
So for that, I’m giving Scott County Students a MODERATE  chance for a Snowday on Wednesday.
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Short and Brief. #KYWX

Posted at 4:55PM on January 22,2015 by Darius Mack

It’s Thursday and the chance for wintry weather on Friday remains, the big question is how much will it impact you?

Latest trends show slightly warmer temps, which means that temps might press too warm for it to be plain snow, I think most of us will start off with rain, then the transition to sleet, then the transition to snow. Here are my initial thoughts on snow, Not impressive in concerns of snow amounts, only expect minor accumulations for most of the region, most of us may see more rain than snow. Stay tuned for more updates, I do expect to make more modifications as the storm gets closer.

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Winter Storm Potential

After some thought, i’ve arranged, and modified the numbers. First, I want to say, this has not been easy. Several model runs suggest a narrow heavy band of snow could hit north of the I-64 corridor, and the storm does look intense, alot of forces will come into play, which will allow for elevation which is pretty conducive to  bringing in higher snow totals. 3-6″ is my call, localized higher amounts are possible. We’ll still deal with the rain and Ice, but I think there will be more SNOW than ice, which is what we want because the ICE is really bad.

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Sunday Morning doesn’t look bad, go ahead an do what you gotta do, late Sunday evening is what you need to watch out for.

Tomorrow , join me and my colleagues as we cover the latest info about the storm on  Foot’s Forecast | Central Kentucky on Facebook.

Winter Storm Warnings are out, Ice Storm Warnings for places in Southwestern Ky. This is my last update for the night!

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