A taste of winter from Sandy

Good Tuesday everyone. Superstorm Sandy continues to work closer and closer to the Bluegrass State today. This storm continues to be a monster, and it delivered a devastating blow to areas of the Mid-Atlantic and New York City. It was even worse than many thought it would be for those areas.

That track is pushing rain and snow westward across Kentucky. Many areas of Eastern Kentucky saw the switch to snow in the wee hours of the morning. Black Mountain in Harlan county had 10 inches of snow by midnight. Lower elevations are starting to get in on the act, and I suspect that trend to continue overnight into early today.

The NAM continues to hold strong on to the accumulation idea:

We’ll see how that works out, but I will stick with my lower total map from earlier. Melting should cut into those totals.

It continues to look as if the bulk of the snow accumulation will be across southeastern parts of the state. More than a foot of wet snow will be likely for areas along the Virginia state line. That could lead to some serious power problems.

Areas around Lexington and central Kentucky are likely to see a rain-snow mix early today. Follow the action on regional radar:

Winds have already been gusting to 40 to 50 mph at times. Those winds will carry us into today and could cause some problems.

I will drop by for another update later today. Take care.

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