Major winter storm pulls away

Good Saturday, everyone. Wow! Our major winter storm was everything I had been warning you about in the days leading up to it. Historic snowfall and high winds combined to shutdown the bluegrass state.

Snow totals just for Friday ranged from 6″-19″ across central and eastern Kentucky. Many areas picked up more than a foot of snow, with drifts of 2 to 3 feet high.

This winter storm was the third system to drop a foot of snow across Kentucky in less than a year. Think about that one for a minute. 3 historic snowstorms in 11 months. That’s never happened in recorded history, and you we may never see it again in our lifetime.

Wraparound snows continue across much of central and eastern Kentucky early today. As a matter of fact, many areas will pick up additional accumulations after I type this. Another 1″-4″ (locally higher east) will be possible through Noon. That could bring snow totals in some areas to 20″-24″. WOW!

The snow tapers off this afternoon as the east coast blizzard pulls away. Winds will still be gusty and the drifts will continue to grow. Waist deep drifts are a good bet.

Temps tonight will absolutely tank with a deep snowpack. Zero is possible If we can clear the skies out.

I leave you with all your Saturday snow tracking tools:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Winchester Road
Lexington
I-75 @ Winchester Road

I-75 @ Iron Works Pike
Lexington

I-75 @ Clays Ferry Bridge South
Between Lexington and Richmond

US 60 @ US 127 Frankfort

US60 @ US127

US 60 @ US 460
Frankfort
US60 @ US460

US 60 @ Chenault Road
Near Millville
US60 @ Chenault Road

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown
I75 NB @ MP 127

I-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway near Slade

I-71/I-75 at I-275
Near Covington
I-71/I-75 @ I-275

I-275 at Mineola Pike
Near Covington
I-275 @ Mineola Pike

I-275 approaching KY 20/Airport
Near Covington
I-275 East of KY 20/Airport Exit

Bluegrass Parkway Bardstown

I-65 MP 32

Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway
Louisville
Downtown Louisville @ 2nd & Broadway

I-64 @ I-264
Louisville
I-64 @ I-264

I-264 @ Freedom Way
Near Louisville International Airport
I-264 @ Freedom Way

I-75 at MP 36
London
I-75 @ MP 36

I-75 at MP 23
Corbin

I-75 @ MP 23
-65 @ 234
Near Bowling Green
I-65 @ 234

Natcher Parkway MP 5
Near Bowling Green
Natcher Parkway @ MP 5

US 41A Gate 5 Fort Campbell Entrance
Fort Campbell
US 41A @ Gate 5

I-24  MP 4 @ US 60
Paducah
I-24 @ US 60 MP 4

Louie B Nunn MP 3
Near Glasgow
Louie B Nunn MP 3

Be careful out there and take care.

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