Dangerously cold wind chills and snow

Good Wednesday, folks. When I write about ‘harsh winter weather’, today is what I’m talking about. Some snow and blowing snow are adding to the dangerously low wind chills to make this a weather day more typical of the Canada than Kentucky.

The early day snow system is a high impact travel event. An inch or so of arctic snow will fall in many areas, with blowing and some drifting snow showing up. This is actually making for some pretty awesome scenes playin out. Unfortunately, many roads are snow covered and may not improve much throughout the day. Stay safe if you’re travelling.

The main show of the day is the bitterly cold temps and dangerously cold wind chills. It may feel like -10 to -20 at times today into tonight. That’s in the danger category, so take all necessary precautions of you have to be outdoors for any period of time.

Another light snow maker tries to work across the state later tonight into Thursday morning. The greatest impact from this may be across the western half of the state. A few more travel issues are possible.

After another frigid day on Thursday, the Polar Vortex begins to lift out. That allows overrunning moisture to develop quickly Thursday night and Friday. I’m concerned about icy roads developing as a mixture of snow, freezing rain and rain moves in. It’s a setup where we have a frozen ground, with road temps well below freezing. Even for areas getting rain, icy roads can sometimes develop because of the frozen ground.

I’ll talk more about all that and what comes after that with my next updates. Until then, let’s do some tracking:

The Wind Chill Advisory is covering several counties also under the Winter Weather Advisory on this map:

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

I-75 MP 127
Georgetown

I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Pine Mountain

Jenkins

Florence

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Covington

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Louisville

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E-town

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Stay safe and stay warm. Make it a good one and take care.

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