Accumulations For Most... In The Grass

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Updated: 2/08/2012 11:27 am
**** Wednesday, Late Morning Update ****

As a follow-up to the midmorning post, here is an updated snowfall totals map, through 11:20 AM:

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Also, here is a photo from Renea Holman in Harrodsburg.... she reported 1" in her backyard.

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... and here is one from Vickie Griffith of Bath County.

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Thanks for the snow photos, Vickie and Renea!

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I'll have an updated forecast with more details on the recent snow - and a look ahead at a colder weekend with a little more lights now, at noon and 12:30.

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Geoff

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012: A Light Accumulation In The Grass

We've had a nice little batch of light snow this morning, which started right around 4 AM in Lexington and continues at 9:30 AM.  The back edge of snow is not far away, and the bulk of the snow is now east of I-75, but we'll have a few more hours of light snow and snow showers in the Bluegrass Region.  The snow should end around midday in Lexington, and a bit later to the east.

Here is the midmorning radar / satellite view across the east-central US.

 

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This morning, we were forecasting between a dusting and an inch in the grass.  In general, this forecast is working out fairly well, with most places seeing a fraction of an inch in the lawn, except for southern Kentucky which remains a bit too mild for accumulating snow.

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Through 7 AM, 0.7" of snow was reported at the Blue Grass Airport.  This takes our snow-season total to 1.8", officially.  The 0.7" will likely become something closer to an inch when the official update comes in after 1 PM.

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Other reports have come in through 9:30 AM, ranging from 0.2" in Beattyville in Lee County to 0.8" near Cressy in Estill County.

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MOST folks would agree that it is nice to see the snow.  Road crews have been hitting the major thoroughfares hard, but there have been a few accidents reported.  Bridges and overpasses, as well as untreated roads, will be very slick.

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Another batch of light snow is likely on Friday evening into Friday night.  This will accompany the leading edge of much colder air, which will stay through the weekend.  You'll notice that the GFS forecast produces some snow on Friday evening, between 7 PM and 1 AM.

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Courtesy: Penn State Univ. Dept. of Meteorology

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Snowfall amounts on Friday night will probably be light - likely no more than what we are receiving today (although we may see some small accumulations, similar to today).  Details remain to be seen, as moisture will be limited with that system.  Stay tuned!

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As the arctic air invates on the heels of Friday night's light snow, highs will only creep to 30° on Saturday and 33° on Sunday.  We'll get into the teens, probably twice, on Saturday night and again on Sunday night. 

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Thanks for stopping by the weather blog.  Enjoy the snow!

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Geoff


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