Good Wednesday morning, folks.
The early-week rain has made some big news in the world of Kentucky climatology. With the heavy rain back on Monday, Frankfort has eclipsed its record for WETTEST YEAR in the record books!
The wettest year in the record books, locally, was 1935. Frankfort’s 61.33″ so far has topped the 60.66″ that fell back in ‘35 in the state capital. Lexington, however, is still in the #3 spot on the list of wettest years. Lexington is within 4″ of the 1935 Fayette County record.
As the final few snowflakes fall in far eastern Kentucky, quieter weather is returning to the Bluegrass. Last night, 0.4″ of snow fell in Covington, but no accumulations have been reported from our area (just a Trace of snow in Lexington and Jackson). Some gradual clearing will occur later today from west to east, but it will remain COLD with highs only around 41.
Flood Warnings remain in effect in Whitley County and Nelson County. A Flood Advisory is still in effect in Estill County.
The most significant problems right now are in Williamsburg, where the Cumberland River is out of its banks, and is cresting early today about 5′ above flood stage.
In western Nelson County, the Rolling Fork River is about 4′ above flood stage and continues to rise.
In Estill County, the Kentucky River has crested, and is about 3′ below flood stage. It continues to fall.
Also, Herrington Lake is now flooding. The lake is 3′ above flood stage and it continues to rise.
For a QUIETER but chilly forecast, head over to our primary weather page.
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