10:00 pm update: snow advisory east

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update from the nws, this fits in well with yesturday’s map I issued.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
948 PM EST FRI DEC 4 2009

…LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF SOUTHEAST
KENTUCKY…

.AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA TONIGHT AND OFFSHORE OF THE CAROLINAS ON SATURDAY. OUR AREA
WILL BE ON THE NORTHWESTERN FRINGE OF INFLUENCE FROM THE
SYSTEM…WITH LIGHT PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. BECAUSE OF THE COLD AIR
MASS IN PLACE…PRECIPITATION WILL TAKE THE FORM OF SNOW…WITH LIGHT
SNOW EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AN PERSIST INTO THE DAY
SATURDAY. SNOW WILL DIMINISH SATURDAY AFTERNOON AS THE STORM SYSTEM
PULLS AWAY AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST.

KYZ087-110-113-115-117-119-051000-
/O.EXA.KJKL.WW.Y.0009.091205T0800Z-091206T0000Z/
BELL-FLOYD-KNOTT-PERRY-LESLIE-MARTIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…MIDDLESBORO…PINEVILLE…
PRESTONSBURG…HINDMAN…HAZARD…HYDEN…INEZ
948 PM EST FRI DEC 4 2009

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 7 PM EST
SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…EFFECTIVE FROM 3 AM TO 7 PM EST
SATURDAY.

LIGHT SNOW WILL LIKELY DEVELOP OVERNIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF
THE DAY ON SATURDAY. ACCUMULATIONS OF LESS THAN AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE
BY DAWN…WITH TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES EXPECTED BY THE
TIME THE SNOW DIMINISHES IN THE AFTERNOON.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
1008 PM EST FRI DEC 4 2009

KYZ049-056-057-066-067-078-081-082-051000-
CLARK KY-GARRARD KY-MADISON KY-CASEY KY-LINCOLN KY-RUSSELL KY-
CUMBERLAND KY-CLINTON KY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WINCHESTER…LANCASTER…RICHMOND…
LIBERTY…STANFORD…JAMESTOWN…BURKESVILLE…ALBANY
1008 PM EST FRI DEC 4 2009 /908 PM CST FRI DEC 4 2009/

…FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON FOR PARTS OF SOUTH CENTRAL AND
EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY EARLY SATURDAY…

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE ACROSS THE MID MISSISSIPPI RIVER
VALLEY WILL DIVE SOUTH AND COMBINE WITH MOISTURE STREAMING NORTH
FROM THE GULF TO BRING A CHANCE FOR LIGHT SNOW ACROSS THE LAKE
CUMBERLAND AND EASTERN BLUEGRASS REGIONS BY DAYBREAK SATURDAY.

SNOW COULD ACCUMULATE FROM A DUSTING TO UP TO HALF AN INCH…
PRIMARILY ACROSS GRASSY AREAS BY MID MORNING SATURDAY…MAINLY
EAST OF A BOWLING GREEN TO LEXINGTON LINE.

THE SNOW MAY CAUSE INCONVENIENCE TO MORNING TRAVELERS…WITH SOME
SLICK SPOTS DEVELOPING AS TEMPERATURES DROP BELOW THE FREEZING
MARK.

be careful out there east ky folks as this the first snow of season.

radar link

http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/southmissvly_loop.php

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