3:30 pm update: snow still on track

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Central Great Lakes sector loop

the first period of precipitation is mainly virgia. However the action over the Missouri valley is reaching the ground and the nws in Paducah is reporting 1-3 inches has already fallen. The latest ECMWF and SREF  still show a general .1 to .2 of qpf which equates to a 1-3 snowfall by tomorrow night. I’m still keeping southern Kentucky around the 1 since some other stuff may mix in at the start. My forecast is the same on totals I’m thinking banding may set-up as well-meaning I’m to low with totals. Also a reminder winter weather adv’s are in effect with slick spots due to the snow. I’ll update in the comments section throughout the next day on occasion but have a full christmas planned so these comments will be less than usual. I’ll update again tomorrow night with an updated call for part 2 on Sunday. A very merry white Christmas to those who celebrate the holiday and a white december 25th to those who don’t. A white Christmas is coming time to sit back and enjoy the holiday with the bonus of snow this year!!!

Kids track santa here http://www.noradsanta.org/en/index.html

looks like this scene will be common in  Kentucky!!

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7 Responses to “3:30 pm update: snow still on track”

  1. mitchg Says:

    winter storm watch for the virgina border upslope counties saturday night through sunday night.

  2. mitchg Says:

    reports of snow falling in louisville.

  3. mitchg Says:

    quick update with moderate snow falling in paducah and the paducah radar showing amounts of hourly qpf over .1 have decided to raise totals regionwide to 1-3 for part 1. The band of heaviest snow this evening should track northeast into the horse cave region then south of danville. Most folks looks good for 2 inches by christmas day.

  4. mitchg Says:

    the heaviest band is moving across the tenn/ky line bwg to pikeville 2-4 tonight, 2-3 e-town to richmond 1-2 louisville, lexington, ashland around 1 still for covington.

  5. mitchg Says:

    secondary moderate snow band tracking northeast along the bluegrass parkway, comically may need to raise totals back to 1-3 for most of the bluegrass. areas north of a louisville to maysville are in the inch range now. Bowling green with 3 inches offically. this was one of the biggest forecast misses in quite sometime for me for the BWG site. BWG should see totals of 3-5 this weekend.

  6. mitchg Says:

    one band of moderate snow over southeast ky with patches of light snow elsewhere another band of moderate snow to move along 1-64 overnight. snowfall of 1/2 inch per hour in the moderate snow bands overnight.

  7. mitchg Says:

    later today
    1. recap of part 1
    2. update on totals for part 2 ( sunday)

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