Winter Storm Warning (canceled)

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    Winter Storm Warning (canceled)

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    ..WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM SATURDAY TO 8 AM EST
    SUNDAY...


    * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow
    accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of a
    light glaze expected. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.


    * WHERE...Portions of Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky and
    South Central and Southwest Ohio.


    * WHEN...From 2 PM Saturday to 8 AM EST Sunday.


    * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions.


    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


    A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
    and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
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    Louisville and the surrounding area have been added to the Winter Storm Warning

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    Orange-Washington-Scott-Jefferson-Dubois-Crawford-Perry-Harrison-
    Floyd-Clark-Hancock-Breckinridge-Meade-Ohio-Oldham-Trimble-Henry-
    Including the cities of Paoli, Salem, Scottsburg, Madison,
    Jasper, English, Tell City, Corydon, New Albany, Jeffersonville,
    Lewisport, Hawesville, Hardinsburg, Brandenburg, Hartford,
    Louisville, La Grange, Bedford, Milton, and New Castle
    359 AM EST Sat Jan 19 2019 /259 AM CST Sat Jan 19 2019/


    ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM EST /3 PM CST/ THIS
    AFTERNOON TO 7 AM EST /6 AM CST/ SUNDAY...


    * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6
    inches expected. Localized higher snowfall amounts are possible.
    Winds gusting as high as 40 mph leading to reduced visibilities
    and blowing and drifting of snow.


    * WHERE...All of southern Indiana and portions of north central
    Kentucky.


    * WHEN...From 4 PM EST /3 PM CST/ this afternoon to 7 AM EST /6
    AM CST/ Sunday.


    * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel this evening and overnight will
    become extremely hazardous. Due to the heavy snowfall expected
    over a rather short period of time, some roads may become
    impassable for a time.


    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


    A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
    conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
    must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
    vehicle in case of an emergency.

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    Parts of Western Kentucky has just been added to the warning area.

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    White-Saline-Gallatin-Pope-Hardin-Gibson-Pike-Posey-Vanderburgh-
    Warrick-Spencer-Livingston-Crittenden-Union KY-Webster-Henderson-
    Daviess-McLean-
    Including the cities of Carmi, Harrisburg, Shawneetown, Golconda,
    Elizabethtown, Fort Branch, Petersburg, Poseyville, Evansville,
    Boonville, Rockport, Smithland, Marion, Morganfield, Dixon,
    Henderson, Owensboro, and Calhoun
    334 AM CST Sat Jan 19 2019


    ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT CST
    TONIGHT...


    * WHAT...A period of heavy snow is expected late this afternoon
    and this evening. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are
    expected. Locally higher amounts are possible. Winds may gust
    as high as 40 to 45 mph.


    * WHERE...All of southwest Indiana, including Evansville,
    portions of southeast Illinois near the Ohio River, including
    Carmi, Harrisburg, Shawneetown, and Golconda, and portions of
    western Kentucky along and north of a line from Smithland to
    Providence to Calhoun, including Henderson and Owensboro.


    * WHEN...Rain will change to snow late this afternoon and early
    this evening. Snow will taper off late this evening and
    overnight.


    * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...This potent weather system will bring an
    Arctic blast of air with a myriad of impacts. Strong and gusty
    winds will impact travel and also bring in cold air with single
    digit to lower teens wind chills. Plunging sub freezing
    temperatures will create flash freeze and black ice potential
    for any residual ground or roadway moisture. In addition, winds
    may produce significant visibility reductions and near white-out
    conditions at times when blowing snow is moderate to heavy.


    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


    A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
    conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
    must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
    vehicle in case of an emergency.

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    Updated warning/advisory map

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    Winter storm warning
    A winter storm warning is a statement made by the National Weather Service of the United States which means a winter storm is occurring or is about to occur in the area, usually within 36 hours. Generally, a Winter Storm Warning is issued if the following criteria, at least, are forecast: usually between 4 inches to 7 inches or more of snow or usually 3 inches or more of snow with a large accumulation of ice.

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    Local meteorologist just upped our totals to 4-6 in far WKY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    Local meteorologist just upped our totals to 4-6 in far WKY.
    In my update this morning I'm calling for 6-8".

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    Quote Originally Posted by nWo View Post
    In my update this morning I'm calling for 6-8".
    I read that after I posted that.

    Thanks for the updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    I read that after I posted that.

    Thanks for the updates.
    I'm now waiting for a couple more of the modeling data updates to be released. That total may be going up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nWo View Post
    I'm now waiting for a couple more of the modeling data updates to be released. That total may be going up.
    I was afraid of that.

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    Just received a message from the NWS-Louisville office. There will be a conference call at 2:30 pm EST this afternoon about this storm. I will post what I learn from it.

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    Winter Storm Warning area has just been increased to include more of western Kentucky for tonight.

    402 PM CST Sat Jan 19 2019


    ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...


    * WHAT...Heavy snow. Storm total accumulations 3 to 7 inches.
    Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.


    * WHERE...Portions of southeast Missouri, western Kentucky and
    southern Illinois.


    * WHEN...Until midnight CST tonight.


    * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on extremely hazardous travel
    conditions. The strong winds and heavy snow rates will cause
    extremely low visibilities. There have already been numerous
    accidents reported.


    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


    A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
    conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
    must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
    vehicle in case of an emergency.

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    Updated weather map

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    Saturday evening update

    Here are what the various model maps I've been using are showing from the afternoon updates.

    NAM

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    First for the possible freezing rain. While the amounts have come down some from this morning's update it has increased more in area. It is mainly along and north of the Ohio River.

    Now for my snow forecast update.

    Cincinnati/NKY 10-13"
    Paducah, Owensboro 8-10"
    Louisville 6-9"
    Maysville 4-7"
    Elizabethtown 3-5"
    Hopkinsville 3-6"
    Lexington, Bowling Green, Richmond, Somerset, Pikeville Ashland, Winchester 1-3"

    These totals are through late Sunday morning.

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    Thanks NWO, you have been busy, appreciate it.

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