... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late tonight through
late Friday night...
A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late tonight through
late Friday night.
* Timing: the initial change over to a wintry mix looks to occur
around daybreak along an Elizabethtown to Frankfort line... and
then by late morning... early afternoon across the rest of the
* Main impact: significant accumulations of ice... sleet and snow
are possible and will likely result in treacherous driving
conditions Friday and Friday night dependent on location. Some
isolated power outages will be possible... where freezing rain is
most prevalent... which appears to be across west central
Kentucky. The most significant snow accumulations look to occur
across the norther portions of the watch area.
* Other impacts: temperatures will rapidly fall across the
entire watch area on Friday night. Any pre-existing wet
surfaces could quickly freeze creating more hazardous driving
and walking conditions.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
In light of the imminent winter weather event, here are some quick
facts on our worst past snow and ice storms. Of course, "worst"
means different things to different people, and your own list may be
different than what is shown here. This is just to give a general
idea of some of the most impactful winter storms that southern
Indiana and central Kentucky have seen.
Top ice storms
January 29-February 2, 1951. Heavy freezing rain plus up to nine
inches of snow, especially in southern Kentucky, followed by
temperatures as cold as 20 degrees below zero at Bowling Green.
January 26-28, 2009. Six to ten inches of snow and sleet in
southern Indiana and northern Kentucky, one to two inches of ice in
February 15-16, 2003. Lexington and Frankfort glazed under one and
a quarter inches of ice.
Top snow storms
December 22-23, 2004. Up to three feet of snow in southern Indiana.
March 9, 1960. Heavy snow in central Kentucky, including 18 inches
at Bowling Green.
February 3-6, 1998. Up to 15 inches of snow, especially across
January 17, 1994. Up to 15 inches of snow, followed by the coldest
temperatures ever seen in Kentucky and Indiana.
December 7-8, 1917. Up to 15 inches of snow.
January 16-17, 1978. Half a foot of snow at Bowling Green, up to 14
inches along the Ohio River. Part of a very cold and snowy month.