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  • 17°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: West 10 mph
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 11°
  • Pressure: 30.00 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 5

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Overcast
  • High: 23 °
  • Low: 12 °
  • Overcast
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 31 °
  • Low: 16 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Overcast
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 13 °
  • Overcast
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 22 °
  • Low: 10 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 32 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Frankfort, Kentucky

Updated: 8:44 PM EST on February 9, 2016

Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 10 am EST Wednesday...
  • Overnight

    Cloudy with scattered snow showers. Lows around 16. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Highs around 19. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent. Wind chill readings zero to 10 above zero.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Lows around 11. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s. Northwest winds up to 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows around 12. North winds up to 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light snow. Highs in the lower 30s.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light snow. Lows around 14.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 20s.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows around 7. Wind chill readings 3 below to 7 above zero.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 20s. Wind chill readings 3 below to 7 above zero.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of light snow. Lows in the lower 20s.

  • Washingtons Birthday

    Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light snow possibly mixed with rain. Highs in the mid 30s.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light snow. Lows in the upper 20s.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. Highs around 40.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Winter Weather Advisory  Statement as of 7:58 PM CST on February 9, 2016/


... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10 am EST
/9 am CST/ Wednesday...

* timing... scattered snow showers will continue overnight.

* Main impact... light snow and periods of moderate snow showers
will impact travel. Roads will remain or become slick and snow
covered... especially secondary and untreated surfaces. Up to an
additional half inch of accumulation is possible with isolated
higher amounts.

* Other impacts... gusty winds may reduce visibility at times. In
addition... wind chill values will fall into the single digits
to near zero by Wednesday morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Research shows that more traffic accidents occur with an inch or
less of snow... before drivers realize that traction is reduced.
Don't become a statistic... slow down and leave extra distance
between vehicles.



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Location: The Cottages of Frankfort, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 1:14 AM EST

Temperature: 18.0 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: NNW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 18 °F Graphs

Location: Farmdale, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 1:28 AM EST

Temperature: 17.8 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: West at 1.3 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 18 °F Graphs

Location: Silverlake, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 1:25 AM EST

Temperature: 16.9 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: WNW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 1:00 AM EST

Temperature: 18 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: WSW at 13 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 5 °F Graphs

Location: Canty's Woods, Frankfort, KY

Updated: 1:29 AM EST

Temperature: 17.6 °F Dew Point: 7 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: SW at 5.6 mph Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 10 °F Graphs

Location: Anderson County, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 1:28 AM EST

Temperature: 17.6 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: NW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 7 °F Graphs

Location: Cloverbrook Farms, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 11:00 PM EST

Temperature: 18.3 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: SW at 11.4 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 6 °F Graphs

Location: North Versailles, Versailles, KY

Updated: 1:29 AM EST

Temperature: 18.0 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 18 °F Graphs

Location: Stonegate, Versailles, KY

Updated: 1:28 AM EST

Temperature: 17.1 °F Dew Point: 11 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: Riley Lane, Lawrenceburg, KY

Updated: 1:23 AM EST

Temperature: 15.4 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: West at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 9 °F Graphs

Location: Kentucky River, Versailles, KY

Updated: 1:29 AM EST

Temperature: 18.1 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: NNE at 2.3 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 18 °F Graphs

Location: Geoghegan rd., Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 1:17 AM EST

Temperature: 16.3 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 10 °F Graphs

Location: Old Friends, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 1:28 AM EST

Temperature: 17.2 °F Dew Point: 10 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: SW at 6.5 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 8 °F Graphs

Location: Northwest Shelby County KY, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 1:19 AM EST

Temperature: 15.8 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: NNW at 5.3 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 8 °F Graphs

Location: Areion Farm, NW Shelby County, Shelbyville, KY

Updated: 1:17 AM EST

Temperature: 16.5 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: West at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 10 °F Graphs

Location: Leestown Road, Lexington, KY

Updated: 1:26 AM EST

Temperature: 19.0 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: Scott County EMA/OHS, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 1:24 AM EST

Temperature: 17.0 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: West at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 8 °F Graphs

Location: Campbellsburg Road, New Castle, KY

Updated: 1:26 AM EST

Temperature: 21.6 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: Cummins Ferry Road, Versailles, KY

Updated: 1:25 AM EST

Temperature: 17.8 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 18 °F Graphs

Location: Sunningdale Drive, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 1:26 AM EST

Temperature: 17.4 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: Hunters Ln, Simpsonville, KY

Updated: 1:28 AM EST

Temperature: 16.9 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: West at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 10 °F Graphs

Location: Pleasant Valley, Georgetown, KY

Updated: 1:27 AM EST

Temperature: 16.3 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: NW at 6.8 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 7 °F Graphs

Location: Jericho Meadows, Smithfield, KY

Updated: 1:28 AM EST

Temperature: 17.1 °F Dew Point: -4 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: West at 9.6 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 6 °F Graphs

Location: Beaumont, Lexington, KY

Updated: 1:28 AM EST

Temperature: 17.9 °F Dew Point: 11 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: North at 3.5 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 13 °F Graphs

Location: Bungalo, Lexington, KY

Updated: 1:29 AM EST

Temperature: 16.1 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: ESE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 16 °F Graphs

Location: The Lexington School, Lexington, KY

Updated: 1:29 AM EST

Temperature: 17.1 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: Fox Lair, Kentucky, KY

Updated: 1:28 AM EST

Temperature: 17.1 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: WSW at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 11 °F Graphs

Location: Veechdale Road, Simpsonville, KY

Updated: 1:25 AM EST

Temperature: 18.7 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.31 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: Harrods Pointe Trace, Lexington, KY

Updated: 1:28 AM EST

Temperature: 17.8 °F Dew Point: 7 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: WSW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 18 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
1233 am EST Wednesday Feb 10 2016 


..updated aviation discussion... 


..Forecast update... 
updated at 852 PM EST Tue Feb 9 2016 


Light to at times moderate snow showers continue this evening, 
though they have become more scattered in nature. Therefore, pops 
were decreased to 50% or less for the remainder of the night. The 
latest model runs continue to indicate we could see a slight 
increase in snow showers again across east central Kentucky after midnight 
as a weak wave moves through the upper trough. Therefore, this area 
seems most likely to see any accumulating snow over half an inch. 
However, most areas will only see up to an additional few tenths. 
Will keep the Winter Weather Advisory going as there will likely 
still be some slick spots on roads from this activity. The forecast 
was also adjusted to drop hourly temps over the next few hours as 
they have dropped off faster than previously forecast. 


Short term (now through Wednesday night)... 
issued at 310 PM EST Tue Feb 9 2016 


..another round of snow showers late this afternoon/evening... 


Coverage of snow showers is expected to increase over the next few 
hours as individual disturbances continue to rotate through the 
parent trough. Meanwhile, a few peaks at the sun are occurring and 
surface temps are maximizing which is helping to steepen low level 
lapse rates. This should also help increase intensity of snow 
showers a bit through the afternoon and evening. Overall moisture 
continues to be shallow, but with the cold air in place saturation 
is still occurring up to the -16 to -18 c range, good enough for 
dendritic growth. In addition, snow ratios are between 20 and 25 to 
1. So, will continue with scattered to numerous light to briefly 
moderate snow showers through the afternoon and evening. This will 
allow for anywhere from a dusting up to around an inch through the 
overnight. Expect that most spots will be around a half inch or 
less, and with only localized areas up around an inch. Seeing some 
lower visibilities with upstream snow showers, and would like to see 
how things progress over our County Warning Area this afternoon/evening. So, will 
leave it as is. Some slick spots are still possible through the 
Wednesday morning commute so will keep expiration time the same. 


Scattered snow showers should linger into tonight with temperatures 
dropping into the teens. 


Light snow showers and flurries linger mainly across our east 
through Wednesday with very little, if any, additional 
accumulations. Temperatures will also struggle, only reaching into 
the low and mid 20s. 


Data continues to trend weaker and further southwest with the 
clipper diving through the northwest flow aloft. This is likely due to the 
dry air in place that limited moisture will likely have trouble 
overcoming. Have painted very low chance pops across our far SW with 
a buffer of flurries. Lows will again be in the teens. 


Long term (thursday through tuesday)... 
issued at 310 PM EST Tue Feb 9 2016 


Thursday - Thursday night... 


Persistent northwest flow aloft will dominate our upper pattern during this 
time, with surface high pressure also overspreading the region 
behind the cold front. Expect dry conditions with partly cloudy 
skies trending toward mostly sunny/clear later Thursday. Highs are 
expected in the upper 20s to around 30 under plenty of sun on 
Thursday, dropping into the mid and upper teens again Thursday night. 


Friday - Friday evening... 


Still some disagreement for Friday on the overall amplitude of the 
upper trough, and the potential for a clipper to dive into our 
region. Overall trend has been weaker with available moisture, 
likely due to the very dry airmass in place ahead of it's arrival. 
Will keep chances low across our County Warning Area. If some snow is realized, we 
would have high snow ratios to work with, so a little quantitative precipitation forecast would 
still yield some very light accums. 


Friday night - Sunday... 


Dry northwest flow aloft should continue through the weekend, with Arctic 
surface high dropping into our region. Lows will be in the teens by 
Saturday morning, with highs only in the low and mid 20s on Saturday 
afternoon. Lows then dip into the upper single digits and low teens 
by Sunday morning. Temps will try to recover on Sunday, however are 
not expected to get above freezing. This cold air in place will then 
set the stage for a potential early week winter event. 


Sunday night - Tuesday... 


There is general model agreement in a system moving into our region 
as early as Sunday evening lasting through Monday. Details in exact 
timing/strength will still need to be resolved, but there is cold 
air in place ahead of the storm, and deep moisture to work with. At 
this point data would support an all snow event at least across the 
northern portions of our County Warning Area until Monday afternoon when perhaps 
some warmer air would work into the system and provide a mix of 
rain/snow. Will hold off on more details than that until things 
become more clear in the coming days. 


&& 


Aviation (06z taf update)... 
updated at 1230 am EST Wed Feb 10 2016 


Scattered to numerous light to moderate snow showers will continue 
this morning. While prevailing conditions will be VFR, visibilities 
will occasionally be reduced to MVFR or even occasionally IFR. Will 
include tempo groups for MVFR reduction in snow showers at all taf 
sites before 12z. After sunrise we'll start to see snow shower 
activity slowly move eastward out of the region. By mid to late 
afternoon only a few linger flurries will be left. Will continue 
prevailing VFR conditions throughout the taf period. Westerly winds 
of 8-12 kts will decrease this evening. 


&& 


Lmk watches/warnings/advisories... 
Kentucky...Winter Weather Advisory until 10 am EST /9 am CST/ this morning 
for kyz023>043-045>049-053>057-061>067-070>078-081-082. 


In...Winter Weather Advisory until 10 am EST /9 am CST/ this morning 
for inz076>079-083-084-089>092. 


&& 


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Update.........Eer 
short term.....Bjs 
long term......bjs 
aviation.......ams 






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