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  • 18°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 58%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 5°
  • Pressure: 30.43 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Snow
  • High: 29 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Snow
  • Monday
  • Rain
  • High: 38 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Snow
  • High: 40 °
  • Low: 31 °
  • Snow
  • Wednesday
  • Snow Showers
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Snow Showers
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Somerset, Kentucky

Updated: 10:41 PM EST on February 13, 2016

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 1 PM Sunday to 10 am EST Monday...
  • Rest of Tonight

    Cold. Mostly cloudy. Lows near 10 above. Light winds.

  • Sunday

    A chance of snow in the morning...then snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Highs in the lower 30s. Light winds. Chance of snow 90 percent.

  • Sunday Night

    Snow in the evening...then snow or rain late. Snow accumulation around 3 inches. Total snow accumulation around 4 inches. Lows around 30. South winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

  • Washingtons Birthday

    Rain. Highs in the lower 40s. Light winds. Chance of rain 90 percent.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the evening. Lows in the lower 30s. Light winds. Chance of rain 70 percent.

  • Tuesday

    Cloudy with rain showers likely. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

  • Tuesday Night

    Cloudy with rain showers likely and a chance of snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs around 40.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

  • Thursday

    Mostly sunny. Highs around 50.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.

  • Friday

    Sunny. Highs around 60.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

  • Saturday

    Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Winter Weather Advisory  Statement as of 2:14 PM EST on February 13, 2016

... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 1 PM Sunday to 10 am
EST Monday...

The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for accumulating snow... which is in effect from
1 PM Sunday to 10 am EST Monday.

* Timing... snow will move into east central Kentucky by 1pm
Sunday... spreading across all of eastern Kentucky by late
afternoon. Snow will then intensify and become more widespread
Sunday evening and through Sunday night... before transitioning
to rain by mid morning Monday.

* Snow accumulations... generally 3 to 5 inches of total snowfall
is expected from Sunday through mid morning Monday.

* Impacts... travel conditions will be affected as roads will become
snow covered and slippery. This will likely affect the Monday
morning commute. Further more... visibilities may be reduced in
some of the heavier snow showers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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


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Location: APRSWXNET, Acorn, KY

Updated: 2:11 AM EST

Temperature: 16 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.46 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 16 °F Graphs

Location: RMR - Somerset, Ferguson, KY

Updated: 2:39 AM EST

Temperature: 18.5 °F Dew Point: 7 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 18 °F Graphs


Updated: 2:51 AM EST

Temperature: 17.2 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: North at 2.9 mph Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: Eubank Baptist Pastor, Eubank, KY

Updated: 2:46 AM EST

Temperature: 16.3 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: East at 4.7 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 9 °F Graphs

Location: Denny Subdivision, Mount Vernon, KY

Updated: 2:52 AM EST

Temperature: 15.6 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 16 °F Graphs

Location: Maretburg, Mount Vernon, KY

Updated: 2:41 AM EST

Temperature: 15.4 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: NE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 15 °F Graphs

Location: South Corbin, Corbin, KY

Updated: 2:51 AM EST

Temperature: 14.4 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.46 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 14 °F Graphs

Location: South Fork Furniture, Liberty, KY

Updated: 2:46 AM EST

Temperature: 19.2 °F Dew Point: 10 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: SE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: MSWO, London, KY

Updated: 2:52 AM EST

Temperature: 15.3 °F Dew Point: -0 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 15 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Jackson Kentucky 
107 am EST sun Feb 14 2016 

issued at 107 am EST sun Feb 14 2016 

Previous forecast continues to have a good hold on this afternoon 
and tonight/S snowfall. Single digit temperatures continue to be 
in the offing for later this morning with wind chills in the 
single digits and even pushing zero. 

Update issued at 1120 PM EST Sat Feb 13 2016 

With the 00z model runs coming in this evening...have updated the 
forecast with the latest data. Warmer air moving in a bit quicker 
Sunday night will change the snow over to rain a bit quicker. So 
have updated the forecast to input a nondiurnal trend into the 
forecast Sunday night. This does impact snow totals a bit but 
still expecting the 3 to 5 inches over a greater than 12 hour 
period. However...the most recent runs of the GFS and NAM have 
hinted at a band developing between the mountain and hal Rogers 
parkways. Intensification of this area may be enough to put down a 
significant amount of snow before the precipitation changes over to rain. 
The other concept is the higher terrain to the southeast where 
temperatures will be low enough for a later change over to snow but 
taking the banded precipitation longer to develop there. The uncertainty 
of two factors make confidence low enough to continue with the 
advisory. A new zone forecast product has been sent out with this update. 


Short term...(this evening through Sunday night) 
issued at 342 PM EST Sat Feb 13 2016 

As high pressure moved into the region from the northwest today...much of 
eastern Kentucky experienced northwest flow...enhanced in the middle and upper 
levels by a strong upper level troughing pattern. This northwest flow 
allowed moisture from Lake Michigan to flow as far south as eastern 
Kentucky...and resulted in scattered patches of snow flurries throughout 
the day...especially across the northern and far eastern County Warning Area. As 
high pressure settles in closer to the region this afternoon...winds 
will continue to lighten and prevent best moisture from protruding 
so far southward into the Ohio Valley...cutting off any further 
flurry activity. Otherwise...with high pressure passing overhead 
overnight...the main element of concern will be temperatures. 

Strong northwest to southeast flow in the middle and upper levels will continue to 
pull drier but much colder Arctic air into the region. With mostly 
clear to partly cloudy skies expected through the first part of the 
night...strong subsidence will form...and maximum radiational 
cooling will ensue. It is likely that many of the deeper valleys 
will see single digit temperatures by dawn on Sunday...while most of 
the ridges will be lucky to see the teens. This coupled with light 
winds could result in wind chills around 0 or even several degrees 
below in some locations. 

Behind the exiting high pressure on Sunday...winds will become more 
southerly...with temperatures rising back into the middle 20s to low 
30s. upper level wave will begin strengthening across 
the upper Midwest...moving eastward towards the Mississippi River 
valley during the day. Veering surface winds in wake of the 
departing ridge will usher in warmer air aloft later tonight into 
Sunday. This will help draw a stream of Gulf moisture north ahead of 
this upper disturbance. Top-down moistening will lead to increasing 
high-middle cloud cover from late tonight through the day 
Sunday...before low clouds and resulting snow commences Sunday 

As temperatures fall several degrees Sunday night...we can pretty 
much ensure that all precipitation between Sunday afternoon and 
Monday morning will fall in the form of snow. The NAM continues to 
be the most aggressive on timing...and the outlier as 
trended more towards a European model (ecmwf) and GFS solution for both timing and 
snow ratios. Generally agreed with wpc quantitative precipitation forecast guidance...which when 
paired with forecasted snow ratios...resulted in total snowfall 
across the region between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning in the 
2.5 to 4.5 range. Due to the elongated nearly 24 hour time period of 
snow...this only falls into advisory criteria. After some good 
collaboration with neighboring offices...we decided to hoist our 
advisory with a start time of 18z Sunday...and ending 15z Monday. 

Long term...(monday through saturday) 
issued at 350 PM EST Sat Feb 13 2016 

Wave responsible for the system on Monday has just moved onshore 
and should be sampled better by our upper air network this evening 
for the 00z models. In the meantime...we are still dealing with 
some model discrepancies...and will stay close to a blended 
approach as possible to hedge from the various solutions. As it 
stands now...looks like a snow should transition over to rain 
Monday morning as a somewhat deep wedge of warm air spreads 
northward Monday morning across eastern Kentucky. Where the models 
differ, is how wrapped up the system gets and thus how far north 
the warm air can make it. For now...opting to go with the rain for 
much of the day Monday. It does appear as moisture pulls out 
Monday night...we may see snow mix back in or completely change 
back over. However...models are suggesting a faster end to the 
precipitation Monday any accumulations may be more 
limited. The brief lull will be short into Tuesday as another 
clipper dives south across the area. Right now...models are 
favoring a more northern track...which would keep all 
precipitation primarily rain at the onset Tuesday 
afternoon/evening. As the system passes by...cold air will spread 
back in and we may see a changeover to snow with some very light 
accumulations possible. Much like the past few systems...light 
flurries/snow showers could linger well into Wednesday before 
dissipating. Finally we should dry out heading into Thursday and 
Friday as heights start to build over the region. This will yield 
a more significant warm up as we head into the late week period. 
Another system may push across the area late Friday. 


Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Sunday night) 
issued at 107 am EST sun Feb 14 2016 

VFR conditions will continue through this morning into early this 
afternoon before light snow moves in. MVFR ceilings/visibilities will 
ensue from early-middle afternoon through Sunday evening. 
However...IFR and even LIFR ceilings/visibilities will certainly 
be a likelihood come Sunday evening and night. Will better refine 
timing on this before inserting into the forecast. Winds should 
remain near 5-10 knots while veering east and southeasterly. 


Jkl watches/warnings/advisories... 
Winter Weather Advisory from 1 PM this afternoon to 10 am EST 
Monday for kyz044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104- 



short term...jmw 
long term...kas 

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