winter weather http://wkyufm.org en Winter Storm Brings Multi-inch Snowfall, But 'Could've Been Much Worse' http://wkyufm.org/post/winter-storm-brings-multi-inch-snowfall-couldve-been-much-worse <p>Most of Kentucky received between 2-3 inches snow Sunday night into Monday morning. Mike Callahan with the National Weather Service office in Louisville says that snow was preceded by quite a bit of freezing rain and sleet<br /><br />“Then, the cold air aloft came in and changed the freezing rain over to sleet, and it sleeted for quite a while,” said Callahan. “In the Bowling Green area, we had reports of as much as two inches of sleet. And finally, after midnight in changed into snow.”<br /><br />Callahan says the storm "could have been much worse" had there been more freezing rain Sunday night.&nbsp; He says temperatures should climb above freezing Tuesday and we should see a warming trend for the rest of the week.&nbsp;<br /><br />But will this mark the final winter storm of the season?<br /><br />“Unfortunately, it is too early to tell,” said Callahan. &nbsp;“However, our long-range patterns are starting to show perhaps a break in this cold pattern, maybe starting in mid-March.”<br /> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:39:28 +0000 Emil Moffatt 44560 at http://wkyufm.org Winter Storm Brings Multi-inch Snowfall, But 'Could've Been Much Worse' Snow, Ice Leads to Several Monday Closures http://wkyufm.org/post/snow-ice-leads-several-monday-closures <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em><strong>Update: 9:36 a.m.</strong></em><br /><br />Legislators in Frankfort also have the day off Monday.&nbsp; The Kentucky House and Senate will not convene because of the inclement weather.&nbsp; They're set to meet again Tuesday afternoon.<br /><br /><em><strong>Original Post:</strong></em><br /><br />Several local school districts along with all WKU&nbsp;campuses are closed Monday because of the snow and ice that moved into the area on Sunday. &nbsp;</span><br /><br />Also, Mammoth Cave National Park says all roads and facilities are closed Monday. The park tweeted this photo taken by one of its park rangers.&nbsp;<br /><br />The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says crews put down salt and calcium on Sunday afternoon and crews continue efforts to clear roadways today with snow plows.&nbsp;<br /><br />Warren County officials say they've responded to several accidents this morning.&nbsp;<br /><br />Stay with WKU Public Radio, on air and online throughout the day for the latest weather updates.&nbsp;<br /> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:52:21 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 44545 at http://wkyufm.org Snow, Ice Leads to Several Monday Closures More Snow Expected in Kentucky Saturday http://wkyufm.org/post/more-snow-expected-kentucky-saturday <p>More snow is headed for Kentucky.<br /><br />The National Weather Service is forecasting up to 4 inches of accumulation on Saturday for a portion of the state.<br /><br />The weather service says up a system is expected to hit the state early Saturday and could bring up to 4 inches of snow in central and eastern Kentucky. Northern Kentucky is expected to see up to three inches of accumulation and south-central parts of the state could see up to an inch of snow.<br /><br />It comes on the heels of another system that dropped 3-5 inches of snow over a large section of the state earlier in the week.<br /><br />The weather service is also warning of high winds and frigid temperatures. Wind chill readings could have some areas seeing subzero temperatures.<br /> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:06:00 +0000 Associated Press 42853 at http://wkyufm.org More Snow Expected in Kentucky Saturday Winter Weather Impacting Listening Area Tuesday http://wkyufm.org/post/winter-weather-impacting-listening-area-tuesday <p></p><p><strong>Update at 8:02 a.m.:</strong></p><p>Snow is falling over a large portion of Kentucky and threatens to make the morning commute slow and messy.</p><p>Kentucky Department of Transportation officials said salt trucks were out treating roadways, but noted that arctic air and continuing snow on Tuesday could still make for slick conditions.</p><p>Several school districts in the state canceled classes.</p><p>South-central Kentucky regions should see around an inch of snow with temperatures falling into the lower teens Tuesday night.</p><p>Some parts of western Kentucky may see an inch or two of snow with scattered flurries elsewhere and single-digit temperatures.</p><p>The forecast calls for up to 5 inches of snow in parts of northern Kentucky, and lows of around zero to 5 degrees.</p><p>Central Kentucky is expecting between 1-4 inches of snow with lows around 10. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:00:43 +0000 WKU Public Radio News & Associated Press 42682 at http://wkyufm.org Winter Weather Impacting Listening Area Tuesday Winter Weather Affecting Region Through Wednesday Morning http://wkyufm.org/post/winter-weather-affecting-region-through-wednesday-morning <p></p><p>Winter weather is affecting a large part of the WKU Public Radio coverage area overnight.</p><p>Winter Weather Advisories and Ice Storm Warnings have issued by the National Weather Service,&nbsp; lasting through mid-morning Wednesday.</p><p>The National Weather Service office in Louisville said light freezing rain is expected in many areas, causing hazardous driving conditions.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/" target="_blank">More from the National Weather Service.</a></strong></p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 03:40:06 +0000 National Weather Service 24894 at http://wkyufm.org Winter Weather Affecting Region Through Wednesday Morning