winter weather

Regional
2:39 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Winter Storm Brings Multi-inch Snowfall, But 'Could've Been Much Worse'

Snow covers the ground at Western Kentucky University, even as a patch of blue sky breaks through the clouds Monday afternoon

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

“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.”

Callahan says the storm "could have been much worse" had there been more freezing rain Sunday night.  He says temperatures should climb above freezing Tuesday and we should see a warming trend for the rest of the week. 

But will this mark the final winter storm of the season?

“Unfortunately, it is too early to tell,” said Callahan.  “However, our long-range patterns are starting to show perhaps a break in this cold pattern, maybe starting in mid-March.”

Regional
7:52 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Snow, Ice Leads to Several Monday Closures

Credit Mammoth Cave National Park

Update: 9:36 a.m.

Legislators in Frankfort also have the day off Monday.  The Kentucky House and Senate will not convene because of the inclement weather.  They're set to meet again Tuesday afternoon.

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Several local school districts along with all WKU campuses are closed Monday because of the snow and ice that moved into the area on Sunday.  

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. 

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. 

Warren County officials say they've responded to several accidents this morning. 

Stay with WKU Public Radio, on air and online throughout the day for the latest weather updates. 

Regional
10:06 am
Fri January 24, 2014

More Snow Expected in Kentucky Saturday

More snow is headed for Kentucky.

The National Weather Service is forecasting up to 4 inches of accumulation on Saturday for a portion of the state.

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.

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.

The weather service is also warning of high winds and frigid temperatures. Wind chill readings could have some areas seeing subzero temperatures.

Regional
8:00 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Winter Weather Impacting Listening Area Tuesday

Snow was falling Tuesday morning on the campus of WKU.
Credit WKU Public Radio

Update at 8:02 a.m.:

Snow is falling over a large portion of Kentucky and threatens to make the morning commute slow and messy.

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.

Several school districts in the state canceled classes.

South-central Kentucky regions should see around an inch of snow with temperatures falling into the lower teens Tuesday night.

Some parts of western Kentucky may see an inch or two of snow with scattered flurries elsewhere and single-digit temperatures.

The forecast calls for up to 5 inches of snow in parts of northern Kentucky, and lows of around zero to 5 degrees.

Central Kentucky is expecting between 1-4 inches of snow with lows around 10.

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Regional
9:40 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Winter Weather Affecting Region Through Wednesday Morning

Drivers in many parts of our listening area can expect to deal with icy road conditions through Wednesday morning.

Winter weather is affecting a large part of the WKU Public Radio coverage area overnight.

Winter Weather Advisories and Ice Storm Warnings have issued by the National Weather Service,  lasting through mid-morning Wednesday.

The National Weather Service office in Louisville said light freezing rain is expected in many areas, causing hazardous driving conditions.

More from the National Weather Service.