01/25/2015

Historic Blizzard set to Strike Big Cities in the Northeast!

The upper storm system responisble for the rain and gloomy conditions across Kentuckiana today is expected to shift to the east overnight before strengthening into a whopper of a storm for portions of the Northeast tomorrow and Tuesday. 

Satrad

Winter Storm Warnings and Blizzard Warnings have been issued for much of the Mid-Atlantic and New England. 

The Blizzard Warning includes New York City, Hartford, Providence and Boston where forecasters are calling for a storm of "HISTORIC" proportions.  

Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1001 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

...A CRIPPLING AND POTENTIALLY HISTORIC BLIZZARD TO IMPACT THE
AREA MAINLY FROM LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY...LINGERING INTO EARLY
WEDNESDAY...

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM MONDAY TO 1 AM
EST WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS
  ALL OF RHODE ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS AND BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS. CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. STRONG TO
  DAMAGING WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 20 TO 30 INCHES...
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES AN
  HOUR AT TIMES.

* TIMING...WHILE THE STORM IS EXPECTED LATE MONDAY LINGERING
  INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE MONDAY
  NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN WHITE-OUT
  / BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY. TRAVEL WILL
  BE IMPOSSIBLE AND LIFE THREATENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION.
  ALSO SNOW MAY BE WET ENOUGH TO RESULT IN DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND
  POWER OUTAGES IN ADDITION TO THE WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTH-NORTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 65 TO 75
  MPH. THE HEIGHT OF THE WINDS WILL BE LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO
  TUESDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE ACROSS THE COASTAL AREAS.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY BECOME
LOST OR DISORIENTED...SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED
TO STAY INDOORS.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED BEGINNING MONDAY
AFTERNOON... TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH
THEIR DESTINATION BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW
SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.

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Latest model guidance suggests that snowfall totals of 2 feet will be common along coastal sections of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.  

Take a look at the current National Weather Service Forecast for Boston.

Boston forecast

Drifts of 5 to 10 feet will be possible in the hardest hit areas.  All I have to say is Wow!  

If you have friends or family up in the Northeast, you might want to keep them in mind over the next few days.  

Jude will have the latest on the Northeast Blizzard and our snow chances as well first thing on WDRB in the Morning.

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Rain Changes To Snow Overnight! Timing And Totals...

The second half of the weekend looks soggy as rain moves in during the afternoon. I don't think it will end being all that heavy, but a steady, light rain is likely. This should melt away more of that snow in Kentucky, especially considering temperatures may briefly climb up near 50 degrees for some...

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As colder air rushes in overnight, rain changes over to snow showers after midnight. Most of what falls from this storm will be in the liquid form and not frozen. There could still be very light accumualtions in parts of our area, mainly in locations along and north of I-64. Our far northern counites of Kentucky and Indiana have the best shot at waking up to less than an inch of snow, with a dusting possible for the rest of us. By the time the sun comes up, there should only be a couple flurries flying around...

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This may lead to slick spots for the Monday morning commute. On top of that, temperatures are expected to fall below freezing for several hours. This may create an entirely different issue as wet roads and sidewalks could potentilly glaze over. Situations like this are tough to prepare for because you can't brine or salt. Any treatemnt will simply wash away with the rain. Therefore, you should use extra caution during the Monday morning commute being mindful of the potential for snow and/or ice.

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This is just the first of several rain/snow chances lined up this week. Jeremy Kappell will be in tonight with the very latest.  

 

-Rick DeLuca

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01/24/2015

Clipper System Takes Aim with Both Rain and Snow Expected.

After almost 2 months, the snow drought came to a sudden end across much of the area on Friday with as much as a half foot of heavy, wet snowfall across parts of Kentucky.  

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Officially, an inch was recorded at the Louisville International Airport giving us 4.7" on the season now.  The last time we had seen measurable snow was way back on Thanksgiving.

Almanac

So when is our next chance? 

Believe it or not, but parts of the area could see some minor accumulations as early as tomorrow night.  

Currently, we are tracking an "Alberta" Clipper that is diving southeast through the Dakotas.  

Rad2

This system will arive here tomorrow with mainly just rain, but some snow will be possible too as this storm begins to exit tomorrow night. 

Let's time it out with AdvanceTrak...

AT keeps us dry through daybreak with temps generally in the lower 30's out the door. 

At1

Clouds thicken on Sunday and there will be a chance of a sprinkle or two for areas along and north of I-64 through the morning hours.

At2

Otherwise, it remains mainly dry until late afternoon with temps warming well up into the 40's.  

At3

Precipitation looks to move in from west to east during the evening hours and will be primarly rain.

At4

Showers come to an end as snow showers Sunday night and into early Monday morning.

At5

Who could see an accumulation?  

Although a dusting will be possible for much of the area, the highest chance of seeing anything measureable from this system will be across our Northern Counties where up to an inch will be possible for areas north of I-64 into Southern Indiana and far Northern Kentucky. 

Snowfall projection

Overall, impacts from this system appear to be fairly minor, but with quickly falling temps tomorrow night, some slick spots will be possible out the door on Monday.  

Something to watch

While big changes are not expected at this range, as we have seen recently, small changes in the forecast track and placement/timing of the cold can make a big difference when it comes to snow potential. 

Models have been consistently shifting this storm towards the south the last couple of days.  If this continues, then the snow could be heavier than currently forecasted for our northern counties.  

Rick will be in with a full update first thing on WDRB in the Morning.

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Heavy Snow Blankets Much of Kentucky!

It turned out to be quiet a snow for many of our Kentucky Counties!  

SnowfallMap_Jan232015

While most of Southern Indiana was spared this system, Central and Eastern Kentucky was hard hit with many areas reporting several inches of snow.  

While officially in Louisville we only ended up with an inch at the airport, further south a band of heavy wet snow set up south of the River.  Locally 4 to 6 inches fell in a broad band along and just north of the Western Kentucky and Blue Grass Parkways.  

The snow stuck to everything and made for many pretty scenes this morning.

Here are some select photos that were submitted via facebook...

Kaycee Salmon near Mount Washington Kaycee Salmon near Mount Washington, KY

 

Emma Winchell e-town Emma Winchell - E-town, KY

 

Christy Sink Shepherdsville Christy Sink -Shepherdsville, KY

 

Fanessa McGuffin etown Fanessa McGuffin - E-town, KY

 

Laura Flanagan Cantrell Bardstown Laura Flanagan Cantrell - Bardstown, KY

 

Anthony Faulkner Howardstown Anthony Faulkner - Howardstown, KY

 

April Cornwell Willman Cecilia
 April Cornwell Willman - Cecilia, KY

 

Ciara Taylor Rineyville
 Ciara Taylor -Rineyville, KY

 

Tina Thompson Leitchfield Tina Thompson -Leitchfield, KY

 

Terri Davis Etown Terri Davis - E-town, KY

Here are some of the snowfall reports collected by the NWS in Louisville...

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
1144 AM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

...TIME...  ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
...DATE...  ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1136 AM     SNOW             COLUMBIA                37.10N 85.31W
01/24/2015  M2.0 INCH        ADAIR              KY   911 CALL CENTER  




0828 AM     SNOW             SCOTTSVILLE             36.75N 86.20W
01/24/2015  E1.0 INCH        ALLEN              KY   PUBLIC           




0833 AM     SNOW             9 NNW MAYNARD           36.89N 86.12W
01/24/2015  M1.0 INCH        ALLEN              KY   CO-OP OBSERVER   

            BARREN RIVER LAKE 


0856 AM     SNOW             LAWRENCEBURG            38.03N 84.89W
01/24/2015  M5.0 INCH        ANDERSON           KY   PUBLIC           




0904 AM     SNOW             1 SSE ROSEVILLE         36.87N 85.91W
01/24/2015  M2.0 INCH        BARREN             KY   CO-OP OBSERVER   




0829 AM     SNOW             DANVILLE                37.64N 84.77W
01/24/2015  M5.0 INCH        BOYLE              KY   CO-OP OBSERVER   




0849 AM     SNOW             4 SE IRVINGTON          37.84N 86.24W
01/24/2015  M2.0 INCH        BRECKINRIDGE       KY   CO-OP OBSERVER   




0920 AM     SNOW             2 S BIG SPRING          37.77N 86.17W
01/24/2015  M4.0 INCH        BRECKINRIDGE       KY   PUBLIC           




0935 AM     SNOW             4 NNE CLERMONT          37.97N 85.63W
01/24/2015  E5.0 INCH        BULLITT            KY   PUBLIC           

            NEAR CEDAR GROVE. 


0751 AM     SNOW             1 SE MORGANTOWN         37.21N 86.68W
01/24/2015  M4.0 INCH        BUTLER             KY   PUBLIC           




0910 AM     SNOW             1 WNW ROCHESTER         37.21N 86.90W
01/24/2015  E2.5 INCH        BUTLER             KY   CO-OP OBSERVER   

            AT FERRY. 


1135 AM     SNOW             LIBERTY                 37.32N 84.93W
01/24/2015  E2.0 INCH        CASEY              KY   911 CALL CENTER  




0951 AM     SNOW             WINCHESTER              38.00N 84.19W
01/24/2015  M5.0 INCH        CLARK              KY   PUBLIC           




1134 AM     SNOW             ALBANY                  36.69N 85.14W
01/24/2015  M0.5 INCH        CLINTON            KY   911 CALL CENTER  




1133 AM     SNOW             BURKESVILLE             36.79N 85.37W
01/24/2015  M1.0 INCH        CUMBERLAND         KY   911 CALL CENTER  




0131 AM     SNOW             7 SSW LEXINGTON         37.96N 84.52W
01/24/2015  M4.5 INCH        FAYETTE            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER  




0810 AM     SNOW             2 NE FRANKFORT          38.21N 84.84W
01/24/2015  M4.0 INCH        FRANKLIN           KY   PUBLIC           




0924 AM     SNOW             3 SW BRYANTSVILLE       37.69N 84.70W
01/24/2015  M4.0 INCH        GARRARD            KY   PUBLIC           

            NEAR LAKE HERRINGTON. 


0840 AM     SNOW             4 SW LEITCHFIELD        37.44N 86.34W
01/24/2015  M4.0 INCH        GRAYSON            KY   PUBLIC           




0929 AM     SNOW             5 NNW CLARKSON          37.55N 86.26W
01/24/2015  M6.0 INCH        GRAYSON            KY   PUBLIC           

            NEAR TAR HILL. 


0905 AM     SNOW             ELIZABETHTOWN           37.70N 85.87W
01/24/2015  M6.0 INCH        HARDIN             KY   PUBLIC           




0940 AM     SNOW             RINEYVILLE              37.75N 85.97W
01/24/2015  M6.0 INCH        HARDIN             KY   PUBLIC           




0853 AM     SNOW             LYNDON                  38.26N 85.59W
01/24/2015  M2.0 INCH        JEFFERSON          KY   CO-OP OBSERVER   




0811 AM     SNOW             3 NNE NICHOLASVILLE     37.91N 84.56W
01/24/2015  M5.0 INCH        JESSAMINE          KY   PUBLIC           




0820 AM     SNOW             UPTON                   37.46N 85.89W
01/24/2015  M2.0 INCH        LARUE              KY   PUBLIC           




0736 AM     SNOW             BUFFALO                 37.52N 85.70W
01/24/2015  M3.0 INCH        LARUE              KY   NWS EMPLOYEE     




0143 AM     SNOW             1 W HODGENVILLE         37.57N 85.75W
01/24/2015  E3.0 INCH        LARUE              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER  




1135 AM     SNOW             STANFORD                37.53N 84.66W
01/24/2015  E2.0 INCH        LINCOLN            KY   911 CALL CENTER  




0932 AM     SNOW             LEBANON                 37.57N 85.25W
01/24/2015  M3.0 INCH        MARION             KY   PUBLIC           




0100 AM     SNOW             HARRODSBURG             37.76N 84.84W
01/24/2015  M3.5 INCH        MERCER             KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS 




1139 AM     SNOW             EDMONTON                36.98N 85.62W
01/24/2015  M1.5 INCH        METCALFE           KY   911 CALL CENTER  




1132 AM     SNOW             TOMPKINSVILLE           36.70N 85.69W
01/24/2015  M2.5 INCH        MONROE             KY   911 CALL CENTER  




0939 AM     SNOW             DEATSVILLE              37.90N 85.57W
01/24/2015  E5.5 INCH        NELSON             KY   PUBLIC           




1143 PM     SNOW             DUNDEE                  37.55N 86.78W
01/23/2015  M4.0 INCH        OHIO               KY   TRAINED SPOTTER  




0922 AM     SNOW             2 S ROSINE              37.42N 86.75W
01/24/2015  E3.0 INCH        OHIO               KY   PUBLIC           




0920 AM     SNOW             RUSSELL SPRINGS         37.05N 85.08W
01/24/2015  E1.0 INCH        RUSSELL            KY   PUBLIC           




0918 AM     SNOW             5 WSW GEORGETOWN        38.18N 84.63W
01/24/2015  M5.0 INCH        SCOTT              KY   PUBLIC           




0841 AM     SNOW             GEORGETOWN              38.21N 84.55W
01/24/2015  M5.0 INCH        SCOTT              KY   PUBLIC           




0855 AM     SNOW             SIMPSONVILLE            38.22N 85.35W
01/24/2015  M2.0 INCH        SHELBY             KY   PUBLIC           




1130 AM     SNOW             FRANKLIN                36.73N 86.57W
01/24/2015  M2.0 INCH        SIMPSON            KY   911 CALL CENTER  




0851 AM     SNOW             2 N WAKEFIELD           38.00N 85.31W
01/24/2015  M4.0 INCH        SPENCER            KY   CO-OP OBSERVER   

            TAYLORSVILLE LAKE 


0919 AM     SNOW             CAMPBELLSVILLE          37.35N 85.35W
01/24/2015  E2.0 INCH        TAYLOR             KY   PUBLIC           




0838 AM     SNOW             4 NNE MANNSVILLE        37.42N 85.17W
01/24/2015  M3.0 INCH        TAYLOR             KY   PUBLIC           




1253 AM     SNOW             PLANO                   36.88N 86.42W
01/24/2015  M1.9 INCH        WARREN             KY   BROADCAST MEDIA  

            STORM TOTAL. SNOW HAS ENDED. 


0857 AM     SNOW             WILLISBURG              37.81N 85.12W
01/24/2015  M4.0 INCH        WASHINGTON         KY   PUBLIC           




0749 AM     SNOW             6 NNE WILLISBURG        37.89N 85.10W
01/24/2015  E4.5 INCH        WASHINGTON         KY   PUBLIC         

 

Parts of Kentuckiana will see another chance of snow before the end of the weekend.  I'll have a full update on if we could see more accumulations tonight on WDRB News at 10.

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Discussing First Of Several Snow Chances...

It only took 55 days, but the snow drought in Louisville has ended! Only a tenth of an inch was required to break the snowless streak and this latest storm delivered. Officially, Louisville measured 1.0" with higher totals across a narrow band of central Kentucky where many locations picked up between 4-6"...

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With a return to sunshine and temperatures warming into the 40's, expect a bunch of that snow melt away. Areas that have nearly a half foot of snow on the ground may not make it out of the upper 30's for highs. We have several more rain/snow chances in the coming days. The first one arrives Sunday with just plain rain developing for the afternoon...

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Sunday evening and overnight is when snow may begin mixing in, especially in our northern counties of Indiana. This storm is not even in the same league as this past event. It's has more clipper like characteristics meaning it will be a quick-hitter and have limited amounts of moisture. Don't expect this one to be a good snowmaker. In fact, most of what falls should be in the liquid form and not frozen. However, I still think some areas may get very light accumulations by Monday morning and that could impact the commute...

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Another weak disturbance may throw a few rain/snow showers at us Tuesday. Those of you that live east of I-65 have the best chance the way things looks right now. This active pattern doesn't end there. Another system brings more rain Thursday, possibly ending as snow...

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We will keep you posted on this busy forecast. Make sure you join Jeremy Kappell tonight for the very latest. Have a nice weekend! 

 

 

-Rick DeLuca

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01/23/2015

Winter Weather Advisory Just Issued For Our Area! The Locations Included...

The NWS just issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of our area. Here are the counties included in the advisory until 5 am Saturday...

 

Warnings

 

A combination of rain, sleet and snow is becoming more common across the area. More and more wet snow begins mixing in during the evening and overnight hours at the atmosphere cools. Snow then becomes the dominant precipitation type before pulling away shortly after midnight. Right now we are seeing much of the rain change over to snow in our area. Notice StormViewHD shows a lot of white in the area. The area of greatest concern is near the KY Parkways right now with moderate and heavy snow.

 

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StormViewHD 2

 

StormViewHD 3

 

StormViewHD 4

 

StormViewHD 5

 

The best of accumulation chance lies along and south of the river. Our far southern counties of Indiana may see a brief period of light snow, but not enough to cause any problems. Kentucky is still the target zone where snow accumulations are possible this evening and overnight. While not a huge snow, we know that any snow can cause issues in our area and there will definitely be impacts. The main roads will hold up pretty well since they are so warm, but back roads in particular near the KY Parkways will get snow covered in spots. Right now, Louisville is on the very edge of light accumulation potential. We think areas in central Kentucky around the parkways have the best chance at seeing a 1" - 3" snowfall. The 3" shouldn't be the norm, but I wanted to include for the isolated totals that will approach 3". You will see more on your decks and cars with less on main roadways. Anything that falls Friday night quickly melts away Saturday as temperatures rise into the 40's.

 

 

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Weather Blog: *Snow Drought About To End*

From Jude Redfield...

    I have a feeling the snow drought of only trace amounts over the last 55 days comes to an end by tonight. Honestly it will be pretty easy to acheive this since we only need a tenth of an inch at the airport. That would be considered measurable snow. It looks as if Louisville metro will stay with mainly all snow with this even.t

    My other gut feeling is the NWS office will most likely issue winter weather advisories for parts of Kentucky.  If you have travel plans around dinner time or shortly after sunset I have a feeling slick roads will develop.

FutureRadarUpdate

 

FutureRadar2

Check out future radar images below...I think it will really help show the areas that stand the best chance of snow later this afternoon and where it heads this evening. While this isn't a winter storm it does have plenty of potential create some headaches by tonight. Any road that isn't treated while the snow is falling after sun down could easily get covered up.

Temps

 

Advancetrak

After midnight most of the snow heads east of Kentuckiana.  A large chunk of Kentucky will at least see a covering. I have a feeling parts of *Louisville* will end up with around an inch. It still appears the zone for the possibility of amounts around 2" will end up just south of Louisville. The map below shows my odds of seeing any accumulation by tonight.

Windchill comparison

Again this isn't a major winter storm, but snow amounts that could range from a covering to 2" is something we haven't seen in almost 2 months so it will create quite a bit of buzz. If you are taveling tonight in the snow watch for slick roads once the sun goes down. Have a great weekend! -Jude-

 

01/22/2015

Rain/Snow Mix Begins Friday! Details Inside...

WPC has Louisville in a 30-40% chance that more than 1" of snow could accumulate Friday night...

AdvanceTrak 3

Let's go over the basics and give you our thoughts about what's going to happen...

Where: Areas along and south of the Ohio River (Indiana misses out)

When: Light rain begins Friday afternoon, mixing with wet snow evening/overnight. 

How Much: A narrow band of minor accumulations in central Kentucky

NAM

EURO

GFS

There has been quite a bit of back & forth in the models with the track of this storm. This has a distinct impact on the northern extent of the rain/snow. Right now, Louisville is on the very edge of accumulation potential. If you are worried about accumulations, I think areas in central Kentucky around the parkways have the best chance. Up to 1" is possible in this zone. The intensity of precipitation playes a key role in determining how much dynamic cooling can occur. It looks like anything that falls would be *light* in nature.  With that said, it may take longer for snow to begin mixing in and most of what falls during the daylight hours will be in the liquid form. As the evening wears on, the atmopshere cools, and that when the changeover to snow begins. With the recent string of mild days, I don't think conditions on main roads will be an issue. Nonetheless, back roads may get slushy in spots and it's worth using extra caution. Snow may only stick to elevated surfaces like cars, roof tops, and grass. Anything that falls Friday night quickly melts away Saturday as temperatures rise into the 40's. Join Marc Weinberg tonight on WDRB for the very latest.

 

-Rick DeLuca

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Mexico's Colima Volcano Eruption Captured By Webcam...

The Volcán de Colima, also known as Volcán de Fuego erupted yesterday sending ash into towns that were up to 15 miles away! It is the 26th most prominent peak in North America, located approximately 310 miles west of the capital Mexico City. Records show that Colima has erupted at least 40 times since 1576. Since the volcano's last major eruptions in 2013 and 2014, a series of webcams have been placed in the area to help monitor activity. A small pyroclastic flow was generated during the explosion and it was all captured in this video...

 

Video Courtesy: webcamsdemexico

 

-Rick DeLuca

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Weather Blog: Snow Or No Snow

From Jude Redfield...

    One thing that appears to be quite obvious at this point is not everyone in Kentuckiana will see snow Friday afternoon/night.  What does look likely is a NARROW band of wet snow will eventually set up by tomorrow evening. The best chance for this will stay south of the Ohio River.  This sure doesn't look like a major winter storm and probably isn't going to snarl traffic for a large section of Kentucky.

FutureRadar2

Snowpath

Windchill comparison

If this projected path above holds true then all accumulations will stay closer to the best chance snow zone shown below. Louisville metro looks to be on the northern fringe of this weather maker. While some snow is possible, the best chance for light accumulations remain south at this time.

Temps

As of now it sure doesn't look like anyone in our area would see more than an inch or two. If these amounts occured they would not be widespread, rather confined to a narrow swath where the band sets up.

FutureRadarUpdate

If Louisville doesn't see anything more than a trace then the snow drought will officially continue into the weekend. Stay tuned with Rick and Marc today as they look at new data this afternoon. -Jude Redfield-