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Weather Blog: Valentine's Day Snow!

by Monty Webb

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 10:39 PM

Winter Weather Advisory - Friday 10 AM to Saturday 4 AM (2-4" possible)

The Set Up...

Our Valentine snow maker is currently over North and South Dakota.  As always the track of this low will play a key role in how much snow we will receive.  Once again we find ourselves right on the line.  The current forecast track takes the Low across central Kentucky, putting us in the Bulls eye of 2-4" of wet heavy snow, with lighter amounts to our south.

If this low happens to track a little farther north that will allow more warm air to nose north to the OH river.  That would give us more rain and a lesser amount of snow.  Be sure to tune in tomorrow morning to Watch Ben Pine on GMK with the latest forecast.


Our morning commute will be fine around Kentuckiana.  Look for the snow to start in Indiana by mid to late morning

Precipitation moves south of the river midday and should start off as a rain/snow mix before changing over to wet snow.

The snow will be moderate to heavy at times between 2 to 5pm in the Metro and this will likely lead to slushy accumulation on area roads.  Schools will have a tough call on whether or not to dismiss early.  The evening commute could be a messy one.  Drive carefully!

Just rain along and south of the Western KY/Bluegrass Parkways.

The snow finally moves south of the Parkways by 8pm.

By 9pm the snow is tapering of along and west of I-65,  and the snow line has moved into our far southern KY counties.  (Because of this later changeover I'm forecasting less snow for areas south of the Parkways)

The Valentine's Day snow should be east of us by Midnight.

How Much Snow?

Check out the map below.

Final Thoughts...

Like I said earlier if this Low tracks just a little more to the north we will see warmer temps, more rain and less snow.  Be sure to watch Ben tomorrow morning on GMK starting a 4:30 AM.

The brine is down... The snow is forecast...  Now we wait!

Photo by:  Doug Proffitt, News Anchor and Snow Lover