Harlan Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 3:40 AM EST Dec. 12, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Show showers and mixed precipitation to affect the area
today...

A cold front will push through the region early this morning
bringing gusty winds and moisture to eastern Kentucky during the
predawn hours. A light mix of patchy snow, sprinkles, and drizzle
is expected to develop between 5 and 8 am EST. With Road
temperatures well above freezing this morning after a mild day on
Monday, the snow is expected to melt on contact and have little
impact on most roads through dawn. However, as colder air moves
into the area, the precipitation will transition to all snow
between 7 am and 10 am EST. With a few spots falling below
freezing by late in the morning some pockets of freezing
precipitation will be possible with slick spots a concern, though
the vast amount of the area will stay ice free.

Scattered to numerous snow showers are then expected during the
morning - possibly briefly heavy. Scattered snow showers will
linger through late afternoon in locations closer to the VA and
WV border. Overall snow accumulations will be light, with
accumulations in most locations a dusting to a half inch. A few
places that receive multiple heavier snow showers and some
Ridgetop locations near the VA border could receive locally as
much as one inch of accumulation. The additional falling snow
during the day combined with slowly falling temperatures could
lead to some slick spots later in the day and into the evening,
especially on untreated roadways, ridgetops, elevated surfaces,
and bridges. Also, gusty winds today could result in quickly
changing visibilities in snow showers and squalls.

Use caution when driving early this morning and through the day
into the evening, especially on untreated roadways, elevated
surfaces, and bridges. Slow down and allow extra time to reach
your destination safely.


Jp/greif

340 am EST Tue Dec 12 2017

... Show showers and mixed precipitation to affect the area
today...

A cold front will push through the region early this morning
bringing gusty winds and moisture to eastern Kentucky during the
predawn hours. A light mix of patchy snow, sprinkles, and drizzle
is expected to develop between 5 and 8 am EST. With Road
temperatures well above freezing this morning after a mild day on
Monday, the snow is expected to melt on contact and have little
impact on most roads through dawn. However, as colder air moves
into the area, the precipitation will transition to all snow
between 7 am and 10 am EST. With a few spots falling below
freezing by late in the morning some pockets of freezing
precipitation will be possible with slick spots a concern, though
the vast amount of the area will stay ice free.

Scattered to numerous snow showers are then expected during the
morning - possibly briefly heavy. Scattered snow showers will
linger through late afternoon in locations closer to the VA and
WV border. Overall snow accumulations will be light, with
accumulations in most locations a dusting to a half inch. A few
places that receive multiple heavier snow showers and some
Ridgetop locations near the VA border could receive locally as
much as one inch of accumulation. The additional falling snow
during the day combined with slowly falling temperatures could
lead to some slick spots later in the day and into the evening,
especially on untreated roadways, ridgetops, elevated surfaces,
and bridges. Also, gusty winds today could result in quickly
changing visibilities in snow showers and squalls.

Use caution when driving early this morning and through the day
into the evening, especially on untreated roadways, elevated
surfaces, and bridges. Slow down and allow extra time to reach
your destination safely.


Jp/greif


1020 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

A cold front will push through the region tonight leading to
gusty winds, and moisture will move into the area behind it during
the predawn hours of Tuesday. A light mix of patchy snow,
drizzle, and or freezing drizzle is expected to develop between 3
am and 7 am EST. This could lead to a light accumulation of snow
or a light glaze of ice in a few locations by the start of the
morning commute. This could lead to a few slick spots during the
morning commute, especially on untreated roadways and elevated
surfaces and bridges.

As colder air moves into the area, precipitation will transition
to all snow between 5 am and 9 am EST. Scattered to numerous snow
showers are expected during the morning, with scattered snow
showers lingering through late afternoon in locations closer to
the VA and WV border. Overall snow accumulations will be light,
with accumulations in most locations of a dusting to a half inch
of snow. A few locations that receive multiple heavier snow
showers and some Ridgetop locations near the VA border could
receive locally as much as one inch. The additional falling snow
during the day on Tuesday combined with slowly falling
temperatures could lead to some slick spots during the day on
Tuesday through early Tuesday evening, especially on untreated
roadways, ridgetops, and elevated surfaces and bridges.

Use caution when driving late tonight and on Tuesday, especially
on untreated roadways and elevated surfaces and bridges. Slow
down and allow extra time to reach your destination safely.


Jp/dj

1020 PM EST Mon Dec 11 2017

A cold front will push through the region tonight leading to
gusty winds, and moisture will move into the area behind it during
the predawn hours of Tuesday. A light mix of patchy snow,
drizzle, and or freezing drizzle is expected to develop between 3
am and 7 am EST. This could lead to a light accumulation of snow
or a light glaze of ice in a few locations by the start of the
morning commute. This could lead to a few slick spots during the
morning commute, especially on untreated roadways and elevated
surfaces and bridges.

As colder air moves into the area, precipitation will transition
to all snow between 5 am and 9 am EST. Scattered to numerous snow
showers are expected during the morning, with scattered snow
showers lingering through late afternoon in locations closer to
the VA and WV border. Overall snow accumulations will be light,
with accumulations in most locations of a dusting to a half inch
of snow. A few locations that receive multiple heavier snow
showers and some Ridgetop locations near the VA border could
receive locally as much as one inch. The additional falling snow
during the day on Tuesday combined with slowly falling
temperatures could lead to some slick spots during the day on
Tuesday through early Tuesday evening, especially on untreated
roadways, ridgetops, and elevated surfaces and bridges.

Use caution when driving late tonight and on Tuesday, especially
on untreated roadways and elevated surfaces and bridges. Slow
down and allow extra time to reach your destination safely.


Jp/dj