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Posted: Wednesday, 04 December 2013 4:10PM

Winter Storm Warning Issued



The National Weather Service in Paducah has now issued a Winter Storm Warning for freezing rain, sleet and snow. The warning for Trigg, Christian, Todd, Calloway, and Muhlenberg County is from midnight Thursday night until 9:00pm Friday. The warning for Caldwell, Lyon, Hopkins, Marshall, and other Kentucky counties to the northwest is from 6:00pm Thursday until 6:00pm Friday.

With the threat of winter weather across the region, the National Weather Service held a teleconference Wednesday morning. Lead Forecaster Dan Spaeth told the Weather Edge and area emergency managers that the precipitation in western Kentucky will begin Thursday afternoon, with the freezing precipitation expected to begin Friday around midday.




(Ice Potential)

Spaeth says Christian, Trigg, Caldwell, Lyon, Marshall and Hopkins Counties could receive the most ice from the storm system.



Spaeth adds they are continuing to watch the timing for the cold temperatures arriving in our area.



When asked by an emergency manager how this system could compare to the 2009 ice storm, he said the circumstances preceding the event are much different.




(Snow potential)

Rain is expected to change to freezing rain from west to east overnight Thursday night and early Eriday. The precipitation will gradually change to sleet and snow, before coming to an end by the end of the day Friday evening.

Significant accumulations of ice, sleet, and snow will likely result in treacherous driving conditions Thursday night and Friday. In addition, some isolated power outages will be possible. A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet, and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
 

The Weather Edge will continue to monitor the approaching system and provide the latest information concerning what is in store for the Pennyrile.


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