Questionable Weather Expected Sunday/Monday

Posted: 2015/02/14 in Weather
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UPDATE 08:15 – 2/15/15: The forecast has made a dramatic change as the storm was trending north as we feared:

Winter Storm Warnings are now in effect for the entire I-270 corridor. With this, a #CodeRED advisory is now in effect from 12:00 today through 18:00 tomorrow – please keep travel for essential purposes only.

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Very seldom that the editor will turn to the NWS Paducah for the weather forecast (it is almost always out of St. Louis and/or Central Illinois), but for this storm system that is expected to bring in questionable weather involving the s-word as early as tomorrow. While the forecast here is still around the 1 to 3 inch range, the WPC probability has 40% chance of a 4 inch snowfall and a 1% chance for 6 inches. The worst of the weather is expected just to the south of the I-270 corridor, where Winter Storm Watches are up about 100 miles to the south. Should the storm take a northerly than expected track of at least 50 miles, this can mean bigger than expected problems.  This storm has a very high bust potential, and while the I-270 corridor has been lucky with winter storms this season, Mother Nature has a history of showing that who is boss over and over again.  Time and time again we have heard about the 1 to 3 inch snowfall giving bigger problems than the snowfall events of higher amounts – so please drive safely.

 

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