Winter Weather Advisory for Parts of Western Kentucky, Southwestern Indiana — Winter Storm Warning in Far Western Kentucky
Let me paraphrase a conversation we just had in the lobby. It went something like this, "How many winters have we had where we barely get ANY frozen precipitation at all?"
The answer was, "more than what would be deemed usual" over the past few years. But in 2022, winter has meant BUSINESS. It seems like nary a week has gone by that we didn't have some kind of watch, warning, or, at the very least, an advisory. And I haven't even been able to build a snowman.
Based on the information contained in the just-issued winter weather advisory, I may not get that snowman built THIS time, either. But yes, portions of western Kentucky and southwestern Indiana ARE under a winter weather advisory while far western Kentucky is dealing with a winter storm warning.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
Here's what the National Weather Service is saying with regards to the advisory for Henderson, Hopkins, Union, Webster, Spencer, Warrick, Vanderburgh, Pike, Posey, and Gibson Counties:
WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Ice accumulations one-tenth to locally two-tenths of an inch likely.
WHEN...from 4 PM Wednesday until 6 PM Thursday
IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Most of the ice and sleet accumulation should be tonight into early Thursday morning. For the rest of the day Thursday, temperatures should rise above freezing and transition the precipitation over to all rain.
The winter weather advisory for Daviess, McLean, and Muhlenberg Counties will last until 9 AM Thursday.
BUT THIS WILL NOT BE AN ICE STORM
As for tri-state counties not currently a part of the winter weather advisory--Hancock, and Ohio Counties--the National Weather Service says...
"...to expect light precipitation to move into the area late Wednesday into early Thursday morning. Those counties MAY see some freezing rain and sleet mix in across the area with minor accumulations of ice possible mainly on elevated surfaces and untreated roadways."
When I spoke with Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Wayne Hart Wednesday afternoon, he was quick to point out that we will NOT be dealing with anything like an ice storm.
In the meantime, stay safe and stay off the roads if you don't have to be on them. It goes without saying that ANY amount of ice is no fun for a motorist.