Winter Storm Warning for 2/14/21-2/16/21


Per Ron Dodson, Meade County's Emergency Management Director:

"National Weather Service / Emergency Management Weather Conference Call

11:30am, Sun. Feb 14, 2021

Update for winter storm coming in Sunday evening February 14th through Tuesday afternoon, February16th.



The Winter Storm Watch has been changed to a … WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST /6 PM CST/ THIS EVENING TO 1 PM EST /NOON CST/ TUESDAY...



* WHAT... Heavy snow expected. First wave Monday morning will bring 1 to 3 inches of snow, with the second wave Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning bringing an additional 3 to 5 inches. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches... with locally higher amounts.

Major winter storm still looking likely for the whole area. Looking to be mostly a snow event for the local area after 10:00pm Sunday night. An ice event is very possible with greatest potential from south and east of a line from Tompkinsville, Kentucky to Richmond, Kentucky.



We will have 2 waves of precipitation - 1st wave beginning around 10pm EST on Sunday night into Monday AM 1-3 inches of snow likely in our area. After 10:00am Monday morning will be the second wave of wintry weather moving in. Heavy snow possible along in areas west of interstate 65 quarter in the afternoon snow rates could exceed 1 inch per hour with a mix along and south of the parkways. 3pm to 11pm most likely for HEAVY SNOW RATES.



Freezing rain for areas along and east of interstate 75. For the areas along the Ohio River expect total precipitations possible 4 to 8 inches of snow. Look for very cold conditions late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with lows 8 to 14 and highs Wednesday only in the 20s. A lot of uncertainty with regard to what will happen Wednesday night into Thursday. Expect a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain for this area and just rain for southern Kentucky. This may change as we go into the week.



Travel from Sunday night through Tuesday is not suggested. If you must go, use extreme precaution and expect problems."


All Meade County citizens should take head and prepare for this winter storm. Make sure you have non-perishable food items and drinkable water in case the power goes out. Also, charge your necessary electronics so that they stay charged as long as possible through the storm.





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