Local Emergency Personnel Say Edmonson County Looks To Be "Bullseye" Of Upcoming Winter Storm
County Officials have been communicating with the National Weather Service in Louisville for most of the day, and the latest weather models show that Edmonson County is facing significant snowfall along with ice and freezing rain.
Sheriff Shane Doyle said that weather experts warned emergency personnel that Edmonson County appears to be the "bullseye" of the storm, with the southern part of the county taking the brunt of the severe weather.
Doyle said the representative from the NWS said Edmonson County will likely see freezing rain and ice begin to fall around 1am-3am Friday morning, with up to 1/4" of ice expected. This could effect power lines, trees, and limbs.
Precipitation is expected to change to 100% snow around 7am and continue for the next 10-12 hours, bringing 10-14 inches of snow for the county, while northern areas could see as much as 2 FEET of snow.
Sustained winds of 20mph are expected throughout the day, causing complete white-out conditions and snow drifts 2-3 times as high as snowfall amounts.
Emergency workers said that the NWS warned that Edmonson County could see the March 2015 storm all over again, "except this time, it will be windier."
The good part is that temps are only supposed to bottom out in the low to mid 20's for Friday night and dipping down to the teens on Saturday night. That beats the sub-zero conditions Edmonson Countians experienced during last year's snow storm.
County officials are urging residents to be be prepared for the upcoming storm and try to stay indoors tonight and throughout the day tomorrow.
We will keep you updated as details become available.
1/21/2016 03:44:24 pm
Absolutely love the weather coverage ! Keep up the awesome work!
1/21/2016 08:18:49 pm
Need emergency shelters set up at community center, or fire depts. ASAP. Power could go out in areas before morning!
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