KSIV – Kentuckywide VOST Now Online

The Kentucky Statewide VOST is an initiative managed by Team W700.

It streamlines storm reports, automatically including geo-tags, allowing for the direct upload of photos, and can be configured to have reports go directly to agencies such as the National Weather Service, County Emergency Managers, and News Outlets.

Imagine reporting a tree across the road after straight-line winds, and that report immediately alerts the NWS, Local Road Crews, Emergency Personnel, and the News. Your local ambulance crews will know to avoid that road until it’s marked as resolved.

More information and a detailed map of participating counties and agencies can be found at http://www.teamw700.com/KSIV

Want to learn more, reach out to us today about becoming a spotter or have your agency added.

 

Winter Weather Advisory #005: Expires 12 MAR 2018 (14:00 Eastern)

11 MAR 2018 – Valid until 02:00 PM 12 MAR 2018

A private Winter Weather Advisory encompasses most of Western, Central, and Eastern Kentucky, beginning Sunday night, through the afternoon, Monday.

Precipitation is already occurring in parts of Kentucky, and will likely switch from rain, to mix, to snow after 23:00 Sunday. Up to 6+ inches in some areas particularly in a narrow strip depicted in the advisory map. Locally, some areas may accumulate up to 8 inches.

Wind Statement: Wind will likely be mild, gusts may reach 15-20mph, with the greatest gusts occurring between midnight and 02:00 AM.

Activation: Kentuckians are encouraged to submit reports and photos of ice and snow impacting travel through the night. You can use Twitter #kywx or @SkywarnW700, and for those in Eastern Kentucky, you can tag @EKYVost

Travel Impact: Please give yourself additional travel time to account for warming your vehicle up. Make sure you keep enough fuel in your vehicle in case of an emergency, this will allow you to run your vehicle for heat longer. Additionally, there may be ice and snow on roadways. Use caution, or preferably stay home!
*ICE* Ice is a threat with this storm, especially once roads freeze.

You can view weather resources and view live traffic here, and road conditions at: Weather Resources RWIS

Tornado Advisory #001: Expires 24 FEB 2018 (18:00 Eastern)

24 FEB 2017 – Valid until 06:00 PM 24 FEB 2018

A private Tornado Advisory encompasses Western Kentucky, beginning Saturday afternoon, through the evening.

Models indicate sufficient wind shear and instability, consistent with potential tornadic activity. Isolated hail incidents may occur as well throughout the storm. Mixed with already saturated grounds, flooding is a concern as well!

Counties advised: Meade, Hardin, Hart, Barren, Allen, Edmonson, Grayson, Breckinridge, Hancock, Ohio, Butler, Warren, Simpson, Logan, Muhlenberg, McLean, Daviess, Henderson, Webster, Hopkins, Christian, Caldwell, Union, Crittenden, Lyon, Trigg, Livingston, Marshall, Calloway, Bracken, Graves

Wind Statement: Wind events will be likely, with isolated occurrences of 50+ mph gusts, and a couple tornadoes may be possible especially in counties closer to West Tennessee.

Activation: Kentuckians are encouraged to submit reports and photos. You can use Twitter #kywx, #ekywx, and for those in Eastern Kentucky, you can tag @EKYVost or @SkywarnW700

** If someone’s life is in danger, dial 911 **
Overpasses are NOT safe shelters from Wind or Tornadoes!

Travel Impact: Never attempt to drive through flooded roadways. You may not be able to see how deep the water really is, and you or your vehicle could be swept away.

You can view weather resources and view live traffic conditions at: Weather Resources RWIS