Yesterday was quite the day as I tried to get back to Lexington before the storm hit. I got to Elizabethtown! Unfortunately after that roads went downhill simply too fast. Thankfully, I had a friend in E-Town whose family opened their home to me until getting to Lexington is actually an option. For many of my friends from WKU, that simply wasn't the case. A good number of students found themselves spending the night on I-65, and some are still there as of this morning as interstates have been closed down. Thousands of travelers have found themselves in scenes such as this one sent from my friend Cody Mason.
The storm began as very heavy rain early during the day. I had a lot of folks laughing at me as they said it's just too warm to snow. All I could say was just wait.
Once the changeover occurred, boy did it get bad in a hurry. For perspective, it was at 6:40PM that I told my friend roads were fine and that I'd continue on to Lexington. By 6:47, I knew getting to Lexington wasn't going to be an option. Rain transitioned to VERY HEAVY sleet and snow and that continued for quite some time.
Last nights radar lit up with very heavy snow fall from the eastern seaboard all the way back to the Texas and New Mexico border. In Elizabethtown, around 8 inches had fallen by 10:30PM, and that was when I took a screenshot of the radar.
Goodbye January 1994. March of 2015 says that records are made to be broken.
Stay warm folks!