I've been asked this question a lot lately. Whether it's in line at the grocery store, at the post office, or during the “Sunday Weather Q&A” live chats on the LEX 18 Facebook page. When is it going to snow? I'm getting the sense that Kentucky snow lovers are getting a little antsy.
It has snowed in Lexington so far this season. A trace was recorded on Blue Grass Airport on October 29th. (Some areas even spotted some flurries, even up to a dusting of snow this morning.) Since then, nothing.
Lexington's average date for the first measurable snowfall is November 29th. We typically see our first inch of snow by December 19th. So we are a little behind schedule, climatologically speaking, but last year's first measurable snowfall didn't come until December 9th.
Most of the country has been fairly quiet the snowfall department so far this season too. Recent Pacific storms did bring snow to the Cascades for northern California, Oregon, and Washington. Snow has also started to stick across the northern tier of the US and the Rockies. Also in a surprising turn of events, west Texas also has snow on the ground. In total 24% of the continental United State is snow covered.