Snowmageddon! When will it end?


With two winter storms already blasting those of us in central and southeastern Kentucky, you would think a reprieve would be in order. Today we are seeing a little break with a dry day and above freezing temperatures, but that is going to be a short-lived break in the action.

Rain is expected ahead of an approaching cold front on Wednesday. The front will cross the area Wednesday evening. As much colder air moves in, the rain will transition to a mix of freezing rain and snow, before changing over to entirely snow by early Thursday morning. Light snow accumulations will be possible, likely impacting the morning commute. This is based on current weather models, that we have all learned, can shift and change things so, yes, more accumulative snow could be a definite possibility by Thursday.

Road crews, rural electric cooperatives, first reponders, and officials are no doubt exhausted from the unusual snow totals and demands of the last two weeks, so we are keeping our fingers crossed this system will be more considerate. For up to the minute developments locally, please follow WBON-TV9 Facebook page, and tune to 100.7 where you can always find extreme weather coverage when situations dictate.

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Kelly Wallingford is a Powell County Kentucky graduate of 1980, and the fall of that year, started his radio career as a evening DJ at WEKG/WJSN in Jackson, Ky, while attending Lee's Jr. College. The principles of WEKG/WJSN also owned WIRV-AM in Irvine, where Wallingford soon transitioned. Wallingford eventually bought in as a part owner of WIRV. He later bought out his partner and launched WCYO-FM "The Coyote" in 1992. In 1999, Wallingford acquired WEKY-AM, WKXO-AM, and WKXO-FM in Madison County. Soon, WKXO -FM was rebranded as 106.7 'The Dog'. In 2016, Wallingford added three more FM's to the company. 99.3 in Irvine, 92.5 in Richmond, and 103.5 in Berea. The companies growth and expansion has been extensive, and 2017 marks the transition into Richmond's first TV station, WBON-TV, as well as web, phone apps, and other digital media products for our clients in the greater Richmond area. Wallingford resides with his wife Bess on their Madison County farm, complete with cattle, horses, dogs and kitties.