The National Weather Service continues to call for a chance of snow in the area Christmas night and Wednesday morning, but just how much and for how long is the big question.
A low pressure system will trek across our general area sometime Tuesday, but where it goes exactly will be the determining factor of if the southern Pennyrile gets snow, ran or a mix.
Forecasters say they expect moderate to heavy accumulations somewhere, but the bullseye appears to be to our north for the time being. Any deviation in the system’s track could mean more snow or no snow for Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties.
Models have been inconsistent in where they place the low pressure system, which will move in from the southern plains northeast through Tennessee and into Kentucky. An influx of cold air will place the northwest portion of precipitation in the “snow zone.”
Any precipitation that does fall will be accompanied by windy conditions and temperatures Wednesday are not forecast to get out of the mid-30’s.
Stay tuned to the WHOP family of stations for the latest on this developing weather situation.
Hopkinsville Police were able to safely and quickly put an end to a hostage situation on Summit Street Saturday morning, with a local woman arrested following the incident.
It happened at 1204 Summit around 11am, when 37-year old Briana McCombs of Hopkinsville allegedly went into a residence with a knife and threatened to harm four people inside if they tried to leave.
She allegedly argued with one of the individuals, while the other three sat in the living room. When police made contact with someone in t he residence, McCombs released the four individuals, but threatened to come after them if they didn’t keep their mouths shut about the situation.
McCombs was arrested and charged with four counts of kidnapping, first degree burglary and retaliating against a witness in a legal process.
From the National Weather Service in Paducah:
...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL POSSIBLE AND WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED CHRISTMAS NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING... A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO MOVE FROM THE SOUTHERN PLAINS NORTHEAST THROUGH TENNESSEE INTO KENTUCKY CHRISTMAS NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. SEVERAL FORECAST MODELS INDICATE SIGNIFICANT SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI AND LOWER OHIO RIVER VALLEYS. THE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AS RAIN ACROSS PORTIONS OF WEST KENTUCKY. AS TEMPERATURES DROP WEDNESDAY EVENING...THIS MAY CAUSE SOME ICING ON ROADWAYS. HOWEVER...THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY...WITH SOME INDICATIONS THAT THE LOW COULD MOVE A LITTLE FARTHER SOUTHEAST AND EAST OF THE REGION. THIS WOULD LEAD TO LESSER SNOW AMOUNTS. OVERALL...AT LEAST SOME SNOW ACCUMULATION IS LIKELY. EVEN IF THE AREA RECEIVES LESS SIGNIFICANT SNOW AMOUNTS...WINDY CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST EARLY WEDNESDAY. BLOWING SNOW COULD CAUSE REDUCED VISIBILITIES FOR PEOPLE TRAVELING ACROSS THE AREA...AND WIND CHILL READINGS WILL DROP INTO THE TEENS CHRISTMAS NIGHT. PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS TO YOUR HOLIDAY TRAVEL PLANS.
Deputy Burgess, Trigg Co. SO
Twenty-five men and women from across Kentucky graduated from the police academy in Richmond last week, including several from area departments.
Deputy Richard Burgess joins the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office after graduating Thursday. Joining the Madisonville Police Department are Falon Devore, Justin Jones and Jared Ward.
Joseph Seth Whitaker joins the Russellville Police Department, as does Greg Bellar. The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office added Troy Ryan Doss and Tyler Coursey graduated for the Murray Police Department.
The officers completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of nearly 770 hours of recruit-level-officer academy instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid/CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.