4 P.M. Fri., Feb 15, 2019
Slight model changes
Most recent runs of HRRR and RAP are shifting the expected precipitation northward. 1″ – 2″ of snow still remain likely over the lower two-thirds of KY. The Louisville area still looks like a strong “no accumulation” but some spots south of I-64 could get a dusting this evening. Chances for measurable snowfall still fall in the 10% – 20% range.
The Federal holiday commonly called Presidents Day will be Monday – the third Monday in February. But something is wrong with the that statement! Here’s the story…Congress approved a holiday named Washington’s Birthday in 1879. By 1885 the February 22nd holiday became widespread across the country. Later Lincoln’s birthday also became a federal holiday. When Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Act of 1968, the date was changed to the third Monday of February BUT the name was never changed. So, Monday’s holiday we’ll celebrate will be Washington’s Birthday, not what most people call it.