University delays classes, more winter weather ahead

Story by Mikayla Marshall, Staff writer
Murray State operated on a 2-hour delay today, Jan. 20, after being hit with snow last night.
Starting off the second day of classes for the semester, classes and operations picked up at 10:00 a.m.. Winslow Dining Hall opened at 7 a.m. and the Wellness Center opened at 8 a.m.
The high today is 33 degrees and the low is 25 degrees, but it’s expected to feel like 19 degrees outside. There was close to 1-2 inches of snow on the ground this morning.
Snow and sleet accumulated between the hours of 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., and there was little or no ice accumulated.
A Winter Storm Warning for Western Kentucky was in place until noon today. After, that the chance of snow declines to 40 percent. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with temperatures dropping to 22 degrees.
For Thursday, there’s predicted snow, freezing rain and sleet between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. The chance of freezing rain and sleet will extend past 1 p.m. 
No announcements have been made regarding cancellations and closing for the rest of the week. Updates will be posted online at and on our Twitter and Facebook.