1998 Snowstorm

February 3-6, 1998

A very unusual winter storm paralyzed the region in early February of 1998.  The storm dumped up to two feet of snow across parts of northern and eastern Kentucky, and used moisture from the Atlantic Ocean rather than from the Gulf of Mexico to do it.

In central Kentucky three people were killed and four injured.  Several million dollars in damage was done as trees and power lines collapsed under the weight of the snow.  Over the course of the four days Louisville was buried under 22.4 inches of snow, which is the all-time snowstorm record total for the city.  Of that amount, a foot and a half fell on the 4th and 5th, resulting in a State of Emergency Declaration.

Text from: weather.gov/lmk

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