An abundant moisture feed combined with Arctic air moving into the region to produce lots of wintry precipitation Friday, December 6, 2013.  Snowfall reports came in with a maximum of 9" in Dubois County and Orange County.  Below is a rough map of snowfall accumulations (your particular location may have received slightly more or less than the general ranges shown on the map):

Snowfall accumulations December 6, 2013


Stripe of snow:

Stripe of snow


In the following satellite picture the white color over Kentucky is cloudiness, but the white you see from Missouri through Illinois and Indiana to Ohio is snow.  Up to 13 inches accumulated in southeast Illinois!  Also, notice how razor sharp the northern cut-off of the snow field is.  Snow is incredibly challenging to forecast, and it's easy to see how just a few miles can make a big difference.

Satellite picture

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Leitchfield KY

4 SSW Leitchfield, KY.  Amanda Gilliam Rose

Leitchfield KY

4 SSW Leitchfield, KY.  Amanda Gilliam Rose


Lewisport, KY

Lewisport, KY.  Mike Hall

New Albany, IN

New Albany, IN.  Jonathan Powell

Frankfort, KY

Frankfort, KY.  Josh Stamper

Upton, KY

Upton, KY.  Matt Baucum

Upton, KY

Upton, KY.  Matt Baucum

Lexington, KY

Lexington, KY.  WKYT


Butler County

Butler County.  West Family via Jay Brandon


At the NWS office in Louisville:

LMK flag We valiantly tried to lower the flag to half staff, as directed by President Obama for Pearl Harbor Day, but it wouldn't budge!  The flag was frozen right to the pole.
LMK and Ham snow Snow at the office, along with Ham Radio towers set up for 2013 Skywarn National Recognition Day.
LMK and Ham snow The Ham radio operators set these antennas up in freezing rain, sleet, and snow!
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