Heavy Snow Blankets Southeast Kentucky late February 12th and 13th

Another powerful winter storm impacted the southern and eastern U.S. as low pressure moved from the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday February 12th and up the East Coast through early Friday morning February 14th.

WPC Surface Analysis Loop from 7 pm EST 2/11 through 4 am EST 2/14

On the backside of this system, heavy snowfall affected much of east Tennessee, western Virginia, West Virginia and southeast Kentucky.  Here locally, while the far northern and far western coal fields did not see a flake, locations near the Virginia border received large amounts of snow.  In fact several locations in Letcher, Pike and Harlan counties saw more than ten inches of snow.

The following map shows a summary of snowfall reports received by NWS Jackson, KY through around noon on Thursday February 13th, when most of the accumulating snow had ended.  A listing of some of the highest totals follows the map, including the time of the measurement (these totals may not be the final amount for each location).  A big thanks goes out to our dedicated coooperative weather observers, trained weather spotters and amatuer radio operators for their timely reports. Also, much appreciation for emergency personel and the general public for their reports as well.

***********************SNOWFALL REPORTS***********************

INCHES LOCATION ST COUNTY TIME
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14.00 JENKINS KY LETCHER 1000 AM
12.00 MOUTHCARD KY PIKE 0800 AM
12.00 DORTON KY PIKE 0800 AM
11.50 3 SW ASHCAMP KY PIKE 1115 AM
11.00 MOUSIE KY KNOTT 1206 PM
11.00 1 ENE HARDY KY PIKE 1049 AM
11.00 CUMBERLAND KY HARLAN 0900 AM
11.00 1 SE PHELPS KY PIKE 0800 AM
11.00 ELKHORN CITY KY PIKE 0800 AM
10.50 BENHAM KY HARLAN 0900 AM
10.00 2 W MOUTHCARD KY PIKE 0800 AM
9.00 WHEELWRIGHT KY FLOYD 1200 PM
9.00 WALLINS CREEK KY HARLAN 1038 AM
9.00 THORNTON KY LETCHER 1037 AM
9.00 MARROWBONE KY PIKE 0900 AM
9.00 ROCKHOUSE KY PIKE 0900 AM
9.00 HALLIE KY LETCHER 0900 AM
8.50 PIKEVILLE KY PIKE 1130 AM
8.50 COLSON KY LETCHER 0900 AM
8.50 LOOKOUT KY PIKE 0800 AM
8.50 2 SE DORTON KY PIKE 0800 AM
8.00 DELPHIA KY PERRY 1219 PM
8.00 FOREST HILLS KY PIKE 0932 AM
8.00 MAYKING KY LETCHER 0930 AM
8.00 THORNTON KY LETCHER 0915 AM
8.00 1 W VIRGIE KY PIKE 0900 AM
8.00 KIMPER KY PIKE 0900 AM
8.00 HATFIELD STATION KY PIKE 0837 AM
8.00 META KY PIKE 0800 AM
8.00 SHELBY GAP KY PIKE 0800 AM
7.50 3 NW BLACKEY KY LETCHER 1120 AM
7.50 1 S BUSKIRK KY PIKE 0900 AM
7.50 6 SE HARLAN KY HARLAN 0847 AM
7.50 1 SE CANADA KY PIKE 0800 AM
7.50 PIKEVILLE KY PIKE 0800 AM
7.50 4 NW BELCHER KY PIKE 0800 AM
7.30 FRAKES KY BELL 1041 AM
7.00 RED STAR KY LETCHER 0900 AM
7.00 BLACKEY KY LETCHER 0900 AM
7.00 CANADA KY PIKE 0800 AM
7.00 THORNTON KY LETCHER 0700 AM
7.00 2 SE WHITESBURG KY LETCHER 0700 AM
6.20 PIKEVILLE KY PIKE 0700 AM
6.00 AMBURGEY KY KNOTT 1020 AM
6.00 CLEAR CREEK SPRINGS KY BELL 0920 AM
6.00 SMILAX KY LESLIE 0900 AM
6.00 1 SE SKYLINE KY LETCHER 0700 AM
6.00 JENKINS KY LETCHER 0700 AM
5.50 VIPER KY PERRY 0900 AM
5.50 1 S HARLAN KY HARLAN 0700 AM
5.00 FREDVILLE KY FLOYD 1200 PM
5.00 3 WSW SANDY FORK KY BELL 1026 AM
5.00 BEVERLY KY BELL 1026 AM
5.00 HAZARD KY PERRY 0916 AM
5.00 LEBURN KY KNOTT 0900 AM
5.00 VIPER KY PERRY 0900 AM
5.00 LOVELY KY MARTIN 0900 AM
5.00 COAL RUN KY PIKE 0800 AM


Finally, here's a look at the snowfall produced by this system across the eastern U.S. for the 48 hour period ending Friday morning...



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