Summary of March 2-3 Winter Storm

The winter that just won't quit brought another widespread winter storm to eastern Kentucky from late on Sunday March 2nd through the day of Monday March 3rd.

As seen in the surface map and radar loop below, a cold front passed southeastward across eastern Kentucky late on Sunday.  A shallow layer of very cold air infiltrated the area behind the cold front with temperatures dropping into the 20s and eventually teens behind this front.  A few thousand feet above the ground however, temperatures were in the 40s Sunday evening.  As a result, rain changed to freezing rain and sleet Sunday night from northwest to southeast Sunday night.  Eventually, the warm layer aloft eroded and the sleet changed to a period of heavy snow for many areas.  Periods of snow, some heavy at times, continued through Monday morning before tapering off during the afternoon hours.

WPC Surface Analysis w/ Radar Loop - 1 am EST Sun 3/2 thru 7 pm EST Mon 3/3/2014

Several inches of combined sleet and snow were reported across many areas of east Kentucky.  The warm air hung in the longest over extreme southeast Kentucky, limiting snow and sleet totals there, but a thin stripe of freezing rain coated trees and caused power outages over parts of the Upper Cumberland region.  Travel was the biggest impact as the combination of prior rain freezing on the roads, with sleet and snow on top made a mess of area roads.

Below is a map and listing of snow, sleet and ice totals from area trained weather spotters, Cooperative Weather Observers, highway departments, Emergency Managers and the general public.

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

INCHES LOCATION ST COUNTY TIME
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7.60 3 WSW PRESTONSBURG KY FLOYD 0115 PM
7.50 PAINTSVILLE KY JOHNSON 0125 PM
7.30 CAMPTON KY WOLFE 0330 PM
7.30 5 W PRESTONSBURG KY FLOYD 0250 PM
7.00 JACKSON KY BREATHITT 0335 PM
7.00 MOREHEAD KY ROWAN 0325 PM
7.00 FRENCHBURG KY MENIFEE 0235 PM
7.00 1 NNE PRESTONSBURG KY FLOYD 0139 PM
7.00 4 SE WEST LIBERTY KY MORGAN 1250 PM
7.00 6 S SALYERSVILLE KY MAGOFFIN 1250 PM
7.00 SALYERSVILLE KY MAGOFFIN 1016 AM
6.80 PAINTSVILLE KY JOHNSON 0350 PM
6.60 STANTON KY POWELL 0245 PM
6.50 5 W PRESTONSBURG KY FLOYD 1150 AM
6.50 SALYERSVILLE KY MAGOFFIN 1000 AM
6.30 CANNEL CITY KY MORGAN 1146 AM
6.20 4 NE JACKSON KY BREATHITT 1250 PM
6.20 STANTON KY POWELL 1105 AM
6.00 SALYERSVILLE KY MAGOFFIN 0345 PM
6.00 POMEROYTON KY MENIFEE 0300 PM
6.00 2 N PRESTONSBURG KY FLOYD 0225 PM
6.00 QUICKSAND KY BREATHITT 0215 PM
6.00 4 NE JACKSON KY BREATHITT 1150 AM
6.00 MARETBURG KY ROCKCASTLE 1130 AM
6.00 3 NW WEST LIBERTY KY MORGAN 1120 AM
6.00 LOVELY KY MARTIN 1010 AM
6.00 NIPPA KY JOHNSON 1009 AM
6.00 SANDY HOOK KY ELLIOTT 0100 AM
5.90 4 ESE STANTON KY POWELL 1245 PM
5.80 MOUNT VERNON KY ROCKCASTLE 0305 PM
5.80 2 S HAZEL GREEN KY WOLFE 1140 AM
5.70 2 NW ISLAND CITY KY OWSLEY 0215 PM
5.50 MOREHEAD KY ROWAN 0220 PM
5.50 4 E FRENCHBURG KY MENIFEE 0118 PM
5.30 1 SW FRENCHBURG KY MENIFEE 1030 AM
5.30 1 WSW CLOVER BOTTOM KY JACKSON 0700 AM
5.10 GRAY HAWK KY JACKSON 1241 PM
5.10 HATFIELD STATION KY PIKE 1133 AM
5.00 IRVINE KY ESTILL 0133 PM
5.00 QUICKSAND KY BREATHITT 1140 AM
5.00 JACKSON KY BREATHITT 1140 AM
5.00 4 NE JACKSON KY BREATHITT 1030 AM
5.00 SOUTH WILLIAMSON KY PIKE 1020 AM
4.50 LONDON KY LAUREL 0400 PM
4.50 OWINGSVILLE KY BATH 0225 PM
4.50 2 ESE TALBERT KY BREATHITT 0203 PM
4.00 HINDMAN KY KNOTT 0127 PM
4.00 KIMPER KY PIKE 1238 PM
4.00 BOONEVILLE KY OWSLEY 1137 AM
3.00 PAYNE GAP KY LETCHER 1215 PM


**********************ICE/SLEET REPORTS***********************

INCHES LOCATION ST COUNTY TIME
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1.50 LONDON KY LAUREL 0516 AM
1.50 MCKEE KY JACKSON 0330 AM
1.00 2 NE HAZARD KY PERRY 0622 AM
1.00 CAMPTON KY WOLFE 0611 AM
1.00 HYDEN KY LESLIE 0555 AM
1.00 CARRIE KY KNOTT 0537 AM
1.00 PHELPS KY PIKE 0534 AM
1.00 HINDMAN KY KNOTT 0525 AM
1.00 HAZARD KY PERRY 0410 AM
1.00 ISLAND CITY KY OWSLEY 0400 AM
1.00 MOUNT VERNON KY ROCKCASTLE 0325 AM
1.00 MOUNT STERLING KY MONTGOMERY 0115 AM
0.90 PAYNE GAP KY LETCHER 0600 AM
0.75 5 SE SANDGAP KY JACKSON 0830 AM
0.75 12 SW BOONEVILLE KY JACKSON 0800 AM
0.75 SHELBIANA KY PIKE 0532 AM
0.70 2 ESE TALBERT KY BREATHITT 0850 AM
0.60 4 ESE STANTON KY POWELL 0200 AM
0.50 HARLAN KY HARLAN 0420 PM
0.50 MONTICELLO KY WAYNE 0240 PM
0.50 BLACKEY KY LETCHER 0740 AM
0.50 HAZARD KY PERRY 0740 AM
0.50 MANCHESTER KY CLAY 0430 AM
0.50 4 NE JACKSON KY BREATHITT 0259 AM
0.50 MINNIE KY FLOYD 0156 AM
0.50 BEATTYVILLE KY LEE 0142 AM
0.50 IRVINE KY ESTILL 0130 AM
0.50 SANDY HOOK KY ELLIOTT 0125 AM
0.40 BUNCH KY LAUREL 0900 AM
0.40 HAZARD KY PERRY 0259 AM
0.25 SOMERSET KY PULASKI 0255 PM
0.25 PHELPS KY PIKE 0200 AM
0.25 BOONEVILLE KY OWSLEY 0154 AM
0.25 INEZ KY MARTIN 0144 AM
0.25 CAMPTON KY WOLFE 0141 AM
0.25 SALYERSVILLE KY MAGOFFIN 0140 AM
0.25 PAINTSVILLE KY JOHNSON 0138 AM
0.25 HYDEN KY LESLIE 0134 AM
0.25 WEST LIBERTY KY MORGAN 0130 AM
0.25 FRENCHBURG KY MENIFEE 0128 AM
0.25 MOREHEAD KY ROWAN 0118 AM
0.25 FLEMINGSBURG KY FLEMING 0110 AM
0.20 HARLAN KY HARLAN 0415 PM


********************FREEZING RAIN REPORTS*********************

INCHES LOCATION ST COUNTY TIME
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0.50 3 E CORBIN KY KNOX 0500 AM
0.30 STONEY FORK KY BELL 1000 AM


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