How Does Yesterday's Winter Storm Compare To Area Records?

Dates and amounts of record level daily snowfalls for some locations across eastern Kentucky.

 

Jackson, KY National Weather Service Office (Records date back to 1981)

Rank 24 hour snowfall (inches) Date
1 19.8 March 13, 1993
2 15.1 January 17, 1994
3 12.0 February 12, 1985
4 8.5 January 6, 1996
5 8.2 April 3, 1987

Official Total February 16th 2015: 11.8 inches

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Hazard, KY (Records date back to 1950)

Rank 24 hour snowfall (inches) Date
1 25.0 March 14, 1993
2 18.0 January 7, 1996
3 (tied) 18.0 February 13, 1985
4 10.0 February 15, 1985

5 (tied)

10.0 January 1, 1971

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Baxter, KY (Records date back to 1948)

Rank
24 hour snowfall (inches)
Date
1 12.0 February 15, 1986
2 (tied) 12.0 March 1, 1954
3 10.0 March 14, 1993
4 (tied) 10.0 April 4, 1987

5 (tied)

10.0 February 13, 1985

 

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1 WNW Clay City, KY (Records date back to 1955)

Rank
24 hour snowfall (inches)
Date
1 10.0 February 14, 1960
2 8.0 February 7, 1979
3 6.0 January 31, 1980
4 (tied) 6.0 February 19, 1960

5

5.0 January 18, 2002

 

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Flemingsburg, KY (Records date back to 1926)

Rank
24 hour snowfall (inches)
Date
1 10.0 February 1, 1951
2 (tied) 10.0 November 26, 1950
3 8.0 December 5, 2002
4 7.6 March 1, 1954

5

7.5

February 12, 2008

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Harlan, KY (Records date back to 1982)

Rank
24 hour snowfall (inches)
Date
1 24.0 March 14, 1993
2 18.0 April 4, 1987
3 12.0 February 15, 1986
4 6.0 January 19, 1984

5

5.0

March 3, 1993

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Somerset, KY (Records date back to 1950)

Rank
24 hour snowfall (inches)
Date
1 15.0 January 6, 1996
2 13.8 December 12, 1998
3 12.0 February 2, 1985
4 9.0 January 17, 1994

5 (tied)

9.0

February 7, 1979

 

Note: Many of previous observations are not under National Weather Service quality control, and therefore may exhibit some minor degree of error.



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