Review of February 17th & 18th Light Snow Event

February 17-18, 2007 Snow Event

A clipper system moving southeast out of the northern Plains brought a light snow event to eastern Kentucky from Saturday afternoon February 17th into the early morning hours on the 18th.  The arctic airmass fully entrenched over the area enabled the snowfall to quickly accumulate.  Surface charts for the event are included below.

1 pm Saturday
1 pm Surface Map

7 pm Saturday
7 pm Saturday

1 am Sunday
1 am Sunday

Snowfall amounts in general ranged from 2 to 4 inches across the area.  The graphic below shows a rough estimate of the snowfall distribution across eastern Kentucky.  Actual reports from cooperative observers, spotters, dispatch centers, police and fire departments, and highway departments for the 24 hour period ending around 7 am Sunday morning are also included below...

Storm Total Snowfall

BELL COUNTY...
MIDDLESBORO.........1.0 INCH
4SW PINEVILLE.......3.0 INCHES
BREATHITT COUNTY...
JACKSON NWS OFFICE..2.1 INCHES
JETTS CREEK.........2.0 INCHES
WOLVERINE...........1.5 INCHES
ELLIOT COUNTY...
GIMLET..............4.0 INCHES
FLEMING COUNTY...
FLEMINGSBURG........4.5 INCHES
FLOYD COUNTY...
MARTIN..............1.5 INCHES
HARLAN COUNTY...
BAXTER..............1.0 INCH
CLOSPLINT...........3.0 INCHES
KNOTT COUNTY...
CARR CREEK..........1.0 INCH
KNOX COUNTY...
BARBOURVILLE........1.4 INCHES
LAUREL COUNTY...
7W LONDON...........2.0 INCHES
VICTORY.............4.0 INCHES
LEE COUNTY...
4N BEATTYVILLE......3.5 INCHES
HEIDELBERG..........4.0 INCHES
LESLIE COUNTY...
SMILAX..............1.5 INCHES
THOUSANDSTICKS......3.0 INCHES
WAR BRANCH..........4.0 INCHES
LETCHER COUNTY...
JEREMIAH............2.0 INCHES
SKYLINE.............1.0 INCH
WHITESBURG..........2.0 INCHES
2SE WHITESBURG......2.0 INCHES
MARTIN...
2E INEZ.............1.0 INCH
MORGAN COUNTY...
EZEL................2.5 INCHES
RELIEF..............1.8 INCHES
3NW WEST LIBERTY....2.2 INCHES
15NW WEST LIBERTY...2.5 INCHES
OWSLEY COUNTY...
BOONEVILLE..........2.0 INCHES
ISLAND CITY.........2.3 INCHES
LEROSE..............3.0 INCHES
PERRY COUNTY...
BUCKHORN LAKE.......2.0 INCHES
PIKE COUNTY...
DAVIS FORK..........3.5 INCHES
PIKEVILLE...........1.5 INCHES
POWELL COUNTY...
SLADE...............3.0 INCHES
STANTON.............2.2 INCHES
PULASKI COUNTY...
10E SOMERSET .......1.1 INCHES
SOMERSET............1.0 INCH
ROCKCASTLE COUNTY...
MOUNT VERNON........2.0 INCHES
ROWAN COUNTY...
CAVE RUN LAKE.......2.0 INCHES
WAYNE COUNTY...
MONTICELLO..........1.8 INCHES
WHITLEY COUNTY...
WILLIAMSBURG........2.0 INCHES


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