Review of February 3rd and 4th Winter Storm

A strong clipper system dropped from the Great Lakes region on Monday into the Bluegrass State by Tuesday afternoon.  A band of intense snow squalls pushed east across the area Tuesday afternoon into early Tuesday evening on the eastern end of this system, producing near zero visibility at times and dropping as much as 2 inches of snow in as little as 30 minutes for some locations.  Behind the system, temperatures plunged into the teens and winds gusted up to 25 mph at times.  This brought areas of blowing snow and lowered wind chills to around zero.  Additional light to occasionally moderate snow fell through the night before tapering to snow showers and flurries on Wednesday but not before up to 10 inches of snow blanketed the higher elevations of southeast Kentucky. 

Impacts of February 3rd and 4th Winter Storm

Below is a map of snowfall totals observed from Tuesday into Wednesday based on snowfall reports received from area storm spotters, CoCoRaHS observers, county highway departments, and emergency managers.  These reports are broken down by county following the map below...

Snow Totals from the February 3rd and 4th Winter Storm


/COUNTY/            /LOCATION/              /TOTAL SNOW/
BATH                COUNTYWIDE                6 INCHES
BELL                4 NE FONDE                6 INCHES
                    PINEVILLE                 4 INCHES
BREATHITT           NWS JACKSON               6 INCHES
                    TALBERT                   3 INCHES
CLAY                MANCHESTER                1 INCH
                    ONEIDA                    2 INCHES
ELLIOTT             SANDY HOOK                5 INCHES
                    GIMLET                    5 INCHES
ESTILL              IRVINE                    2 INCHES
                    CRESSY                    2 INCHES
                    IRVINE 10NNW              2 INCHES
FLEMING             FLEMINGSBURG              5 INCHES
                    4 S MUSES MILLS           7 INCHES

FLOYD               WHEELWRIGHT               4 INCHES
                    MARTIN                    4 INCHES
                    IVEL                      2 INCHES
                    PRESTONSBURG 4WSW         1 INCH
HARLAN              HARLAN                    3 INCHES
                    CLOSPLINT                 4 INCHES
                    BLACK MOUNTAIN            8 INCHES
                    PINE MOUNTAIN            10 INCHES
JACKSON             MCKEE 9NW                 5 INCHES
                    MCKEE                     3 INCHES
JOHNSON             PAINTSVILLE               4-5 INCHES
KNOTT               HINDMAN                   3 INCHES
KNOX                BARBOURVILLE              3 INCHES
LAUREL              BUNCH                     1 INCH
                    LONDON 2NE                1 INCH
                    VICTORY                   2 INCHES
LEE                 BEATTYVILLE 4N            5 INCHES
                    HEIDELBERG 2N             3 INCHES
LESLIE              CUTSHIN                   6 INCHES
                    HYDEN                     5 INCHES
                    WOOTEN                    5 INCHES
LETCHER             MAYKING                   4 INCHES
                    S JENKINS                 4 INCHES
                    JEREMIAH 1S               2 INCHES
                    SKYLINE                   2 INCHES
                    WHITESBURG                2 INCHES
MAGOFFIN            SALYERSVILLE              5 INCHES
MARTIN              INEZ                      6 INCHES
                    INEZ 2E                   5 INCHES
MCCREARY            WHITLEY CITY              3 INCHES
                    STEARNS 2S                2 INCHES
MENIFEE             FRENCHBURG                6 INCHES
MONTGOMERY          COUNTYWIDE                4-5 INCHES
                    MOUNT STERLING            3 INCHES
MORGAN              RELIEF                    6 INCHES
                    WEST LIBERTY 11NW         4 INCHES
                    WEST LIBERTY 3NW          4 INCHES
OWSLEY              BOONEVILLE 5E             2 INCHES
                    BOONEVILLE 12SW           2 INCHES
                    BEATTYVILLE 6S            4 INCHES
PERRY               HAZARD                    3-6 INCHES
PIKE                FLATWOODS                 6 INCHES
                    PHELPS                    5 INCHES
                    BELFRY                   4 INCHES
                    PHYLIS 1SW                4 INCHES
POWELL              CLAY CITY                 4 INCHES
                    STANTON                   3 INCHES
                    STANTON 6SW               4 INCHES
PULASKI             SOMERSET                  1 INCH
                    EUBANK 5NE                1 INCH
ROCKCASTLE          MOUNT VERNON              2 INCHES
ROWAN               MOREHEAD 5WSW             8 INCHES
                    MOREHEAD 6NE              6 INCHES
                    CAVE RUN LAKE             6 INCHES
WAYNE               MONTICELLO                1 INCH
WHITLEY             WILLIAMSBURG              2 INCHES
WOLFE               CAMPTON                   7 INCHES
                    FROZEN CREEK 5NW          6 INCHES
                    ROGERS                    3 INCHES

The National Weather Service in Jackson would like to thank all of our cooperative observers, highway departments, emergency managers and CocoRaHS observers for all of their reports.

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