March 12-13 Snowfall Totals


...WINTER RETURNS TO EASTERN KENTUCKY...

A WEATHER DISTURBANCE EXTENDING FROM THE GULF COAST STATES INTO
KENTUCKY BROUGHT A WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL TO EASTERN KENTUCKY BEGINNING
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON ON THURSDAY MARCH 12TH...LASTING INTO THE EARLY
MORNING HOURS ON FRIDAY MARCH 13TH. SLEET WAS ALSO REPORTED IN MANY
LOCATIONS...ALONG WITH SOME FREEZING RAIN AS WELL. IN GENERAL...1 TO
4 INCHES OF SNOW FELL ACROSS THE AREA...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
WHERE HEAVIER BURSTS OF SNOW AND SLEET PERSISTED.

 

 

BELOW IS A LIST OF SNOWFALL AMOUNTS REPORTED ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY.

/COUNTY/              /LOCATION/             /TOTAL SNOW/

BATH                  COUNTY WIDE             1.0 INCH

BELL                  COUNTY WIDE             1-3 INCHES

BREATHITT             2SE TALBERT             4.6 INCHES
                      NWS JACKSON             4.1 INCHES
                      JACKSON                 3.9 INCHES
                      FROZEN CREEK            3.5 INCHES
                      QUICKSAND               3.0 INCHES

CLAY                  MANCHESTER              1.0 INCH

ELLIOTT               SANDY HOOK              2.0 INCHES
                      GIMLET                  TRACE

ESTILL                CRESSY                  2.7 INCHES
                      9WSW IRVINE             2.5 INCHES

FLOYD                 4WSW PRESTONSBURG       6.3 INCHES
                      EMMA                    6.2 INCHES
                      3NW PRESTONSBURG        5.5 INCHES

HARLAN                HARLAN                  1.3 INCHES
                      4ESE CLOSPLINT          1.0 INCH
                      LYNCH                   1.0 INCHES
                      BAXTER                  1.0 INCH

JACKSON               COUNTY WIDE             3-4 INCHES

JOHNSON               1E PAINTSVILLE          4.5 INCHES

KNOTT                 MOUSIE                  6.0 INCHES
                      CARR CREEK              2.0 INCHES

KNOX                  NORTH CORBIN            3.5 INCHES
                      1NE ROSSLAND            2.0 INCHES
                      3SE BARBOURVILLE        2.0 INCHES
                      BARBOURVILLE            2.0 INCHES
                      6W BARBOURVILLE         1.0 INCH

LAUREL                TUTTLE                  5.5 INCHES
                      BUNCH                   3.7 INCHES
                      1.7NE LONDON            3.5 INCHES
                      5NW VICTORY             3.5 INCHES
                      2NW DORTHAE             3.0 INCHES

LEE                   4N BEATTYVILLE          4.0 INCHES
                      2N HEIDELBERG           4.0 INCHES

LESLIE                COUNTY WIDE             1 TO LOCALLY 4 INCHES

LETCHER               SKYLINE                 3.0 INCHES
                      1S JEREMIAH             2.6 INCHES
                      2SE WHITESBURG          2.0 INCHES
                      WHITESBURG              1.0 INCH

MAGOFFIN              1W SALYERSVILLE         5.0 INCHES

MARTIN                2E INEZ                 6.0 INCHES

MCCREARY              2S STEARNS              0.5 INCHES

MENIFEE               COUNTY WIDE             1-2 INCHES

MONTGOMERY            5N MOUNT STERLING       1.0 INCHES

MORGAN                1ESE MOON               4.3 INCHES
                      RELIEF                  3.3 INCHES
                      3NW WEST LIBERTY        2.8 INCHES
                      11NW WEST LIBERTY       2.0 INCHES

OWSLEY                1SE BOONEVILLE          3.0 INCHES

PERRY                 HAZARD                  2.7 INCHES
                      ARY                     2.5 INCHES

PIKE                  VIRGIE                  3.0 INCHES
                      PIKEVILLE               2.5 INCHES
                      BIG SHELBY              1.8 INCHES
                      DRAFFIN                 1.5 INCHES

POWELL                STANTON                 2.6 INCHES
                      2W STANTON              2.3 INCHES
                      SLADE                   2.0 INCHES

PULASKI               5NE EUBANK              3.2 INCHES
                      5SE SOMERSET            3.0 INCHES
                      SCIENCE HILL            3.0 INCHES
                      5W BEE LICK             2.0 INCHES
                      COLO                    2.0 INCHES
                      2N SOMERSET             0.3 INCHES

ROCKCASTLE            BROADHEAD               3.5 INCHES
                      MOUNT VERNON            2.0 INCHES

ROWAN                 5WSW MOREHEAD           0.8 INCHES
                      6NE MOREHEAD            0.5 INCHES

WAYNE                 MONTICELLO              2 TO LOCALLY 4 INCHES

WHITLEY               1NW WILLIAMSBURG        1.5 INCHES

WOLFE                 ROGERS                  1.7 INCHES

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON WOULD LIKE TO THANK HIGHWAY
DEPARTMENTS...EMERGENCY MANAGERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS...COCORAHS
OBSERVERS...MEDIA...AND OUR COOPERATIVE WEATHER OBSERVERS FOR THEIR
REPORTS.

BELOW IS A MAP THAT ILLUSTRATES SNOWFALL TOTALS GRAPHICALLY:

 


THE NWS IN JACKSON AVERAGES 21.7 INCHES OF SNOWFALL PER YEAR. SO FAR THIS WINTER SEASON,32.9 INCHES OF SNOW HAVE BEEN MEASURED. CURRENTLY, THIS IS THE 7TH SNOWIEST SEASON ON RECORD SINCE 1981. THE LAST TIME A WINTER SEASON HAS BEEN THIS SNOWY WAS BACK IN 1997-1998.

 

THE GRAPH BELOW ILLUSTRATES THE PROGESS MADE THIS WINTER SEASON.

 

 

 



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