Heavy Early Season Snowfall Covers East Kentucky with up to a Foot of Snow

An arctic cold front swept across east Kentucky early Sunday morning December 12th turning rain over to snow.  The snow then picked up in intensity Sunday night as the arctic airmass combined with a fetch of moisture off Lake Michigan.  Localized bands of heavier snow produced snowfall rates of up to 3 inches per hour at times.  The follow graphic depicts an estimate of storm total snowfall based on several reports from storm spotters across east Kentucky.  Some of the reports used in the creation of the snowfall estimate graphic are also included below.

...SNOW DEPTHS REPORTED ACROSS EAST KENTUCKY ON MONDAY...
THE DEPTHS BELOW ARE SEPARATED BY AMOUNT AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY
THE FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION.
***********************SNOWFALL REPORTS***********************
INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
12      2 W BEATTYVILLE          KY  LEE              1045 AM
12      CALVIN                   KY  BELL             1121 AM
12      THOUSANDSTICKS           KY  LESLIE           1000 AM
10      2 N HEIDELBERG           KY  LEE              0700 AM
10      2 SW PINEVILLE           KY  BELL             0900 AM
10      2 W BEATTYVILLE          KY  LEE              0830 AM
10      PINE KNOT                KY  MCCREARY         0824 AM
  9      WALLINS CREEK            KY  HARLAN           1150 AM
  9      SMILAX                   KY  LESLIE           0946 AM
  8      HAZARD WATER PLANT       KY  PERRY            0700 AM
  8      HYDEN                    KY  LESLIE           0603 AM
  8      2 ESE TALBERT            KY  BREATHITT        0730 AM
  8      FONDE                    KY  BELL             0130 PM
  8      HINDMAN                  KY  KNOTT            0556 PM
  7      KINGDOM COME S.P.        KY  HARLAN           0700 AM
  7      WHITESBURG               KY  LETCHER          0800 AM
  7      7 NE WHITESBURG          KY  LETCHER          1200 PM
  7      2 SE WHITESBURG          KY  LETCHER          0700 AM
  7      HAZARD                   KY  PERRY            1112 AM
  7      BEATTYVILLE              KY  LEE              0709 AM
  7      1 N IRVINE               KY  ESTILL           0800 AM
  7      JETTS CREEK              KY  BREATHITT        0800 AM
  6      1 SE BOONEVILLE          KY  OWSLEY           0700 AM
  6      SKYLINE                  KY  LETCHER          0700 AM
  6      BUNCH                    KY  LAUREL           0700 AM
  6      BUCKHORN                 KY  PERRY            0641 AM
  5      2 S STEARNS              KY  MCCREARY         0600 AM
  5      MONTICELLO               KY  WAYNE            0700 AM
  5      1 S HARLAN               KY  HARLAN           0700 AM
  5      1 WNW CLAY CITY          KY  POWELL           0700 AM
  5      CARR CREEK               KY  KNOTT            0700 AM
  5      2 NNW DICE               KY  PERRY            0916 AM
  5      5 E SALYERSVILLE         KY  MAGOFFIN         0709 AM
  5      FERGUSON                 KY  PULASKI          0700 AM
  5      CAMPTON                  KY  WOLFE            0650 AM
  5      1 N JACKSON              KY  BREATHITT        1000 AM
  5      CLAY CITY                KY  POWELL           0314 PM
  5      5 W BEE LICK             KY  PULASKI          0845 AM
  4      1 NW WILLIAMSBURG        KY  WHITLEY          0700 AM
  4      WELLINGTON               KY  MENIFEE          0700 AM
  4      2 N SOMERSET             KY  PULASKI          0700 AM
  4      SLADE                    KY  POWELL           0700 AM
  4      ROGERS                   KY  WOLFE            0600 AM
  4      MOUNT VERNON             KY  ROCKCASTLE       0800 AM
  4      CRESSY                   KY  ESTILL           0800 AM
  4      BARBOURVILLE             KY  KNOX             0700 AM
  4      3 WNW WEST LIBERTY       KY  MORGAN           1200 PM
  4      11 NW WEST LIBERTY       KY  MORGAN           0700 AM
  4      INEZ                     KY  MARTIN           1105 AM
  4      2 W MOUTHCARD            KY  PIKE             0709 AM
  4      STANTON                  KY  POWELL           0614 AM
  4      LONDON                   KY  LAUREL           0600 AM
  4      3 WSW PRESTONSBURG       KY  FLOYD            0600 AM
  4      2 N PRESTONSBURG         KY  FLOYD            0521 PM
  3      1 E PAINTSVILLE          KY  JOHNSON          0700 AM
  3      WEST LIBERTY             KY  MORGAN           0621 AM
  3      OWINGSVILLE              KY  BATH             0618 AM
  3      CORBIN                   KY  WHITLEY          0600 AM
  2      EZEL                     KY  MORGAN           0700 AM
  2      GIMLET                   KY  ELLIOT           0800 AM
  2      HILLSBORO                KY  FLEMING          0800 AM
  2      RELIEF                   KY  MORGAN           0700 AM



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